Chris Williams (English footballer)


Chris Williams (English footballer)
Chris Williams
Personal information
Date of birth 2 February 1985 (1985-26-02) (age 25)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club The New Saints
Youth career
2000–2001 Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Stockport County 34 (3)
2004 Grimsby Town (loan) 3 (0)
2005–2006 → Leigh RMI (loan) 6 (0)
2006 Northwich Victoria (loan)
2006–2007 Northwich Victoria 19 (2)
2007–2008 Bradford Park Avenue
2008–2009 Stalybridge Celtic 15 (4)
2009 Fleetwood Town
2009–2011 Rhyl 10 (2)
2011– The New Saints 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:12, 10 September 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher "Chris" Williams (born 2 February 1985) is an English former professional footballer born in Manchester who played in the Football League for Stockport County and Grimsby Town.[1] He currently plays for The New Saints.

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Career

Stockport County

A pacey winger who can play on either flank, Williams started his career in Stockport County's youth system as a 12-year-old. He turned professional in October 2001,[2] and made his first-team debut aged 16 years 256 days, as a late substitute in the 1–1 draw with Watford in Division One, on 10 November the same year.[3][4] He spent several short spells out on loan, at Grimsby Town in 2004, Leigh RMI in 2005, and Northwich Victoria in 2006,[1][5] and was released by Stockport in March 2006.[2]

English non-league football

After his release from County, Williams signed a permanent deal with Northwich, initially until the end of the 2005–06 season,[6] but in August 2006 he suffered a compound fracture of the right leg[7] which kept him on the sidelines until April 2007.[8] Williams failed to make an impact on the first team, fell out with the manager, and in January 2008 he was released, moving on to Bradford Park Avenue[9] where he spent the rest of the 2007–08 season before joining Stalybridge Celtic in the summer.[10] In February 2009, he was transferred to Fleetwood Town.[11]

Welsh League football

In September 2009 he moved on to Welsh Premier League club Rhyl[12] where he spent two seasons. On 27 May 2011 he joined The New Saints.[13] His competitive debut for the club took place on 30 June 2011 against Cliftonville in a Europa League first qualifying round match.[14]

References

  1. ^ a b "Chris Williams". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=28742. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Chris Williams Released". Stockport County F.C. 21 March 2006. http://www.stockportcounty.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10419~805017,00.html. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Sweet Sixteen". Stockport County F.C. 3 June 2009. http://www.stockportcounty.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10419~231859,00.html. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Fox, Norman (11 November 2001). "Late Watford strike ruins Palmer's big day". The Independent on Sunday. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/late-watford-strike-ruins-palmers-big-day-747630.html. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Willow Joins Vics". Stockport County F.C. 16 February 2006. http://www.stockportcounty.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10419~784008,00.html. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Stanton, Chris (21 March 2006). "Hatter seals Northwich switch". Sky Sports. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11762_2370732,00.html. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Williams Out For Season". Northwich Guardian. 21 August 2006. http://archive.northwichguardian.co.uk/2006/8/21/275670.html. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Vics Lose Again, But Williams Returns". Northwich Guardian. 24 April 2007. http://archive.northwichguardian.co.uk/2007/4/24/288225.html. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Ins And Outs Continue At Vics". NonLeague Daily. 25 January 2008. http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=47823. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Chris Williams Player Information". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. http://www.stalybridgeceltic.co.uk/player.php?code=WILLC. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Fleetwood sign Celtic winger". Blackpool Gazette. 12 February 2009. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sports-news/Fleetwood-sign-Celtic-winger.4976045.jp. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Town star Williams moves on to Rhyl". Fleetwood Weekly News. 3 September 2009. http://www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk/10866/Town-star-Williams-moves-on.5614210.jp. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  13. ^ "Davies captures wingman Willo from Rhyl". The New Saints FC. 27 May 2011. http://www.saints-alive.co.uk/index.php/component/content/article/42-rokstories/897-davies-captures-wingman-willo-from-rhyl. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "New Saints 1-1 Cliftonville". The New Saints FC. 30 June 2011. http://www.saints-alive.co.uk/tpl/matchdetails.php?id=1383. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 

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