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Chelsea FC Profile: Dan Petrescu

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Full Name: Daniel Vasile Petrescu

Nickname(s): Mulder, Super Dan

Born: Friday, 22nd December 1967 (age: 56)
Place of birth: Bucharest, Romania
Height: 5' 10"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1995 to 2000

Playing Career:

Steaua Bucharest
--->FC Olt (L)
Sheffield Wednesday
Chelsea (Nov 1995 to Jul 2000) - cost: £2,300,000
Bradford City
Național București

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 18th November 1995, Leeds United 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 27 years 10 months 27 days

100th Appearance: Wednesday, 28th January 1998, Arsenal 2 - 1 Chelsea

200th Appearance: Saturday, 18th March 2000, West Ham United 0 - 0 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Monday, 24th April 2000, Manchester United 3 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1995 / 96 24 (2)700031 (2)
1996 / 97 34620042
1997 / 98 311371 (1)43 (1)
1998 / 99 32 (9)436 (2)045 (11)
1999 / 00 29 (5)3 (1)015 (2)047 (8)
Total150 (16)21 (1)828 (4)1 (1)208 (22)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1995 / 96 210003
1996 / 97 301004
1997 / 98 501208
1998 / 99 400004
1999 / 00 400105

* 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. Dan Petrescu made 208 appearances for Chelsea, of which 22 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League18th Nov 1995Leeds United10Chelsea36,209 match lost
League22nd Nov 1995Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers17,495 match won
League25th Nov 1995Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur31,059 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1995Manchester United11Chelsea42,019 match drawn
League9th Dec 1995Chelsea10Newcastle United31,098 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Dec 1995Arsenal11Chelsea38,295 match drawn booked
League23rd Dec 1995Manchester City01Chelsea28,668 match won
League26th Dec 1995Chelsea12Wimbledon21,906 match lost scored 1 goal
League30th Dec 1995Chelsea22Liverpool31,137 match drawn
League2nd Jan 1996Queens Park Rangers12Chelsea14,904 match won
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1996Chelsea11Newcastle United25,151 match drawn Sub on 59 mins
League13th Jan 1996Everton11Chelsea34,968 match drawn booked
F.A. Cup17th Jan 1996Newcastle United22Chelsea36,535 match drawn
League20th Jan 1996Chelsea10Nottingham Forest24,482 match won
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1996Queens Park Rangers12Chelsea18,542 match won
League4th Feb 1996Chelsea50Middlesbrough21,060 match won
League10th Feb 1996Coventry City10Chelsea20,639 match lost booked
League17th Feb 1996Chelsea12West Ham United25,252 match lost
F.A. Cup21st Feb 1996Grimsby Town00Chelsea9,448 match drawn
League24th Feb 1996Southampton23Chelsea15,226 match won
F.A. Cup28th Feb 1996Chelsea41Grimsby Town28,545 match won
League2nd Mar 1996Wimbledon11Chelsea17,048 match drawn
F.A. Cup9th Mar 1996Chelsea22Wimbledon30,805 match drawn
League12th Mar 1996Chelsea11Manchester City17,078 match drawn
League16th Mar 1996Liverpool20Chelsea40,820 match lost booked
F.A. Cup20th Mar 1996Wimbledon13Chelsea21,380 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Mar 1996Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers25,590 match drawn
League6th Apr 1996Chelsea12Aston Villa23,530 match lost
League8th Apr 1996Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea18,021 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League27th Apr 1996Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea32,918 match drawn Sub on 74 mins
League5th May 1996Chelsea23Blackburn Rovers28,436 match lost Sub on 64 mins
League18th Aug 1996Southampton00Chelsea15,186 match drawn
League21st Aug 1996Chelsea10Middlesbrough28,272 match won
League24th Aug 1996Chelsea20Coventry City25,024 match won
League4th Sep 1996Arsenal33Chelsea38,132 match drawn
League7th Sep 1996Sheffield Wednesday02Chelsea30,983 match won
League15th Sep 1996Chelsea11Aston Villa27,729 match drawn
