Chris Shields



Chris Shields

Midfield
  • Height 6' 1"
  • Age 31 years, 7 months
  • Place of Birth Dubin
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Stats based on games populated in our system. They can be viewed below

Chris’s Biography

Chris is a midfielder who began his career at St Francis FC before signing for Bray Wanderers. He made his league debut on the last day of the 2008 season in a 2-0 defeat away to Sligo Rovers. In 2009 he established himself as a stalwart in the midfield of Eddie Gormley's young Bray squad.

Chris scored his first goal for Bray in a 3-1 home defeat to Bohemians on 3 July 2009, also scoring in that season's FAI Cup quarter-final defeat to Longford Town. He continued to play a crucial role in the Seagull's fortunes, making 31 league appearances in 2010 and a further 29 in 2011.

In January 2012 Chris moved on from Bray, signing for new Dundalk boss Sean McCaffrey. It was a difficult year for the Lilywhites who avoided relegation thanks to a play-off win over Waterford United but Chris scored twice in 25 league appearances and followed that up in 2013 with a further 19 league outings as Dundalk reversed their fortunes and finished second behind champions St Patrick's Ath.

Chris and Dundalk went one better in the 2014 season, with Chris playing 28 league games as Dundalk won the league title on the last day of the season, beating Cork City 2-0 at Oriel Park. Chris re-signed for the Lilywhites for 2015 and went on to make 30 league appearances for the club as Dundalk once more won the Premier Division title. He also appeared in both Champions League ties, as the Lilywhites went out to BATE Borisov, and in the FAI Cup Final, in which they beat Cork City 1-0 after extratime.

Chris signed a new two-year deal with the Louth club in October 2015 and 2016 brought a third league title in a row with Chris making another 26 league appearances. He also played in ten of Dundalk's European games as they reached the group stage of the Europa League.

Shields would then sign back up with the Lilywhites for a seventh and eight season in October 2017, signing a deal that is set to run till the end of the 2019 campaign. Chris signed a new deal to run until the end of the 2021 season before the start of 2020.

Career Facts

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 16 2 1 - 1 1 - 1 3 - -
2020 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 16 - - - - 1 1 1 5 - -
2019 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 28 - - 1 - 2 1 1 7 - -
2018 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 30 3 - - - 3 3 1 7 - -
2017 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 20 - - - - 9 6 1 4 - -
2016 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 17 - - - - 10 8 1 4 2 -
2015 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 23 - - - - 10 7 1 5 - -
2014 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 27 - - - - 5 1 1 5 - -
2013 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 14 1 - - - 8 5 1 5 1 -
2012 PlayoffPlayoff Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 PremPremier Division Dundalk Dundalk 26 2 - - - - - - 8 1 -
2011 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray 29 1 - - - 1 - - 5 - -
2010 PlayoffPlayoff Bray Wanderers Bray 3 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray 26 1 - - - 6 - - 3 1 -
2009 PlayoffPlayoff Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray 24 1 - - - 6 - - 3 - -
2008 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 2 - - - - -
UEFA Champions League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2020-2021 CL QR11st Q Rd Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2016-2017 CL PlayoffPlayoff Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2016-2017 CL Q3Q3 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2016-2017 CL Q2Q2 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2015-2016 CL Q2Q2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - 1 1 - - - -
Presidents Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 President's Cup2021 Pres Cup Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2019 President's Cup2019 Pres Cup Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2018 Pres CupFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 Pres CupFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2015 Pres CupFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2020 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 4 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2019 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2018 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - 2 - - -
2016 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 3 - - - - 1 - 1 - - -
2015 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 3 1 - - - - - - - - -
2014 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 3 - - - - 1 1 1 - - -
2012 FRDomestic Dundalk Dundalk 5 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011 FRDomestic Bray Wanderers Bray 2 1 - - - 2 - - - - -
2010 FRDomestic Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 - - - - -
Setanta Sports Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014 SETA FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2014 SETA SFSF Dundalk Dundalk 2 1 - - - - - - 1 - -
2014 SETA QFQF Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2008 SETA Grp 2Grp 2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
FAI Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2020 FAI Cup FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2020 FAI Cup SFSF Dundalk Dundalk 1 1 - - 1 - - 1 - - -
2020 FAI Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2020 FAI Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2020 FAI Cup R1R1 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2019 FAI Cup SFSemi Final Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2019 2019 FAI QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2019 FAI R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2019 FAI R1R1 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2018 FAI Cup FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2018 FAI SFSF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2018 FAI QFQF Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2018 FAI R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2018 FAI R1R1 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup SFSF Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 2 2 1 - - -
2017 FAI Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup R1R1 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2016 FAI Cup FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2016 FAI Cup SFSF Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup R3R3 Dundalk Dundalk 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 FAI FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2015 FAI Cup SFSF Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2015 FAI Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 FAI Cup R3R3 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 FAI Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2014 FAI Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2014 FAI Cup R3R3 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 FAI Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 FAI Cup SFSF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - 1 -
2013 FAI Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2013 FAI Cup R3R3 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup SFSf Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup R3R3 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - 1 - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup R4R4 Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2011 FAI Cup R3R3 Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup QFQF Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R4R4 Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R3R3 Bray Wanderers Bray 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup SFSF Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup QFQF Bray Wanderers Bray 2 1 - - - - - - 1 - -
2009 FAI Cup R3R3 Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - 1 -
Europa League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2020-2021 EL Grp BGroup B Dundalk Dundalk 5 - 1 - - - - 1 1 - -
2020-2021 EL QR3QR3 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2020-2021 EL QR2QR2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2019-2020 EL QR 3QR3 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2018-2019 EL QR2QR2 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2018-2019 EL QR1QR1 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-2017 Europa Group DGrp D Dundalk Dundalk 4 - - - - 2 1 1 1 - -
2014-2015 EL QR2QR2 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2014-2015 EL QR1QR1 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
Leinster Senior Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2016 LS Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 LS Cup R4R4 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 LS Cup FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk - 1 - - - 1 1 - - - -
2015 LS Cup R4R4 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 LS Cup R4R4 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 LS Cup FinalFinal Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 LS Cup SFSF Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2010 LS Cup R1R1 Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - - -
League Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019 Lge Cup FFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2019 Lge Cup SFSF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2019 Lge Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - - 1 - - - -
2018 LG Cup R3QF Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 EA Cup FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2017 EA Cup SFSF Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 EA Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2017 EA Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2016 EA Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 EA Cup FinalFinal Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2014 EA Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2012 EA Cup QFQF Dundalk Dundalk 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - -
2012 EA Cup R2R2 Dundalk Dundalk 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2010 EA Cup R2R2 Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2010 EA Cup R1R1 Bray Wanderers Bray - 1 - - - 1 - - - - -
UEFA Champions League Qualifiers
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022-2023 CL QR1QR1 Linfield Linfield 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2021-2022 CL QR11st Q Rd Linfield Linfield 2 - 1 - - - - - 1 - -
2019-2020 CL QR2QR2 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2019-2020 CL QR1QR1 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2017-2018 CL QR2QR2 Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Unite the Union Champions Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019 UTUFinal Dundalk Dundalk 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Europa Conference League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021-2022 ECL 2QR2QR Linfield Linfield 1 - - - - - - - - - -