List of Chelsea F.C. players

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This is a list of notable players for Chelsea Football Club, whether or not they have a Wikipedia article. It generally includes only those players who made more than 100 appearances for the club, but also those who fell just short of 100 and made a notable contribution, members of the club's first ever side or were voted Player of the Year

Dates and figures are for the individual's career with Chelsea only.

Figures are for all competitive matches and include substitute appearances.

For a list of all Chelsea players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Chelsea F.C. players.

List of players[edit]

The list of Chelsea F.C. players

(As of 26 December 2018 )

  • Bold represents current players.
Name Nationality Position Chelsea career Appearances Goals
George Hilsdon  England ST 1906–1912 164 107
Jock Cameron  Scotland HB 1907–1913 194 0
Ben Warren  England HB 1908–1914 101 5
Vivian Woodward  England FW 1909–1915 116 34
Bob Whittingham  England ST 1909–1919 129 80
Walter Bettridge  England HB 1909–1922 254 0
Jim Molyneux  England GK 1910–1923 239 0
Jack Harrow  England DF 1911–1926 333 5
Harold Halse  England CB 1913–1921 111 25
Nils Middelboe  Denmark HB 1913–1921 175 0
Bob McNeil  Scotland FW 1914–1927 307 32
Jack Cock  England ST 1919–1923 111 53
Harry Wilding  England CB 1919–1928 241 22
Tommy Meehan  England HB 1920–1924 133 4
George W. Smith  Scotland FB 1921–1932 370 0
Andy Wilson  Scotland FW 1923–1931 253 62
Jackie Crawford  England W 1923–1934 308 27
Harold Miller  England FW 1923–1939 363 44
Tommy Law  Scotland FB 1925–1939 319 19
Sam Millington  England GK 1926–1932 245 0
Sid Bishop  England HB 1928–1933 109 6
George Mills  England ST 1929–1943 239 123
Hughie Gallacher  Scotland ST 1930–1934 144 81
George Barber  England DF 1930–1939 294 1
Leonard Allum  England DF 1932–1939 102 2
Jimmy Argue  Scotland FW 1933–1947 125 35
Dick Spence  England W 1934–1950 246 65
Harry Burgess  England FW 1935–1945 155 37
Sam Weaver  England HB 1936–1945 125 4
Len Goulden  England FW 1945–1950 111 19
John Harris  Scotland CB 1945–1956 364 14
Tommy Walker  Scotland FW 1946–1948 104 24
Sydney Bathgate  Scotland DF 1946–1953 147 0
Ken Armstrong  England
 New Zealand
HB 1946–1957 402 30
Bill Robertson  Scotland GK 1946–1960 215 0
Bobby Campbell  Scotland W 1947–1954 213 40
Roy Bentley  England ST 1948–1956 367 150
Stan Willemse  England LB 1949–1956 221 2
Eric Parsons  England W 1950–1956 177 42
Les Stubbs  England FW 1952–1958 123 35
John McNichol  Scotland FW 1952–1958 202 66
Derek Saunders  England HB 1953–1959 223 9
Ron Tindall  England ST 1953–1961 174 69
Peter Sillett  England RB 1953–1962 288 34
Frank Blunstone  England W 1953–1964 347 54
John Sillett  England FB 1954–1962 102 1
Peter Brabrook  England FW 1955–1962 271 57
John Mortimore  England MF 1956–1965 279 10
Jimmy Greaves  England ST 1957–1961 169 132
Ken Shellito  England RB 1957–1969 123 2
Barry Bridges  England FW 1958–1966 205 93
Bobby Tambling  England FW 1959–1970 370 202
Peter Bonetti  England GK 1959–1979 729 0
Allan Harris  England LB 1960–1964
1966–1967
102 1
Terry Venables  England MF 1960–1966 237 31
Bert Murray  England FW 1961–1966 183 44
Ron Harris  England DF 1961–1980 795 14
Eddie McCreadie  Scotland LB 1962–1974 410 5
Peter Houseman  England MF 1962–1975 343 39
Marvin Hinton  England CB 1963–1976 344 4
George Graham  Scotland FW 1964–1966 102 46
John Boyle  Scotland MF 1964–1973 266 12
Peter Osgood  England ST 1964–1974
1978–1979
380 150
John Hollins  England MF 1964–1975
1983–1984
592 64
Charlie Cooke  Scotland W 1966–1972
1974–1978
373 30
Tommy Baldwin  England MF 1966–1974 239 91
Alan Hudson  England MF 1968–1974 189 14
David Webb  England CB/RB 1968–1974 299 33
Ian Hutchinson  England ST 1968–1976 144 58
John Dempsey  England CB 1969–1978 207 7
John Phillips  Wales GK 1970–1980 149 0
Micky Droy  England CB 1970–1985 313 19
Ian Britton  Scotland MF 1971–1982 289 34
Chris Garland  England MF 1971–1975 114 31
Steve Kember  England MF 1971–1975 150 15
Gary Stanley  England MF 1971–1979 120 15
Bill Garner  England ST 1972–1978 119 36
Gary Locke  England RB 1972–1982 317 4
Kenny Swain  England MF/ST 1973–1978 132 29
Steve Wicks  England CB 1974–1979
1986–1988
