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Chelsea FC Player Profile: David Cliss

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Full Name: David Laurence Cliss

Born: Wednesday, 15th November 1939 (age: 82)
Place of Birth: Enfield, England
Height: 5' 6"

David Cliss joined Chelsea juniors from school and signed professional forms in November 1956

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Nov 1956 to Jun 1962) - From Chelsea Juniors
Guildford City
St George Budapest

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 8th February 1958, Chelsea 0 - 2 Preston North End

Age on debut: 18 years 2 months 24 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 7th October 1961, Sheffield Wednesday 5 - 3 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1957 / 58 900009
1958 / 59 300003
1959 / 60 400004
1961 / 62 800008


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1957 / 58 100001

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. David Cliss made 24 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League8th Feb 1958Chelsea02Preston North End42,704 match lost
League15th Feb 1958Sheffield Wednesday23Chelsea16,876 match won
League22nd Feb 1958Aston Villa13Chelsea19,893 match won
League8th Mar 1958Arsenal54Chelsea41,570 match lost
League11th Mar 1958Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers46,835 match lost
League15th Mar 1958Chelsea14Blackpool49,471 match lost
League22nd Mar 1958Leicester City32Chelsea27,849 match lost
League4th Apr 1958Chelsea00Nottingham Forest44,288 match drawn
League26th Apr 1958Chelsea21Manchester United45,011 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Dec 1958Chelsea10Birmingham City27,773 match won
League7th Feb 1959Chelsea32West Ham United52,968 match won
League21st Feb 1959Chelsea13Burnley27,564 match lost
League17th Oct 1959Luton Town12Chelsea18,831 match won
League24th Oct 1959Chelsea10Everton37,114 match won
League31st Oct 1959Nottingham Forest31Chelsea30,188 match lost
League5th Dec 1959Chelsea04Sheffield Wednesday33,177 match lost
League19th Aug 1961Chelsea22Nottingham Forest20,857 match drawn
League23rd Aug 1961Manchester United32Chelsea45,559 match lost
League26th Aug 1961Aston Villa31Chelsea35,840 match lost
League30th Aug 1961Chelsea20Manchester United42,248 match won
League2nd Sep 1961Chelsea00Fulham37,998 match drawn
League6th Sep 1961Cardiff City52Chelsea20,883 match lost
League30th Sep 1961Blackpool40Chelsea24,191 match lost
League7th Oct 1961Sheffield Wednesday53Chelsea28,093 match lost
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Chelsea FC Player David Cliss

Games Won: 8
Win Percentage: 33.33%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 24 appearances, David Cliss played alongside the following 30 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Les Allen (3)
Sylvan Anderton (6)
Wally Bellett (3)
Micky Block (9)
Frank Blunstone (6)
Peter Bonetti (8)
Peter Brabrook (24)
Barry Bridges (7)
Len Casey (9)
Peter Corthine (1)
Stan Crowther (6)
Derek Gibbs (1)
Jimmy Greaves (15)
Allan Harris (5)
Mike Harrison (8)
Charlie Livesey (2)
Bill Livingstone (3)
Ian MacFarlane (6)
Reg Matthews (16)
John Mortimore (19)
Derek Saunders (2)
Mel Scott (16)
Ken Shellito (1)
John Sillett (13)
Peter Sillett (18)
Bobby Tambling (9)
Ron Tindall (12)
Frank Upton (3)
Terry Venables (8)
Dick Whittaker (1)