Chris Solly

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Chris Solly
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Personal information
Full name Christopher James Solly[1]
Date of birth (1991-01-20) 20 January 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Rochester, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Charlton Athletic
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2003 Arsenal
2003–2009 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Charlton Athletic 150 (2)
National team
2006–2007 England U16 6 (0)
2007–2008 England U17 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:32, 9 Nov 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:18, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Christopher James "Chris" Solly (born 20 January 1991) is an English football player currently playing for Charlton Athletic, where he has spent his entire professional career. He predominantly plays as a right-back but can also play in midfield. He also currently serves as the club's vice-captain.


On 3 May 2009, he made his debut for Charlton coming on as a first half substitute for the injured Darren Ward in a 4–2 victory over Norwich City.[2] Solly made his full debut for the 1st team in the Football League Trophy against Barnet on 6 October 2009. He scored his first goal for the club after coming on as a substitute in the 3–1 win over Leyton Orient on 13 August 2010. Due to the uncertainty over the future of Carl Jenkinson, Solly established himself as first choice right back towards the end of the 2010–11 season.

Despite the arrival of Andy Hughes, he continued to keep his place in the side the following season. Following an impressive 2011–12 season, Solly was voted Charlton's Player of the Year by supporters and selected as Young Player of the Year by the club's management team.[3] He is the first Charlton player to win both awards in the same season since defender Richard Rufus in 1995.

Solly continued his impressive form into the 2012–13 season as Charlton finished 9th in their first season back in the Championship. Solly capped a fine season by winning the Charlton Player of the year award for a second year running.[4]

Despite reported summer interest from Premier League clubs, Solly secured his future to Charlton by signing a new four-year deal in September of the 2013–14 season.[5]



Charlton Athletic


Charlton Athletic

Player of the Year (2): 2012, 2013


  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Norwich drop down to League One". BBC Sport. 2009-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Solly named 2011/12 player of the year". Charlton Athletic. 2012-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Solly wins player of the year award". Charlton Athletic. 2013-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Solly commits to Charlton until 2017". Charlton Athletic. 2013-09-05. 

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