164 8
Ray Wilkins  England MF 1973–1979 198 34
David Hay  Scotland MF 1974–1980 120 3
Tommy Langley  England ST 1974–1980 152 43
Clive Walker  England W 1975–1984 224 65
John Bumstead  England MF 1976–1991 409 44
Mike Fillery  England W 1978–1983 181 41
Petar Borota  Yugoslavia GK 1979–1982 114 0
Gary Chivers  England CB 1979–1983 148 4
Peter Rhoades-Brown  England W 1979–1984 109 5
Colin Pates  England CB 1979–1988 346 10
Chris Hutchings  England LB 1980–1983 101 3
Colin Lee  England ST 1980–1987 223 41
Paul Canoville  England W 1981–1986 103 15
David Speedie  Scotland ST 1982–1987 205 64
Nigel Spackman  England MF 1983–1987
1992–1996
267 14
Eddie Niedzwiecki  Wales GK 1983–1988 175 0
Pat Nevin  Scotland W 1983–1988 242 45
Joe McLaughlin  Scotland CB 1983–1989 268 7
Kerry Dixon  England ST 1983–1992 420 193
Micky Hazard  England MF 1985–1990 103 7
Gordon Durie  Scotland ST 1986–1991 153 63
Tony Dorigo  England LB 1987–1991 180 12
Kevin Wilson  Northern Ireland FW 1987–1992 191 55
Graeme Le Saux  England LB 1987–1993
1997–2003
312 16
Steve Clarke  Scotland RB 1987–1998 421 10
David Lee  England CB 1988–1998 194 13
Kevin Hitchcock  England GK 1988–2001 135 0
Ken Monkou  Suriname CB 1989–1992 119 2
Dave Beasant  England GK 1989–1993 157 0
Craig Burley  Scotland MF 1989–1997 137 11
Erland Johnsen  Norway CB 1989–1997 183 1
Andy Townsend  Ireland MF 1990–1993 138 19
Frank Sinclair  Jamaica CB 1990–1998 218 13
Eddie Newton  England MF 1990–1999 214 10
Dennis Wise  England MF 1990–2001 445 76
Andy Myers  England LB 1991–1999 106 2
John Spencer  Scotland ST 1992–1996 137 43
Dmitri Kharine  Russia GK 1992–1999 146 0
Gavin Peacock  England MF 1993–1996 134 27
Michael Duberry  England CB 1993–1999 115 3
Mark Hughes  Wales ST 1995–1998 123 39
Dan Petrescu  Romania RB 1995–2000 208 23
Jody Morris  England MF 1995–2003 173 9
Gianluca Vialli  Italy ST 1996–1999 68 40
Frank Leboeuf  France CB 1996–2001 204 24
Roberto Di Matteo  Italy MF 1996–2002 175 26
Gianfranco Zola  Italy FW 1996–2003 312 80
Tore André Flo  Norway ST 1997–2000 163 50
Gustavo Poyet  Uruguay MF 1997–2001 145 49
Ed de Goey  Netherlands GK 1997–2003 179 0
Celestine Babayaro  Nigeria LB 1997–2005 197 8
John Terry  England CB 1997–2017 717 67
Albert Ferrer  Spain RB 1998–2003 113 1
Marcel Desailly  France CB 1998–2004 222 7
Mario Melchiot  Netherlands RB 1999–2004 165 5
Carlo Cudicini  Italy GK 1999–2009 214 0
Jesper Grønkjær  Denmark W 2000–2004 116 11
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink  Netherlands ST 2000–2004 177 87
Eiður Guðjohnsen  Iceland ST 2000–2006 263 78
William Gallas  France CB 2001–2006 225 14
Frank Lampard  England MF 2001–2014 648 211
Damien Duff  Ireland W 2003–2006 125 19
Geremi  Cameroon MF 2003–2007 108 4
Claude Makélélé  France MF 2003–2008 217 2
Wayne Bridge  England LB 2003–2009 142 4
Joe Cole  England MF 2003–2010 278 39
Arjen Robben  Netherlands W 2004–2007 106 19
Ricardo Carvalho  Portugal CB 2004–2010 210 11
Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast ST 2004–2012
2014–2015
381 164
Paulo Ferreira  Portugal RB 2004–2013 214 2
Petr Čech  Czech Republic GK 2004–2015 486 0
Shaun Wright-Phillips  England W 2005–2008 127 10
Michael Essien  Ghana MF 2005–2014 256 25
Michael Ballack  Germany MF 2006–2010 167 26
Salomon Kalou  Ivory Coast ST 2006–2012 254 60
Ashley Cole  England LB 2006–2014 338 7
John Obi Mikel  Nigeria MF 2006–2017 372 6
Alex  Brazil DF 2007–2012 133 10
Florent Malouda  France MF 2007–2013 229 45
José Bosingwa  Portugal DF 2008-2012 126 3
Nicolas Anelka  France ST 2008–2012 181 59
Branislav Ivanović  Serbia RB 2008–2017 377 34
Nemanja Matić  Serbia MF 2009–2011
2014–2017
154 7
Fernando Torres  Spain ST 2010–2014 172 45
Ramires  Brazil MF 2010–2016 246 37
Juan Mata  Spain MF 2011–2014 135 33
Thibaut Courtois  Belgium GK 2011–2018 154 0
David Luiz  Brazil CB 2011–2014
2016–
220 16
Oscar  Brazil MF 2012–2016 203 38
César Azpilicueta  Spain LB 2012– 304 8
Gary Cahill  England CB 2012– 289 25
Eden Hazard  Belgium W 2012– 322 99
Victor Moses  Nigeria RWB 2012– 128 18
Willian  Brazil MF 2013– 264 48
Diego Costa  Spain FW 2014–2017 120 59
Cesc Fàbregas  Spain MF 2014–2019 196 22
Pedro  Spain MF 2015– 157 34
N'Golo Kanté  France MF 2016– 112 5
Marcos Alonso  Spain DF 2016– 102 15
Kepa Arrizabalaga  Spain GK 2018– 0 0

