James Colin Harvey (born November 16, 1944 in Liverpool) is an English footballer.
He was born in Liverpool, and joined Everton as an apprentice in 1963. He made his debut in a European Cup tie at the San Siro stadium against Inter Milan in 1965. Harvey was often described as an elegant and skillful player. While at Everton he made 384 appearances (4 as substitute) and but scored only 24 goals.
Harvey became a part of the famous midfield trio known as the "Holy Trinity" with Alan Ball and Howard Kendall that were the key components of Everton's Football League First Division winning team in the 1969/70 season. He played in the 1966 FA Cup winning team and in the 1968 team that also reached the FA Cup final. Harvey left Everton in 1974 to join Sheffield Wednesday where he played for 13 months before retiring because of a persistent injury. Harvey was capped once for England.
Harvey became assistant manager of Everton in 1981 at the same time that Howard Kendall became manager. He held this position during Everton's highly successful years in the mid 1980's (two Championships, FA Cup and a European Cup Winners' Cup). Harvey was appointed manager of Everton in June 1987 after the departure of Howard Kendall. Harvey's time as manager ended in October 1990 but was immediately appointed assistant manager by the returning Kendall. Harvey left Everton when Kendall departed in 1993 but returned as youth team coach in 1997.