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 24)
Place of birth Cheadle Hulme, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free agent
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)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:45, 7 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

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]

Carlisle United[edit]

On 23 November 2011, Chantler joined League One outfit Carlisle United on loan until 2 January 2012.[5] 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.[6] However, Chantler ended his season with twelve appearance after a hamstring problem that ruled him out for the rest of the season.[7] Despite being on the sideline, Chantler stated the club's supporters were supportive for him to settle.[8]

Following his return in the pre-season,[9] Chantler continued to be in the first team and spoke out in the interview of his frustration on his thigh injury.[10] However in early-February, Chantler ended his season with 25 appearance after ankle injury put him out for the reminder of the season.[11] Despite his injury, Chantler signed a new contract with the club for another season.[12] Shortly signing a new contract, Chantler stated that he now intending to focus on rehabilitating his ankle.[13] Chantler expressed his frustration on his injury.[14]

At the start of the season, Chantler had his second operation on his ankle injury, resulting him missing out start of the season.[15] Four months later, Chantler returned to training and expressed positively on getting involved.[16] 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.[17] He says he happy to be back making a return to the first team.[18] Since making a return in the first team, Chantler had made his return in the first team[19] and his first team increased following injuries of players.[20]

At the end of the 2013–14 season, it announced that Chantler was among eleven players to be released by the club.[21]

Kilmarnock[edit]

On 9 August 2014, Chantler signed for Kilmarnock on a one-year contract.[22] He made his debut that day, as Kilmarnock drew 1–1 away to Dundee.[23]

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. ^ "Chris Chantler joins Carlisle United from Manchester City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chantler seals Carlisle switch". Sky Sports. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Cumbrians suffer double blow". Sky Sports. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Chantler hails Cumbrian crowd". Sky Sports. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "IT'S BEEN A PROGRESSION". Carlisle United F.C. 9 August 2012. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "INTERVIEW: Chantler on battling on". Carlisle United F.C. 23 November 2012. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "INJURY: Defender ruled out". Carlisle United F.C. 8 February 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chantler extends Carlisle stay". Sky Sports. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "INTERVIEW: Focus on my rehab". Carlisle United F.C. 26 February 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "INTERVIEW: It's been strange". Carlisle United F.C. 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Chantler has second operation". Sky Sports. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "INTERVIEW: Great to be involved". Carlisle United. 10 October 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Gillingham 1 – 0 Carlisle United". BBC Sport. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "INTERVIEW: Great to be back". Carlisle United F.C. 4 November 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ "Carlisle United: Chris Chantler relishing first-team football". BBC Sport. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  21. ^ "BREAKING: Retained and released list". Carlisle United F.C. 6 May 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "NEW SIGNING: Chris Chantler". Kilmarnock F.C. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Dundee 1–1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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