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Chelsea FC Profile: Joe Kirkup

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Full Name: Joseph Robert Kirkup

Born: Sunday, 17th December 1939 (age: 84)
Place of birth: Hexham, England
Height: 5' 11"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1966 to 1968

Playing Career:

West Ham United
Chelsea (Mar 1966 to Feb 1968) - cost: £35,000
Durban City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 12th March 1966, Chelsea 2 - 0 Manchester United

Age on debut: 26 years 2 months 23 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 17th February 1968, Chelsea 1 - 0 Norwich City (Substitute)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1965 / 66 14305022
1966 / 67 26 (2)3 (1)30032 (3)
1967 / 68 13 (3)2 (1)00015 (4)
Total53 (5)8 (2)35069 (7)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1965 / 66 100001
1966 / 67 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. Joe Kirkup made 69 appearances for Chelsea, of which 7 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League12th Mar 1966Chelsea20Manchester United60,269 match won
Europe15th Mar 1966T.S.V. Munich 186022Chelsea11,000 match drawn
League19th Mar 1966Newcastle United01Chelsea35,118 match won
League21st Mar 1966Leicester City11Chelsea25,363 match drawn
F.A. Cup26th Mar 1966Chelsea22Hull City46,924 match drawn
Europe29th Mar 1966Chelsea10T.S.V. Munich 186042,224 match won
F.A. Cup31st Mar 1966Hull City13Chelsea45,328 match won
League4th Apr 1966Leeds United20Chelsea37,786 match lost
League9th Apr 1966Chelsea62West Ham United35,958 match won
League11th Apr 1966Chelsea10Nottingham Forest39,380 match won
League12th Apr 1966Nottingham Forest12Chelsea29,569 match won
League16th Apr 1966Sunderland20Chelsea32,880 match lost
F.A. Cup23rd Apr 1966Sheffield Wednesday20Chelsea61,321 match lost
League25th Apr 1966Chelsea23West Bromwich Albion22,804 match lost
Europe27th Apr 1966Barcelona20Chelsea70,000 match lost
League30th Apr 1966Liverpool21Chelsea53,754 match lost
League2nd May 1966Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea26,777 match drawn
League4th May 1966Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers10,024 match won scored 1 goal
League7th May 1966Chelsea20Sheffield United23,072 match won
Europe11th May 1966Chelsea20Barcelona40,073 match won
League16th May 1966Chelsea02Aston Villa16,232 match lost
Europe25th May 1966Barcelona50Chelsea40,000 match lost
League20th Aug 1966West Ham United12Chelsea36,122 match won
League24th Aug 1966Chelsea21Nottingham Forest27,501 match won
League27th Aug 1966Chelsea00Sheffield Wednesday33,489 match drawn
League30th Aug 1966Nottingham Forest00Chelsea22,199 match drawn
League3rd Sep 1966Southampton03Chelsea29,497 match won
League7th Sep 1966Chelsea22Leicester City29,760 match drawn
League10th Sep 1966Chelsea11Sunderland31,766 match drawn
League Cup14th Sep 1966Chelsea52Charlton Athletic14,262 match won
League17th Sep 1966Aston Villa26Chelsea18,233 match won
League24th Sep 1966Chelsea31Arsenal48,001 match won
League1st Oct 1966Manchester City14Chelsea31,989 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup5th Oct 1966Blackpool11Chelsea13,520 match drawn
League8th Oct 1966Chelsea13Burnley42,573 match lost
League15th Oct 1966Manchester United11Chelsea56,789 match drawn
League Cup17th Oct 1966Chelsea13Blackpool20,240 match lost
League26th Oct 1966Chelsea30Tottenham Hotspur54,191 match won
League29th Oct 1966Fulham13Chelsea42,159 match won
League5th Nov 1966Chelsea13Manchester United55,958 match lost
League12th Nov 1966West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea28,151 match won
League17th Dec 1966Chelsea55West Ham United47,805 match drawn
League21st Jan 1967Chelsea31Aston Villa30,922 match won
F.A. Cup18th Feb 1967Brighton And Hove Albion11Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League25th Feb 1967Burnley12Chelsea20,379 match won
League4th Mar 1967Chelsea00Fulham46,784 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Mar 1967Chelsea20Sheffield United40,730 match won
League1st Apr 1967Leeds United10Chelsea39,728 match lost Sub on 57 mins
F.A. Cup8th Apr 1967Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday52,481 match won Sub on 75 mins
League10th Apr 1967Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion18,448 match lost
League17th Apr 1967Sheffield United30Chelsea18,003 match lost
League22nd Apr 1967Chelsea10Stoke City24,853 match won
League6th May 1967Chelsea22Leeds United35,882 match drawn Sub on 60 mins
League9th May 1967Leicester City32Chelsea17,142 match lost
League23rd Sep 1967Nottingham Forest30Chelsea34,871 match lost Sub on
League4th Nov 1967Burnley11Chelsea17,651 match drawn
League11th Nov 1967Chelsea30Sheffield Wednesday29,569 match won
League18th Nov 1967Tottenham Hotspur20Chelsea53,981 match lost
League25th Nov 1967Chelsea11Manchester United54,712 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1967Sunderland23Chelsea26,574 match won
League16th Dec 1967Chelsea03West Bromwich Albion27,739 match lost
League23rd Dec 1967Fulham22Chelsea33,492 match drawn
League26th Dec 1967Chelsea21Arsenal51,672 match won
League30th Dec 1967Arsenal11Chelsea47,157 match drawn
League6th Jan 1968Southampton35Chelsea27,132 match won
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1968Chelsea30Ipswich Town42,986 match won
League3rd Feb 1968Chelsea10Nottingham Forest33,483 match won Sub on 53 mins
League10th Feb 1968Coventry City21Chelsea36,646 match lost Sub on 90 mins
F.A. Cup17th Feb 1968Chelsea10Norwich City57,987 match won Sub on 73 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. Joe Kirkup 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. Joe Kirkup made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player Joe Kirkup

Games Won: 32
Win Percentage: 46.38%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 69 appearances, Joe Kirkup played alongside the following 32 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Tommy Baldwin (33)
Alan Birchenall (9)
Peter Bonetti (64)
John Boyle (52)
Barry Bridges (10)
Geoff Butler (4)
Charlie Cooke (45)
John Dunn (2)
Joe Fascione (8)
George Graham (24)
Chico Hamilton (2)
Allan Harris (14)
Ron Harris (69)
Tony Hateley (15)
Marvin Hinton (63)
John Hollins (62)
Peter Houseman (29)
Tommy Hughes (1)
Barry Lloyd (3)
George Luke (1)
Eddie McCreadie (54)
Bert Murray (10)
Peter Osgood (48)
Tommy Robson (4)
Alex Stepney (1)
Bobby Tambling (55)
Jim Thomson (14)
Terry Venables (14)
Colin Waldron (1)
Kingsley Whiffen (1)
Roger Wosahlo (1)
Allan Young (4)