Annual Awards[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner
1967 England Peter Bonetti
1968 Scotland Charlie Cooke
1969 England David Webb
1970 England John Hollins
1971 England John Hollins
1972 England David Webb
1973 England Peter Osgood
1974 England Gary Locke
1975 Scotland Charlie Cooke
1976 England Ray Wilkins
1977 England Ray Wilkins
1978 England Micky Droy
1979 England Tommy Langley
1980 England Clive Walker
1981 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petar Borota
1982 England Mike Fillery
1983 Wales Joey Jones
1984 Scotland Pat Nevin
1985 Scotland David Speedie
1986 Wales Eddie Niedzwiecki
1987 Scotland Pat Nevin
1988 England Tony Dorigo
1989 England Graham Roberts
 
Year Winner
1990 Suriname Ken Monkou
1991 Republic of Ireland Andy Townsend
1992 England Paul Elliott
1993 Jamaica Frank Sinclair
1994 Scotland Steve Clarke
1995 Norway Erland Johnsen
1996 Netherlands Ruud Gullit
1997 Wales Mark Hughes
1998 England Dennis Wise
1999 Italy Gianfranco Zola
2000 England Dennis Wise
2001 England John Terry
2002 Italy Carlo Cudicini
2003 Italy Gianfranco Zola
2004 England Frank Lampard
2005 England Frank Lampard
2006 England John Terry
2007 Ghana Michael Essien
2008 England Joe Cole
2009 England Frank Lampard
2010 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba
2011 Czech Republic Petr Čech
2012 Spain Juan Mata
 
Year Winner
2013 Spain Juan Mata
2014 Belgium Eden Hazard
2015 Belgium Eden Hazard
2016 Brazil Willian
2017 Belgium Eden Hazard
2018 France N'Golo Kanté

Players' Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner
2006 France Claude Makélélé
2007 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba
2008 Portugal Ricardo Carvalho
2009 England Ashley Cole
2010 France Florent Malouda
2011 England Ashley Cole
2012 Brazil Ramires
2013 Spain Juan Mata
2014 Spain César Azpilicueta
2015 Belgium Eden Hazard
2016 Brazil Willian
2017 France N'Golo Kanté
2018 Brazil Willian