League Cup18th Sep 1996Blackpool14Chelsea9,666 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Sep 1996Liverpool51Chelsea40,739 match lost
League Cup25th Sep 1996Chelsea13Blackpool11,732 match lost
League28th Sep 1996Chelsea11Nottingham Forest27,673 match drawn
League12th Oct 1996Leicester City13Chelsea20,766 match won
League19th Oct 1996Chelsea24Wimbledon28,020 match lost
League26th Oct 1996Chelsea31Tottenham Hotspur28,373 match won booked
League2nd Nov 1996Manchester United12Chelsea55,198 match won booked
League16th Nov 1996Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea27,229 match drawn scored 1 goal
League23rd Nov 1996Chelsea11Newcastle United28,401 match drawn
League1st Dec 1996Leeds United20Chelsea32,671 match lost
League7th Dec 1996Chelsea22Everton28,418 match drawn booked
League21st Dec 1996Chelsea31West Ham United28,315 match won booked
League26th Dec 1996Aston Villa02Chelsea39,339 match won
League28th Dec 1996Chelsea22Sheffield Wednesday27,467 match drawn
League1st Jan 1997Chelsea10Liverpool28,329 match won
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1997Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion27,446 match won
League11th Jan 1997Nottingham Forest20Chelsea28,358 match lost
League18th Jan 1997Chelsea31Derby County28,293 match won
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1997Chelsea42Liverpool27,950 match won
League1st Feb 1997Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea33,027 match won
F.A. Cup16th Feb 1997Leicester City22Chelsea19,125 match drawn booked
League22nd Feb 1997Chelsea11Manchester United28,336 match drawn Sub on 74 mins
F.A. Cup26th Feb 1997Chelsea10Leicester City26,053 match won Sub on 106 mins
League5th Mar 1997Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers25,784 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
F.A. Cup9th Mar 1997Portsmouth14Chelsea15,701 match won
League12th Mar 1997West Ham United32Chelsea24,502 match lost Sub on 74 mins
League16th Mar 1997Chelsea62Sunderland24,027 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Mar 1997Chelsea10Southampton28,079 match won
League22nd Mar 1997Middlesbrough10Chelsea29,811 match lost Sub on 76 mins
League5th Apr 1997Chelsea03Arsenal28,182 match lost
League19th Apr 1997Chelsea21Leicester City27,723 match won
League22nd Apr 1997Wimbledon01Chelsea14,601 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd May 1997Chelsea00Leeds United26,277 match drawn
League11th May 1997Everton12Chelsea38,321 match won booked
F.A. Cup17th May 1997Middlesbrough02Chelsea79,160 match won
F.A. Charity Shield3rd Aug 1997Manchester United11Chelsea73,636 match drawn Sub on 46 mins booked
League9th Aug 1997Coventry City32Chelsea22,691 match lost
League24th Aug 1997Barnsley06Chelsea18,177 match won Sub on 72 minsscored 1 goal
League27th Aug 1997Wimbledon02Chelsea22,237 match won scored 1 goal booked
League30th Aug 1997Chelsea42Southampton28,832 match won Sub on 78 minsscored 1 goal
League13th Sep 1997Crystal Palace03Chelsea26,186 match won
Europe18th Sep 1997Chelsea20Slovan Bratislava23,067 match won
League21st Sep 1997Chelsea23Arsenal31,290 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League24th Sep 1997Manchester United22Chelsea55,163 match drawn
Europe2nd Oct 1997Slovan Bratislava02Chelsea13,850 match won Sub on 73 mins
League5th Oct 1997Liverpool42Chelsea36,647 match lost Sub on 60 mins booked
League18th Oct 1997Chelsea10Leicester City33,356 match won
League26th Oct 1997Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea24,080 match lost
League1st Nov 1997Aston Villa02Chelsea39,372 match won Sub on 69 mins
Europe6th Nov 1997Chelsea71Tromsø29,363 match won scored 2 goals
League9th Nov 1997Chelsea21West Ham United33,256 match won Sub on 35 mins
League22nd Nov 1997Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea27,683 match lost Sub on 71 mins
League26th Nov 1997Chelsea20Everton32,736 match won
League29th Nov 1997Chelsea40Derby County33,837 match won
League6th Dec 1997Tottenham Hotspur16Chelsea28,476 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Dec 1997Chelsea00Leeds United34,779 match drawn Sub on 86 mins
