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Name Chris Humphrey
Position Midfielder
Squad number 7
Height 5′ 11″
Weight 11st 6lbs
Born September 19, 1987
Birthplace St Catherine
Nationality Jamaica
Int Caps 2
Int Goals 0
twitter @Chrishumphrey7

Biography

Another one of Jim Gannon’s recruits from the English game, Chris Humphrey arrived at Fir Park on an initial three-year deal from Shrewsbury Town.

The winger began his career at his home-town club Walsall before joining West Bromwich Albion in 2004.

He spent two years with the Baggies before attracting the attention of Shrewsbury Town in a reserve match between the two teams.

Within a matter of days he signed for the Shrews on a short-term deal until the end of the season and made his debut as a substitute in a 1-0 defeat to Lincoln City.

Chris also came off the bench in the League Two play-off final at Wembley, although the Shrews missed out on promotion, losing 3-1 to Bristol Rovers.

Nevertheless, he impressed enough to earn a longer deal and soon agreed a one-year extenstion to his contract, keeping him at New Meadow until the summer of 2008.

The winger joined Conference side Stafford Rangers on a month’s loan in November and it proved to be a good move,  as on his return to Shrewsbury he began to make an impact in the first team, so much so that he was rewarded with a one-year contract extension.

Chris enjoyed another good season for Shrewsbury, by now under the leadership of Paul Simpson, and he scored his first senior goal in a 1-1 draw against Brentford in October 2008.  Shrews made it to Wembley for a second year in a row but again missed out on promotion once again after a 1-0 defeat to Gillingham.

Humphrey chose to leave the Shrews when his contract expired in the summer and despite interest from Championship side Blackpool, hejoined Jim Gannon’s revolution at Fir Park on a three-year deal.

His debut came in the 8-1 Europa League demolition of Flamurtari at the Excelsior Stadium but a combination of injuries and personal problems kept the winger on the sidelines in first year in Scotland with the majority of his appearances coming from the bench.

The 2010’11 season however brought a fresh start for the winger though and he finally started showing what he was capable of as he cemented a regular starting place and providing the team with a pacy attacking threat on a more consistent basis.

Chris netted his first goal for ‘Well in a 3-1 win over St Mirren in October 2010 and would go on to net three more before the season was out, including a goal in the 3-0 win over Dundee Utd as the Steelmen made it to the 2011 Scottish Cup Final.

Humphrey’s pace has frightened defenders and attracted the attention of scouts in equal measure and throughout his time in Lanarkshire the winger has found himself subject of transfer speculation from clubs such as Liverpool and both halves of the Old Firm.

His form has also saw international suitors with Jamaica and Scotland at one point reportedly vying to cap the fleet-footed forward. In the end it was Chris’ country of birth who called him up first and he has two caps to his name for the Reggae Boyz.

In early 2013 Chris made his 150th appearances for the Steelmen in the narrow loss to Celtic.  Humphrey would enjoy further good memories against the eventual league winners netting in a memorable 2-1 win for ‘Well in February ’13.

In his most consistent season yet at Fir Park Chris ended his campaign on a high scoring a sensational goal in a 2-0 victory over Ross County that saw him run almost the full length of Fir Park before slotting the ball past former ‘Well keeper Michael Fraser.

Motherwell Appearances

Season Started Sub On Goals Yellow Card Red Card
2012/13 37 2 3 1 0
2011/12 24 16 2 1 0
2010/11 45 6 4 3 0
2009/10 9 24 0 0 0
Total 115 48 9 5 0

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