Holloway, Chris

Birth Date

5th February 1980


Swansea, Glamorgan



Biographical Text

Swansea-born midfielder Chris Holloway progressed through Exeter City youth system to appear in around seventy-five first-team games between 1998 and 2001 and to represent Wales at under-21 level. He later enjoyed a long career in Welsh football. 

After appearing for the youth team on a trial basis, Chris became a trainee in 1996 and signed professionally for Exeter City after making his debut against Brighton and Hove Albion in February 1998, the first of six appearances in the 1997/98 season.

Chris featured throughout the following season appearing thirty-seven times in all competitions, scoring his first goal for City against Carlisle in January 1999. Twenty-nine league and cup appearances followed in 1999/2000 - with another goal - before Chris had to wait until the Boxing Day of the next season for another first-team game. His final outing for the club was against Cheltenham in March 2001 ahead of his release two months later.   

While at Exeter City, Chris played twice for Wales under-21s in 1998/99 against Portugal and Denmark.  

After leaving St James’ Park, Chris briefly joined Rotherham United but did not make a first-team appearance. He then moved to Newport County followed by rotating between Tiverton Town and Merthyr Tydfil for several seasons. In all Chris appeared nearly 150 times for Tiverton Town up to March 2007 before joining Llanelli ahead of the 2007/08 season.

Chris enjoyed five successful seasons at Llanelli winning league and cup honours, playing in Europe and appearing for the Welsh national semi-professional team. He eventually left Stebonheath Park in 2012 to sign for Haverfordwest County.


Exeter City

League 68; Cups 8 (76)


League 2



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