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Chelsea FC Profile: Chico Hamilton

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Full Name: Ian Michael Hamilton

Born: Tuesday, 31st October 1950 (age: 72)
Place of birth: Streatham, England
Height: 5' 9 1/2"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1966 to 1968

Hamilton joined Chelsea as a junior and became the club's youngest ever player and goalscorer at 16 years, 138 days when he scored against Tottenham Hotspur on his debut, on 18 March 1967, a feat which earned comparisons with another famous Chelsea striker who also scored on his debut against Spurs – Jimmy Greaves. Thereafter he played only four more first-team games for Chelsea, spending the 1968–69 season with Southend United before moving to Aston Villa in 1968

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 1966 to Jun 1968) - From Chelsea Juniors
Southend United
Aston Villa
Sheffield United
Minnesota Kicks
San Jose Earthquakes

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 18th March 1967, Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 16 years 4 months 15 days

Last Appearance: Tuesday, 9th May 1967, Leicester City 3 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1966 / 67 5 (2)00005 (2)
Total5 (2)00005 (2)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1966 / 67 200002

* 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. Chico Hamilton made 5 appearances for Chelsea, of which 2 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League18th Mar 1967Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea49,553 match drawn scored 1 goal
League25th Mar 1967Chelsea21Newcastle United26,388 match won
League27th Mar 1967Blackpool02Chelsea16,186 match won Sub on 20 mins
League10th Apr 1967Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion18,448 match lost Sub on 13 mins
League9th May 1967Leicester City32Chelsea17,142 match lost scored 1 goal

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Chelsea FC Player Chico Hamilton

Games Won: 2
Win Percentage: 40%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 5 appearances, Chico Hamilton played alongside the following 18 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Tommy Baldwin (4)
Peter Bonetti (4)
John Boyle (4)
Charlie Cooke (1)
Joe Fascione (1)
Allan Harris (5)
Ron Harris (5)
Tony Hateley (5)
Marvin Hinton (4)
John Hollins (4)
Peter Houseman (1)
Joe Kirkup (2)
Barry Lloyd (1)
George Luke (1)
Eddie McCreadie (3)
Bobby Tambling (3)
Jim Thomson (4)
Kingsley Whiffen (1)