Sedgwick playing for Preston North End in 2008
|Full name||Christopher Edward Sedgwick|
|Date of birth||28 April 1980|
|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|2004–2010||Preston North End||229||(12)|
|2012–2013||→ Hyde (loan)||5||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:06, 12 December 2017 (UTC)|
Christopher Edward Sedgwick (born 28 April 1980) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He was last employed as a coach at Bury, the club with whom he spent the final three years of his playing career.
Born in Sheffield, Sedgwick began his career as a right midfielder at Rotherham United, where he was affectionately known as the Yorkshire Express, and made over 250 first team appearances in a seven-year stint at the Yorkshire club. During that time he earned a reputation as an honest hard-working right-midfielder with good distribution skills. He was often regarded as the talisman of the club because of his Sheffield upbringing and passion for the club.
Preston North End
He signed for Preston North End for £400,000 in November 2004. At Preston, Sedgwick started to fulfill his potential as a right midfielder under Billy Davies although the departure of Davies affected the certainty of his place in the team. Sedgwick did lose his place to Simon Whaley on the right wing when new manager Paul Simpson took charge at Preston. Towards the beginning of the 2006–07 season, Sedgwick was asked to play in central midfield, a new position for the winger, forming a partnership with Paul McKenna. In May 2010, Preston Boss Darren Ferguson said that he would not be extending Sedgwick's contract at the club as he was surplus to requirements.
On 7 June 2010 he became Alan Irvine's first summer signing at Sheffield Wednesday in the 2010–11 pre-season. After playing forty-three times for the club in the league, scoring five goals, Sedgwick was amongst the six first-team players to be released after being a part of Sheffield Wednesday's promotion squad that took them up to the Football League Championship.
Scunthorpe United and Hyde
On 3 November 2012, Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws confirmed that he had signed for the club on non-contract terms. But after three appearances he was sent out on a two-month loan to Conference National side Hyde. He made his debut for the club in a 3–1 win at Newport County. He scored his first goal in Hyde's 2–0 Boxing Day win away at Stockport County. On 22 January 2013, he signed for Hyde on a permanent basis. He made another thirteen appearances in 2012–13 without scoring, and was released at the end of the season.
On 10 July 2013, Sedgwick signed a one-year contract with League Two club Bury. In June 2015, Chris Brass was promoted to Head of Football Operations, First Team Coach Ben Futcher was promoted to Assistant Manager and Sedgwick filled the position left by Futcher as Player-Coach
- As of 2 January 2013
|Club||Season||League[A]||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[B]||Total|
|Rotherham United||1997–98||Division 3||4||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||5||0|
|Preston North End||2004–05||Championship||27||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||28||3|
|Sheffield Wednesday||2010–11||League One||33||4||4||0||1||0||4||0||42||4|
|Scunthorpe United||2012–13||League One||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Scunthorpe United Total||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
- Football League One runners-up: 2011–12
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- "Wayne Rooney's brother John joins League Two side Bury". BBC Sport. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
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- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
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- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
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- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
- "Games played by Chris Sedgwick in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
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