Christy Pym, an Exeter-born goalkeeper, appeared in over 160 first-team games for City and played for England under-20s before leaving for Peterborough United in 2019.
Christy, along with future England under-20 teammate Matt Grimes, became a scholar/trainee in 2011 before being offered his first professional deal in the summer of 2013. Christy almost immediately found himself in the position of understudy to Artur Krysiak and, alongside playing a major role in the Grecians’ march to the quarter-final of the Under-21 Premier League Cup, he was handed his first senior start for Exeter City at Southend United on 15 February 2014. Thereafter Christy played eight more league games in 2013/14 and started the new season as first choice ‘keeper. As a further boost, Christy was selected to play for England under-20s in October and November 2014.
At this point Christy suffered a hand injury and, on his return the following season, was unable to force his way into the team past Bobby Olejnik. Consequently Christy didn’t play for the first-team again until August 2016 and, after sharing duties with the Austrian ‘keeper, eventually took over as undisputed first-choice through to his departure from Exeter in May 2019. By this time Christy had played 166 league, play-off and cup games for his hometown club.
Having turned down a new contract with Exeter, Christy agreed a three-year deal with Peterborough United. He made 45 appearances for the Posh in their 2020/21 promotion-winning season followed by seven in the Championship in 2021/22 before heading on loan to Stevenage, then under the guidance of Paul Tisdale, in January 2022. Christy moved to Mansfield Town on a season-long loan in June 2022 and quickly established himself as first-choice ‘keeper at Field Mill during the 2022/23 season ahead of the move being made permanent in July 2023.
League 155 (inc 4 play-offs); Cups 11 (166)