Chris Riggott is an English football defender born on September 1, 1980 in Derby. He has been nicknamed “Chris” in the football circuit.
Chris Riggott is a part of the England Under-21 national team, and has capped nine times for the team.
Chris Riggott kick started his football career as a youth player at Derby County, while attending Saint Benedict School in Derby. Under the coaching of future England manager, Steve McClaren, and Boro coaches, Steve Round and Bill Beswick, he performed brilliantly for the club, which earned him the title Derby's Player of the Year for the 2000-01 season. During his tenure with the club, he made 91 appearances contributing five goals.
Chris Riggott switched to Middlesbrough in January 2003, and became fans favorite in a short span of time. He scored two goals in his second appearance in the Tees-Wear derby against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, which helped his team win the match 3-0. He was a part of the final squad when Middlesbrough clinched the League Cup in 2004, and made his presence felt in 32 matches during the 2004-05 season. In the consecutive triumphant season, during which the club made it to the Union of Europeans Football Association (UEFA) Cup final, Chris Riggott played a crucial role as a defender, and was considered as one of the exceptional players the club could boast of.
Chris Riggott went on loan to Stoke City in February 2008, and appeared in 9 matches during his brief acquaintance with the club. Middlesbrough had the privilege of having him back on May 2, 2008. As of August 2008, he has represented the club in 81 matches scoring five goals.