- John Christie (footballer born 1929)
Infobox Football biography
playername = John Christie
fullname = John Alexander Christie
height = height|ft=5|in=10
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1929|9|26|df=y
position = Goalkeeper
youthyears = 1947–1948
youthclubs = Auchenblae
years = 1948–1949
clubs = Inverness Thistle
John Alexander Christie (born
26 September 1929) is a retired football goalkeeper who played for Southampton F.C.for most of the 1950s.
He came to the notice of Southampton's manager
Sid Cannwhilst doing his National Serviceat Farnboroughand in January 1951 he signed him for Southampton.
He made his debut for the "Saints" at Swansea Town on
3 February 1951replacing first choice keeper Hugh Kelly. In 1950–51 Southampton had problems with the goalkeeping position and in all used four different custodians (the others were Eddie Thomas and Len Stansbridge). Described by Holley & Chalk as "agile and brave" [cite book | author=Duncan Holley & Gary Chalk | title=In That Number - A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC | publisher=Hagiology | year=2003|pages=p.495| id=ISBN 0-9534474-3-X] he spent most of his time at The Dell jostling for the No. 1 shirt with Fred Kiernanuntil 1956, when Christie established himself as the first choice 'keeper. In 1956–57 he played in all but the last two games of the season as Saints had the best defence in the Third Division South, but were unable to secure promotion, finishing in fourth place in the table.
He started the following season as first choice 'keeper before losing his place to Brian Stevens after a 4-0 defeat at Port Vale on
16 September. Stevens retained the No. 1 shirt for ten games before Christie regained it, keeping it for the rest of the season. He continued into the following season until after a run of 50 league and cup games a knee injury forced him to give way to 19 year-old Tony Godfrey, who had come up through the ranks from the youth team. Although Christie regained the shirt in March for a further seven games, he made his final appearance for the Saints on 11 April 1959, away to Tranmere Rovers. After making 217 appearances for Southampton in just over 8 years, he moved to Walsall in June 1959.
At Walsall, he won a
Football League Fourth Divisionchampionship medal in 1960 and the following season he was part of the team that gained a successive promotion to the Second Division.
In August 1962, he left Wallsall and then had spells at
Burton Albionand Rugby Town before retiring.
After retirement from football in 1964, he was a sales representative for Columbus Dixon industrial cleaners for 27 years, and then site supervisor at
Henry Beaufort Schoolin Winchester. He now lives in Chandler's Fordin Hampshire. [cite journal |last= Edwards |first= Leigh |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= 2006|month=1 November|title=A-Z of the Saints: Charlton - Colleter |journal= Saints official matchday programme|volume= |issue= |pages=pp. 14–15 |id= |url= |accessdate= 2007-12-28 |quote= ]
Football League Fourth Divisionchampionship: 1959–60
Football League Third Divisionrunners-up: 1960–61
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