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
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.