Gary Chivers

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Gary Chivers
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-05-15) 15 May 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Stockwell, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Chelsea 133 (4)
1983–1984 Swansea City 10 (0)
1984–1987 Queens Park Rangers 60 (0)
1987–1988 Watford 14 (0)
1988–1993 Brighton & Hove Albion 217 (14)
1993 Lyn Oslo 4 (0)
1993–1995 Bournemouth 31 (2)
1995–1996 Stamco
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Gary Chivers attending a match at the new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis MN on Aug 3 2016. Chatting with fans (Richard Leah and Pat) and signing autographs.

Gary 'Chivey' Chivers (born 15 May 1960 in Stockwell) is an English former footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Chelsea, Swansea City, Queens Park Rangers, Watford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bournemouth,[1] and in the Norwegian Premier League for Lyn Oslo.[2]

A central defender, Chivers began his career with Chelsea in 1979, and remained with the club until 1983, a poor period in the club's history.[3] He then moved to Swansea City, followed by spells with Queens Park Rangers and Watford. He settled at Brighton & Hove Albion, enjoying a six-year stint with the club from 1987.[1] He spent the summer of 1993 playing in Norway with Lyn Oslo[2] before playing out his career at Bournemouth, retiring from professional football in 1995.[1] He played non-league football in Sussex, becoming a chauffeur (with his own stretch-limo) for a living in Surrey before going on to work in the football-related media and in private coaching.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Gary Chivers". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Gary Chivers". Lyn Fotball. Erik Sexe Andersen and Torstein Velvang. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Barker, Kelvin. "Gary Chivers Chelsea FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collections. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Chivers Ready To Do Battle With Cruyff". The Argus (Brighton). 10 November 2001. Retrieved 8 October 2009.