Chris Lyons


Player Profile

Age: 28 years, 8 months

Place of Birth: Dublin

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Forward

Height: 5' 9"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Dec 2017 Present Drogheda United
Nov 2016 Dec 2017 Shelbourne
Aug 2016 Nov 2016 Bray Wanderers
Jan 2016 Jul 2016 Sligo Rovers
Dec 2014 Nov 2015 Bray Wanderers
Feb 2014 Dec 2014 Shamrock Rovers
Nov 2012 Oct 2013 Bohemians
Jan 2011 Oct 2012 UCD


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Chris developed at Dublin schoolboy club Belvedere before joining Martin Russell at UCD where he first appeared for the senior team in 2011. He made his senior debut for UCD in a league game away to Derry City on September 9th 2011. By the end of 2011 he had made 5 league appearances and scored twice, against Galway United and Dundalk. In 2012 he made 23 league appearances, scoring just once, and at the end of the season he left UCD to sign for Bohemians.

Chris scored four goals in 20 league appearances as Bohemians finished ninth in the 2013 Premier Division and in February 2014 he joined the Shamrock Rovers B team ahead of their inaugural season in the First Division. Chris played n 20 of the Hoops' second team's 28 First Division fixtures and was top-scorer with six goals, but it would prove to be their only season of league football and Rovers declined to enter the 2015 First Division.

Chris returned to Premier Division football in 2015 when he signed for Alan Mathews at Bray Wanderers in December 2014. He went on to make thirty league appearances for the Seagulls, scoring twice in the process, as Bray finished eighth in the Premier Division. He left the club at the end of the season and went on to sign for Dave Robertson's Sligo Rovers in January 2016.

Chris went on to make six league appearances, scoring once in a 1-1 draw with Finn Harps, before leaving Sligo Rovers in July 2016 and joining Bray Wanderers after a late u-turn as he was set to join Drogheda United. He made 7 appearances fro Bray scoring once in the second half of the season.

In November 2016 Chris announced he had signed with Shelbourne for the 2016 season. In December 2017, Chris signed for Drogheda United. In November 2018, Chris re-signed with the club for the 2019 season. Chris scored 8 goals in 29 games during the 2019 season. Chris signed a new contract with Drogheda following their promotion to the Premier Division in November 2020. In December 2021, Chris signed a new deal with Drogheda having made 27 appearances in 2021.

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