Fry, Chris

Birth Date

23rd October 1969





Biographical Text

Chris Fry, signed from Colchester United, made sixty league appearances for Exeter City during the late-1990s having previously appeared for Cardiff City and Hereford United. After leaving St James’ Park he spent several seasons playing in the League of Wales.

Chris began his career in 1986 as a trainee with Cardiff City, his home town club, and made his debut at Bury in April 1989 before making a total of 55 league appearances for the Bluebirds. Joining Hereford United in August 1991 he played in a further 90 league games (ten goals) before moving to Colchester United in October 1993 where he made over a hundred league appearances, scored 16 times and won the club’s player of the year award for 1996/97 season. 

Hard on the heels of this recognition, Chris signed for Exeter City in July 1997 aged twenty-seven with 275 Football League appearances to his name. Making his Grecians debut in the opening game of the season against Hartlepool United on 9 August 1997, Chris - often playing as a wing-back - featured 32 times in all competitions as Exeter finished 15th in the fourth-tier followed by 38 league and cup appearances in 1998/99 when the club climbed to 12th in the league. 

Leaving Exeter in May 1999 Chris returned to South Wales to play for Barry Town, Haverfordwest County and Llanell before later running a business and working as a delivery driver. 



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