Kris Thackray

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Kris Thackray
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1997–2004 Newcastle United
2006–2008 Reggina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Reggina 0 (0)
2008–2009 Monopoli (loan) 27 (0)
2009–2010 Ancona (loan) 10 (0)
2010–2011 Fidelis Andria 10 (0)
2010–2011 Cosenza (loan) 12 (1)
2012–2013 Qormi 43 (5)
2013–2015 Alemannia Aachen 24 (1)
2015–2017 KFC Uerdingen 05 46 (2)
2018 Gżira United 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:47, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Kris Thackray (born 27 April 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays a defender and is currently a free agent after leaving his most recent club Gżira United.


Thackray started his career with Newcastle United, but was released at the age of 16.[1] He signed for the then Italian Serie A side Reggina, after being spotted playing in tournament for England Colleges XI. He spent his first professional season on loan with Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Monopoli, where he was awarded Monopoli`s Player of the Season. He played on loan to Reggina's fellow Serie B side, Ancona[2] He played ten games at Ancona.

On July 2010 he was sold to Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Fidelis Andria in a co-ownership bid.[3][4] Later on January 2011 he was loaned to Cosenza, another club from Lega Pro Prima Divisione.[5] He scored his first professional goal for Cosenza against Pisa on 13 February.[6]

In July 2011 he ended his contract with Reggina for the chance to return home to England. After trialing with Huddersfield Town, Wrexham and Gateshead Thackray received an offer from Maltese Premier League side Qormi and signed in January 2012. After leaving Qormi, Thackray went on to play in Germany for Alemannia Aachen and KFC Uerdingen before returning to Malta to sign for Gżira United.[7]


  1. ^ "Geordie Kris keen on Italian job". BBC Sport. 2006-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Calciomercato: Addio a Rizzato. Arrivano in biancorosso Cosenza, Thackaray e Gerardi". 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Ufficiale: THACKRAY alla corte di Papagni". AS Andria BAT (in Italian). 16 July 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Trattative concluse" (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 17 July 2010. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "UFFICIALE: Andria, preso Di Bari. Thackray al Cosenza" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
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  7. ^ "The story of the Geordie who was let go by Newcastle but picked up by Reggina". Planet Football. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018. 

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