Chris Billy

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Chris Billy
Personal information
Full name Christopher Anthony Billy
Date of birth (1973-01-02) 2 January 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Huddersfield, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Huddersfield Town 94 (4)
1995–1998 Plymouth Argyle 118 (8)
1998 Notts County 6 (0)
1998–2003 Bury 178 (11)
2003–2007 Carlisle United 142 (3)
2007 Halifax Town 13 (0)
2007–2008 Farsley Celtic 15 (0)
2008 Ossett Town (loan)
Total 566 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christopher Anthony "Chris" Billy is a retired footballer who played as a midfielder. He played in the Football League for Huddersfield Town, Plymouth Argyle, Notts County, Bury and Carlisle United. He also played for Halifax Town, Farsley Celtic and Ossett Town.


Billy began his career with Huddersfield Town in 1991.[2] He scored the winning goal in the Second Division play-off Final at Wembley Stadium in 1995 that saw Huddersfield promoted to the First Division under the management of Neil Warnock.[3] The latter resigned within days and was appointed manager of Plymouth Argyle, who had just been relegated to the Third Division, and he signed Billy in August. He scored four goals in his first season with the club as they gained promotion via the play-offs, and made 137 appearances in all competitions during his three seasons with Argyle, scoring nine times.[4] He had a brief spell with Notts County in 1998 before being signed by Warnock again, this time for Bury.[2] He spent five seasons with Bury and amassed 178 league appearances, with 11 goals.[2]

He left Bury in 2003 and moved to Carlisle United,[1][2] where he experienced relegation from the Football League in his first season with the club. Carlisle made a swift return from the Football Conference the following season, gaining promotion through the play-offs. Having made 142 appearances for Carlisle, Billy was transferred to Halifax Town in January 2007.[2][5] Eight months later, he was released from his contract to join Farsley Celtic.[6] He spent time on loan with Ossett Town, having signed in February 2008,[7] before retiring as a player.


  1. ^ a b "Chris Billy". Carlisle United F.C. Retrieved 22 February 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e "Chris Billy". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Colman, Jon (6 February 2007). "How Boo-Boy Victim Chris Became Blues Cult Hero". News and Star. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chris Billy". GoS–DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Halifax make late swoop for Billy". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2007. 
  6. ^ "Farsley sign Halifax midfielder". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Ossett Take Billy on Loan". Non League Daily. 25 February 2008. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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