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 25)
Place of birth Hebburn, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sheffield United
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 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 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.

Prior to joining Blackpool in August 2010, he played for Bolton Wanderers, as well as having loan spells at Stafford Rangers and Rochdale.

Career[edit]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Born in Hebburn, Basham was a member of the youth team at Newcastle United. In 2006 he joined Bolton Wanderers.

In November 2006 he joined Conference National side Stafford Rangers on loan for one month, making his debut on 25 November in a 2–2 home draw with St Albans City. He made a total of four appearances for Rangers.

In February 2008 he joined League Two side Rochdale on loan until the end of the 2007–08 season. He made his debut on 12 February in a 4–2 home defeat to Hereford United, and went on to make a total of 13 appearances, helping Rochdale to finish 5th and qualify for the League Two play-offs.

The following season Basham made 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, eight minutes after coming on as a 66th minute substitute for Johan Elmander. He 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] He 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][5]

The following day he 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.[6] At the end of the season, the club were relegated to the Championship.

On 10 December 2011, Basham scored his first goal for the club, heading the first equaliser of a 2–2 draw away at Southampton.[7]

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.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 August 2010
Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2006–07 Stafford Rangers (loan) Conference National 3 0 1 0 - 4 0
2007–08 Rochdale League Two 13 0 - 13 0
2008–09 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 11 1 - 11 1
2009–10 8 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2010–11 Blackpool 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2011–12 Championship 17 2 3 0 1 0 21 2
2012–13 26 1 2 0 0 0 28 1
2013–14 40 2 1 0 1 0 42 2
Career total 120 6 7 0 4 0 132 6

Personal life[edit]

Basham studied at Gateshead College and trained with their Academy for Sport.[citation needed] He supports Sunderland of the Premier League.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chris Basham Profile Summary". blackpoolfc.co.uk. Blackpool F.C. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Basham pens Bolton extension". sportbox.tv. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Blackpool FC closing in on Bolton Wanderers defender Chris Basham" – ClickLancashire.com, 13 August 2010
  5. ^ "Blackpool swoop for Bolton midfielder"Daily Mirror
  6. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (14 August 2010). "Wigan 0-4 Blackpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Southampton 2-2 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sheffield United: Butler and Basham become Blades". Sheffield Star. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sunderland fan can't wait for crack at Newcastle". Blackpool Gazzette. 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 

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