|Full name||James Salinsa Debbah|
|Date of birth||14 December 1969|
|Place of birth||Monrovia, Liberia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre striker|
|2009–2010||Persiram Raja Ampat||16||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Monrovia, Debbah began his professional football career with the Liberian squad Mighty Barrolle in 1984. In 1989, he left Liberia for Union Douala ofeason. In 1990, Debbah moved 1991, Debbah moved up to the Ligue 1 squad AS Monaco and played the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finals, then the year later he moved to Olympique Lyonnais. In 1995, moved across Ligue 1 to OGC Nice, where he lasted until 1997. In that year, Debbah moved to the Belgian League squad R.S.C. Anderlecht. He moved back to Ligue 1 for one season with Paris Saint-Germain. After leaving Paris Saint-Germain, Debbah moved to the Turkcell Super League squad Ankaragücü for the 1998 and 1999 seasons, then to the Iraklis squad in Greece. Debbah moved with Al-Jazeera Club from 2001–2003 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, then Muharraq Club from 2003–2004 in Muharraq, Bahrain. Four years after leaving Muharraq Club, he moved with Indonesia Super League squad, PKT Bontang for only one season (2008–09)
Debbah was part of both the 1996 and 2002 Liberian national football squads in the African Cup of Nations. During a July 2004 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Togo in Monrovia, Debbah, as captain, refused to be substituted in the 53rd minute, instead waiting until the 68th minute to leave the pitch. The match resulted in a 0–0 draw, causing the team to leave the stadium under the protection of an armoured personnel carrier.
Debbah is the cousin of Liberian footballer George Weah.