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Chris Fairclough

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Chris Fairclough (18.5K)

Position Centre back
Born 12 Apr 1964, Nottingham (England)
Height 180 cm
Weight 73 kg
International Caps England: 1 B, 7 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Nottingham Forest 12 Oct 1981 03 Jul 1987 134 2 £387000
Tottenham Hotspur 03 Jul 1987 23 Mar 1989 70 5 £500000
Leeds United 23 Mar 1989 04 Jul 1995 240 23 £500000
Bolton Wanderers 04 Jul 1995 30 Jul 1998 106 8 £0
Notts County 30 Jul 1998 17 Mar 1999 19 1 £0
York City 17 Mar 1999 07 Feb 2001 41 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1988 - 1989 11   0   0   0   0  
1989 - 1990 42 8 1   1(1) 1 0   3  
1990 - 1991 34 4 6   7 1 0   4  
1991 - 1992 30(1) 2 1   3(1)   0   1  
1992 - 1993 29(1) 3 3(1)   2   5   0  
1993 - 1994 40 4 3   2   0   0  
1994 - 1995 1(4)   0   2   0   0  
Total 187(6) 21 14(1)   17(2) 2 5   8  

Jabba's Comments

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 :P!!!

Dominic says: Ive heard that he is now a youth coach at Nottingham Forrest

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

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

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.

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