Chris Morrow

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Chris Morrow
Personal information
Full name Christopher Morrow
Date of birth (1985-09-20) 20 September 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Carrick Rangers
Number 13
Youth career
2002–2003 Crusaders
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2016 Crusaders 396 (64)
2016 Glentoran (loan) 12 (0)
2016– Carrick Rangers 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:24, 28 December 2016.

Chris Morrow (born 20 September 1985 in Belfast, Northern Ireland), is a footballer currently playing for NIFL Premiership club Carrick Rangers.

Morrow has played for Crusaders as a midfielder since making his debut in 2003, and was voted Ulster Young Footballer of the Year in 2003–04.[1] He was a fan favourite for Crusaders for several years, and was instrumental in their promotion back to the Irish Premier Division,[2] and was part of both the Irish Cup and County Antrim Shield winning sides. He was also named in the Irish League Select XI in 2008.[3]

On 30 October 2010 in a league victory against Coleraine, he pulled on the goalkeeping jersey for the final 10 minutes, after Niall Murphy had been sent off. He kept a clean sheet for the remainder of the match despite intense pressure.,[4] and repeated the feat later that season against Newry City, this time playing as goalkeeper for a full hour after goalkeeper Chris Keenan was stretchered off.[5] That season he also scored the winning goal against Linfield at Seaview, the first time the Crues had beaten the Blues since 1999.[6]

On 28 January 2012, Morrow scored the only goal of the Irish League Cup final victory over Coleraine.[7]

He was named Northern Ireland Football Writers' Association Player of the Year for 2011–12.[8]

In October 2014, he suffered a broken ankle against Linfield. It was another in a succession of injuries, having broken his leg several years previously.[9] In January 2016, having not appeared for the Crusaders first team since then and to aid his recovery, he joined Glentoran on loan.[10]

Following his release from Crusaders, Morrow signed for NIFL Premiership side Carrick Rangers.