Chris Short (footballer)

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Chris Short
Personal information
Full name Christian Mark Short
Date of birth (1970-05-09) 9 May 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Münster, West Germany
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Pickering Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Scarborough 43 (1)
1990Manchester United (loan) 0 (0)
1990–1995 Notts County 94 (2)
1994Huddersfield Town (loan) 6 (0)
1995–1998 Sheffield United 46 (0)
1998–2000 Stoke City 35 (0)
2001 Scarborough 5 (0)
2001 Hinckley United 2 (0)
Total 231 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christian Mark "Chris" Short (born 9 May 1970) is a former footballer, who played as a defender for Scarborough, Notts County, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United and Stoke City. He also played non-league football for Pickering Town and Hinckley United.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Münster, West Germany, Short grew up in Yorkshire and followed his older brother Craig from non-league Pickering Town on to Scarborough.[2] He was loaned to Manchester United before joining his brother again at Notts County for £240,000, Scarborough's record sale.[2] He helped Neil Warnock's side reach the top flight in his first season and he stayed there until 1995, when he joined Sheffield United.[2] Brian Little took him to Stoke City on a free transfer in 1998 and impressed as an attacking right back.[2]

However, just a month into his Stoke career he collapsed on the edge of the pitch at Fulham on 8 September 1998 and had to be revived with oxygen.[2] Short went on a number of checks at the hospital but they found no problems with him.[2] He was put on a sodium diet and says that he always felt "tired and out of breath".[2] Eventually he was diagnosed with a circulation disorder and retired from playing after ending his career with Scarborough and Hinckley United.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Short later worked as a strength and conditioning coach and sports massage therapist and has also worked as a fitness coach with Blackburn Rovers, Crystal Palace, Derby County, Leicester City and Sheffield United.[2][3] Short joined Neil Warnock's coaching set-up at Leeds United as the first team fitness conditioner on 13 July 2012.[4] Short left the club shortly after the sacking of Neil Warnock, with manager Brian McDermott bringing in his own fitness coach Jon Goodman.[5]

In November 2016 he became the fitness coach at Bradford City.[6] He left his role with Bradford in June 2018.[7]

A month after leaving Bradford he moved to Blackpool as the new First Team Coach.[8]

Personal life[edit]

His brother Craig is also a professional footballer.[9] He and his brother now regularly row across the English channel for charity.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[10]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scarborough 1988–89 Fourth Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
1989–90 Fourth Division 41 1 1 0 5 0 2 0 49 1
Total 43 1 1 0 5 0 4 0 53 1
Notts County 1990–91 Second Division 15 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 19 1
1991–92 First Division 27 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 32 1
1992–93 First Division 31 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 35 1
1993–94 First Division 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9 0
1994–95 First Division 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
1995–96 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 6 0
Total 94 2 5 0 7 0 9 1 115 3
Huddersfield Town (loan) 1994–95 Second Division 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Sheffield United 1995–96 First Division 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1996–97 First Division 24 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 29 0
1997–98 First Division 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Total 44 0 7 0 4 0 2 0 57 0
Stoke City 1998–99 Second Division 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
1999–2000 Second Division 14 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 18 0
Total 35 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 41 0
Career Total 222 3 14 0 21 0 16 1 273 4
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Italian Cup, Football League play-offs, Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Short". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Sherwin, Phil (2012). The Sentinel – The way we were. Stoke-on-trent. p. 12.
  3. ^ "Short's role as fitness coach is over". thisisleicestershire.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Chris Short joins up at Thorp Arch..." Leeds United. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  5. ^ "JON JOINS UP AT THORP ARCH". Leeds United. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportbcfc/14915924.Bradford_City__Short_has_long_list_of___39_Iron_man__39__goals/
  7. ^ http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/16320263.bradford-city-lossau-back-for-second-spell/
  8. ^ "Chris Short Joins Coaching Staff". Blackpool F.C. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Short back at Scarborough". Evening Press. York. 26 July 2001. Retrieved 7 November 2009.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Chris Short at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)

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