Chris Makin


Where is Chris Makin now?

Regarded as a cult hero at Sunderland, Chris Makin retired from playing professionally in 2008 on advice from his doctor after failing to overcome a hip injury.

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He will always be remembered on Tyneside for his ability to hit row Z from ambitious long range efforts.

Sunderland fans would even shout ‘Shoot’, in irony every time he ventured into the opposition’s half.

Makin is one of only a handful of players to have played in the French Ligue 1 in recent years when he turned out for Marseille in 1996-97.

Although he retired from playing in 2008, Makin did come out of retirement briefly in 2010 when he turned out for non league side Radcliffe Borough.

Since retiring from playing, Makin has worked in property management, looking after the properties he invested in during his playing days.

He also works as a sports analyst and commentator for Qatar broadcaster Al-Kass TV.

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Chris Makin: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored2
Yellow Cards17
Red Cards3
Premier League Teams Played forIpswich, Oldham, Sunderland

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