Chris Gunter facts for kids
Gunter with Wales in 2016
|Full name||Christopher Ross Gunter|
|Date of birth||21 July 1989|
|Place of birth||Newport, Wales|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Current club||Charlton Athletic|
|2009||→ Nottingham Forest (loan)||8||(0)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Christopher Ross Gunter (born 21 July 1989) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a defender for Charlton Athletic and the Wales national team. An attacking full back, he is capable of playing on both flanks but usually plays on his preferred right side.
He joined Cardiff City's youth system and was signed by Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur for £4 million in January 2008. Rarely used at Tottenham, he returned to the Championship with Nottingham Forest, initially on loan, before joining Reading in 2012. He made 314 appearances for Reading before being released in 2020 and moving to Charlton Athletic.
Gunter has been a Welsh international since under-17 level and holds the record as the second youngest debutant for the under-21 team. He made his full international debut in 2007. He was part of the Wales squad that reached the semi-finals at UEFA Euro 2016, also featuring at Euro 2020. In 2017 he was named Welsh Footballer of the Year. He beat Neville Southall's record of 92 caps in 2018, and in 2021 became the first Welshman to earn 100 caps.
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