Jump to content
  • Player Archive

    Sign in to follow this  

    Christopher Shelly Anderson

    Surname Anderson
    Forename(s) Christopher Shelly
    Position(s) Right winger
    Attributes

    5'6" 9st.12lb.
    b. Rosie, Fife 28 January 1928
    d. Derby 20 July 1996
     

    Career

    Debut 18 November 1950 (22y 294d) Final Game 19 April 1952 (24y 82d)
    First Goal 25 April 1951
    CAREER: Lochore Welfare;Blackburn Rovers Aug'50 (£150);Kidderminster Harriers;Nelson Feb'53;Stockport County Jun'53[34];Southport Jul'54[28];Lion Brewery Nov'55;Blackburn West Oct'56;Witton Athletic ’57;Highfield Athletic.
     

    Playing Statistics

    FL    13 apps  1 gl
    LC     4 apps
     

    Summary

    There was never a doubt that Anderson could dribble a football. An outstanding trial took him into the reserves where he quickly performed the feat that made him an Ewood legend. Losing his chewing gum he retraced his steps with the ball under control and retrieved it, retaining possession the whole time. When he demoralised Manchester City on his debut spectators detected a second Stanley Matthews. The reality was that he was a maverick who liked the high life and had no discipline. Sent back into non-league football he resurrected his career at Stockport and Southport and once again squandered it. Back in Blackburn he worked at Lion Brewery, playing locally as a permit player until an incident with a referee all but terminated his career. He was licensee of the George and Dragon and the XL Hotel in Garstang. In 1963 he drove in the Monte Carlo Rally but crashed out.  He died in an old people's home in Derby where he had a foot amputated because of gangrene.

    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.