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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 23 Years Old …  He started the first four games of the 2009–10 season, but lost his place to loanee David Button due to a groin injury, and played just six further games that season.
2010 24 Years Old He began the 2010–11 campaign as the "Shrews" preferred keeper following an injury to rival Ben Smith, but lost his first team place in November after 20 appearances, and only played a handful of games thereafter as a fit again Smith was preferred by manager Graham Turner.
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.
He joined Port Vale in July 2012.
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