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
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.