Chris Chantler (footballer)

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Chris Chantler
Personal information
Full name Christopher Steven Chantler[1]
Date of birth (1990-12-16) 16 December 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Cheadle Hulme, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC United of Manchester
Youth career
1997–2010 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Manchester City 0 (0)
2011–2012 Carlisle United (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2014 Carlisle United 54 (0)
2014–2015 Kilmarnock 26 (0)
2016 Macclesfield Town 0 (0)
2016- FC United of Manchester 10 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:25, 16 March 2016 (UTC).


Christopher Steven "Chris" Chantler (born 16 December 1990 in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester) is an English footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder. He has previously played for Manchester City, Carlisle United and Kilmarnock.

Club career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Chantler first signed for Manchester City at the age of seventeen after being scouted by former City player Neil Young.[2] Having graduated from the club's academy, Chantler had been playing for the Elite Development Squad for two seasons when he made his debut for the first team, coming on as a substitute in the final minutes of the Europa League game against Juventus on his 20th birthday, 16 December 2010.[3]

At the time at Manchester City, Chantler wore number 53 shirt for the club.[4] Chantler described his time at Manchester City as "crazy" and "ridiculous", as he didn't get first team opportunities for the club, which by his standard very harsh.[5]

Carlisle United[edit]

On 23 November 2011, Chantler joined League One outfit Carlisle United on loan until 2 January 2012.[6] He went on to impress manager Greg Abbott and secured a permanent switch to Carlisle United on 6 January 2012, signing an 18-month contract.[7] However, Chantler ended his season with 12 appearance after a hamstring problem that ruled him out for the rest of the season.[8] Despite being on the sideline, Chantler stated the club's supporters were supportive for him to settle.[9]

Following his return in the pre-season,[10] Chantler continued to be in the first team and spoke out in the interview of his frustration on his thigh injury.[11] However, in early-February, Chantler ended his season with 25 appearance after ankle injury put him out for the reminder of the season.[12] Despite his injury, Chantler signed a new contract with the club for another season.[13] Shortly signing a new contract, Chantler stated that he now intending to focus on rehabilitating his ankle.[14] Chantler expressed his frustration on his injury.[15]

At the start of the season, Chantler had his second operation on his ankle injury, resulting him missing out start of the season.[16] Four months later, Chantler returned to training and expressed positively on getting involved.[17] After five months out, Chantler made his return for the club, in a match against Gillingham on 2 November 2013, making a start, in a 1–0 loss.[18] He says he happy to be back making a return to the first team.[19] Since making a return in the first team, Chantler had made his return in the first team[20] and his first team increased following injuries of players.[21]

At the end of the 2013–14 season, it announced that Chantler was among 11 players to be released by the club.[22]

Kilmarnock[edit]

On 9 August 2014, Chantler signed for Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on a one-year contract.[23]

He made his debut that day, as Kilmarnock drew 1–1 away to Dundee.[24] Chantler then provided assist for Josh Magennis, in a 2–1 win over Ross County on 16 August 2014,[25] followed up with another assist for Robbie Muirhead, in another win against Motherwell on 23 August 2014.[26] Chantler continued to be in the first team, playing as a left-back until he suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss the remainder of the season.[27]

After making 26 appearance for the club, Chantler was released at the end of the season.[28]

Macclesfield Town[edit]

On the 6th January 2016, it was announced that he had signed for Macclesfield Town.

FC United of Manchester[edit]

On the 23rd of January 2016, it was announced that he had signed for National League North side FC United of Manchester. He made a goalscoring debut the same day at Broadhurst Park in a 6-1 win against Lowestoft Town. He was also made man of the match. He contributed in the second half of the season, to a mid-table finish respectively.

Next season Chris is hoping to grab the golden boot award in the National League North and furthermore achieve his aim of getting back in the Man City first team, which he deserves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/02/2013 and 28/02/2013" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "MCFC Reserves and Academy – Chantler". mcfcreservesandacademy.co.uk. (Manchester City Football Club). 16 December 2010. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Juventus 1 – 1 Man City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 16 December 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "City squad numbers revealed". (Manchester City Football Club). 29 July 2010. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kilmarnock star Chris Chantler: My ankle looks like it has been bitten by a shark". Glasgow Evening Times. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Chris Chantler joins Carlisle United from Manchester City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chantler seals Carlisle switch". Sky Sports. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cumbrians suffer double blow". Sky Sports. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chantler hails Cumbrian crowd". Sky Sports. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "IT'S BEEN A PROGRESSION". Carlisle United F.C. 9 August 2012. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "INTERVIEW: Chantler on battling on". Carlisle United F.C. 23 November 2012. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "INJURY: Defender ruled out". Carlisle United F.C. 8 February 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chantler extends Carlisle stay". Sky Sports. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "INTERVIEW: Focus on my rehab". Carlisle United F.C. 26 February 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "INTERVIEW: It's been strange". Carlisle United F.C. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Chantler has second operation". Sky Sports. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "INTERVIEW: Great to be involved". Carlisle United. 10 October 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Gillingham 1 – 0 Carlisle United". BBC Sport. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "INTERVIEW: Great to be back". Carlisle United F.C. 4 November 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "INTERVIEW: Hoping 2014 will be better". Carlisle United F.C. 28 December 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  21. ^ "Carlisle United: Chris Chantler relishing first-team football". BBC Sport. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "BREAKING: Retained and released list". Carlisle United F.C. 6 May 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "NEW SIGNING: Chris Chantler". Kilmarnock F.C. 9 August 2014. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Dundee 1–1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "Ross County 1–2 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "Kilmarnock 2–0 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  27. ^ "Football - Westlake suspended for Killie". Yahoo! Eurospot. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  28. ^ "Kilmarnock: Sammy Clingan among five first-team exits". BBC Sport. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

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