Chris Maskery

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Chris Maskery
Personal information
Full name Christopher Paul Maskery[1]
Date of birth (1964-09-25) 25 September 1964 (age 49)[1]
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1987 Stoke City 92 (3)
Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Paul "Chris" Maskery (born 25 September 1964) is a former English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke City.[1]

Maskery played for Stoke City from 1982 to 1987 where he made 107 appearances scoring five goals. His career was ended after he swallowed his tongue whilst playing for Stafford Rangers.

Career[edit]

Maskery was born in Stoke-on-Trent and played for the youth team of his local club Stoke City turning professional in 1982.[1] He made his debut away at Coventry City in December 1982.[1] He forced his way into the first team in 1983–84 and was a regular in 1984–85 playing in 36 matches.[1] Stoke however suffered an awful season being relegated with a record low points tally of 17.[1] Under new manager Mick Mills Maskery was first choice in midfield but injury against Sunderland at the end of November 1985 meant he missed the rest of the 1985–86 season.[1]

He made sporadic appearances in 1986–87 and was not offered a new contract by Mills at the end of the campaign.[1] Instead of joining another League side Maskery retired but he stayed local and made a u-turn and joined Stafford Rangers.[1] However in 1990 he swallowed his tongue during a Rangers match and decided to retire from football again. He went on to join the Staffordshire Fire service.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[1] 1982–83 First Division 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
1983–84 First Division 19 0 1 0 3 0 23 0
1984–85 First Division 34 0 1 0 1 0 36 0
1985–86 Second Division 19 3 0 0 2 0 3 1 24 4
1986–87 Second Division 13 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 16 1
Career Total 92 3 3 0 8 1 4 1 107 5
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Full Members Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.