League20th Dec 1997Sheffield Wednesday14Chelsea28,334 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1997Chelsea11Wimbledon32,754 match drawn
League29th Dec 1997Southampton10Chelsea15,237 match lost Sub on 59 mins
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1998Chelsea35Manchester United34,792 match lost
League18th Jan 1998Everton31Chelsea32,355 match lost
League Cup28th Jan 1998Arsenal21Chelsea38,114 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League31st Jan 1998Chelsea20Barnsley34,442 match won booked
League8th Feb 1998Arsenal20Chelsea38,083 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League Cup18th Feb 1998Chelsea31Arsenal34,330 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Feb 1998Leicester City20Chelsea21,335 match lost
League28th Feb 1998Chelsea01Manchester United34,517 match lost
Europe5th Mar 1998Real Betis12Chelsea31,000 match won
League11th Mar 1998Chelsea62Crystal Palace31,844 match won
Europe19th Mar 1998Chelsea31Real Betis32,300 match won Sub on 88 mins booked
League Cup29th Mar 1998Middlesbrough02Chelsea77,698 match won Sub on 75 mins
Europe2nd Apr 1998Vicenza10Chelsea19,319 match lost Sub on 59 mins
League5th Apr 1998Derby County01Chelsea30,062 match won
League11th Apr 1998Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur34,149 match won
League25th Apr 1998Chelsea41Liverpool34,639 match won Sub on 76 mins
League29th Apr 1998Chelsea01Blackburn Rovers33,311 match lost Sub on 57 mins
League10th May 1998Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers34,845 match won Sub on 46 mins
Europe13th May 1998VFB Stuttgart01Chelsea30,216 match won sent off
League22nd Aug 1998Chelsea11Newcastle United34,715 match drawn Sub on 58 mins
League9th Sep 1998Chelsea00Arsenal34,644 match drawn Sub on 70 mins
League12th Sep 1998Chelsea21Nottingham Forest34,809 match won booked
League26th Sep 1998Chelsea20Middlesbrough34,811 match won Sub on 75 mins
League4th Oct 1998Liverpool11Chelsea44,404 match drawn booked
League17th Oct 1998Chelsea21Charlton Athletic34,639 match won Sub on 73 mins
Europe22nd Oct 1998Chelsea11FC Copenhagen21,207 match drawn Sub on 69 mins
League Cup28th Oct 1998Chelsea41Aston Villa26,790 match won Sub on 86 mins booked
Europe5th Nov 1998FC Copenhagen01Chelsea25,188 match won Sub on 67 mins
League8th Nov 1998West Ham United11Chelsea26,023 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
League Cup11th Nov 1998Arsenal05Chelsea37,562 match won
League14th Nov 1998Chelsea30Wimbledon34,757 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Nov 1998Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday34,451 match drawn Sub on 77 mins
League Cup1st Dec 1998Wimbledon21Chelsea17,268 match lost
League5th Dec 1998Everton00Chelsea36,430 match drawn Sub on 33 mins booked
League9th Dec 1998Chelsea21Aston Villa34,765 match won
League12th Dec 1998Derby County22Chelsea29,056 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
League16th Dec 1998Manchester United11Chelsea55,159 match drawn booked
League19th Dec 1998Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur34,881 match won
League26th Dec 1998Southampton02Chelsea15,253 match won
League29th Dec 1998Chelsea00Manchester United34,741 match drawn
League9th Jan 1999Newcastle United01Chelsea36,711 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Jan 1999Chelsea21Coventry City34,869 match won
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1999Oxford United11Chelsea9,059 match drawn Sub on 80 mins
League31st Jan 1999Arsenal10Chelsea38,121 match lost booked
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1999Chelsea42Oxford United32,106 match won
League6th Feb 1999Chelsea10Southampton34,920 match won
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1999Sheffield Wednesday01Chelsea29,410 match won
League17th Feb 1999Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers34,382 match drawn Sub on 80 mins
League20th Feb 1999Nottingham Forest13Chelsea26,351 match won Sub on 46 mins
League27th Feb 1999Chelsea21Liverpool34,833 match won
Europe4th Mar 1999Chelsea30Vålerenga34,117 match won booked
F.A. Cup7th Mar 1999Manchester United00Chelsea54,587 match drawn Captain Sub on 46 mins
