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Chelsea FC Profile: Phil Driver

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Full Name: Philip Anthony Driver

Born: Monday, 10th August 1959 (age: 64)
Place of birth: Huddersfield, England
Height: 5' 10"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1980 to 1983

Playing Career:

Bedford Town
Chelsea (Sep 1980 to Jun 1983) - cost: £20,000
Maidstone United
St. Albans City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Wednesday, 8th October 1980, Chelsea 2 - 0 Bristol Rovers (Sub)

Age on debut: 21 years 1 months 28 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 23rd April 1983, Burnley 3 - 0 Chelsea (Substitute)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1980 / 81 23 (11)1 (1)00024 (12)
1981 / 82 8 (4)00008 (4)
1982 / 83 13 (4)01 (1)0014 (5)
Total44 (19)1 (1)1 (1)0046 (21)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1980 / 81 100001
1981 / 82 300003

* 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. Phil Driver made 46 appearances for Chelsea, of which 21 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League8th Oct 1980Chelsea20Bristol Rovers13,108 match won Sub on
League11th Oct 1980Chelsea30Grimsby Town16,206 match won Sub on
League18th Oct 1980Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea15,503 match drawn Sub on
League21st Oct 1980Orient01Chelsea11,950 match won
League25th Oct 1980Chelsea60Newcastle United22,912 match won
League31st Oct 1980Cardiff City01Chelsea8,489 match won
League8th Nov 1980Chelsea10Oldham Athletic19,327 match won
League12th Nov 1980Chelsea13Derby County19,449 match lost
League15th Nov 1980Wrexham04Chelsea7,953 match won Sub on 47 minsscored 1 goal
League22nd Nov 1980Chelsea20Sheffield Wednesday24,947 match won Sub on
League29th Nov 1980Notts County11Chelsea14,459 match drawn
League6th Dec 1980Chelsea00Swansea City20,067 match drawn
League13th Dec 1980Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,708 match lost Sub on
League20th Dec 1980Chelsea01Orient15,943 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League26th Dec 1980Luton Town20Chelsea16,006 match lost
F.A. Cup3rd Jan 1981Southampton31Chelsea23,694 match lost Sub on
League10th Jan 1981Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea25,113 match drawn Sub on
League14th Feb 1981West Ham United40Chelsea35,164 match lost Sub on 67 mins
League7th Mar 1981Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers12,948 match won Sub on
League14th Mar 1981Bristol Rovers10Chelsea7,565 match lost Sub on
League28th Mar 1981Newcastle United10Chelsea17,392 match lost
League4th Apr 1981Chelsea01Cardiff City11,569 match lost
League11th Apr 1981Oldham Athletic00Chelsea6,740 match drawn
League18th Apr 1981Bristol City00Chelsea9,764 match drawn
League29th Aug 1981Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers16,606 match won Sub on
League5th Sep 1981Cardiff City12Chelsea8,898 match won Sub on
League12th Sep 1981Chelsea13Watford20,036 match lost Sub on
League19th Sep 1981Shrewsbury Town10Chelsea5,616 match lost Sub on 65 mins
League23rd Sep 1981Chelsea22Charlton Athletic15,329 match drawn scored 2 goals
League26th Sep 1981Chelsea21Norwich City14,509 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Sep 1981Orient02Chelsea9,698 match won
League3rd Oct 1981Cambridge United10Chelsea8,606 match lost Sub off
League11th Sep 1982Newcastle United11Chelsea29,084 match drawn Sub on
League Cup6th Oct 1982Chelsea31Tranmere Rovers7,982 match won Sub on
League16th Oct 1982Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea6,062 match lost
League20th Nov 1982Chelsea12Shrewsbury Town8,690 match lost Sub on
League27th Nov 1982Rotherham United10Chelsea8,793 match lost
League4th Dec 1982Chelsea21Burnley8,184 match won
League11th Dec 1982Middlesbrough31Chelsea8,836 match lost
League18th Dec 1982Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers6,903 match won Sub off
League5th Feb 1983Chelsea13Derby County8,661 match lost Sub on 72 mins
League12th Feb 1983Grimsby Town21Chelsea6,711 match lost
League19th Feb 1983Leeds United33Chelsea19,365 match drawn Sub off
League26th Feb 1983Chelsea20Blackburn Rovers6,982 match won
League5th Mar 1983Charlton Athletic52Chelsea11,211 match lost
League23rd Apr 1983Burnley30Chelsea7,393 match lost Sub on

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. Phil Driver 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
1980 / 81 1
1981 / 82 2

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Phil Driver made 3 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League11th Feb 1981Chelsea30Leicester City0 match won
Reserve League14th Apr 1982Chelsea04Fulham0 match lost
Reserve League19th Apr 1982Chelsea04Ipswich Town0 match lost

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Chelsea FC Player Phil Driver

Games Won: 17
Win Percentage: 36.96%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 46 appearances, Phil Driver played alongside the following 26 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Petar Borota (31)
Ian Britton (15)
John Bumstead (42)
Paul Canoville (4)
Gary Chivers (36)
Micky Droy (30)
Timmy Elmes (3)
Mark Falco (3)
Mike Fillery (38)
Steve Francis (14)
Chris Hutchings (22)
Bob Iles (1)
Joey Jones (10)
Colin Lee (42)
Gary Locke (23)
Alan Mayes (20)
Tony McAndrew (2)
Micky Nutton (13)
Colin Pates (24)
Peter Rhoades-Brown (36)
Bryan Robson (4)
Dennis Rofe (27)
David Speedie (13)
Colin Viljoen (5)
Clive Walker (35)
Graham Wilkins (3)