His impressive performances mad an impact on the Cardiff City fans and on the Welsh manager John Toshack, as Chris Gunter made his international debut as a 17 year old - the youngest player to win a Welsh cap.
Began life studying at Durhams Road School, then St. Julians High School in Cardiff, where he achieved a BTec in Sports studies. A keen supporter of the Bluebirds, he regularly attended home and away matches.
Gunter worked his way up through the ranks at Cardiff City, after singing for the club at the age of eight. His talent came to the attention of the national coaches, being called up to the Under-15 development squad for four games in 2003-04. Played in the Under-16 Victory shield tournament, before moving up to the next age group in 2005-06, where he played 11 times.
His progression to the Under-19 side followed, while still a young player in the squad and he was only 16 years and 299 days when he played his first Under-21 game against Cyprus.
Chris found himself out of the Cardiff team at the start of the 2007-08 season, but still managed to gain a place in the starting line-up for his country in Wales' draws against the Republic of Ireland and Germany. This helped restore him to the club side and his showings at left or more often at right back drew the attention of Everton, but Spurs stole in for the talented youngster and agreed a deal with the Welsh club on 24th December 2007 for Gunter to join Tottenham in the January transfer window.
Made an early debut, as he was thrown into a Third Round FA Cup replay against Reading at the Madjeski stadium and performed well in the 1-0 victory. Played a few more games before spending a large chink of the end of season 2008-09 on loan at Nottingham Forest, before surprisingly making the move permanent in the summer, after Harry Redknapp had said Spurs had high hopes for the Welsh defender.