Kris Thackray

Kris Thackray
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988
Place of birth Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
KFC Uerdingen 05
Number 20
Youth career
1997–2004 Newcastle United
2006–2008 Reggina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Reggina 0 (0)
2008–2009Monopoli (loan) 27 (0)
2009–2010Ancona (loan) 10 (0)
2010–2011 Fidelis Andria 10 (0)
2010–2011Cosenza (loan) 12 (1)
2011–2012 Qormi 43 (5)
2013–2015 Alemannia Aachen 24 (1)
2015– KFC Uerdingen 05 25 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2016.

Kris Thackray (born 27 April 1988) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for KFC Uerdingen 05 in the Oberliga Niederrhein.


Thackray started his career with Newcastle United, but was released at the age of 16.[1] He signed for the then Italian Serie A side Reggina, after being spotted playing in tournament for England Colleges XI. He spent his first professional season on loan with Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Monopoli, where he was awarded Monopoli`s Player of the Season. He played on loan to Reggina's fellow Serie B side, Ancona[2] He played ten games at Ancona.

On July 2010 he was sold to Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Fidelis Andria in a co-ownership bid.[3][4] Later on January 2011 he was loaned to Cosenza, another club from Lega Pro Prima Divisione.[5] He scored his first professional goal for Cosenza against Pisa on 13 February.[6]

In July 2011 he ended his contract with Reggina for the chance to return home to England. After trialing with Huddersfield Town, Wrexham and Gateshead Thackray received an offer from Maltese Premier League side Qormi and signed in January 2012.


  1. "Geordie Kris keen on Italian job". BBC Sport. 2006-11-07.
  2. "Calciomercato: Addio a Rizzato. Arrivano in biancorosso Cosenza, Thackaray e Gerardi". 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  3. "Ufficiale: THACKRAY alla corte di Papagni". AS Andria BAT (in Italian). 16 July 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  4. "Trattative concluse" (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 2010-07-17. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  5. "UFFICIALE: Andria, preso Di Bari. Thackray al Cosenza" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
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