Chris Basham

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Chris Basham
Personal information
Full name Christopher Paul Basham[1]
Date of birth (1988-07-20) 20 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Hebburn, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Defender/ Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sheffield United
Number 6
Youth career
Newcastle United
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Bolton Wanderers 19 (1)
2006–2007 Stafford Rangers (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2008 Rochdale (loan) 13 (0)
2010–2014 Blackpool 85 (5)
2014– Sheffield United 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:26, 20 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Paul "Chris" Basham (born 20 July 1988) is an English footballer who plays for Sheffield United. He can play in defence or midfield. Having started as a junior with Newcastle United, he played for Bolton Wanderers, as well as having loan spells at Stafford Rangers and Rochdale, prior to joining Blackpool in August 2010.

Career[edit]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Basham was a member of the youth team at Newcastle United before joining Bolton Wanderers in 2006. In November 2006 Basham joined Conference National side Stafford Rangers on a month's loan, making his debut on 25 November in a 2–2 home draw with St Albans City. After four appearances for Rangers, Basham returned to Bolton when his loan deal expired. In February 2008 Basham joined League Two side Rochdale on loan until the end of the 2007–08 season. Making his debut on 12 February in a 4–2 home defeat to Hereford United, Baham went on to make a total of 13 appearances for his temporary employers, helping Rochdale to finish fifth in the league and qualify for the League Two play-offs.

The following season saw Basham make his senior debut for Bolton Wanderers as an 89th minute substitute in the 4–1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on 29 November 2008. He scored his first goal on 11 April 2009, in a 4–3 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and eventually made a total of eleven appearances that season.

On 6 November 2009, and after 17 appearances for the club, Basham signed a contract extension with Bolton until the summer of 2012.[3] Remaining on the fringes of the first-team Basham made a total of eight league and two cup appearances in the 2009–10 season.

Blackpool[edit]

On 13 August 2010, Basham signed a three-year contract with newly promoted Premier League side Blackpool for a fee reported to be in the region of £1 million.[4] The following day Basham made his debut as a 60th-minute substitute for Marlon Harewood as Blackpool marked their Premier League debut on the opening day of the 2010–11 season with a 4–0 win over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.[5] At the end of the season, the club were relegated to the Championship.

On 10 December 2011, Basham scored his first goal for Blackpool, heading the first equaliser of a 2–2 away draw at Southampton.[6]

Sheffield United[edit]

On 5 June 2014, Basham signed a three-year deal with Sheffield United on a free transfer after his contract with Blackpool came to an end.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 December 2014
Club performance League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006–07[8] Stafford Rangers (loan) Conference National 3 0 1 0 4 0
2007–08[9] Rochdale (loan) League Two 13 0 13 0
2008–09[10] Bolton Wanderers Premier League 11 1 11 1
2009–10[11] 8 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Bolton Wanderers Total 19 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 1
2010–11[12] Blackpool Premier League 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2011–12[13] Championship 17 2 3 0 1 0 21 2
2012–13[14] 26 1 2 0 0 0 28 1
2013–14[15] 42 2 1 0 1 0 44 2
Blackpool Total 85 5 6 0 3 0 0 0 93 5
2014–15[16] Sheffield United League One 17 0 3 0 2 0 2[a] 0 24 0
Career total 139 6 11 0 7 0 2 0 158 6
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

Personal life[edit]

Born in Hebburn, Basham studied at Gateshead College and trained with their Academy for Sport.[citation needed] He grew up supporting Sunderland.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chris Basham Profile Summary". Blackpool F.C. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Basham pens Bolton extension". Sportbox. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Blackpool FC closing in on Bolton Wanderers defender Chris Basham". Click Lancashire. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (14 August 2010). "Wigan 0-4 Blackpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Southampton 2-2 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sheffield United: Butler and Basham become Blades". Sheffield Star. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Chris Basham in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Sunderland fan can't wait for crack at Newcastle". Blackpool Gazzette. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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