Myers, Chris

Birth Date

1st April 1969


Yeovil, Somerset



Biographical Text

Chris Myers joined Exeter City from Scarborough in 1996 towards the end of his professional career before moving into non-league football with Dorchester Town. The son of a professional footballer, and the father of another, Chris is best known in Devon football for his time at Torquay United.

The son of Cliff Myers (Charlton Athletic, Brentford, Yeovil Town and Torquay), Chris was born in Yeovil but grew up in Torquay. Joining Torquay United as a trainee in 1985, he made his debut against Orient in December 1986 when the club was struggling at the foot of the Football League and subsequently - as an 18-year-old - played in the May 1987 game when Torquay avoided becoming the first club to be relegated to the Conference. Immediately signing professional after the club's survival, Chris was later released without adding to his tally of nine league games during 1986/87. He then appeared for Dawlish Town and Barnstaple Town before rejoining Torquay United in August 1990.

Returning as a stronger and more mature player, and into a better environment to boot, Chris was a member of Torquay's promotion-winning side in 1991 as he took his league, play-off and cup appearances tally for the club to 129 (8 goals) ahead of a £100,000 move to Dundee United in August 1993. Struggling to establish himself at Tannadice, Chris returned to Torquay on loan in December 1993 where he added another six games to his Plainmoor tally. Then, after never playing more than half-a-dozen league games in Scotland, Chris was briefly at Wrexham before making nine league appearances for Scarborough during the early months of 1996.

Without agreeing a deal at Scarborough, Chris moved to Exeter City in March 1996 and made his debut against Barnet on 30 March 1996. Remaining in the team for what remained of 1995/96, Chris featured in the just over half of the league games in the subsequent season before his release from St James’ Park in May 1997. His final game for the Grecians was at Carlisle United on 3 May 1997.

Having now reached the end of his professional career, Chris signed for Southern League Dorchester Town before, in July 1998, linking up with a number of other South Devon players (including Tom Kelly and Mark Loram) to play for Russell Musker’s Taunton Town. Missing the club’s FA Vase success through injury, Chris played for Taunton through until 2003 before enjoying a successful stint as player-manager (and later manager) of Dawlish Town. Having given up the golf shop in Paignton he had run with former Torquay and Exeter goalkeeper Ken Veysey, Chris moved to the Liverpool area with his family where he was to briefly take charge of Burscough whilst serving as a retained firefighter and working as a security training instructor at a high security hospital. His son Spencer was a youth player at Everton and later played for Fleetwood, Southport and Marine.  



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