Charlie Christie - Player Profile


Full Name:Charles Christie
Born:March 30th, 1966 (Inverness, Scotland)
Height:1.75
Position:attacking midfielder
Signed:July 1st, 1994
First Manager:Sergei Baltacha
Left Club:May 31st, 2004
Career Stats: 312 appearances, 34 goals
Full Debut: September 3rd, 1994 - Albion Rovers 0 - 1 Inverness CT (League - (Div 3))
First Goal: November 19th, 1994 - Inverness CT 2 - 1 Albion Rovers (League - (Div 3))
Also Played For:Celtic

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2003/04  SFL First Division 3 (3) 0 - 0 0 66.7% 16.7% 16.7%
 2002/03  SFL First Division 15 (14) 2 0.07 1 0 55.2% 10.3% 34.5%
 2001/02  SFL First Division 38 (3) 3 0.07 5 0 39.0% 22.0% 39.0%
 2000/01  SFL First Division 37 (5) 2 0.05 3 0 38.1% 31.0% 31.0%
 1999/00  SFL First Division 30 (7) 1 0.03 3 0 37.8% 27.0% 35.1%
 1998/99  SFL Second Division 36 (1) 4 0.11 - - 56.8% 21.6% 21.6%
 1997/98  SFL Second Division 15 (2) 1 0.06 - - 35.3% 29.4% 35.3%
 1996/97  SFL Third Division 36 (3) 3 0.08 - - 61.5% 17.9% 20.5%
 1995/96  SFL Third Division 31 (5) 12 0.33 - - 33.3% 38.9% 27.8%
 1994/95  SFL Third Division 26 (2) 6 0.21 - - 25.0% 35.7% 39.3%
267 (45) 34 0.11

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Aug 23rd, 2003 League  (A)  vs. St. Johnstone 2 - 1
 Aug 16th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 0 - 0
 Aug 12th, 2003 Challenge Cup  (A)  vs. Peterhead 2 - 1
 Apr 12th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 1 - 2
 Mar 8th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Ross County 2 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 May 10th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 2
 Aug 31st, 2002 League  (A)  vs. St. Mirren 4 - 0
 Nov 10th, 2001 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 5 - 1
 Sep 29th, 2001 League  (H)  vs. Ayr United 3 - 1
 Aug 7th, 2001 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 2

Charlie Christie made 314 appearances as a Caley Thistle player, including a man of the match performance in THAT game against Celtic in season 1999/2000.

Charlie had signed for Celtic in 1987 from Inverness Thistle but never made any first team appearances although he was a regular for their reserve side. He returned North two years later to sign for Inverness Caledonian in the Highland league in 1989. He made his debut for Caledonian Thistle on 3rd September 1994 in a 1-0 win at Albion Rovers in the 3rd Division. The rest is history...

When Craig Brewster resigned as manager in January 2006 to return to his 'spiritual home' at Dundee Utd, in the same way as his predecessor John Robertson had returned to Hearts, the Caley Thistle board decided that it was time to appoint a manager who had ICT in his heart.

Having been at the club since it was formed and involved not only in fundraising through the Centenary lottery but also coaching, Charlie Christie was the chosen man.

His managerial career spanned 63 games and he won around a third of these including an excellent 5 game winning streak at the end of season 05/06 where ICT won all 5 post-split fixtures without conceding a single goal (an SPL record).

He resigned after three games of the 07/08 season citing family reasons and returned to a behind the scenes role at the club.

Charlie's son is Ryan Christie who starred for Inverness before joining Celtic and has been capped for Scotland.

Charlie's trophy cabinet: Third Division Championship medal 1996/97; Matchday Programme Player of the Year 1998/99; Top appearances 2000/01 (42 out of 43); First Division Championship medal 2003/04; Only player to appear in all of first ten seasons; First player to reach 150, 200, 250 & 300 appearances​. Total of 314 appearances scoring a total of 34 goals. Testimonial match v Celtic 7 April 1998.

An ICTFC Legend.

 Goals Scored
Nov 19th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 2 - 1 (75')
Nov 19th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 2 - 1 (73')
Nov 26th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Alloa 2 - 2 (18')
Feb 25th, 1995 League  (H)  vs. East Stirlingshire 3 - 3 (74')
Feb 25th, 1995 League  (H)  vs. East Stirlingshire 3 - 3 (8')
May 6th, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Ross County 3 - 0 (82')
Sep 23rd, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Alloa 5 - 0 (36')
Sep 23rd, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Alloa 5 - 0 (43')
Sep 23rd, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Alloa 5 - 0 (78')
Nov 4th, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 5 - 1 (72')
Nov 4th, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 5 - 1 (77')
Nov 25th, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Alloa 1 - 1 (84')
Jan 13th, 1996 League  (A)  vs. Alloa 2 - 0 (88')
Jan 17th, 1996 League  (A)  vs. Livingston 2 - 0 (81')
Feb 3rd, 1996 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 1 - 2 (4')
Mar 30th, 1996 League  (A)  vs. Queens Park 2 - 1 (56')
Apr 13th, 1996 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 (34')
Apr 20th, 1996 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 1 - 1 (45')
Sep 21st, 1996 League  (H)  vs. Queens Park 2 - 2 (75')
Nov 23rd, 1996 League  (A)  vs. Queens Park 3 - 2 (21')
Nov 30th, 1996 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 1 (85')
Aug 2nd, 1997 League Cup  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 5 - 1 (32')
Oct 24th, 1998 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 4 - 2 (26')
Jan 30th, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 2 - 0 (67')
Feb 20th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Alloa 4 - 1 (88')
May 1st, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Livingston 3 - 4 (61')
Nov 30th, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Ayr United 1 - 1 (80')
Dec 16th, 2000 League  (H)  vs. Airdrieonians 4 - 0 (42')
Apr 7th, 2001 League  (A)  vs. Morton 3 - 0 (17')
Aug 7th, 2001 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 2 (7')
Sep 29th, 2001 League  (H)  vs. Ayr United 3 - 1 (49')
Nov 10th, 2001 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 5 - 1 (21')
Aug 31st, 2002 League  (A)  vs. St. Mirren 4 - 0 (72')
May 10th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 2 (82')

 Hat-Tricks
Sep 23rd, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Alloa 5 - 0 (3 goals)