Chris Turner (footballer, born 1990)

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Chris Turner
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Turner playing for Accrington Stanley in 2010
Personal information
Full name Christopher Jack Michael Turner[1]
Date of birth (1990-08-26) 26 August 1990 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Burnley, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Padiham
Youth career
1999–2006 Burnley
2006–2008 Accrington Stanley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Accrington Stanley 60 (2)
2011 Clitheroe 1 (0)
2011 Worksop Town 0 (0)
2011–2012 Burscough
2012 Barrow 5 (0)
2012 Stocksbridge Park Steels
2012–2013 Nelson 36 (6)
2013– Padiham
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:20, 16 May 2014 (UTC).

Christopher Jack Michael Turner (born 26 August 1990) is an English professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a Midfielder for Accrington Stanley. He currently plays for Northern Premier League Division One North side Padiham.

Career[edit]

Turner was born in Burnley and educated at St Theodore's RC High School in the town.[2] He started his footballing career as a seven-year-old with local junior side Brierfield Celtic, and later St Joseph's in Accrington.[2] In 2009, Turner joined the youth system at Burnley.[2] Turner spent seven years in the Centre of Excellence, until, he was released at under-16 level for being too small.[2] He was then invited for a trial at Accrington Stanley, where he successfully started a two-year scholarship scheme with the club in 2006.[2] Turner made his professional debut whilst still a scholar in February 2008, coming on as a substitute for Jay Harris in the 2–0 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers in Football League Two.[2] On completion of his scholarship in April 2010, Turner signed his first professional contract with the club on a one-year deal.[2] Turner scored his first professional goal for the club in October 2009, in the 4–0 win over Cheltenham Town. After making 22 appearances in his debut season as a professional, Turner signed a new two-year contract in June 2009.[3] Turner went on to score a crucial equaliser in a 2–1 win over Doncaster Rovers in the Football League Cup, taking Stanley through to the next round to play Premier League side Newcastle United. Turner struggled to cement a first team place in the side and in May 2011 his contract expired, and he was released after Stanley's Football League Two play-offs exit.[4]

In September 2011, Turner dropped into the non-league with Northern Premier League First Division North side Clitheroe, making his debut in a 4–0 FA Cup win over Skelmersdale United.[5] Turner went on to make a total of three appearances for the club in all competitions.[6] In November 2011, Turner was on the move again, joining NPL Premier Division side Worksop Town.[7] However, he left the club without playing a match due to travel impracticalities.[8] Shortly after leaving Worksop, Turner moved to division rivals Burscough on a free transfer.[8] Turner's stay at Burscough was again short lived and he left the club in January 2012 with the club retaining his non-contract registration.[8] In February 2012, he signed for Conference Premier side Barrow, after impressing during pre-season friendlies.[8] He went straight into the starting line-up for the 3–0 win over Kettering Town.[8] Turner made five league appearances for the club, but was released in March 2012.[9] He finished the campaign with NPL Premier Division side Stocksbridge Park Steels signing for the club in March.[10] In November 2012, Turner signed for North West Counties Football League Division One side Nelson, going on to make 24 appearances in his debut season, scoring five times.[11] In March 2013, Nelson turned down approaches from Conference North side Droylsden and NWCFL Premier Division side Padiham for Turner's services.[12] In May 2013, Turner penned a new one-year contract with the Admirals and was made club captain.[11] In November 2013, Turner left Nelson having scored five goals in a total of 43 appearances scoring six times, moving on to newly promoted NPL Division One North side Padiham.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Accrington Stanley 2007–08[14] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09[15] League Two 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2009–10[16] League Two 24 2 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 26 2
2010–11[17] League Two 13 0 1 0 2 1 2[b] 0 18 1
Total 60 2 1 0 3 1 3 0 67 3
Clitheroe 2011–12[6] NPL Division One North 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Worksop Town 2011–12[18] NPL Premier Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barrow 2011–12[18] Conference Premier 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Nelson 2012–13[19] NWCFL First Division 23 5 3[c] 0 26 5
2013–14[20] NWCFL First Division 13 1 4[d] 0 17 1
Total 36 6 7 0 43 6
Career total 102 8 3 0 3 1 10 0 118 9
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 1 appearance in Football League Trophy, 1 appearance in Football League Two play-offs
  3. ^ 2 appearances in FA Vase, 1 appearance in NWCFL Challenge Cup
  4. ^ 2 appearances in FA Vase, 1 appearance in Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy, 1 appearance in NWCFL Challenge Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Chris lands first pro deal". Burnley Express. 14 April 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Accrington trio pen new contracts". BBC Sport. 27 June 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Accrington Stanley release seven". Lancashire Telegraph. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Former Accrington Stanley wide man joins Clitheroe". Lancashire Telegraph. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Match Details 2011-12". Blue Swayed Views. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Winger signs". Worksop Town F.C. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Barrow sign former Accy winger, Chris Turner". Barrow A.F.C. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Barrow Bring in Emergency Keeper / Turner Released". Barrow A.F.C. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Chris Turner profile - Stocksbridge Park Steels". Stocksbridge Park Steels FC. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Turner is a Blue". Nelson FC. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Padiham approach Turner". Nelson FC. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Former Nelson FC players". Nelson FC. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Chris Turner in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Chris Turner in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Chris Turner in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Chris Turner in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Turner in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Chris Turner in 2012/2013". Football Mitoo. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Chris Turner in 2013/2014". Football Mitoo. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

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