Hipster goalies – Chris Woods

From the GK Union page, “Chris Woods“:

“With a career spanning over 22 years in top flight football and an impressive 43 full England appearances to his name, this Lincolnshire shot stopper was well respected in the professional game and amounting to an impressive 603 career matches under his belt.

Woods’ career started at Nottingham Forest back in 1976 but with very limited opportunities he soon moved on to QPR and then Norwich City where he clocked up over 200 appearances for the Canaries. A move in 1986 saw Woods move North of the border and he destination was Glasgow Rangers where, over 5 seasons, played 173 times winning the Scottish title and League Cup in his first season. During this time a record was achieved in that Woods played a phenomenal 1196 minutes of competitive football without conceding a goal. This record was later beaten by Van Der Saar at Manchester United in 2009.

Woods headed South once again and in 1991 he transferred in a £1.2million deal to Sheffield Wednesday to join Trevor Francis and his team.

In the 1995-96 season, Woods was replaced by Kevin Pressman in the Owl’s goal and after a loan spell at Reading he made the trip to the States to play for Colorado Rapids. Woods eventually retired from top flight football in 1998 after spells playing for Burnley and Sunderland.

After a distinguished playing career for both club and country Woods took up the post as Everton’s Head Goalkeeping Coach where he remains today. With his connections across the pond, Woods is also the Head Goalkeeper Coach for the USA National team.”


Chris Woods, Nottingham Forest, Top Trumps


Winning the Milk Cup with Norwich City (I was there to see this)


With Rangers