Chris Todd

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Chris Todd
Personal information
Full name Christopher Richard Todd[1]
Date of birth (1981-08-22) 22 August 1981 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Torquay United (U18 Manager)
Youth career
Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Swansea City 43 (4)
2002–2003 Drogheda United
2003–2007 Exeter City 154 (7)
2007–2010 Torquay United 67 (7)
2009Salisbury City (loan) 8 (1)
2009Salisbury City (loan) 4 (1)
2010Newport County (loan) 15 (3)
2010–2011 Newport County 46 (5)
2011–2013 Forest Green Rovers 2 (0)
2012Hereford United (loan) 5 (1)
2013–2016 Eastleigh 62 (4)
2016–2018 Truro City 12 (1)
Total 418 (34)
Teams managed
2015 Eastleigh (caretaker)
2015–2016 Eastleigh (player-manager)
2018–2019 Gloucester City
2019– Torquay United (U18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christopher Richard Todd (born 22 August 1981) is a Welsh retired footballer who played as a defender and current manager of Torquay United's U18s.

Playing career[edit]

Swansea City[edit]

Born in Swansea,[1] Todd began his career as a trainee with his home town club, Swansea City, turning professional in August 1999. He made his debut on 10 March 2001 at home in a 1–1 draw with Northampton Town,[2] going on to make 46 appearances before being released in June 2002.

Drogheda United[edit]

Todd then moved to Republic of Ireland, where he spent a season with Drogheda United.

Exeter City[edit]

He returned to English football with Exeter City in January 2003.[3] Although he was unable to prevent Exeter being relegated from the Football League that season, he remained with the club, and was consistently a first-team regular.

Upon Glenn Cronin's departure during the 2006 off-season, Todd was appointed captain of Exeter City for the 2006–07 season.

Torquay United[edit]

Todd joined local rivals Torquay United in June 2007 for a fee of £7,500.[4] and quickly became a regular in the newly relegated Conference National side.

First loan at Salisbury City[edit]

With his treatment for his leukaemia going well, Todd returned to training and on 2 February 2009, joined Salisbury City on loan to regain match fitness.[5]

Return to Torquay United[edit]

After a successful loan spell at Salisbury, he returned to Torquay for the last month of the 2008–09 season. Todd went straight back into the first team and, during this month, he won the 'Man of the Match' award for the Conference National Play-off Final, helping Torquay win the game and promotion to League Two.

Second loan at Salisbury City[edit]

However, the following season, Todd lost his place in the first team about a quarter of the way through the season and found himself sitting on the bench. This was when Salisbury took him back on loan,[6] after being given special dispensation by the Conference board due to an injury and suspension crisis.

Newport County[edit]

In January 2010, Todd joined Conference South leaders Newport County on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.[7] Newport were crowned 2009–10 Conference South champions with a record 103 points, 28 points ahead of second placed Dover Athletic.

He was released by Torquay on 15 May 2010, along with six other players[8] and joined Newport County on a permanent deal.[9]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

Todd signed a 2-year contract for Forest Green Rovers on 25 May 2011.[10] Todd made his Rovers league debut in the live televised fixture against Stockport County on 12 August 2011.[11] Todd failed to complete the match though as he left the pitch injured and it was later revealed he would need surgery to repair a torn hamstring that would keep him out for five months.[12][13]

Loan at Hereford United[edit]

In October 2012, Todd joined Hereford United on a month-long loan.[14] He appeared 7 times in all competitions for Hereford and returned to Forest Green at the end of his loan spell in November.[15]

Eastleigh[edit]

On 10 January 2013, Todd left Forest Green and signed for Eastleigh on a free transfer, signing an 18-month contract.[16]

Truro City[edit]

On 14 October 2016, Todd signed a short-term contract with Truro City.[17]

Managerial career[edit]

On 15 October 2015, Todd was appointed player-manager of Eastleigh. The club finished the 2015-16 season in 7th place in the National League. On 17 August 2016, Todd was relieved of his duties as both manager and player after just four matches of the 2016–17 season. On 10 October 2018, Todd was announced as the new manager of National League South side Gloucester City,[18] but was sacked 3 January 2019 after a 15-game winless run.[19]

On 21 September 2019, Todd returned to Torquay United as manager for the club's U18 squad.[20]

Personal life[edit]

On 19 November 2008, it was announced that Todd had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia[21][22] He was able to return to football in February 2009.

