Chris Cattlin was born 25 June 1946 in in Milnrow, Lancashire. Chris played as a defender for Huddersfield Town, Coventry City and Brighton & Hove Albion. Chris played 114 matches for the Seagulls between 1976 and 1980.
Chris later became the manager of Brighton & Hove Albion in 1983. A position that he held for three years.