744 Chris Bettney

Biography

Right sided striker Chris Bettney was an early signing of Mark Hateley’s ill-fated tenure, with the big man calling on his friendship with Sheffield United boss Nigel Spackman to claim the Chesterfield-born teenager on a half season loan. His pace and trickery were evident, but he offered little end product and scored only one goal in seven months at City, against Torquay in a horrendous 1-5 defeat on the Devon coast. When Spackman moved on in March 1998, Bettney was recalled by Sheffield United and signed a new contract.

Bettney had made a solitary first team appearance for the Blades prior to his spell at City, when he returned to Bramall Lane in 1998/99 (under the management of future City gaffer Steve Bruce) he failed to add to that most modest of tallies. He went on to play for Chesterfield, Rochdale and Macclesfield before drifting into the non-Leagues, where he played into his mid-30s.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 27 October 1977, Chesterfield
Hull City First Game: 27 September 1997, Scunthorpe United A (League Division Three), 19 years, 335 days old
Hull City Final Game: 21 March 1998, Cardiff City H (League Division Three), 20 years, 145 days old

Clubs

Sheffield United (1996-1999), Hull City (1997-1998, loan), Chesterfield (1999), Rochdale (1999-2000), Macclesfield Town (2000-2001), Worksop Town (2001-2002), Staveley Miners Welfare (2002), South Normanton Athletic (2002), Ilkeston Town (2002), Alfreton Town (2002-2006), Harrogate Town (2006-2008), Bradford Park Avenue (2008), Retford United (2008-2010), Worksop Town (2010-2011)

Hull City Record

Career: 33 apps, 1 goals

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1997/9828 (2)1--2 (0)0--1 (0)0

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