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Chelsea FC Profile: Celestine Babayaro

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Full Name: Celestine Hycieth Babayaro

Born: Tuesday, 29th August 1978 (age: 45)
Place of birth: Kaduna, Nigeria
Height: 5' 9"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1997 to 2005

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jun 1997 to Jan 2005) - cost: £2,250,000
Newcastle United
Los Angeles Galaxy

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Thursday, 2nd October 1997, Slovan Bratislava 0 - 2 Chelsea (Sub)

Age on debut: 19 years 1 months 3 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 19th August 2000, Chelsea 4 - 2 West Ham United

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 27th November 2004, Charlton Athletic 0 - 4 Chelsea (Substitute)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1997 / 98 802 (1)3 (1)013 (2)
1998 / 99 28 (2)5 (1)38 (1)044 (4)
1999 / 00 25 (2)1015 (1)041 (3)
2000 / 01 24 (5)210128 (5)
2001 / 02 1844 (1)2028 (1)
2002 / 03 19 (3)320024 (3)
2003 / 04 6 (1)233014 (1)
2004 / 05 4 (1)01005 (1)
Total132 (14)17 (1)16 (2)31 (3)1197 (20)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1998 / 99 300104
1999 / 00 000202
2002 / 03 100001
2003 / 04 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. Celestine Babayaro made 197 appearances for Chelsea, of which 20 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Europe2nd Oct 1997Slovan Bratislava02Chelsea13,850 match won Sub on 46 mins
League Cup15th Oct 1997Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers18,671 match drawn
League18th Oct 1997Chelsea10Leicester City33,356 match won booked
Europe23rd Oct 1997Tromsø32Chelsea6,438 match lost
League26th Oct 1997Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea24,080 match lost booked
League1st Nov 1997Aston Villa02Chelsea39,372 match won
Europe6th Nov 1997Chelsea71Tromsø29,363 match won
League9th Nov 1997Chelsea21West Ham United33,256 match won
League Cup19th Nov 1997Chelsea21Southampton20,968 match won Sub on 80 mins
League22nd Nov 1997Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea27,683 match lost
League26th Nov 1997Chelsea20Everton32,736 match won
League29th Nov 1997Chelsea40Derby County33,837 match won
League6th Dec 1997Tottenham Hotspur16Chelsea28,476 match won Sub on 20 mins
League15th Aug 1998Coventry City21Chelsea23,042 match lost
League22nd Aug 1998Chelsea11Newcastle United34,715 match drawn scored 1 goal
Europe28th Aug 1998Real Madrid01Chelsea9,762 match won booked
League9th Sep 1998Chelsea00Arsenal34,644 match drawn
League12th Sep 1998Chelsea21Nottingham Forest34,809 match won
Europe17th Sep 1998Chelsea10Helsingborgs IF17,714 match won Sub on 62 mins
League21st Sep 1998Blackburn Rovers34Chelsea23,113 match won
League26th Sep 1998Chelsea20Middlesbrough34,811 match won booked
Europe1st Oct 1998Helsingborgs IF00Chelsea12,348 match drawn
League17th Oct 1998Chelsea21Charlton Athletic34,639 match won
League25th Oct 1998Leeds United00Chelsea36,292 match drawn booked
League Cup28th Oct 1998Chelsea41Aston Villa26,790 match won
Europe5th Nov 1998FC Copenhagen01Chelsea25,188 match won
League8th Nov 1998West Ham United11Chelsea26,023 match drawn scored 1 goal
League Cup11th Nov 1998Arsenal05Chelsea37,562 match won booked
League14th Nov 1998Chelsea30Wimbledon34,757 match won
League21st Nov 1998Leicester City24Chelsea21,401 match won
League28th Nov 1998Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday34,451 match drawn
League Cup1st Dec 1998Wimbledon21Chelsea17,268 match lost
