Chris Sutton

Where is Chris Sutton now?

After a 16-year playing career which included goalscoring heroics at Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers, an underwhelming spell at Chelsea and then legendary status in Scotland at Celtic, Chris Sutton retired from playing in 2007.

After moving to Stamford Bridge for £10 million when Blackburn Rovers were relegated in 1999, Sutton struggled to find the scoresheet and nearly moved to Leeds United within weeks of his move.

He stayed on at the club in an attempt to justify his huge price tag but signed for Scottish giants Celtic just a year later and rediscovered his scoring touch.

During his career, Sutton won a whole host of trophies including the Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers and the Scottish Premier League title on four occasions with Celtic.

He also won the Scottish Cup three times and the Scottish League Cup during his time at Parkhead.

Internationally Sutton made just one appearance for the England national side in 1997 but refused to play for the England B team and was never selected again.

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After a couple of years out of football Sutton made a return to the game in 2009 when he was surprisingly appointed as Lincoln City manager, beating a number of more experienced candidates.

Despite guiding his side away from relegation in his first season he left the club in September 2010 for family reasons.

Sutton now appears as a regular pundit during televised Celtic games on BT Sport as well as working as a match analyst on their popular Saturday afternoon Score programme.

He has also provided punditry for the BBC on their Final Score show and on the radio with 5Live as well as writing a regular column for the Scottish newspaper The Daily Record.

Follow Chris Sutton on Twitter @chris_sutton73

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Chris Sutton: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionStriker
Appearances255
Goals83
Yellow Cards47
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Norwich City

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com