Micky Droy

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Micky Droy
Personal information
Full name Michael Robert Droy[1]
Date of birth (1951-05-07) 7 May 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth Highbury, London, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Hoddesdon Town
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)
1987–1988 Dulwich Hamlet
1988–1991 Kingstonian
Teams managed
1994–1995 Kingstonian
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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.[2]

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.[3] 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."[4] He was Chelsea's Player of the Year in 1978.[5]

After a brief loan spell with Luton Town, Droy left Chelsea in March 1985, joined Crystal Palace on a free transfer,[6] then joined Brentford, before moving back to non-league football initially with Dulwich Hamlet and then for several years with Kingstonian,[2][7] where he was appointed assistant manager in September 1994,[8] before being appointed manager later in the month. Droy was removed from his post on 7 January 1995.[9]

Post-playing career[edit]

He ran a successful electrical business and moved to Florida.[8][10]


  1. ^ Barry Hugman's Footballers – Micky Droy
  2. ^ a b "Micky Droy". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Micky Droy Chelsea FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collection. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Smith, Giles (18 August 2009). "Top 50 Chelsea players". The Times. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lamps Is Player Of The Year". Chelsea F.C. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2014. [dead link]
  6. ^ Chelsea Football Club The Full Statistical Story 1905–1986 by Scott Cheshire and Ron Hockings ISBN 0-9511640-0-7
  7. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 282. ISBN 0-356-17911-7. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Official Matchday Magazine Of Brentford Football Club versus Preston North End 25/09/99. Blackheath: Morganprint. 1999. p. 41. 
  10. ^ 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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