League5th Dec 1998Everton00Chelsea36,430 match drawn
League9th Dec 1998Chelsea21Aston Villa34,765 match won Sub on 79 mins
League12th Dec 1998Derby County22Chelsea29,056 match drawn Sub on 89 mins
League16th Dec 1998Manchester United11Chelsea55,159 match drawn
League19th Dec 1998Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur34,881 match won booked
League26th Dec 1998Southampton02Chelsea15,253 match won booked
League29th Dec 1998Chelsea00Manchester United34,741 match drawn
F.A. Cup2nd Jan 1999Oldham Athletic02Chelsea12,770 match won booked
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
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1999Chelsea42Oxford United32,106 match won booked
League6th Feb 1999Chelsea10Southampton34,920 match won Sub on 77 mins
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1999Sheffield Wednesday01Chelsea29,410 match won
League17th Feb 1999Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers34,382 match drawn booked
League20th Feb 1999Nottingham Forest13Chelsea26,351 match won
Europe4th Mar 1999Chelsea30Vålerenga34,117 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup10th Mar 1999Chelsea02Manchester United33,075 match lost
League13th Mar 1999Chelsea01West Ham United34,765 match lost
Europe18th Mar 1999Vålerenga23Chelsea17,936 match won Sub on 46 mins
Europe8th Apr 1999Chelsea11Mallorca35,524 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
Europe22nd Apr 1999Mallorca10Chelsea18,800 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League25th Apr 1999Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea21,652 match drawn booked
League1st May 1999Chelsea31Everton34,909 match won Sub on 82 mins
League16th May 1999Chelsea21Derby County35,016 match won Sub on 46 minsscored 1 goal
League7th Aug 1999Chelsea40Sunderland34,831 match won Sub on 79 mins
Europe11th Aug 1999Chelsea30Skonto Riga22,043 match won Sub on 65 minsscored 1 goal
League14th Aug 1999Leicester City22Chelsea21,068 match drawn booked
League21st Aug 1999Chelsea10Aston Villa35,071 match won
Europe25th Aug 1999Skonto Riga00Chelsea5,023 match drawn
League28th Aug 1999Wimbledon01Chelsea22,167 match won
League11th Sep 1999Chelsea10Newcastle United35,092 match won
Europe15th Sep 1999Chelsea00A.C. Milan33,873 match drawn
Europe21st Sep 1999Hertha Berlin21Chelsea55,541 match lost booked
League25th Sep 1999Middlesbrough01Chelsea34,183 match won Sub on 74 mins
Europe28th Sep 1999Chelsea10Galatasaray33,462 match won
League3rd Oct 1999Chelsea50Manchester United34,909 match won
League16th Oct 1999Liverpool10Chelsea44,826 match lost
Europe20th Oct 1999Galatasaray05Chelsea25,500 match won
League23rd Oct 1999Chelsea23Arsenal34,958 match lost
Europe26th Oct 1999A.C. Milan11Chelsea74,855 match drawn
League30th Oct 1999Derby County31Chelsea28,614 match lost
Europe3rd Nov 1999Chelsea20Hertha Berlin33,600 match won
League7th Nov 1999Chelsea00West Ham United34,935 match drawn
League20th Nov 1999Everton11Chelsea38,000 match drawn
Europe24th Nov 1999Chelsea31Feyenoord29,704 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Nov 1999Chelsea10Bradford City31,591 match won
League4th Dec 1999Sunderland41Chelsea41,377 match lost booked
Europe7th Dec 1999Lazio00Chelsea64,500 match drawn
League26th Dec 1999Southampton12Chelsea15,232 match won
League29th Dec 1999Chelsea30Sheffield Wednesday32,938 match won
League4th Jan 2000Coventry City22Chelsea20,164 match drawn
League8th Jan 2000Bradford City11Chelsea18,276 match drawn
League4th Mar 2000Newcastle United01Chelsea36,448 match won
Europe8th Mar 2000Chelsea10Marseille33,206 match won
League11th Mar 2000Chelsea11Everton35,115 match drawn
