Chris Neal

Professional Footballer

Christopher Michael "Chris" Neal is an English football goalkeeper who plays for League Two side Port Vale. He began his career at Preston North End, making his Football League debut in February 2005, having previously impressed in a brief loan spell at Conference club Tamworth. He had short loan spells at Shrewsbury Town and Morecambe in the 2006–07 season as a covering player, before he was signed by Shrewsbury Town permanently in July 2009.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Neal.


1985 Birth Born on October 23, 1985.


2004 18 Years Old Neal began his career at Preston North End, signing professional forms under Billy Davies at the start of the 2004–05 season.
2005 19 Years Old 1 More Event
He went on loan to Conference club Tamworth in January 2005. … Read More


2006 20 Years Old 1 More Event
He was linked to a move to Oldham Athletic in July 2006, but again no move materialized.
2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 25 Years Old He made his first League Two appearance of the 2011–12 season on 8 October, but remained between the sticks for the rest of the season, as Shrewsbury won promotion as the division's runners-up.
2012 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He failed to agree fresh terms with Shrewsbury, having only been offered a one-year deal, and instead signed a two-year contract with Port Vale in July 2012, having impressed manager Micky Adams in a match between the two clubs some months earlier. … Read More
2013 27 Years Old Neal made a strong start to the 2013–14 season before injuring his wrist at the end of November. … Read More
2014 28 Years Old Neal started the 2014–15 season on the bench, as Johnson was selected for the season opener. … Read More
2015 29 Years Old He missed the start of the 2015–16 season after picking up an ankle injury in pre-season, and only returned to match fitness at the end of October. … Read More


2016 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He joined Doncaster Rovers on loan in February 2016, and then Bury the following month.
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