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
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
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 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.