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Chris Llewellyn
Full name Christopher Mark Llewellyn
Nationality Wal Wales
Caps (goals) 6 (1)
Rovers apps (goals)a 14 (3)
Position Midfielder/Forward
Date of birth 28 August 1979 (Age 44)
in Swansea
Height 5 ft 11 in
Joined
February 2003 from Norwich City (loan)
Left
May 2003 to join Norwich City
Senior clubs
Norwich City
Bristol Rovers
Wrexham
Hartlepool United
Wrexham
Grimsby Town
Neath
Llanelli
Aberystwyth Town
West End
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 22/05/2013

Chris Llewellyn is a midfielder and forward who joined Rovers on loan from Norwich City in February 2003 until the end of the 2002-03 season. He scored three times in fourteen League games before returning to Norwich in May 2003.

He made his debut for Rovers on 22 February 2003, when he scored a late equaliser in a 1–1 draw with Macclesfield Town, and also scored twice in a 3–2 defeat to Wrexham on 12 April. His goals brought Rovers level after being 2–0 down to The Robins, but Wrexham snatched the win in the 88th minute.

He has been capped six times by the Welsh national team, and fourteen times by the under-21s.

Career[]

Chris started out as a trainee with Norwich City, and progressed through to their professional ranks in 1996. He made 142 League appearances for Norwich, scoring seventeen times, before going on loan to Rovers. He was released by The Canaries almost immediately after returning from loan, and he joined Wrexham in the summer of 2003.

He spent two years at Wrexham, before moving to Hartlepool United for the 2005–06 season, where he played 29 League games without scoring. He re-joined Wrexham in 2006, and after a further two years which brought his appearance total for the Welsh club up to 170 League games, he signed for Grimsby Town in 2008. He played in 28 League games for The Mariners, but returned to Wales in the summer of 2009 to join Welsh Premier League side Neath Athletic. After a year with Neath his contract was terminated by mutual consent, enabling him to sign for fellow Welsh Premier side Llanelli.

His 2011–12 season was hampered by a lengthy injury layoff, leading him to be loaned out to Aberystwyth Town in January to get some matches under his belt. He made just one start in the league and nine substitute appearances for Llanelli, scoring once, and two starts for Aberystwyth that season.

He ended his playing career with Swansea-based club West End, where he spent the 2012–13 season, picking up the Welsh Football League Division One title and retiring from the game as a champion. He also moved into a full-time coaching role alongside his playing duties, working in the youth set-up at Swansea City.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1996–97 Norwich City 0 0
1997–98 Norwich City 15 4
1998–99 Norwich City 31 2
1999–00 Norwich City 36 3
2000–01 Norwich City 42 8
2001–02 Norwich City 13 0
2002–03 Norwich City 5 0
2002–03 Bristol Rovers (loan) 14 3
2003–04 Wrexham 46 8
2004–05 Wrexham 45 7
2005–06 Hartlepool United 29 0
2006–07 Wrexham 39 9
2007–08 Wrexham 40 3
2008–09 Grimsby Town 28 0
2009–10 Neath Athletic 34 9
2010–11 Llanelli 14 3
2011–12 Llanelli 10 1
2011–12 Aberystwyth Town (loan) 2 0
2012–13 West End ? ?


Record against Rovers[]

Chris has only ever played against Bristol Rovers once in his career, for Wrexham in 2006 in a game that saw him score and get sent off.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
28 October 2006 Wrexham The Racecourse Ground 2–0 to Wrexham Scored after 22 mins. Sent off after 65
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