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Chris Carruthers

Chris Carruthers
Carruthers playing for York City
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Paul Carruthers
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionDefender, midfielder
Club information
Current clubGateshead

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Christopher Paul "Chris" Carruthers (born 19 August 1983) is an English footballer who plays for Gateshead as a defender or midfielder.

Carruthers started his career with the Northampton Town youth system and he made his first team debut in 2001. He had loans with Hornchurch, Kettering Town and Bristol Rovers, joining the latter permanently in 2005 after making over 80 appearances for Northampton. His three seasons with the club included an appearance in the successful League Two play-off Final, which came before his release in 2008. He signed for Conference National team Oxford United and after one season was loaned to Crawley Town. He then joined York City on loan and signed for them permanently in 2010. After his release by York, Carruthers joined Gateshead in July 2011.

He represented the England national under-20 team and played at the 2003 Toulon Tournament and the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. He earned 14 caps for the team.

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