Europe14th Mar 2000Feyenoord13Chelsea45,000 match won
League18th Mar 2000West Ham United00Chelsea26,041 match drawn
Europe22nd Mar 2000Chelsea12Lazio34,260 match lost Sub on 73 mins
League1st Apr 2000Leeds United01Chelsea40,162 match won
Europe5th Apr 2000Chelsea31Barcelona33,500 match won
League15th Apr 2000Sheffield Wednesday10Chelsea21,743 match lost
Europe18th Apr 2000Barcelona51Chelsea97,000 match lost sent off
League29th Apr 2000Chelsea20Liverpool34,957 match won Sub on 46 mins
League14th May 2000Chelsea40Derby County35,084 match won
F.A. Cup20th May 2000Aston Villa01Chelsea78,217 match won
F.A. Charity Shield13th Aug 2000Manchester United02Chelsea65,148 match won
League19th Aug 2000Chelsea42West Ham United34,900 match won Sub on 70 mins
League22nd Aug 2000Bradford City20Chelsea17,872 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League27th Aug 2000Aston Villa11Chelsea27,057 match drawn
League6th Sep 2000Chelsea22Arsenal34,923 match drawn
League1st Oct 2000Chelsea30Liverpool34,966 match won Sub on 72 mins
League14th Oct 2000Sunderland10Chelsea45,078 match lost Sub on 73 mins
League21st Oct 2000Chelsea61Coventry City34,646 match won Sub on 70 mins
League28th Oct 2000Chelsea30Tottenham Hotspur34,966 match won booked
League Cup1st Nov 2000Liverpool21Chelsea29,370 match lost Sub on 65 mins
League4th Nov 2000Southampton32Chelsea15,236 match lost
League12th Nov 2000Chelsea11Leeds United35,121 match drawn booked
League18th Nov 2000Charlton Athletic20Chelsea20,043 match lost
League3rd Dec 2000Chelsea21Manchester City34,900 match won Sub on 75 mins
League9th Dec 2000Chelsea41Derby County34,317 match won
F.A. Cup6th Jan 2001Chelsea50Peterborough United31,192 match won Sub on 63 mins
League20th Jan 2001Chelsea41Ipswich Town34,948 match won
League31st Jan 2001Chelsea31Newcastle United35,108 match won
League3rd Feb 2001Leicester City21Chelsea21,502 match lost
League10th Feb 2001Chelsea11Manchester United34,960 match drawn
F.A. Cup18th Feb 2001Arsenal31Chelsea38,096 match lost
League31st Mar 2001Chelsea21Middlesbrough34,933 match won
League7th Apr 2001Derby County04Chelsea29,320 match won Sub on 79 mins
League17th Apr 2001Tottenham Hotspur03Chelsea36,074 match won booked
League28th Apr 2001Leeds United20Chelsea39,253 match lost booked
League5th May 2001Chelsea21Everton35,196 match won Sub on 75 mins
League8th May 2001Liverpool22Chelsea43,588 match drawn Sub on 84 mins
League19th May 2001Manchester City12Chelsea35,400 match won Sub on 65 mins
League23rd Sep 2001Chelsea22Middlesbrough36,767 match drawn Sub on 78 mins
Europe27th Sep 2001Levski Sofia02Chelsea10,000 match won
League30th Sep 2001Fulham11Chelsea20,197 match drawn
League Cup9th Oct 2001Coventry City02Chelsea12,582 match won Sub on 75 mins
League13th Oct 2001Chelsea20Leicester City40,370 match won
Europe18th Oct 2001Hapoel Tel Aviv20Chelsea11,500 match lost
League21st Oct 2001Leeds United00Chelsea40,171 match drawn Sub on 62 mins
League4th Nov 2001Chelsea21Ipswich Town40,497 match won
League18th Nov 2001Everton00Chelsea30,555 match drawn booked
League Cup28th Nov 2001Leeds United02Chelsea33,841 match won
League1st Dec 2001Manchester United03Chelsea67,544 match won booked
League5th Dec 2001Chelsea01Charlton Athletic33,504 match lost
League9th Dec 2001Sunderland00Chelsea48,017 match drawn
League Cup12th Dec 2001Chelsea10Newcastle United27,613 match won booked
League16th Dec 2001Chelsea40Liverpool41,174 match won
League26th Dec 2001Arsenal21Chelsea38,079 match lost booked
League29th Dec 2001Newcastle United12Chelsea52,123 match won booked
