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Chris Garland

Full name: Christopher Stephen Garland
Birthdate: 24.04.1949
Birthplace: Bristol
Position: Striker
Joined from: Chelsea
Signed by: Jimmy Bloomfield
Nationality: England
First game: Coventry City, 15.03.1975
Last game: Manchester United, 20.11.1976
Games: 63 (60 starts + 3 subs)
Goals: 19
Unofficial Games: 3 Unofficial Goals: 0
  • Player profile

    Bristol-born Garland came through the Bristol City ranks and turned professional with the Robins. He came bursting on to the scene and was soon a fans' favourite, earning a call-up for England U23s along the way.

    His early success as a teenager caught the interest of Chelsea, who signed him in August 1971 and he appeared for the London club in the League Cup final later that same season.

    City forked out just under £100,000 for his services when they were struggling to avoid relegation, but his arrival helped the Foxes do just that. He netted eight goals in the final ten games of that first season as a Fox.

    He played alongside Frank Worthington the following season but lost his place in the starting line-up, something which alerted his former club Bristol and they took him back to Ashton Gate. His second spell wasn't successful, but he did finish his career with 103 goals and was one of the few players to score for the same club in all four divisions.

    After his career it was revealed that he suffered from Parkinson's Disease and a number of testimonial matches were held in his honour.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1974-75Division One (old)108--------108
    1974_558_
    1975-76Division One (old)3043341----378
    1975_558_
    1976-77Division One (old)153--1-----163
    1976_558_
    Total55153351----63 19
    _558_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 15.03.1975 Division One (old) Coventry City (A) 2 - 2
    2 19.03.1975 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 1 - 1
    3 22.03.1975 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 3 - 2 3
    4 29.03.1975 Division One (old) Ipswich Town (A) 1 - 2
    5 31.03.1975 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 2 - 2 1
    6 01.04.1975 Division One (old) West Ham United (H) 3 - 0 2
    7 05.04.1975 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 4 - 0 2
    8 09.04.1975 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 0
    9 12.04.1975 Division One (old) Luton Town (A) 0 - 3
    10 19.04.1975 Division One (old) Derby County (H) 0 - 0
    11 16.08.1975 Division One (old) Birmingham City (H) 3 - 3
    12 27.08.1975 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 1 - 1 1
    13 30.08.1975 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 1 - 1
    14 06.09.1975 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 1 - 1
    15 09.09.1975 League Cup 2 Portsmouth (A) 1 - 1 1
    16 17.09.1975 League Cup 2 rep Portsmouth (H) 1 - 0
    17 20.09.1975 Division One (old) Norwich City (A) 0 - 2
    18 23.09.1975 Division One (old) Queens Park Rangers (A) 0 - 1
    19 27.09.1975 Division One (old) Coventry City (H) 0 - 3
    20 04.10.1975 Division One (old) Manchester United (A) 0 - 0
    21 08.10.1975 League Cup 3 Lincoln City (H) 2 - 1
    22 11.10.1975 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (H) 0 - 0
    23 25.10.1975 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 2 - 3
    24 01.11.1975 Division One (old) Everton (A) 1 - 1
    25 08.11.1975 Division One (old) Burnley (H) 3 - 2 1
    26 11.11.1975 League Cup 4 Burnley (A) 0 - 2
    27 15.11.1975 Division One (old) Sheffield United (A) 2 - 1
    28 22.11.1975 Division One (old) Ipswich Town (H) 0 - 0
    29 29.11.1975 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 1 - 1
    30 06.12.1975 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 0
    31 13.12.1975 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0
    32 26.12.1975 Division One (old) Derby County (H) 2 - 1
    33 27.12.1975 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 0 - 4
    34 03.01.1976 FA Cup 3 Sheffield United (H) 3 - 0 3
    35 10.01.1976 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 1 - 1
    36 17.01.1976 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 2 - 1
    37 24.01.1976 FA Cup 4 Bury (H) 1 - 0
    38 31.01.1976 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 1 - 0
    39 07.02.1976 Division One (old) Stoke City (A) 2 - 1
    40 14.02.1976 FA Cup 5 Manchester United (H) 1 - 2
    41 17.02.1976 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 0 - 1
    42 21.02.1976 Division One (old) Sheffield United (H) 1 - 1
    43 25.02.1976 Division One (old) Queens Park Rangers (H) 0 - 1
    44 27.03.1976 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 2 - 2
    45 17.04.1976 Division One (old) Derby County (A) 2 - 2 1
    46 20.04.1976 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 2 - 1
    47 24.04.1976 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 2 - 1 1
    48 21.08.1976 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 2 - 2 1
    49 24.08.1976 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 0 - 0
    50 28.08.1976 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 0 - 0
    51 01.09.1976 League Cup 2 Wrexham (A) 0 - 1
    52 04.09.1976 Division One (old) Everton (H) 1 - 1
    53 11.09.1976 Division One (old) Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 0
    54 18.09.1976 Division One (old) Queens Park Rangers (H) 2 - 2 1
    55 25.09.1976 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 0 - 2
    56 29.09.1976 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 1 - 0
    57 02.10.1976 Division One (old) Coventry City (A) 1 - 1
    58 16.10.1976 Division One (old) Bristol City (A) 1 - 0
    59 27.10.1976 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 0 - 1
    60 30.10.1976 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (A) 1 - 0
    61 06.11.1976 Division One (old) Norwich City (H) 1 - 1
    62 09.11.1976 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 1 - 5
    63 20.11.1976 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 1 - 1 1
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Chelsea £95,000 March 1975
    OUT  Bristol City £110,000 November 1976
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