Chris Sulley Player Profile

Player Details

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1986-87 8 0 3 0 37.5% 25.0% 37.5%
Totals: 8 (0) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 29/11/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 2
 19/11/86 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 0
 15/11/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
 01/11/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
 29/10/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals

 List of Goals Scored

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 29/11/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 2
 19/11/86 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 15/11/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 01/11/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 29/10/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 27/09/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 20/09/86 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  5 - 1
 17/09/86 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Lens (A)  0 - 1


Chris began his career with Chelsea in 1978, playing at Stamford Bridge at the same time as future teammate Eamonn Bannon, but left the London club without playing a league match in March 1981 to sign for Fourth Division side Bournemouth. The Cherries won promotion to the Third Division and won the 1984 Football League Trophy during Sulley's six seasons there.

In June 1986 Jim McLean brought the left-back to Tannadice, but it wasn't until September that he made his competitive debut, in the UEFA Cup first round tie away to RC Lens. He was in the side occasionally over the next three months, but after a spell in the reserves, he went to Blackburn Rovers, initially on a one-month loan but he then signed for them and stayed there for the next five years.

In the latter stages of his career, Chris played for Port Vale and Preston North End before retiring in 1994. After coaching at Preston and Blackburn, he joined Bolton Wanderers as a youth coach in 2000.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.


September 17th, 1986
RC Lens 1 - 0 Dundee United

UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)


  • Date of Birth

    Chris was born on this date in Camberwell, England.

  • Signed For Dundee United

  • First Team Debut

    Lens 1 - 0 Dundee United
    UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)

    Defeat in Lens, our first of the season, was at least not irreversible in view of tonight’s second leg. The first half failings we have experienced so much this season were again in evidence as the Fr

  • League Debut

    Hamilton 1 - 5 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    We stretched our unbeaten domestic run to 11 matches this term, though this proved the least demanding outing against an Accies' side obviously lacking confidence after their dismal start to life in t

  • Last Appearance

    Falkirk 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Our first visit to Brockville on Premier business will certainly not kindle fond memories. On top of a European tie in midweek we were deprived of the services of Maurice Malpas, Eamonn Bannon and Kev

  • Left the Club