He played in the past with varying degrees of success for Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and Celtic. Since the winter of 2006 was signed to the now long 1 meter from the Brit 92 Premiership degraded Birmingham City.
Chris Sutton had its heyday as a footballer at Blackburn Rovers, leaving him in July 1994 for £ 5 million weggekocht was at Norwich City for which he had made 35 goals in 103 matches. Along with football legend Alan Shearer he formed two seasons the most dangerous aanvalsduo in England to give The Rovers together with teammates in1995 its first League title in 81 years.
In 1999 made Sutton after the degradation of Blackburn in the Premiership switched to the ambitious Chelsea that as much as £ 10 million for him neertelde. This stay was with only one goal in 28 League matches-despite winning the FA Cup -a big disappointment, then in the summer of 2000 for £ 6 million was taken over by the Scottish Club Celtic . Sutton served In Scotland under the leadership of success manager Martin O'Neill successfully for five years as a second striker. Here he found his quality as scorer, witness 63 hits in 130 regular season games.
The Englishman was In 2004 by his fellow football players from the Scottish Premier League elected as Scottish Player of the Year. During the five and a half years that he played for Celtic he managed to win three Scottish championships and 4 Scottish Cups. In addition he lost in 2003 with Celtic-the UEFA Cupfinal against FC PortoPortuguese.
After the arrival of Gordon Strachan as new Celtic manager in the summer of 2005 hit Sutton lost his place in a short time, after which he decided to leave for the aforementioned Birmingham City. The Blues also continued his playing time and limited his input, however, and it was one of the reasons why-and by the degradation of Birmingham City-the question at which club he would be under contract next season. After a clubloze period pulled rival Aston Villa led by old friend Martin O'Neill the Englishman to the beginning of October 2006. A year later he stopped playing football. Chris Sutton made a total of 147 League matches in League goals in 402.
In 2009 he was head coach of Lincoln City.