Micky Droy

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Micky Droy
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-05-07) 7 May 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Highbury, London, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Slough Town
1970–1984 Chelsea 272 (13)
1984 Luton Town (loan) 2 (0)
1984–1986 Crystal Palace 49 (7)
1986–1987 Brentford 19 (3)
1987 Dulwich Hamlet
1987–? Kingstonian
Teams managed
1994–? Kingstonian
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Micky Droy (born 7 May 1951 in Highbury, London) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League during the 1970s and 1980s, spending 15 years with Chelsea but also playing for Luton Town, Crystal Palace and Brentford.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Droy was a tall and generally uncompromising defender. He played for Chelsea during a particularly turbulent period of the club's history, and was a part of the sides which were relegated to the Second Division in 1974–75, promoted back to the First Division in 1976–77, relegated again in 1978–79 and then promoted again in 1983–84.[2] A feature on The Times' website summed him up as "six feet four inches of hard-core centre back, who had an unsentimental way with a headed clearance and who, from 1971, gave 15 years of no-nonsense service to a mortifyingly declining side."[3] He was Chelsea's Player of the Year in 1978.[4]

After a brief loan spell with Luton Town, Droy left Chelsea in March 1985, joined Crystal Palace on a free transfer[5] , then joined Brentford, before moving back to non-league football initially with Dulwich Hamlet and then for several years with Kingstonian,[1][6] where he later became manager.[7]

Post-playing career[edit]

He ran a successful electrical business and moved to Florida.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Micky Droy". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Micky Droy Chelsea FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collection. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Smith, Giles (18 August 2009). "Top 50 Chelsea players". The Times. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Lamps Is Player Of The Year". Chelsea F.C. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Chelsea Football Club The Full Statistical Story 1905-1986 by Scott Cheshire and Ron Hockings ISBN 0-9511640-0-7
  6. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 282. ISBN 0-356-17911-7. 
  7. ^ a b Longmore, Andrew (14 November 1994). "Brady bows as paupers turn kings for a day" (reprint). The Times (Newsbank). p. 26. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  8. ^ Slot, Owen (29 April 2005). "Chelsea's old foot soldiers stay proudly in the ranks". The Times. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 

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