Chris Myers (footballer)

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Chris Myers
Personal information
Full name Christopher Myers[1]
Date of birth (1969-04-01) 1 April 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Yeovil, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1987 Torquay United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Torquay United 9 (0)
1988–1989 Dawlish Town
1989–1990 Barnstaple Town
1990–1993 Torquay United 96 (7)
1993–1996 Dundee United 6 (0)
1993–1994 Torquay United (loan) 6 (0)
1996 Wrexham 0 (0)
1996 Scarborough 9 (0)
1996–1997 Exeter City 35 (2)
1997–1998 Dorchester Town
1998–2003 Taunton Town
2003–2008 Dawlish Town
Teams managed
2003–2008 Dawlish Town
2009 Burscough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Christopher Myers (born 1 April 1969) is an English former professional footballer who played for clubs including Torquay United and Exeter City.

Career[edit]

An extremely talented professional, Myers began his career as a trainee with Torquay United, making his debut in 1986 whilst still a trainee. He turned professional in June 1987, but was released after just nine league games. He played for Dawlish Town and then Barnstaple Town until August 1990 when he was re-signed by Torquay United. His second spell at the club was more successful and he was a member of Torquay's promotion winning side in 1991.

He was sold to Dundee United for a fee of £100,000 in August 1993, but struggled to establish himself at Tannadice and returned to Torquay on loan in December 1993. On leaving Dundee United in January 1996, Myers joined Wrexham, but left to join Scarborough later that month withiout appearing for Wrexham. In March 1996, Myers returned to the South-West of England, joining Exeter City. Having proven an excellent servant to the club, with a number of high quality midfield displays, Myers was released by Exeter in May 1997 and, after an unsuccessful trial with Torquay United,[2] returned to playing non-league football with Dorchester Town under manager Stuart Morgan who had given him his debut for Torquay eleven years earlier.[2]

He signed for Taunton Town in July 1998 and helped Taunton to the Western League title in 2000. He missed most of the following season through injury, but returned to play for Taunton until October 2003 when he left by mutual consent after discovering he required a knee operation.[3] Two weeks later he took over as player-manager of Dawlish Town[3] where he remained until June 2008 when resigned in order to spend more time with his Southport-based family.[4] The previous season had seen him lead Dawlish to 2nd place in the Western League, their highest ever league finishing position.

In April 2009, Myers was appointed manager of Burscough on a temporary basis, although his first game in charge saw his side's relegation confirmed.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Myers' father, Cliff was a professional footballer and in 2014, Myers' son Spencer signed a scholarship deal with Premier League side Everton.[6] At one point outside of football, Myers ran a golf shop with former Torquay United teammate Ken Veysey. He has also worked as a firefighter for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Myers". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Herald Express (9 August 1997)
  3. ^ a b "Myers handed Dawlish job on Musker's advice". Mid-Devon Star. 17 October 2003. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Dawlish are struck by departure of player-manager Myers". Western Morning News. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chris Myers’ first game in charge of Burscough ends in defeat". Ormskirk Advertiser. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  6. ^ http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Spencer-follows-family-footsteps-footballer/story-20714066-detail/story.html

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