Christopher Grant Wood better-known as Chris Wood is a professional footballer from New Zealand who currently plays as a striker for English Premier League club Burnley and served as the vice-captain of New Zealand.
Early Life & Youth Career
Chris Wood was born to Grant and Julie Wood on 7 December 1991 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is Kiwis by nationality and born in the early of December, his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
At his early age, he landed his steps into the world of football, started his career with Cambridge FC, and then played for Waikato FC junior club for one season.
Chris Wood started his senior career Waikato FC and Hamilton Wanderers earlier playing to Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in 2009. He spent the majority of his career with West Bromwich Albion and while playing the club, he was loaned to Barnsley (2010), Brighton & Hove Albion (2010-11), Birmingham City (2011-12), Bristol City (2012), Millwall (2012), and Leicester City (2013).
In 2013, he was permanently transferred to Leicester City where he had 12 goals in 52 appearances. For 2015 season, he moved to Ipswich Town and appeared in 8 games without scoring any goal.
Chris Wood then agreed to play with Yorkshire club Leeds United on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee. His fee reported being around $4 million. On 21 August 2017, Chris Wood signed four years of the permanent deal with Burnley, reported to be around $20.4 million.
Chris Wood has been capped more than 50 times for the New Zealand national team, 23 goals. Moreover, he also represented his nation at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Personal Life & Affair
Chris Wood married his long-term girlfriend on 14 July 2015. Since getting married, the lovely couple is happily in their conjugal life. He has not talked about his children.
Besides his career, he has hobbies of shooting, skiing, and cycling. He is quite connected with his family. He is close to his sister Chelsey Wood who was an accomplished footballer and represented New Zealand at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Chris Wood has reached the age of 25 now. He has a good height of 6 feet 3 inch, which is around 1.91m. He has a balanced weight of 208 lbs.
Chris Wood has proved himself one of the sparkling stars of the football world. His current and highest transfer fee is known to be around $7.17 million.
As per the sources, his wages might be around $250 thousand or less per year. His net worth might be around $3 million but no sites have revealed about it.