Full Name: Christopher William Swailes

Dob: 19-10-1970

Pob: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, GB

Position: Centre Back

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1986-87 0 0
1987-88 0 0
1988-89 0 0
1989-90 0 0
1990-91 0 0
1994-95 4 0
1995-96 4(1) 0
1996-97 27 1
1997-98 4(2) 0
TOTALS 39(3) 1

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Ipswich Town July 1986 March 1991 Youth Team
Peterborough United March 1991 August 1991 £10,000
Boston United August 1991 March 1992 £8,000
Birmingham City March 1992 August 1993 Free
Guisborough Town August 1993 October 1993 Free
Doncaster Rovers October 1993 March 1995 Free
Ipswich Town March 1995 November 1997 £225,000
Bury November 1997 June 2001 £200,000
Rotherham United June 2001 July 2005 Free
Oldham Athletic July 2005 March 2007 Free
Hamilton Academical March 2007 June 2009 Free
Gateshead June 2009 May 2010 Free
Blyth Spartans June 2010 June 2011 Free
Dunston UTS June 2011 - -
Morpeth Town - - -

(11) Comments

  • Chris has been appointed manager at Dunston UTS having played for the FA Vase winning team in 2012

  • Won an FA Vase winners medal this afternoon, becoming the oldest ever goal scorer in a Wembley final at the same time, as Morpeth Town beat Hereford United 4-1.


  • On his way to Wembley (again) with Morpeth as they face Hereford United in the FA Vase final on Sunday May 22nd.


  • Now playing for Morpeth Town and possibly on his way to a third FA Vase final.

  • Found two nice clips of Chris Swailes on you tube one called

    Chris Swailes' Perfect Swansong |FATV

    & Dunstan Uts 2-0 West Auckland Town

    Both are from 2012. The first ones is an interview where he talks briefly about Ipswich & the second one is the the FA Vase final at Wembley where he has a goal disallowed.

    Made 17 appearances for Dunston UTS in 2013/14 season so is still going strong at the sprightly age of 43.

  • Looking at Rothmans, Bridlington made the Vase Final in 1993 (not 92), but Chris is not included in the team that played in the final. He may have played in earlier rounds as played a total of 5 games for the Yorkshire side A picture of him on the Bridlington website -

  • Total appearances for Blyth Spartans 47 plus 1 as sub and 2 goals.

    Moved to Dunston UTS om June 10th 2011. Still at Dunston now, helped Dunston win the FA Vase in May 2012.

    Northern League and BBC Radio Newcastle player of the year 2011-2012.

    According to Dunston website also won the FA Vase whilst at Bridlington in May 1992 -His spells at Birmingham (and also Kettering) seem to be on loan from Boston.

    He then moved to Bridlington and went on loan to Guisborough, He then followed the Bridlington chairman to Doncaster Rovers.

  • After spending last season at Gateshead, Chris has now moved to Blyth Spartans for 10/11, where he will combine playing with coaching

  • Chris has signed a new one year deal with Hamilton- keeping him there till the end of 08/09 season- he was planning to take a coaching job in Gran Canaria.

  • I have emailed Soccerbase on this also. The figure quoted for Swailes` transfer from Doncaster to Ipswich in 1995 is incorrect. Accessing George Burley`s list of transfers at shows that only £150000 was paid for him, not £225000. I hope you will be reviewing this information. Thanks.

  • Chris Cordy-Allen Tuesday 05-02-2008

    Scored an own goal on his debut agaist villa

Contract Info

  • Chris Swailes joined Ipswich Town + Signed Schoolboy Forms in July 1986

    He signed YTS Forms with Ipswich Town in July 1987 ( Until June 1989 )

    He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in July 1989 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown

    He joined Peterborough United from Ipswich Town in March 1991 - For A Fee Of £10,000 + The Contract Period Is Unknown

    He rejoined Ipswich Town from Doncaster Rovers in March 1995 - For A Fee Of £225,000 + The Contract Period Is Unknown

    He joined Bury Town from Ipswich Town in November 1997 - For A Fee Of £200,000 + The Contract Period Is Unknown

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