Chris Shephard, a product of Exeter City’s Centre of Excellence, signed his first professional deal for the club in June 2007. After leaving City, Chris had a lengthy non-league career playing for clubs such as Weymouth, Salisbury and Tiverton.
After playing youth football for Brixington Blues in Exmouth Chris was a regular scorer for City’s under-15 and under-16 centre of excellence teams before becoming a trainee in 2005 and making progress with the club’s youth and reserve teams.
After signing as a professional Chris made his league debut as a substitute against Grimsby Town in October 2008 followed by another brief appearance a few weeks later. Then, during the autumn of 2009, he went to Weston-super-Mare on loan before playing nine Conference games for Salisbury City in March and April 2010 as a part of a similar loan arrangement. A Football League Trophy appearance for Exeter followed in October 2010, and another loan stint at Salisbury in February 2011, before Chris made his first League start for Exeter against Stevenage in the opening game of the 2010-11 season. He quickly netted his first senior goal three days later against Yeovil Town in the Carling Cup and went on to appear in 16 league and cup games in City’s 2011/12 relegation season either side of a short loan to Bath City
Chris was released by the Grecians in May 2012 and agreed terms with Eastbourne Borough for whom he played nearly 60 games before switching to Weymouth in 2014 where he scored 25 times in around a hundred games. Chris then played for Salisbury between 2017 and 2019 prior to signing for Tiverton ahead of 2019/20. Playing three seasons for the Ladysmead club, the first two of which were interrupted by COVID-19, Chris appeared in sixty games for Tivvy scoring nine times.
Chris has worked in Exeter in recruitment and software development.
League 13; Cups 7 (20)