Site Banner

Chelsea FC Profile: Steve Finnieston

| Player Summary |

Full Name: Steve Finnieston

Nickname(s): Jock

Born: Tuesday, 30th November 1954 (age: 69)
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Height: 5' 11"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1971 to 1978

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Dec 1971 to Jun 1978) - From Chelsea Juniors
--->Cardiff City (L)
Sheffield United
Hartley Witney

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 1st February 1975, Leicester City 1 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 20 years 2 months 2 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 29th April 1978, Everton 6 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1974 / 75 900009
1975 / 76 12000012
1976 / 77 39230044
1977 / 78 20 (2)4 (2)10025 (4)
Total80 (2)6 (2)40090 (4)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1974 / 75 200002
1975 / 76 500005
1976 / 77 24020026
1977 / 78 310004

* 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. Steve Finnieston made 90 appearances for Chelsea, of which 4 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Feb 1975Leicester City11Chelsea23,759 match drawn
League8th Feb 1975Chelsea21Birmingham City18,144 match won
League15th Feb 1975Sheffield United21Chelsea20,542 match lost
League22nd Feb 1975Chelsea32Newcastle United26,770 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Mar 1975Liverpool22Chelsea42,762 match drawn scored 1 goal
League8th Mar 1975Chelsea12Derby County22,644 match lost
League15th Mar 1975Wolverhampton Wanderers71Chelsea21,649 match lost
League18th Mar 1975Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea25,324 match lost Sub off
League5th Apr 1975Stoke City30Chelsea26,375 match lost Sub off
League18th Feb 1976Chelsea00Hull City10,254 match drawn
League21st Feb 1976Notts County32Chelsea14,528 match lost scored 1 goal
League25th Feb 1976Chelsea20Portsmouth12,709 match won
League28th Feb 1976Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers14,555 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Mar 1976Plymouth Argyle03Chelsea20,638 match won
League13th Mar 1976Chelsea11Southampton29,011 match drawn scored 1 goal
League20th Mar 1976Chelsea00Bristol Rovers16,132 match drawn
League10th Apr 1976Bristol City22Chelsea24,710 match drawn
League16th Apr 1976Chelsea22Luton Town19,878 match drawn scored 1 goal
League17th Apr 1976Chelsea02Orient17,679 match lost
League19th Apr 1976Charlton Athletic11Chelsea23,263 match drawn
League24th Apr 1976York City22Chelsea4,914 match drawn scored 1 goal
League21st Aug 1976Orient01Chelsea11,456 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Aug 1976Chelsea11Notts County17,426 match drawn
League28th Aug 1976Chelsea21Carlisle United18,681 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup1st Sep 1976Chelsea31Sheffield United16,883 match won
League4th Sep 1976Millwall30Chelsea21,002 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League11th Sep 1976Plymouth Argyle23Chelsea18,356 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Sep 1976Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers24,835 match won
League Cup20th Sep 1976Chelsea20Huddersfield Town19,860 match won scored 2 goals
League25th Sep 1976Blackpool01Chelsea19,041 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Oct 1976Chelsea21Cardiff City28,409 match won
League5th Oct 1976Bristol Rovers21Chelsea13,199 match lost scored 1 goal
League16th Oct 1976Chelsea43Oldham Athletic25,825 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Oct 1976Blackburn Rovers02Chelsea15,039 match won scored 2 goals (1 Pen)
League Cup26th Oct 1976Arsenal21Chelsea52,305 match lost
League30th Oct 1976Chelsea31Southampton42,654 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Nov 1976Hereford United22Chelsea12,858 match drawn scored 2 goals (1 Pen)
League10th Nov 1976Chelsea21Charlton Athletic38,879 match won
League20th Nov 1976Nottingham Forest11Chelsea27,089 match drawn
League27th Nov 1976Chelsea21Burnley28,595 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League3rd Dec 1976Sheffield United10Chelsea23,393 match lost
League7th Dec 1976Southampton11Chelsea19,909 match drawn scored 1 goal
League11th Dec 1976Chelsea33Wolverhampton Wanderers36,137 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Dec 1976Hull City11Chelsea11,774 match drawn
League27th Dec 1976Chelsea20Fulham55,003 match won
League29th Dec 1976Luton Town40Chelsea17,102 match lost
League1st Jan 1977Chelsea51Hereford United27,720 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1977Southampton11Chelsea26,041 match drawn
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1977Chelsea03Southampton42,868 match lost
League22nd Jan 1977Chelsea11Orient25,744 match drawn
League5th Feb 1977Carlisle United01Chelsea11,356 match won Sub on 17 mins
League26th Feb 1977Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea31,600 match drawn scored 1 goal
League5th Mar 1977Chelsea22Blackpool27,412 match drawn
League12th Mar 1977Cardiff City13Chelsea20,194 match won
League19th Mar 1977Chelsea20Bristol Rovers26,196 match won
League2nd Apr 1977Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers20,769 match won scored 2 goals
League8th Apr 1977Fulham31Chelsea29,690 match lost
League9th Apr 1977Chelsea20Luton Town31,911 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Apr 1977Charlton Athletic40Chelsea25,757 match lost
League16th Apr 1977Chelsea21Nottingham Forest36,499 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Apr 1977Oldham Athletic00Chelsea10,077 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1977Burnley10Chelsea14,927 match lost
League30th Apr 1977Chelsea40Sheffield United28,158 match won scored 1 goal
League7th May 1977Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea33,465 match drawn
League14th May 1977Chelsea40Hull City43,718 match won scored 3 goals (1 Pen)
League20th Aug 1977West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea20,145 match lost
League24th Aug 1977Chelsea20Birmingham City18,008 match won
League27th Aug 1977Chelsea12Coventry City25,432 match lost
League Cup30th Aug 1977Liverpool20Chelsea33,170 match lost Sub on 67 mins
League3rd Sep 1977Ipswich Town10Chelsea20,835 match lost Sub on 58 mins
League27th Dec 1977Chelsea21West Ham United44,093 match won Sub on 90 mins
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1978Chelsea42Liverpool45,449 match won Sub on 34 minsscored 1 goal
League21st Jan 1978Chelsea53Ipswich Town26,044 match won Sub on 63 minsscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1978Chelsea62Burnley32,168 match won
League11th Feb 1978Chelsea22Manchester United32,238 match drawn
F.A. Cup18th Feb 1978Orient00Chelsea25,123 match drawn
League25th Feb 1978Leeds United20Chelsea25,263 match lost
F.A. Cup27th Feb 1978Chelsea12Orient36,379 match lost Sub on
League4th Mar 1978Chelsea31Liverpool35,550 match won scored 2 goals
League11th Mar 1978Derby County11Chelsea21,504 match drawn
League18th Mar 1978Chelsea22Newcastle United22,779 match drawn
League21st Mar 1978Bristol City30Chelsea19,961 match lost Sub off
League25th Mar 1978West Ham United31Chelsea24,987 match lost
League27th Mar 1978Chelsea00Arsenal40,764 match drawn
League1st Apr 1978Nottingham Forest31Chelsea31,262 match lost
League4th Apr 1978Middlesbrough20Chelsea15,288 match lost
League15th Apr 1978Aston Villa20Chelsea27,375 match lost
League22nd Apr 1978Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers31,637 match drawn
League26th Apr 1978Leicester City02Chelsea12,970 match won
League29th Apr 1978Everton60Chelsea39,504 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1976 / 77 3
1977 / 78 2

