Cyrus Christie

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Cyrus Christie
Personal information
Full name Cyrus Sylvester Frederick Christie[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-30) 30 September 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Derby County
Number 2
Youth career
2009–2010 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Coventry City 102 (3)
2011 Nuneaton Town (loan) 5 (0)
2011 Hinckley United (loan) 7 (0)
2014– Derby County 107 (2)
National team
2014– Republic of Ireland 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:07, 3 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:30, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Cyrus Sylvester Frederick Christie (born 30 September 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Derby County and the Republic of Ireland national football team.

Career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Christie made his professional debut against Morecambe on 10 August 2010, in a 2–0 away defeat.[3]

He joined Conference North side Nuneaton Town on loan in January 2011,[4] but was recalled by Coventry after two starts and three substitute appearances.[5] He then went on a 'work experience' loan to another Conference North club Hinckley United, in February 2011,[6] where he made eight league appearances.[7]

After Coventry's first league win of the 2011–12 season, a 2–0 home win against Derby County, Christie made it into the Championship team of the week after putting in a man of the match performance. The following season, he was in the League One side of the week after putting a man of the match performance against Leyton Orient. The following game, in the first round of the FA Cup, he scored his first goal.

Derby County[edit]

On 10 July 2014, Christie signed a three-year deal at Derby County. He was out of contract at Coventry, but the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for the player since he came through Coventry's academy and was under 23 years old.[8]

Christie made his debut against Rotherham United on 9 August, where he provided an assist for goalscorer Jeff Hendrick in a 1–0 home victory.[9] On 20 February 2016, he scored his first Rams goal in his 74th appearance, a 3–1 win at Brentford. His short-range strike with seven minutes remaining was his first club goal since March 2013 and ended an eight-game winless run at the start of the year.[10]

International career[edit]

Born in England, Christie was eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland through his grandmother from Dublin.[11] He is the great great grandson of former Shamrock Rovers player of the 1920s, Patrick Malone. In October 2014, Ireland manager Martin O'Neill reached out to Christie over representing the Republic of Ireland having been impressed with his performances for Derby at the beginning of the 2013–14 season following his move from Coventry.[12] On 10 November, Christie was called into the Ireland squad for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Scotland, and a friendly against the United States.[13]

On 18 November 2014, Christie made his international bow for Ireland against the United States, in a 4–1 win at the Aviva Stadium, with O'Neill praising his performance.[14][15] He scored his first international goal on his next cap, a 4–0 away win over Gibraltar on 4 September 2015 which was his competitive debut in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[16] That 8 October, he played in a victory over world champions Germany in another qualifier, and was praised for his contributions.[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

Christie was the nephew of boxer Errol Christie.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 30 December 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coventry City 2010–11[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011–12[21] Championship 37 0 1 0 1 0 39 0
2012–13[22] League One 31 2 2 1 1 0 5[a] 0 39 3
2013–14[23] League One 34 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 40 1
Total 102 3 8 1 4 0 5 0 119 4
Nuneaton Town (loan) 2010–11[24] Conference North 5 0 5 0
Hinckley United (loan) 2010–11[24] Conference North 7 0 7 0
Derby County 2014–15[25] Championship 38 0 0 0 4 0 42 0
Career totals 152 3 8 1 8 0 5 0 173 4
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy

International[edit]

As of match played 4 June 2017[26]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
Republic of Ireland 2014 1 0
2015 2 1
2016 3 0
2017 4 1
Total 10 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Republic of Ireland's goal tally first.[26]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 September 2015 Estádio Algarve, São João da Venda, Portugal  Gibraltar 1–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2. 4 June 2017 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Uruguay 2–1 3–1 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 21. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 457. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Morecambe 2–0 Coventry City". CCFC Official Site. 10 August 2010. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Christie Joins Boro". Nuneaton Town F.C. Official Site. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "C. Christie". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hinckley loan Christie". Hinckley United Official Site. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hinckley United Player Statistics Season 2010–2011". Hinckley United F.C. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Derby County Sign Coventry City's Cyrus Christie". Derby County F.C. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Derby 1 – 0 Rotherham". BBC. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Watson, Chris (22 February 2016). "Derby County: Cyrus Christie targets more goals after opening Rams account at Brentford". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  11. ^ http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/DERBY-COUNTY-Rams-defender-Cyrus-Christie/story-24508473-detail/story.html
  12. ^ "Derby defender Cyrus Christie on verge of Ireland call-up following talks with Martin O'Neill". Irish Independent. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "David McGoldrick and Cyrus Christie named in Ireland squad to face Scotland". Goal.com. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  14. ^ McDonnell, Daniel (18 November 2014). "Ireland's new blood lifts the mood for happy O'Neill". Irish Independent. Ireland. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Martin O’Neill praises ‘brilliant’ debutant Cyrus Christie". The Score.ie. 18 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Cyrus Christie marks competitive debut with first Republic of Ireland goal against Gibraltar". Sky Sports. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Cyrus Christie savours scalp of world champions". RTÉ. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  18. ^ "Cyrus Christie & Republic of Ireland beat Germany". Areté. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  19. ^ Dutton, Tom (12 June 2017). "Nephew Cyrus Christie 'heatbroken' after former British boxer Errol Christie dies aged 53". Standard. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Cyrus Christie in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Cyrus Christie in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Cyrus Christie in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Cyrus Christie in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Cyrus Christie – Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Cyrus Christie in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  26. ^ a b "Cyrus Christie". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 

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