In September 2011, Todd released a book titled "More Than Football; In The Blood". He wrote and published the book himself to raise money for leukaemia and lymphoma research.[23]

In September 2012, Todd sang as part of the 'Big C choir' at the Royal Albert Hall in the 2012 Sunflower Jam concert in aid of charities supporting cancer. A documentary, following the progress of the choir, aired on Channel 4 in October 2012.[24]

Todd has appeared in the short film Meet Again, as a soldier fighting in the Second World War.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 25 November 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City 2000–01[25] Second Division 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2001–02[26] Third Division 33 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 35 3
Swansea total 44 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 46 4
Drogheda United 2002–03 Irish Premier Division
Exeter City 2002–03[27] Third Division 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2003–04[28] Conference National 39 1 4 0 0 0 43 1
2004–05[29] 27 1 0 0 2[a] 0 29 1
2005–06[30] 41 4 1 0 2[b] 1 44 5
2006–07[31] 38 1 1 0 1[b] 0 40 1
Exeter total 157 7 6 0 0 0 5 1 168 8
Torquay United 2007–08[32] Conference Premier 44 5 2 2 3[b] 0 49 7
2008–09[33] 18 1 0 0 0 0 18 1
2009–10[34] League Two 9 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 11 1
Torquay total 71 7 2 2 1 0 4 0 78 9
Salisbury City (loan) 2008–09[33] Conference Premier 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Salisbury City (loan) 2009–10[34] Conference Premier 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Newport County (loan) 2009–10 Conference Premier 15 3 0 0 0 0 15 3
Newport County 2010–11 Conference Premier 41 5 1 0 3[b] 0 45 5
Forest Green Rovers 2011–12 Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 1[b] 0 3 0
Hereford United (loan) 2012–13 Conference Premier 5 1 2 0 0 0 7 1
Eastleigh 2012–13 Conference South 20 2 0 0 0 0 20 2
2013–14 33 2 0 0 4[b] 0 37 2
2014–15 Conference Premier 9 0 0 0 1[b] 0 10 0
2015–16 National League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Eastleigh total 63 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 68 4
Truro City 2016–17 National League South 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
2017–18 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Truro City total 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Career total 419 34 12 2 2 0 18 1 451 37
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Appearances in the FA Trophy

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 January 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Eastleigh (caretaker) 23 September 2015 15 October 2015 4 3 0 1 075.00 [35]
Eastleigh (player-manager) 15 October 2015 17 August 2016 41 18 11 12 043.90 [35]
Gloucester City 10 October 2018 3 January 2018 15 0 4 11 000.00 [36]
Total 60 21 15 24 035.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 409. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  2. ^ "Swansea 1–1 Northampton". BBC Sport. 10 March 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Transfers – January 2003". BBC Sport. 31 January 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Torquay recruit Todd and Bedeau". BBC Sport. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Three in for City". NonLeagueDaily. 2 February 2009. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Salisbury bring Todd back on loan". BBC Sport. 27 November 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Defender Chris Todd signs for Newport County". South Wales Argus. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Seven players released by Torquay United". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  9. ^ "County swoop for dynamic duo". South Wales Argus. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Hockaday signs star Todd". forestgreenroversfc.com. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 1–1 Stockport County". BBC Sport. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Todd to undergo surgery". forestgreenroversfc.com. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Rovers' Todd Set For Surgery". Blue Square Football. 3 September 2011. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  14. ^ "Hereford United sign Forest Green defender Chris Todd on loan". BBC Sport. 8 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Dave Hockaday happy with Chris Todd return". BBC Sport. 11 November 2012.
  16. ^ "Busy time for Eastleigh". Non League Daily. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Chris Todd: Truro City sign former Eastleigh boss on short-term playing contracts". BBC Sport. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Gloucester City appoint Chris Todd as new manager". BBC Sport. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  19. ^ Todd sacked by Gloucester
  20. ^ Chris Todd Returns To Plainmoor, torquayunited.com, 21 September 2019
  21. ^ "Todd reveals leukaemia diagnosis". BBC Sport. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  22. ^ "Chris Todd column". BBC Sport. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  23. ^ a b Williams, Adam (4 December 2015). "Chris Todd: Eastleigh manager has alternative career options". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  24. ^ "Hereford United's Chris Todd sings for 'The Big C' choir at the Royal Albert Hall". Hereford Times. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.
  25. ^ "Games played by Chris Todd in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Chris Todd in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  27. ^ "Games played by Chris Todd in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  28. ^ "Games played by Chris Todd in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Chris Todd in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Chris Todd in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Chris Todd in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  32. ^ "Games played by Chris Todd in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Todd in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Todd in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  35. ^ a b "Eastleigh FC: Matches". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  36. ^ "Gloucester City AFC: Matches". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

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