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] Chantler described his time at Manchester City as "crazy", as he didn't get first team opportunities for the club.[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 reminder of the season.[27]

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

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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