Chris Sutton

Date of birth10 March 1973
Place of birthNottingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight76 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender/Forward

Sutton first shot to fame at Norwich City where he proved to be equally adept as both a central defender and a striker.

He was sold to Blackburn Rovers for £5million in the summer of 1994 and subsequently partnered Alan Shearer up front as Rovers won the Premiership title in 1994-95.

He later had a disappointing season at Chelsea before becoming Martin O'Neill's first signing for Celtic at a cost of £6million in July 2000.

That fee proved a valuable investment as the Parkhead club went on to win a domestic treble in 2000-01.

Sutton joined Birmingham City in January 2006 with a contract to the end of the season.

He followed Martin O'Neill to Aston Villa in October 2006 with a contract to June 2007.

Sutton announced his retirement in July 2007 due to an eye injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Norwich City 02 Jul 1991 13 Jul 1994
Blackburn Rovers 13 Jul 1994 05 Jul 1999
Chelsea 05 Jul 1999 11 Jul 2000
Celtic 11 Jul 2000 05 Jan 2006
Birmingham City 05 Jan 2006 30 Jun 2006
Aston Villa 03 Oct 2006 30 Jun 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Norwich City Premier League 32
6
8
5
1993-94 Norwich City League Cup 2
1993-94 Norwich City Premier League 41
25
3
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
2
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
3
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 40
15
7
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
1
1
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 9
4
2
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
1
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 24
1
11
4
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
2
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
1
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 35
18
8
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 17
3
9
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 1
1999-00 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
1
1
1999-00 Chelsea Premier League 21
7
1
7
1999-00 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 3
4
1
1
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 4
2000-01 Celtic Scottish League Cup 3
2
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish Premier League 24
11
5
1
2000-01 Celtic UEFA Champions League 1
1
2000-01 Celtic UEFA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish League Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish Premier League 18
4
3
2001-02 Celtic UEFA Champions League 7
3
2001-02 Celtic UEFA Cup 1
2002-03 Celtic Scottish Premier League 21
10
3
2002-03 Celtic UEFA Champions League 2
1
2002-03 Celtic UEFA Cup 7
3
1
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Champions League 4
2
1
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Cup 2
2004-05 Celtic Scottish Premier League 25
2
12
2
1
2004-05 Celtic UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
1
2005-06 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
2005-06 Birmingham City Premier League 10
1
2
2006-07 Aston Villa League Cup
1
2006-07 Aston Villa Premier League 6
2
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Aug 1992 Arsenal v Norwich City W 2-4 Premier League
19 Aug 1992 Norwich City v Chelsea W 2-1 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Norwich City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
26 Aug 1992 Manchester City v Norwich City L 3-1 Premier League
29 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Norwich City W 1-2 Premier League
31 Aug 1992 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 Premier League
05 Sep 1992 Norwich City v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1992 Chelsea v Norwich City W 2-3 Premier League
19 Sep 1992 Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
26 Sep 1992 Coventry City v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
03 Oct 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City L 7-1 Premier League
17 Oct 1992 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 Premier League
25 Oct 1992 Liverpool v Norwich City L 4-1 Premier League
31 Oct 1992 Norwich City v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
09 Nov 1992 Oldham Athletic v Norwich City W 2-3 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Aston Villa v Norwich City W 2-3 Premier League
05 Dec 1992 Norwich City v Wimbledon W 2-1 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Manchester United v Norwich City L 1-0 Premier League
21 Dec 1992 Norwich City v Ipswich Town L 0-2 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Leeds United v Norwich City D 0-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1993 Norwich City v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
27 Jan 1993 Norwich City v Crystal Palace W 4-2 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Everton v Norwich City W 0-1 Premier League
28 Feb 1993 Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
03 Mar 1993 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
06 Mar 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City L 3-1 Premier League