League1st Jan 2002Chelsea24Southampton35,156 match lost Sub on 67 mins
F.A. Cup5th Jan 2002Norwich City00Chelsea21,017 match drawn
League Cup9th Jan 2002Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur37,264 match won
F.A. Cup17th Feb 2002Chelsea31Preston North End28,133 match won
League2nd Mar 2002Charlton Athletic21Chelsea26,354 match lost Sub on 75 mins
League6th Mar 2002Chelsea32Fulham39,744 match won
F.A. Cup10th Mar 2002Tottenham Hotspur04Chelsea32,896 match won
League13th Mar 2002Chelsea40Tottenham Hotspur39,652 match won
League16th Mar 2002Chelsea40Sunderland40,218 match won booked
League24th Mar 2002Liverpool10Chelsea44,203 match lost booked
F.A. Cup4th May 2002Arsenal20Chelsea73,963 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League17th Aug 2002Charlton Athletic23Chelsea25,640 match won booked
League23rd Aug 2002Chelsea22Manchester United41,541 match drawn
League28th Aug 2002Southampton11Chelsea31,208 match drawn booked
League11th Sep 2002Blackburn Rovers23Chelsea22,999 match won booked
League3rd Nov 2002Tottenham Hotspur00Chelsea36,049 match drawn
League Cup6th Nov 2002Chelsea21Gillingham28,033 match won
League9th Nov 2002Chelsea30Birmingham City35,237 match won
League16th Nov 2002Chelsea10Middlesbrough39,064 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Nov 2002Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea25,476 match drawn sent off
League Cup4th Dec 2002Chelsea41Everton32,322 match won
League21st Dec 2002Chelsea20Aston Villa38,284 match won Sub on 67 mins
League26th Dec 2002Chelsea00Southampton39,428 match drawn
League1st Jan 2003Arsenal32Chelsea38,096 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Jan 2003Chelsea10Middlesbrough29,796 match won
League11th Jan 2003Chelsea41Charlton Athletic37,284 match won
League18th Jan 2003Manchester United21Chelsea67,606 match lost
F.A. Cup26th Jan 2003Shrewsbury Town04Chelsea7,950 match won Sub on 46 mins booked
League28th Jan 2003Chelsea32Leeds United39,738 match won Sub on 35 mins
League22nd Feb 2003Chelsea12Blackburn Rovers40,850 match lost Sub on 18 mins
League1st Mar 2003Newcastle United21Chelsea52,157 match lost Sub on 77 mins
F.A. Cup8th Mar 2003Arsenal22Chelsea38,104 match drawn
League19th Apr 2003Aston Villa21Chelsea39,358 match lost Sub on 66 mins
League3rd May 2003West Ham United10Chelsea35,042 match lost
League11th May 2003Chelsea21Liverpool41,911 match won
Europe26th Aug 2003Chelsea30MSK Zilina23,408 match won
League13th Sep 2003Chelsea42Tottenham Hotspur41,165 match won
League20th Sep 2003Wolverhampton Wanderers05Chelsea29,208 match won
Europe1st Oct 2003Chelsea02Besiktas32,957 match lost Sub on 23 mins
League Cup29th Oct 2003Chelsea42Notts County35,997 match won
League Cup3rd Dec 2003Reading01Chelsea24,107 match won
Europe9th Dec 2003Besiktas02Chelsea55,350 match won Sub on 83 mins
League Cup17th Dec 2003Aston Villa21Chelsea30,414 match lost
F.A. Cup3rd Jan 2004Watford22Chelsea21,121 match drawn
League11th Jan 2004Leicester City04Chelsea31,547 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup14th Jan 2004Chelsea40Watford38,763 match won
League27th Mar 2004Chelsea52Wolverhampton Wanderers41,215 match won
League10th Apr 2004Chelsea00Middlesbrough40,873 match drawn Sub on 73 mins
League8th May 2004Manchester United11Chelsea67,609 match drawn Sub on 83 mins
League24th Aug 2004Crystal Palace02Chelsea24,953 match won booked
League11th Sep 2004Aston Villa00Chelsea36,691 match drawn
League Cup27th Oct 2004Chelsea10West Ham United41,774 match won
League6th Nov 2004Chelsea10Everton41,965 match won
League27th Nov 2004Charlton Athletic04Chelsea26,355 match won Sub on 79 mins

