Chris Turner Profile

Chris Turner

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.


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