Chris Wood (footballer, born 1987)

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Chris Wood
Personal information
Full name Christopher Hayden Wood
Date of birth (1987-01-24) 24 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Worksop, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Worksop Town
Youth career
Mansfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Mansfield Town 18 (0)
2007 Ilkeston Town (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2010 Boston United 47 (0)
2010– Worksop Town 116 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:56, 18 April 2010 (UTC).

Chris Wood (born 24 January 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Worksop Town in the Northern Premier League. He can play either as a central defender or defensive midfielder.


Mansfield Town[edit]

Born in Worksop, Wood came up through the Mansfield Town youth team where he was captain,[1] before making his first-team debut aged 17 in an FA Cup tie against Colchester United in November 2004.[2] He made his league debut in May 2005, when he came on as a substitute against Rochdale.[2] In late March 2007, Wood was loaned to Ilkeston Town of the Northern Premier League to get first-team experience but was recalled in April to cover for injuries.[3] After Mansfield Town were relegated to the Football Conference at the end of the 2007–08 season, he was out of contract but was offered new terms by the club.[4]

Boston United[edit]

On 1 July 2009, Wood headed south and signed for Boston United. After being a regular in defence, he was released in May 2010 when the club achieved promotion to the Conference North.[5] He made 47 appearances for the Pilgrims but failed to score a goal.

Worksop Town[edit]

In the summer of 2010, he joined his home town club Worksop Town on a free transfer. He made his debut in the away win at Nantwich Town and has been a key member of the first team ever since, regularly playing in the left back position.



Boston United[edit]

Unibond League Challenge Cup Champions, 2009-2010 Lincolnshire FA County Senior Shield Winners, 2009-2010


  1. ^ "Chris Wood". Profiles. Mansfield Town FC Official site. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Wood in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Wood recalled for injury cover". Evening Post. 2007-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Seven players to leave Mansfield". BBC Sport. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  5. ^ "Boston United release five after promotion season". BBC Sport. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 

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