League13th Mar 1999Chelsea01West Ham United34,765 match lost Sub on 60 mins booked
Europe18th Mar 1999Vålerenga23Chelsea17,936 match won
League21st Mar 1999Aston Villa03Chelsea39,217 match won Sub on 79 mins
Europe8th Apr 1999Chelsea11Mallorca35,524 match drawn
League11th Apr 1999Wimbledon12Chelsea21,577 match won Sub on 86 mins
League14th Apr 1999Middlesbrough00Chelsea34,406 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
League18th Apr 1999Chelsea22Leicester City34,535 match drawn scored 1 goal booked
Europe22nd Apr 1999Mallorca10Chelsea18,800 match lost Sub on 78 mins
League1st May 1999Chelsea31Everton34,909 match won Sub on 60 minsscored 1 goal
League5th May 1999Chelsea10Leeds United34,762 match won booked
League10th May 1999Tottenham Hotspur22Chelsea35,878 match drawn Sub on 65 mins
League16th May 1999Chelsea21Derby County35,016 match won Sub on 46 mins
League7th Aug 1999Chelsea40Sunderland34,831 match won Sub on 86 mins
Europe11th Aug 1999Chelsea30Skonto Riga22,043 match won Sub on 77 mins
League14th Aug 1999Leicester City22Chelsea21,068 match drawn booked
League21st Aug 1999Chelsea10Aston Villa35,071 match won Sub on 77 mins
Europe25th Aug 1999Skonto Riga00Chelsea5,023 match drawn
League28th Aug 1999Wimbledon01Chelsea22,167 match won Sub on 81 minsscored 1 goal
League11th Sep 1999Chelsea10Newcastle United35,092 match won Sub on 46 mins
Europe15th Sep 1999Chelsea00A.C. Milan33,873 match drawn
League18th Sep 1999Watford10Chelsea21,244 match lost Sub on 61 mins
Europe21st Sep 1999Hertha Berlin21Chelsea55,541 match lost
League25th Sep 1999Middlesbrough01Chelsea34,183 match won booked
Europe28th Sep 1999Chelsea10Galatasaray33,462 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Oct 1999Chelsea50Manchester United34,909 match won Sub on 77 mins
League16th Oct 1999Liverpool10Chelsea44,826 match lost Sub on 74 mins
Europe20th Oct 1999Galatasaray05Chelsea25,500 match won Sub on 67 mins
League23rd Oct 1999Chelsea23Arsenal34,958 match lost scored 1 goal
Europe26th Oct 1999A.C. Milan11Chelsea74,855 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
Europe3rd Nov 1999Chelsea20Hertha Berlin33,600 match won
League7th Nov 1999Chelsea00West Ham United34,935 match drawn
League20th Nov 1999Everton11Chelsea38,000 match drawn Sub on 51 mins
Europe24th Nov 1999Chelsea31Feyenoord29,704 match won
League28th Nov 1999Chelsea10Bradford City31,591 match won Sub on 28 mins
Europe7th Dec 1999Lazio00Chelsea64,500 match drawn
League19th Dec 1999Chelsea02Leeds United35,106 match lost Sub on 64 mins
League26th Dec 1999Southampton12Chelsea15,232 match won Sub on 87 mins
League29th Dec 1999Chelsea30Sheffield Wednesday32,938 match won
League4th Jan 2000Coventry City22Chelsea20,164 match drawn Sub on 74 mins
League8th Jan 2000Bradford City11Chelsea18,276 match drawn scored 1 goal
League12th Jan 2000Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur34,969 match won
League15th Jan 2000Chelsea11Leicester City35,063 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
F.A. Cup19th Jan 2000Chelsea20Nottingham Forest30,125 match won Sub on 90 mins
F.A. Cup30th Jan 2000Chelsea21Leicester City30,141 match won booked
League5th Feb 2000Tottenham Hotspur01Chelsea36,041 match won Sub on 84 mins
League12th Feb 2000Chelsea31Wimbledon34,800 match won Sub on 63 mins
League26th Feb 2000Chelsea21Watford34,928 match won
Europe29th Feb 2000Marseille10Chelsea30,000 match lost
League4th Mar 2000Newcastle United01Chelsea36,448 match won Sub on 48 mins
Europe14th Mar 2000Feyenoord13Chelsea45,000 match won
League18th Mar 2000West Ham United00Chelsea26,041 match drawn Sub on 65 mins
Europe22nd Mar 2000Chelsea12Lazio34,260 match lost
League25th Mar 2000Chelsea11Southampton34,956 match drawn
Europe5th Apr 2000Chelsea31Barcelona33,500 match won Sub on 71 mins booked
F.A. Cup9th Apr 2000Newcastle United12Chelsea73,876 match won Sub on 74 mins
League12th Apr 2000Chelsea21Coventry City32,316 match won
League15th Apr 2000Sheffield Wednesday10Chelsea21,743 match lost Sub on 46 mins
Europe18th Apr 2000Barcelona51Chelsea97,000 match lost Sub on 102 mins
League24th Apr 2000Manchester United32Chelsea61,593 match lost Sub on 73 minsscored 1 goal

