Date of Birth: 25 February 1982 (31 years old)
Place of Birth: Rasharkin, Northern Ireland
Nationality: Northern Irish
Debut: 12 August 2007 v. Arsenal (a) Premier League
Previous Club(s): Southampton, Walsall (loan), Watford (loan)
Having overcome what was initially a difficult period at Fulham, Chris Baird is undoubtedly one of the Club’s most popular players.
Every manager’s dream, Baird has always put the Team’s needs before his own desires, and following a successful period for both Club and country, the Northern Ireland international is finally getting the recognition that his performances and attitude rightly deserve.
A consistently steadying influence both in defence and in midfield, at times he has been the victim of his own versatility. However, his importance to the side has never diminished, and in overcoming every challenge he has faced, is a vital member of the First Team squad.
Dubbed ‘Bairdinho’ by fans for his surging bursts from deep, raking passes and stinging strikes from distance. He may not always grab the headlines as much as others, but his selfless graft makes him no less worthy.