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. Celestine Babayaro 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. Celestine Babayaro made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

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Chelsea FC Player Celestine Babayaro

Games Won: 110
Win Percentage: 55.84%
Total Bookings: 31
Times Sent Off: 2


During his Chelsea first-team career of 197 appearances, Celestine Babayaro played alongside the following 86 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Rati Aleksidze (1)
Gabriele Ambrosetti (15)
Marco Ambrosio (3)
Winston Bogarde (6)
Mark Bosnich (4)
Wayne Bridge (3)
Ricardo Carvalho (4)
Pierluigi Casiraghi (13)
Petr Cech (4)
Steve Clarke (9)
Neil Clement (2)
Carlton Cole (10)
Joe Cole (14)
Hernan Crespo (5)
Nick Crittenden (2)
Carlo Cudicini (72)
Sam Dalla Bona (43)
Ed de Goey (107)
Enrique de Lucas (12)
Marcel Desailly (131)
Didier Deschamps (31)
Roberto Di Matteo (73)
Didier Drogba (3)
Michael Duberry (30)
Damien Duff (11)
Paulo Ferreira (5)
Albert Ferrer (80)
Tore André Flo (94)
Mikael Forssell (31)
William Gallas (62)
Geremi (15)
Bjarne Goldbæk (29)
Danny Granville (6)
Jesper Grønkjær (49)
Ruud Gullit (5)
Eiður Guðjohnsen (85)
Steven Hampshire (1)
Jon Harley (13)
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (85)
Kevin Hitchcock (3)
Mark Hughes (10)
Robert Huth (7)
Jes Høgh (11)
Glen Johnson (8)
Slaviša Jokanović (31)
Joe Keenan (1)
Mateja Kežman (4)
Dmitri Kharine (5)
Joel Kitamirike (1)
Leon Knight (1)
Bernard Lambourde (33)
Frank Lampard (68)
Brian Laudrup (9)
Graeme Le Saux (95)
Frank Leboeuf (97)
David Lee (2)
Claude Makélélé (16)
Mario Melchiot (79)
Tiago Mendes (5)
Jody Morris (87)
Adrian Mutu (8)
Andy Myers (8)
Eddie Newton (14)
Mark Nicholls (22)
Filipe Oliveira (2)
Christian Panucci (5)
Scott Parker (3)
Gianluca Percassi (1)
Emmanuel Petit (33)
Dan Petrescu (77)
Gus Poyet (91)
Arjen Robben (3)
Frank Sinclair (13)
Alexey Smertin (1)
Mario Stanić (36)
Neil Sullivan (3)
Chris Sutton (25)
John Terry (76)
Emerson Thome (11)
Juan Sebastian Veron (3)
Gianluca Vialli (25)
George Weah (4)
Dennis Wise (99)
Robert Wolleaston (1)
Boudewijn Zenden (27)
Gianfranco Zola (158)