Chris Rowney

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Chris Rowney
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-02-14) 14 February 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Curzon Ashton
Youth career
000?–2009 Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
2009–2010 Oldham Athletic 1 (0)
2010–2011 Mossley 45 (8)
2011–2012 Woodley Sports ? (?)
2012–2013 Mossley ? (?)
2013– Curzon Ashton ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 19:35, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Chris Rowney (born 14 February 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Curzon Ashton.

Association football Team field sport

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Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

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Rowney made his debut on 1 September 2009 for Oldham Athletic in their 2–1 home defeat to Accrington Stanley in the Football League Trophy, replacing Andy Holdsworth in the 62nd minute as a substitute. [1]

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He was one of six players released by Oldham at the end of his contract in June 2010. [2] Rowney then went on to sign for Mossley later that same month. [3] Mossley manager, Shaun Higgins commented on Rowney after he signed stating; "Chris is a very talented young player. Several offers came his way but he has chosen a different path for now and we are delighted that he has agreed to sign for us." [3]

Mossley A.F.C. English football club

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After a season with Mossley, Rowney moved to Woodley Sports in August 2011 but returned to Mossley in August 2012. [4]

In 2013, he joined Curzon Ashton.

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  1. "Oldham 1 - 2 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  2. "Latics release Whitaker". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 14 May 2010. Archived from the original on 18 May 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  3. 1 2 "Two more for Higgins". Non-League Daily. 7 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  4. "Squad Now Complete". Mossley A.F.C. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.