Chris Turner Profile
Christopher Robert Turner, born Sheffield, England, September 15, 1958. A talented netminder, Chris Turner started out his goalkeeping career at Sheffield Wednesday and was given his first team debut for The Owls in a goalless Third Division draw against Walsall at Hillsborough on the 21st of August 1976. With Wednesday, the commanding and agile shot stopper amassed 166 Football League appearances for The Owls during two spells at the club.
Chris Turner, who was voted Sheffield Wednesday Player of the Year in 1977, was sold to Sunderland for a fee of £80,000 at the start of the 1979-80 campaign, and proceeded to play over 200 first team games for The Rokerites during a seven-year stay at Roker Park. Turner also played for Manchester United for three years, sandwiched in between time with Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland. At Old Trafford, the consistent goalkeeper notched up 64 First Division appearances for The Reds before he returned to former side Sheffield Wednesday at the end of the 1987-88 season. After finishing his active playing career, he took the managerial reigns at Leyton Orient at the start of the 1994-95 term, and would later go on to manage Hartlepool United, Sheffield Wednesday, and Stockport County. Chris Turner Playing Career: Sheffield Wednesday, Lincoln City, Sunderland, Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United, Leyton Orient. Managing Career: Leyton Orient, Hartlepool United, Sheffield Wednesday, Stockport County, Hartlepool United.