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1976 / 77 1
1977 / 78 2

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Steve Finnieston made 5 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Anglo Scottish Cup7th Aug 1976Chelsea00Fulham12,001 match drawn
Anglo Scottish Cup11th Aug 1976Chelsea11Norwich City7,130 match drawn scored 1 goal
Anglo Scottish Cup14th Aug 1976Orient21Chelsea6,591 match lost
Anglo Scottish Cup9th Aug 1977Chelsea20Orient5,702 match won scored 1 goal
Anglo Scottish Cup13th Aug 1977Chelsea22Norwich City6,858 match drawn scored 1 goal

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1974 / 75 1

Non-First-Team Goals

1974 / 75 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Steve Finnieston made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League24th Aug 1974Chelsea60AFC Bournemouth0 match won scored 1 goal

Return to Player Directory.
Return to Home page.

Chelsea FC Player Steve Finnieston

Games Won: 35
Win Percentage: 38.89%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 90 appearances, Steve Finnieston played alongside the following 28 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Trevor Aylott (2)
Brian Bason (9)
Peter Bonetti (61)
Ian Britton (77)
Charlie Cooke (20)
John Dempsey (1)
Micky Droy (29)
Lee Frost (1)
Chris Garland (4)
Bill Garner (21)
Ron Harris (66)
David Hay (58)
Marvin Hinton (2)
John Hollins (9)
Peter Houseman (2)
Ian Hutchinson (1)
Steve Kember (6)
Tommy Langley (34)
Ray Lewington (68)
Gary Locke (80)
John Phillips (29)
John Sparrow (28)
Garry Stanley (51)
Kenny Swain (68)
Clive Walker (17)
Steve Wicks (68)
Graham Wilkins (40)
Ray Wilkins (81)