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Chris Galvin

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Position Right winger
Born 24 Nov 1951, Huddersfield (England)
Height 177 cm
Weight 66 kg
International Caps England: ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Nov 1968 01 Aug 1973 16 1 £25000
Hull City 01 Aug 1973 01 Apr 1979 143 11  
York City 01 Dec 1976   22 6 on loan
Stockport County 01 Apr 1979 01 Jun 1981 68 3  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1969 - 1970 3  0  0  0(1)  0 
1970 - 1971 0  0(1)  0  0(1)  0 
1971 - 1972 2(1)  0(1)  0  31 0 
1972 - 1973 1  0  1  1  0 
Total 6(1)  0(2)  1  4(2)1 0 

Jabba's Comments

Apprenticed to Leeds, he made his debut in a European Cup tie in 1969 just two days after his 18th birthday, but failed to win a regular place in the side and moved on to Hull after 5 years with Leeds. He also had a spell out in Hong Kong as a manager. His much more famous younger brother was Tony, who won an FA Cup winners medal with Spurs in 1981 and international recognition from the Republic of Ireland.

Tom Galvin says: Chris is my Uncle and I have seen a couple of vids of him playing. He was skillful and "masterminded the Cruyff turn" so he tells me.

Emily Walker says: Chris is a family friend, he told me that he was the first one to use the "step over" and how he used to trick all the football players with it. He used to always practice it when he was younger and now everyone does it!

Andrew Danskin says: I played with Chris at Leeds. We were apprentices together. He was not a bad cricketer either, played for Yorkshire Schoolboys. Good lad and we had some good times together.

Chris Galvin says: I have the same name as him so he must be a legend...keep it up mate

Jane says: Iworked for Chris a few years ago in Paddock in the chippy. He hated it! I think i was the first female that he had ever had a decent conversation with about sport. He was a Wolves fan in those days(I hope he still takes the pills for it) Nice bloke and nice family

Jeremy Walker says: Another Family Friend and like Emily, witnessed at first hand Chris' genious talents on the pitch, especially his step over tecnique which was always well reuirsed and effective. He often made fools of his local mates when off duty for Leeds during young lad kick abouts in Waterloo and Huddersfield Sports Centre.Was great to see these natural talents at first hand. A truly great footballer with a great sense of humour, on and off the pitch. Still see him occasionally around Huddersfield.


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