Chris Fairclough was signed by Howard Wilkinson in 1989 and
was immediately installed at the heart of the defensive line-up
that gained promotion from Division 2 and subsequently went on
to win the Division 1 championship.
In his six years at Elland Road, he was almost ever-present and
immensely popular with the fans, winning the supporters club 'Player
of the Year' award in his first full season. His partnership with
Chris Whyte was a key factor in the Championship win, but with his
30th birthday behind him, he was deemed surplus to requirements and
departed to Bolton.
He must regard himself as very unlucky to never pick up a full
England cap, and stayed in the game - returning to Yorkshire after
spells with Bolton and Notts County - as captain of York City.
He retired through injury in February 2001, but was looking to
earn his UEFA coaching badge in order to progress on that side
of the game.
anon says: He was a really good defender when me and my dad used to
watch him at Leeds. A really nice guy as well.
marc says: chris fairclough is my uncle n es da best in da world
Dominic says: Ive heard that he is now a youth coach at Nottingham
Monkey Face Dave says: I luv the Chris Fairclough. intrestin fact-
he can speak colmbian very well and he can speak latin 2. As the
elland rd faithful used 2 chant round the terraces 'chris will jet li
ur ass wutaaah'
x says: i no Chris very well as his wife amanda fairclough teaches
me drama at AGF performning arts i go to the same school as his eldest
Hannah Fairclough says: All this is absolute bollocks! I'm his
daughter Hannah Fairclough. I have a brother called Jordan and a
sister called Daisy. My dad cannot talk Columbian or Latin, does not
have a nephew called marc and i do go to AGF performing Arts with my
mum Amanda! Yes he is a coach for the Youth Nottingham Forest and if u
want proof go on www.imhisdaughter.yahoo.com
Daniel J. West says: I work in an electrical retail store and sold
him his plasma television. Extremely nice guy, the following week his
brother Rowan came in to purchase a laptop from me. He does now coach
the Nottingham Forest youth team. FOREST TILL I DIE. Dan.