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Dan Petrescu made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Dan Petrescu made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

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Chelsea FC Player Dan Petrescu

Games Won: 106
Win Percentage: 50.96%
Starts as Captain: 1
Total Bookings: 29
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 208 appearances, Dan Petrescu played alongside the following 62 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Gabriele Ambrosetti (18)
Celestine Babayaro (77)
Craig Burley (44)
Pierluigi Casiraghi (9)
Laurent Charvet (7)
Steve Clarke (90)
Neil Clement (3)
Nick Colgan (1)
Nick Crittenden (2)
Carlo Cudicini (1)
Sam Dalla Bona (3)
Ed de Goey (124)
Marcel Desailly (69)
Didier Deschamps (38)
Roberto Di Matteo (130)
Andy Dow (1)
Michael Duberry (97)
Albert Ferrer (67)
Tore André Flo (117)
Craig Forrest (2)
Mikael Forssell (12)
Paul Furlong (28)
Bjarne Goldbæk (33)
Danny Granville (17)
Frode Grodås (22)
Ruud Gullit (40)
Gareth Hall (4)
Jon Harley (19)
Kevin Hitchcock (34)
Mark Hughes (89)
Paul Hughes (16)
Jes Høgh (12)
Erland Johnsen (30)
Dmitri Kharine (28)
Bernard Lambourde (44)
Brian Laudrup (7)
Graeme Le Saux (78)
Frank Leboeuf (139)
David Lee (31)
Mario Melchiot (1)
Scott Minto (32)
Jody Morris (79)
Andy Myers (41)
Eddie Newton (65)
Mark Nicholls (41)
Paul Parker (4)
Gavin Peacock (23)
Gianluca Percassi (2)
Terry Phelan (22)
Gus Poyet (86)
Joe Sheerin (1)
Frank Sinclair (51)
Nigel Spackman (12)
John Spencer (32)
Mark Stein (2)
Chris Sutton (31)
John Terry (10)
Emerson Thome (15)
Gianluca Vialli (76)
George Weah (9)
Dennis Wise (163)
Gianfranco Zola (140)