Women's Senior

Women's Senior

Lauren James

  • Position: Forward
  • Dob: 29 September 2001 (22YRS)
  • Height: 5FT 6" (167cm)
  • Preferred foot: right
  • Place of birth London
  • Current club: Chelsea FC Women
  • Senior Caps: 24
  • Senior Goals: 7



The FA Crest

County: London CFA

Lambeth-born Lauren received her first call-up for the England senior squad in November 2020, after catching the eye with her form at Manchester United in the Barclays FA WSL during the early stages of the 2020-21 campaign.

She was already well known to the Lionesses' coaching staff having previously excelled with England at development level after picking up caps at WU17s and WU19s level.

Lauren, whose older brother Reece is a regular with the England men's senior squad, began her career in her home city with Arsenal where she quickly broke through the ranks to make her debut in 2017 on her 16th birthday, and become the club's second-youngest player in the process.

In the summer of 2018, she made the decision to move north and sign with Manchester United and she helped them to win promotion from the FA Women's Championship and into the WSL, where she ended her first campaign as top scorer.

The close season of 2021 saw her heading back to her native London when she was signed by Chelsea, meaning she joined her older brother Reece who also represents the Blues.

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