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Chris Porter

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Biography

Date of birth

12/12/1983

Height

186 cm

Signed

01/07/2017

Country

England

Sponsored By Sarah & Gary Devonshire

Experienced frontman Porter linked up with Crewe in summer 2017 after the Club fought off a number of other suitors to land their man.

The target man banged in 16 goals in League Two for Colchester in 2016/17 in his 39 game season.

He started his career at Bury in 2002, scoring 20 in 78 over three seasons before switching to Oldham Athletic.

Another 31 goals in 75 games followed at Boundary Park before two seasons north of the border at Motherwell prior to his £400,000 move to Derby in 2008.

For Porter’s standards, nine goals in 50 at Pride Park was a meek return before he got 23 goals in 118 games for Sheffield United from 2011-2015.

He moved to Colchester in 2014 and enjoyed three seasons in Essex, scoring a total of 30 goals in 95 games.

In his debut season at Crewe, Porter notched 12 goals in 37 games, including six in his first seven games for the Club.

Those goalscoring exploits continued last season, with 15 in 43 as he ended up the Club’s top scorer for the 2018/19 campaign. He repeated that feat last time round with 14 goals before the season was ended prematurely.

The Wigan-born forward collected the first promotion medal of his career and his impressive stats leave him just 6 goals short of 200 career goals, having already surpassed 600 games in all competitions.

 

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