Chris Coleman also known as Christopher Patrick Coleman was born on 10th June 1970. Chris is a professional player, a Welsh football manager, and currently a manager at Super League Greece club named Atromitos.
He more often played in defense and was very rare as a forward player. Chris started his career at Manchester City. He, as a teenager made his debut as a football player for Swansea City (his hometown team) in 1987.
In 1991, Chris joined Crystal Palace and represented them in the Premier League. Before signing for Fulham in 1997, he played a year and a half at Blackburn Rovers.
He added a golden feather to this hat by winning 32 caps for Wales. He stopped playing and his career came to an end when he was 32 years old due to a car crash that led to a broken leg.
Soon, he started his coaching career at Fulham, during his first entire season as manager he guided the team and took them to position 9th in the premier in 2003-04.
After Fulham, he joined Real Sociedad as a manager and resigned from the same team in January 2008 due to differences with the onboarding president. Soon, he guided Coventry City in England and was dismissed due to the poor result.
Chris also managed AEL (in Greek) for the first half during 2011-12 and resigned due to financial conflicts at the club. After the demise of Gary Speed, Chris joined Wales as National Team Manager which resulted in lending Wales to UEFA Euro 2016 and making it to the semi-finals.
|Name||Chris Coleman (Christopher Patrick Coleman)|
|Profession||Former Football Player, Football Manager|
|Place of Birth||Swansea, Wales|
|Date of Birth||10th June 1970|
|Age [as of 2022]||52 years|
|Height||6ft 2in (1.88m)|
|2018-2019||Hebei China Fortune|
Chris was born to an Irish father in Swansea and has 2 sisters. He completed his education at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Bishop Vaughan Catholic School.
His friend nicknamed him Cookie, as a reference to the Cookie Monster(character) from Sesame Street(American Tv series for children).
His career started at 16, for Manchester City. And later left them due to homesickness as the main reason and later joined his hometown club Swansea City. He was 17, when he made his first-ever appearance as a professional, it was in the autumn of 1987.
Chris appeared about 200 times for the South Wales club and won Welsh Cup in 1989 and 1991.
After successfully completing 4 years with Swansea, Chrish was then signed by Crystal Palace in 1991 with a transfer fee set at £270000 in addition to the percentage of future sales made by him, decided by the Football League Tribunal.
In that period he scored 16 goals and 143 appearances and soon Chris was sold to Backburn Rovers for £2.8 million in December 1995. In 2005, Chris was voted to Centenary XI by the supporters.
Chris joined Blackburn Rovers for the Premier League champions. The Balckburn could not retain the title they won in 1995, came in 7th position, and missed out on the UEFA Cup.
During this period he made 28 league appearances for about a season and a half at the club, however, he gambled his career by dropping divisions in order to join Fulham.
Mohammed Al-Fayed, a wealthy businessman, spent a record transfer fee for the divisions of about £2.1 million for Chris in 1997 and soon Chris became club Captain under Kevin Keegan(the manager) to promotion in 1998-99 to the First division.
He still remained captain of the team under new manager Jean Tigana in 2000-01, and soon Chris had to end up as captain mid-way due to a car crash in which he broke his leg in Surrey, 2021.
He, after that, announced his retirement as a player in October 2022 but still was a member of the coaching staff at the West London club.
Through his Dublin-born father, he was eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland and his birth country Wales and for the United States through his Maternal grandfather.
Chris was named as permanent manager of Fulham in 2003, leaving behind the more experienced Klaus Toppmoller and George Burley and becoming the league’s youngest manager.
2007 – 2008
Chris soon joined Real Sociedad in July 2007, and after maintaining 5th place in the club and losing only once in the previous eleven games, Chris resigned on 16 January 2008, stating the difference in the vision for the club with the newly elected president Inaki Badiola.
Chris signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Coventry City as manager by replacing Lain Dowie.
2011 – 2016
In 2011, Chris got appointed as manager of the Greek side, and soon in 2012, he quit as manager the same.
After the demise of Gary Speed, Chris was appointed as team manager. In October 2015, Chris led Wales to position 8th in FIFA World Rankings. Chris got recognized for his management of the Welsh team at the tournament. Soon, Chris resigned as Wales manager on November 17.
In November 2017, Chris got appointed as the new manager at the club Sunderland. To sum up Sunderland in 2017, collected 11 points out of a possible 24 guided by Chris.
Ellis Short, the club chairman informed Chris about no more investment for money to player transfers, and an American businessman announced selling the club. Chris was soon dismissed shortly followed by the club’s sale.
In June 2018 Chris was appointed as head coach of the Chinese club, with only one game win in that league with a score of 2-1, and was sacked in the month of May due to poor performance.
Family-Parents, Wife & Children
Chris Coleman was born to Patrick Joseph Coleman and Eillen M Shannon. He was married to Belinda Coleman in 1991, however, the marital relationship ended in the year 2011.
The couple before the separation had six children namely, Sonny Coleman, Finley Coleman, Christy Coleman, Faraday Coleman, Georgie Coleman as well as Indie Coleman.
He even has Beverly Coleman and Joanna Coleman as his siblings.
He was educated at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School and Bishop Vaughan Catholic school. Rest facts about his education are not available.
Chris Coleman’s net worth is estimated at $41 million.
Interesting Facts about Chris Coleman
- Chris Coleman ran track at SUNY Binghamton five times.
- Chris Coleman did his MBA from Binghamton University.
- Chris Coleman became the manager for OPUS(Olympic Properties of the United States).
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