Curran, Chris

Birth Date

17th September 1971





Biographical Text

Chris Curran started with Torquay United and, after 150 league appearances for the Plainmoor club, made another thirty for Plymouth Argyle before signing for Exeter City in 1997. Playing over 180 league and cup games for the Grecians, Chris returned to the Midlands after thirteen years and 400 games in all competitions for the three Devon clubs.  

Originally from Birmingham, Chris began his career as a trainee with Torquay United and made his debut during the 1989/90 season ahead of turning professional in July 1990. He then became a fixture at Plainmoor making 152 appearances (four goals) before a £40,000 transfer to Plymouth Argyle in December 2005. Then, after eighteen months at Home Park, Chris headed to Exeter City in a £20,000 deal in July 1997.

Chris made his City debut in August 1997 against Hartlepool but, after just eleven games, suffered a knee ligament injury which ruled him out for the remainder of the season. He returned to play forty league and cup games in 1998/99 and was soon appointed as club captain. Forty-six games in all competitions followed in 1999/2000 and, as injuries became more of an issue, twenty-nine in 2000/01. Chris was back up to forty appearances in 2001/02, his fifth season with the club, although he was down to fifteen in 2002/03 when - after a loan spell at Tiverton - he suffered a ruptured achilles shortly before being released by City.

He moved back to the Birmingham area, trained to be a PE teacher and continued in non-league with Willenhall Town, Newport County and Willenhall again. 


Exeter City

League 157; Cups 25 (182)


League 6; Cups 1 (7)



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