Christopher "Chris" Holroyd (born 24 October 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for National League club Macclesfield Town. Holroyd started his football career at Crewe Alexandra, progressing through the club's youth system. He subsequently joined Chester City for the third year of his scholarship, and signed professional terms in 2006. In July 2008, Holroyd left Chester by mutual agreement with a year remaining on his contract.
A month later, in August 2008, Holroyd signed for Conference National side Cambridge United, scoring ten goals in his first season with the club. The following season, Holroyd's goalscoring form which saw him score 18 goals during the first half of the 2009–10 campaign, culminated into a move to League One side Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee in January 2010. In September 2010, Holroyd joined Stevenage on a three-month loan deal. He was loaned out again in March 2011 to Bury, playing a handful of games. At the end of the 2010–11 season, Holroyd was released by Brighton, and was subsequently signed by Rotherham United in June 2011. He joined League One side Preston North End for an undisclosed fee in January 2012. In September 2012, Holroyd joined Macclesfield Town on loan until January 2013. On returning to his parent club, his contract was cancelled by mutual consent. He signed for Morecambe of League Two on a free transfer in January 2013, and rejoined Macclesfield at the end of the season.Close