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Chris Kiwomya

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Full nameChristopher Mark Kiwomya
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionForward

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Christopher Mark Kiwomya (born 2 December 1969 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire) is a former professional footballer of Ugandan descent, the brother of fellow player Andy Kiwomya.

He was at Ipswich Town as a trainee and played over 250 games, and was the club's top scorer in the 1991 92 season in which Ipswich were promoted from the old Second Division. In total he scored over 50 goals for the East Anglian club, working in partnership with Jason Dozzell. Whilst at Ipswich he played for England U21s, preventing him playing for the Uganda national team, which he qualified for through his parentage.

He signed for Arsenal in a £1.25million deal in February 1995, as one of George Graham's last signings for the club, along with John Hartson. He made his debut against Everton on 14 January 1995, but failed to make a lasting impression at Arsenal; although he scored three goals in 17 appearances in 1994 95, he did not play for the club again after that season. Graham had been sacked in February for a highly-publicised "bungs" incident, and Stewart Houston had remained in charge until the appointment of Bruce Rioch after the end of the season. The acquisition of Dennis Bergkamp, as well as competition from the likes of Ian Wright and Hartson, left Kiwomya way down the pecking order.

He spent 1996 97 on loan at Le Havre AC of France, making 7 appearances without scoring. He also spent time with Selangor FA in the Malaysian league. In August 1998, more than three years after his last game for Arsenal, he finally left Highbury on a free transfer and signed for QPR. He played for QPR for three seasons, scoring 30 times in almost 100 appearances before joining AaB Aalborg in Denmark in 2001, again on a free transfer. His contract was cancelled later that year after he failed to secure a first team place and he returned to England to trial for Grimsby Town and Sheffield United, but failed to secure a contract with either.

In July 2008 he was appointed as reserve team development coach at Ipswich Town. He left the position in May 2011.

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