(born 9 October in Cwmbran) is a Welsh footballer currently signed with Newport County. In the first half of the 2000s he was widely regarded as one of the highest performing central defenders in the Conference, with Peter Shreeves stating that he was the best defender in the Conference. James has also represented his country at semi-pro international level.
Thomas Albert George "Tony" James (16 September – 1981) was a Welsh professional footballer who scored 25 goals from 90 appearances in the Football League playing for Brighton & Hove Albion and Bristol Rovers. He was Brighton's top scorer in the 1947–48 season with 14 goals in all competitions. He went on to play 41 times for Southern League club Bath City. James was born in Ynysybwl, Glamorgan, and played as an inside forward.