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Chelsea FC Player Profile: Derek Smethurst

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Full Name: Derek Smethurst

Born: Friday, 24th October 1947 (age: 74)
Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa
Height: 6' 1 1/2"

Playing Career:

Durban University
Chelsea (Dec 1968 to Sep 1971) - cost: unknown
Tampa Bay Rowdies
San Diego Sockers
Seattle Sounders
Memphis Americans
Carolina Lightnin'

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Tuesday, 1st September 1970, Burnley 0 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 22 years 10 months 8 days

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 18th August 1971, Chelsea 2 - 3 Manchester United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1970 / 71 12014 (1)017 (1)
1971 / 72 200002
Total14014 (1)019 (1)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1970 / 71 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. Derek Smethurst made 19 appearances for Chelsea, of which 1 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Sep 1970Burnley00Chelsea14,543 match drawn
League Cup22nd Sep 1970Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday26,646 match won
League9th Jan 1971Chelsea12Manchester United53,482 match lost
League30th Jan 1971Chelsea41West Bromwich Albion26,874 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Feb 1971Chelsea20Nottingham Forest19,339 match won
League20th Feb 1971Stoke City12Chelsea26,959 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Feb 1971Southampton00Chelsea29,937 match drawn
League6th Mar 1971Chelsea20Blackpool26,530 match won
Europe10th Mar 1971Club Brugge20Chelsea23,000 match lost
League12th Apr 1971Chelsea10Liverpool38,705 match won scored 1 goal
Europe14th Apr 1971Chelsea10Manchester City45,595 match won Sub on 82 minsscored 1 goal
League17th Apr 1971Manchester City11Chelsea26,120 match drawn
League24th Apr 1971Chelsea21Coventry City27,517 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Apr 1971Chelsea01Burnley14,356 match lost
Europe28th Apr 1971Manchester City01Chelsea43,663 match won
League1st May 1971Ipswich Town00Chelsea24,708 match drawn
Europe21st May 1971Real Madrid12Chelsea19,917 match won Sub on 75 mins
League14th Aug 1971Arsenal30Chelsea49,174 match lost
League18th Aug 1971Chelsea23Manchester United54,763 match lost
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Chelsea FC Player Derek Smethurst

Games Won: 10
Win Percentage: 52.63%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 19 appearances, Derek Smethurst played alongside the following 19 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Tommy Baldwin (9)
Peter Bonetti (9)
John Boyle (13)
Charlie Cooke (13)
John Dempsey (17)
Micky Droy (4)
Peter Feely (2)
Ron Harris (17)
Marvin Hinton (2)
John Hollins (15)
Peter Houseman (14)
Alan Hudson (18)
Ian Hutchinson (4)
Eddie McCreadie (11)
Paddy Mulligan (5)
Peter Osgood (6)
John Phillips (10)
David Webb (17)
Keith Weller (14)