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner
1983 England Keith Dublin
1984 England Robert Isaac
1985 England Gareth Hall
1986 England Mick Bodley
1987 England Jason Cundy
1988 Scotland Eddie Cunnington
1989 ----- No award -----
1990 ----- No award -----
1991 England Andy Myers
1992 England Zeke Rowe
1993 England Neil Shipperley
1994 England Mark Nicholls
1995 Republic of Ireland Chris McCann
1996 England Jody Morris
1997 England Nick Crittenden
1998 England John Terry
1999 Italy Samuele Dalla Bona
2000 England Rhys Evans
 
Year Winner
2001 England Leon Knight
2002 England Carlton Cole
2003 Germany Robert Huth
2004 Germany Robert Huth
2005 Germany Robert Huth
2006 France Lassana Diarra
2007 Nigeria John Obi Mikel
2008 England The U18s youth team
2009 England Michael Mancienne
2010 England The U18s youth team
2011 England Josh McEachran
2012 Brazil Lucas Piazon
2013 Netherlands Nathan Aké
2014 England Lewis Baker
2015 France Kurt Zouma
2016 England Ruben Loftus-Cheek
2017 England Mason Mount
2018 Denmark Andreas Christensen

Academy Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner
2015 England Dominic Solanke
2016 England Fikayo Tomori
2017 England Mason Mount
2018 England Reece James

Goal of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Team Score Result Stadium Competition
2007 Ghana Michael Essien England Arsenal 1–1 1–1[1] Stamford Bridge Premier League
2008 Brazil Juliano Belletti England Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 2–0[2] Stamford Bridge Premier League
2009 Ghana Michael Essien Spain Barcelona 1–0 1–1[3] Stamford Bridge UEFA Champions League
2010 England Ashley Cole England Sunderland 3–0 7–2[4] Stamford Bridge Premier League
2011 Brazil Ramires England Manchester City 2–0 2–0[5] Stamford Bridge Premier League
2012 Brazil Ramires Spain Barcelona 2–1 2–2[6] Camp Nou UEFA Champions League
2013 Brazil Oscar Italy Juventus 2–0 2–2[7] Stamford Bridge UEFA Champions League
2014 England Lewis Baker England Arsenal Under 21 1–1 1–2[8] Emirates Stadium Barclays Under 21 League
2015 Brazil Oscar England Queens Park Rangers 1–0 2–1[9] Stamford Bridge Premier League
2016 Belgium Eden Hazard England Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 2–2[10] Stamford Bridge Premier League
2017 Belgium Eden Hazard England Arsenal 2–0 3–1[11] Stamford Bridge Premier League
2018 Brazil Willian England Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 4–0[12] Falmer Stadium Premier League

List of captains[edit]

Period Captain
1953–1956 England Roy Bentley
1956–1957 England Ken Armstrong
1957–1959 England Derek Saunders
1959–1964 England Frank Blunstone
1964–1966 England Terry Venables
1966–1980 England Ron Harris
1980–1984 England Micky Droy
1984–1988 England Colin Pates
1988–1990 England Graham Roberts
1990–1991 Wales Peter Nicholas
1991–1993 Republic of Ireland Andy Townsend
1993–2001 England Dennis Wise
2001–2004 France Marcel Desailly
2004–2017 England John Terry
2017– England Gary Cahill

Notable captains[edit]

Indicates Captain won the League in the Second Division.

Captain League FAC. LC. CS. UCL. UEL. USC. CWC. FMC. Total
England Roy Bentley 1954–55 1955 2
England Terry Venables 1965 1
England Ron Harris 1970 1971 2
England Colin Pates 1983–84 1986 1
England Graham Roberts 1988–89 1
Wales Peter Nicholas 1990 1
England Dennis Wise 1997
2000
1998 2000 1998 1998 6
England John Terry 2004–05
2005–06
2009–10
2014–15
2016–17
2007
2009
2010
2012
2005
2007
2015
2005
2009
2012 2013 16
England Gary Cahill 2018 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham". BBC Sport. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona (agg 1-1)". BBC Sport. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Chelsea 7 - 2 Sunderland". BBC Sport. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Chelsea 2 - 0 Man City". BBC Sport. 20 March 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Barcelona 2 - 2 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Chelsea 2 - 2 Juventus". BBC Sport. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Baker's wonder goal". YouTube. 24 Apr 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Chelsea 2 - 1 Queens Park Rangers". BBC Sport. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Chelsea 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Hazard named Chelsea Player of the Year". Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Annual Awards - Kante is NO. 1". Retrieved 11 May 2018.

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