Chris Palmer (footballer)

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Chris Palmer
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-10-16) 16 October 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Derby County 0 (0)
2004 Hereford United (loan) 3 (0)
2004–2006 Notts County 54 (5)
2006–2008 Wycombe Wanderers 33 (0)
2007 Darlington (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2009 Walsall 44 (1)
2009–2011 Gillingham 38 (5)
2011–2013 Burton Albion 43 (3)
2013 Waitakere United
2013 Ilkeston
2013 Oxford City 8 (0)
2013–2014 Rainworth Miners Welfare
2014 Mickleover Sports
2014 Tamworth 5 (0)
Total 232 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:39, 30 January 2017 (UTC).

Christopher Palmer (born 16 October 1983) is an English professional footballer who most recently played for Conference Premier side Tamworth, where he played as a midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Palmer was born in Derby and attended Derby Moor Community School. He began his professional career with Derby County, but did not establish himself as a first-team member. He then joined Notts County in 2004, from where he went out to Hereford United on loan for a month, making three appearances. He was given a first team place on his return, making 24 appearances, and scoring four goals, for Notts County.

Palmer signed for Wycombe Wanderers in the summer of 2006. He initially held down a place in the first team, but struggled to win back his place after a shoulder injury. He went on loan to Darlington in August 2007. After being released by Wycombe he signed for Walsall on 1 August 2008, after a successful trial period with the club.[1]

On 6 July 2009, Palmer signed a two-year contract at Football League One side Gillingham.[2] On 17 June 2011, Palmer signed a two-year contract at Football League Two side Burton Albion.[3]

Following his release from Burton Albion, Palmer joined Waitakere United in New Zealand on a short-term contract,[4] where he played in the final stages of the 2012–13 OFC Champions League. He later returned to England to play for Northern Premier League Premier Division side Ilkeston on non-contract terms on 16 August 2013, he was joined by his former Burton Albion colleague Aaron Webster.[5]

On 3 October 2013, Palmer left Ilkeston and signed for Conference North side Oxford City.[6] On 29 January 2014, Palmer signed for Conference Premier side Tamworth,[7] but after five appearances Palmer was released by the club on 27 February 2014. He was also joined in leaving the club on the same day by Tony Capaldi and Wayne Thomas.[8]


  1. ^ "Palmer earns Saddlers deal". Sky Sports. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Gillingham sign midfielder Palmer". BBC Sport. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Burton Albion sign Gillingham midfielder Chris Palmer". BBC Sport. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chris Palmer leaves Burton Albion for New Zealand opportunity". Derby Telegraph. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ilkeston sign former Burton Albion duo Webster and Palmer". BBC Sport. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Oxford City FC signs Chris Palmer". 3 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lambs add former Walsall, Burton Albion and Notts County man to squad". 29 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Former Cardiff and Stoke City defenders depart The Lamb". 26 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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