Birth date 8 Nov 1981 (37 years)
Nationality New Zealand New Zealand
Position Forward
Nickname Chris

Christopher John KillenChristopher Killen> is a New Zealand international football player who plays as a striker for Shenzhen Ruby FC, a Chinese Super League club.

Chris, as he is fondly known as, played for Miramar Rangers during his youth days in Wellington. After a brief stint with Manchester City, he joined the youth academy of the city and in 2000; he made his debut during a loan spell at Wrexham. The next year, he got loaned to Port Vale and in 2002, he joined Oldham Athletic for 250,000 pounds. However, due to persistent injury, he failed to make up his mark and was released from the team on a free transfer. In 2006, Christopher joined Hibernian team on a free transfer and scored 11 goals for the team.

Throughout his football career, Killen played for many of the professional clubs, professionally and also on loan basis. The teams he played for are Miramar Rangers, Manchester City, Wrexham, Port Vale, Oldham Athletic, Hibernian, Celtic and Norwich City.

Having a height of six feet, Chris offers a vital presence to a powerfully built forward line with the likes of Chris Wood and Rory Fallon. In 2009, he was named as a part of the FIFA Confederations Cup at the New Zealand squad on a tour to South Africa. He scored twice in the final warm up match, with 4-3 defeat against World champions in Italy. He even made his mark by beating Bahrain in a two legged Asia and Oceania playoff qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2010.

Career Highlights

Chris won the OFC Nations Cup twice in 2002 and in 2008. He also won the Scottish Premier League once in 2007-08 season.