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Chris Kamara - Unbelieveable, His Best Bits

Updated on July 9, 2011
Chris Kamara otherwise known as Kammy!
Chris Kamara otherwise known as Kammy!

Who is Chris Kamara?

Chris Kamara is a retired English defender/midfielder, who played for 11 different clubs during his 20 year career, culminating in his final season at Bradford City in 1995.

Kamara, often known as Kammy, then went on to have a brief stint in football club management at both Bradford City and Stoke City, before being offered the role he has possibly become most famous for, as presenter and football analyst for British satellite television giant Sky Sports.

Early Life & Playing Career

For the Sky Sports generation, it's easy to forget that Chris Kamara had a long and eventful playing career. Born in 1957 in Middlesborough, Chris served in the Royal Navy, before becoming a professional footballer in 1975.

Kamara scored 71 goals in 641 league games - an impressive tally for a combative midfielder, although he did start his career as a striker.

Controversial Behaviour

Kammy gained notoriety in 1988, after becoming the first English player to be convicted of GBH, breaking Shrewsbury Town striker Jim Melrose's cheekbone with a single punch after the full-time whistle at a match.

Chris Kamara - The Best Bits

If you aren't from the UK, or perhaps don't follow modern football here, you may assume that Chris Kamara's Best Bits would be archived footage of his greatest moments as a player. There may, indeed, be footage in the archives of Kammy performing miracles Pele could only dream about.

The Best Bits we are talking about, however, are the highlights of Chris Kamara's role as presenter, pundit and comedy genius on the Sky Sports Soccer Saturday broadcasts. Kammy, in his own inimitable fashion, each week guides us through the ups and downs of the rollercoaster ride that is an English football match. Along the way, he provides us with magic moments that have become part of football folklore. Take a look..

Klassic Kammy

A great compilation of some of Chris Kamara's funniest moments broadcasting for Sky Sports. If you only watch one video on this page, make sure it's this one!

Chris Kamara misses sending off at Portsmouth

More classic Chris Kamara - "I must have missed that, was it red card?!"

Kammy can't believe it!

Chris reporting from an FA Cup match between English footballing giants and minnows, Chelsea and Scunthorpe. Everyone loves to hate Chelsea, and here is Kammy expressing the joy of many!

Kammy on Reading's 'Ghost Goal'

Chris Kamara reporting on an infamous incident in a league game between Watford and Reading, dubbed the 'Ghost Goal'.

Classic Chris Kamara Quotes

  • "Fighting like beavers"
  • "Working like beavers"
  • "Unbelieveable"

Chris Kamara's Book

We hope Chris Kamara continues to bless our TV screens with his wisdom, knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for a long time to come. Saturdays just wouldn't be the same without him.


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      Liam Hallam 5 years ago from Nottingham UK

      The man is a legend- have you ever played the Soccer Saturday drinking game? Downing a jaegermeister every time Kammy says 'Unbelievable Jeff!' gets pretty messy!

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      CCahill 5 years ago from England

      Love Kammy! Sharing this Article

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      TezLiu 5 years ago from Portsmouth

      Kammy is a LEGEND!! When he missed the sending off at the Pompey game was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I love the banter that the lads on Soccer Saturday have.

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      samtenabray 5 years ago from uk

      Kammy, what an absolute legend. He is so funny I remember watching the day he missed the sending off and i couldn't stop laughing. Great hub, Voted up!

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      Donnacha C 6 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

      he is defo my favourite on Soccer Saturday!

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      kubth 7 years ago from UK

      Definitely love his enthusiasm, it's infectious. Thanks for your comment!

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      First, as an American it's a little tough for me to follow due to our different "accents" and he's talking rather fast.

      Secondly, despite my inability to get it all, he is hilarious anyway! His mannerisms and voice alone make him fun to watch.

      Thirdly, some weeks ago I saw the clip when he missed what was happening on the field altogether. Without your hub though I would never have known this was perhaps characteristic of his announcing style. The news announcer plays a good "straight guy" which makes it even better.

      You have to love his enthusiasm!