Kris Renton joined the Norwich City Academy as a scholar in July
2006. He was spotted, along with Paul McLean,
by Academy youth scout Karl Brady playing
for Musselburgh Windsor and along with two other lads from Scotland,
was invited to Carrow Road for a trial in December 2005. Impressing
during that trial, he was offered a scholarship with the Canaries.
Whilst with Musselbrough, Kris won the League Championship, East
Region Cup, the Steve Maskrey Cup, the Jackie Faichney Memorial
Cup and coming within a whisker of retaining the Scottish Cup.
Kris plays as a striker but was originally a centre-back. He
is described as having good touch, control, balance an d pace
as well as being 6ft2. He had been scouted by Manchester United,
Newcastle, Middlesboro, Leeds, Leicester, Rangers, Hibs (the club
Kris supports) and Aberdeen before joining City.
Kris scored twice on his City debut in a pre-season friendly
against Waltham Forest which Norwich won 5-0
In September 2006, Kris declared himself eligible for the Republic
of Ireland based upon his family ancestry, and joined the Republic's
Under 17 side, featuring teammates Kurtis
Byrne and Gareth Matthews,
for a European Championship qualifying tournament against Azerbaijan,
Latviaand Denmark to be held in Baku. However in February 2007,
he played for the Scottish Under-17s against Northern Ireland
in two friendlies
Renton was called up to the first team at the end of March 2007,
and was an unused substitute for the 3-0 defeat at Colchester
on 31st March 2007. He instead made his debut as a last minute
substitute in the 2-1 win over Nigel
Worthington's Leicester on 14th April 2007 becoming City's
youngest ever player.
On 6th October 2007, Kris broke his leg whilst playing for the
Under-18s against Chelsea which kept him out of action for a number
Kris signed his first professional contract with Norwich in July
On 6th March 2009, he joined Kings Lynn on loan in order to gain
more first team experience.
On 1st September 2009, he was loaned to Scottish side Brechin,
managed by Jim Duffy.
In January 2010, Kris was released from his Norwich City contract
by mutual consent. He signed for Scottish non-leaguers Musselburgh
Athletic, based in his hometown and with whom his brother Kieron
plays in goal. He switched to Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic in the summer
of 2012. e moved on to local rivals Newtongrange Star in July 2014
In June 2016, he returned to the Scottish league system joining Cowdenbeath. He swtiched to Alloa Athletic in the summer of 2017 and then moved back to Cowdenbeath on 1st July 2018.