Kris Commons joined already in the youth of his hometown club Notts County Stoke City. There he wrote in 2000 at the age of 17 years, his first professional contract. Made its debut a year later in the League Cup against FC Blackpool. Already at the beginning of his playing career suffered his first Commons serious injury and fell with a torn ACL a year out. However, under new manager Tony Pulis he was quickly back to its former shape and was constantly in the starting lineup for use. Stoke City had in the 2001/ 02 season, achieved promotion to the second-class First Division, where he spent the next two years before to Commons decided in 2004 to a switch to Nottingham Forest.
His new team was active at this time in England's second league. At the beginning of the season 2004/ 05 this division was named Football League Championship by a restructuring. Commons ( 30 games / 6 goals) got off to a very bad start at his new club. Coach Joe Kinnear stepped back due to persistent failure already in the first round. His successor was Gary Megson, but also under him Forest was not on track and climbed back end of the season in the third division from. His team-mate Michael Dawson and Andy Reid changed before the end of the first division club Tottenham Hotspur. After finishing seventh in 2005/ 06, Nottingham reached in 2006/ 07 under new manager Colin Calderwood a place in the first play-off round, failed there but at Yeovil Town. Kris Commons scored ten goals in 34 league games. The following year saw a renewed increase in performance and culminated in the ascent to the second division by a second place behind Swansea City. Commons drove in 39 games again nine goals for advancement and was elected to the team of the year the third division. He decided in the sequence, however, for a transfer fee club move to Derby County.
His new club was relegated from the Premier League in the 2007/ 08 season and therefore spent the new season as Nottingham Forest in the second division. The hoped-for resurgence missed his new team clear of this catchment succeeded the semi-finals of the English League Cup. After a 1-0 home win with a goal by Commons Derby but failed after a 2:4 defeat in the second leg at Manchester United. In addition, the club reached a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. In the fourth round, the discussions led to a duel with East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg Derby won the replay at the City Ground by an excellent goal by Kris Commons in the 74th minute 3-2. This was also the first victory for Derby in Nottingham for over 30 years. In 34 league games Kris Commons scored five goals. In the 2009/10 season Commons injured (20 games / 3 goals ) in February in a match against Swansea City and only came shortly before the season ends back into use.
On 27 January 2011 Commons moved for rumored £ 500,000 to Celtic Glasgow, where he signed a contract until 2014. He had previously rejected a change to arch-rivals Glasgow Rangers. Two days later Commons debuted in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup against FC Aberdeen for his new employer, which he brought in front after just six minutes with a remarkable lob from about 20 meters. Commons thus laid the foundation for the 4:1 victory of his colors. His debut in the Scottish Premier League ( SPL) celebrated Commons on 1 February 2011, again was the opponent Aberdeen. When superior 3:0 Celtic winning him but his first league goal was denied, Commons failed in a promising position on the post.
Born in England, Kris Commons was due to his Scottish grandparents the opportunity for the Scottish national football team to play. On 12 August 2008 he made his debut in a friendly match against the Northern Ireland national football team. On 6 September 2008, he was also in the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa for use. Opponents in this game was the Macedonian national football team.