10 Mar 1993 Sheffield United v Norwich City W 0-1 Premier League
13 Mar 1993 Norwich City v Oldham Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
17 Mar 1993 Nottingham Forest v Norwich City W 0-3 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Wimbledon v Norwich City L 3-0 Premier League
24 Mar 1993 Norwich City v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1993 Norwich City v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
09 Apr 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City L 5-1 Premier League
14 Apr 1993 Norwich City v Leeds United W 4-2 Premier League
19 Apr 1993 Ipswich Town v Norwich City L 3-1 Premier League
01 May 1993 Norwich City v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
08 May 1993 Middlesbrough v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
15 Aug 1993 Norwich City v Manchester United L 0-2 Premier League
18 Aug 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City W 2-3 Premier League
21 Aug 1993 Leeds United v Norwich City W 0-4 Premier League
25 Aug 1993 Norwich City v Ipswich Town W 1-0 Premier League
28 Aug 1993 Norwich City v Swindon Town D 0-0 Premier League
01 Sep 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
11 Sep 1993 Norwich City v Wimbledon L 0-1 Premier League
18 Sep 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City D 2-2 Premier League
25 Sep 1993 Everton v Norwich City W 1-5 Premier League
02 Oct 1993 Norwich City v Coventry City W 1-0 Premier League
16 Oct 1993 Chelsea v Norwich City W 1-2 Premier League
23 Oct 1993 Norwich City v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
26 Oct 1993 Arsenal v Norwich City D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 1993 Arsenal v Norwich City D 0-0 Premier League
06 Nov 1993 Sheffield United v Norwich City W 1-2 Premier League
10 Nov 1993 Norwich City v Arsenal L 0-3 League Cup 3rd round replay
20 Nov 1993 Norwich City v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1993 Oldham Athletic v Norwich City L 2-1 Premier League
04 Dec 1993 Manchester United v Norwich City D 2-2 Premier League
13 Dec 1993 Norwich City v Leeds United W 2-1 Premier League
18 Dec 1993 Ipswich Town v Norwich City L 2-1 Premier League
27 Dec 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City W 1-3 Premier League
29 Dec 1993 Norwich City v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
01 Jan 1994 Southampton v Norwich City W 0-1 Premier League
04 Jan 1994 Norwich City v Newcastle United L 1-2 Premier League
15 Jan 1994 Norwich City v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
24 Jan 1994 West Ham United v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
05 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
13 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
19 Feb 1994 Swindon Town v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
22 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 Premier League
26 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
05 Mar 1994 Wimbledon v Norwich City L 3-1 Premier League
12 Mar 1994 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers L 3-4 Premier League
21 Mar 1994 Norwich City v Everton W 3-0 Premier League
26 Mar 1994 Coventry City v Norwich City L 2-1 Premier League
02 Apr 1994 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Aston Villa v Norwich City D 0-0 Premier League
09 Apr 1994 Norwich City v Southampton L 4-5 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Manchester City v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Norwich City v Sheffield United L 0-1 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Liverpool v Norwich City W 0-1 Premier League
07 May 1994 Norwich City v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 England Toulon Under-21 4
1
1992-93 England UEFA Under-21 2
1
1992-93 England Under-21
1
1993-94 England B International 1
1993-94 England UEFA Under-21 3
1
1993-94 England Under-21 1
1994-95 England B International 1
1997-98 England International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Sep 1992 Spain v England W 0-1 Under-21
17 Nov 1992 England v Turkey L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
30 Mar 1993 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
27 Apr 1993 England v Netherlands W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
07 Jun 1993 England v Portugal W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
09 Jun 1993 England v Czechoslovakia D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
11 Jun 1993 England v Brazil D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
13 Jun 1993 England v Scotland W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Semi-final
15 Jun 1993 France v England W 0-1 Toulon Under-21 Final
07 Sep 1993 England v Poland L 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
12 Oct 1993 Netherlands v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
17 Nov 1993 San Marino v England W 0-4 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
08 Mar 1994 England v Denmark W 1-0 Under-21
10 May 1994 England v Northern Ireland W 4-2 B INTER
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 B INTER
15 Nov 1997 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.