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Chelsea FC Profile: Colin Lee

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Full Name: Colin Lee

Born: Tuesday, 12th June 1956 (age: 68)
Place of birth: Torquay, Devon, England
Height: 6' 1"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1980 to 1987

Playing Career:

Bristol City
Hereford United
Torquay United
Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea (Jan 1980 to Jul 1987) - cost: £200,000

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 1st March 1980, Chelsea 1 - 0 Cardiff City

Age on debut: 23 years 8 months 18 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 2nd October 1982, Chelsea 5 - 2 Grimsby Town

200th Appearance: Wednesday, 8th May 1985, Chelsea 2 - 0 Luton Town

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 7th March 1987, Chelsea 1 - 0 Arsenal


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1979 / 80 5 (1)00005 (1)
1980 / 81 35 (1)12 (1)0038 (2)
1981 / 82 40630049
1982 / 83 35 (4)320040 (4)
1983 / 84 33 (8)05 (1)0038 (9)
1984 / 85 22 (2)190032 (2)
1985 / 86 13 (1)1102 (1)17 (2)
1986 / 87 2 (1)02 (2)004 (3)
Total185 (18)1224 (4)02 (1)223 (23)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1979 / 80 100001
1980 / 81 15100016
1981 / 82 11100012
1982 / 83 500005
1983 / 84 300003
1984 / 85 101002
1985 / 86 000022

* 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. Colin Lee made 223 appearances for Chelsea, of which 23 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Mar 1980Chelsea10Cardiff City18,449 match won
League8th Mar 1980Fulham12Chelsea22,348 match won Sub on 23 mins
League7th Apr 1980Chelsea11Luton Town28,078 match drawn scored 1 goal
League12th Apr 1980Preston North End11Chelsea13,069 match drawn Sub off
League19th Apr 1980Chelsea10Notts County24,002 match won Sub on
League Cup27th Aug 1980Cardiff City10Chelsea6,549 match lost Sub on 80 mins
League30th Aug 1980Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers23,381 match drawn
League Cup3rd Sep 1980Chelsea11Cardiff City12,959 match drawn
League6th Sep 1980Chelsea01West Ham United32,669 match lost
League13th Sep 1980Cambridge United01Chelsea9,474 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Sep 1980Chelsea11Preston North End13,755 match drawn scored 1 goal
League27th Sep 1980Watford23Chelsea19,802 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Oct 1980Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea11,888 match won scored 2 goals
League8th Oct 1980Chelsea20Bristol Rovers13,108 match won
League11th Oct 1980Chelsea30Grimsby Town16,206 match won scored 2 goals
League18th Oct 1980Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea15,503 match drawn
League21st Oct 1980Orient01Chelsea11,950 match won
League25th Oct 1980Chelsea60Newcastle United22,912 match won scored 3 goals
League31st Oct 1980Cardiff City01Chelsea8,489 match won
League8th Nov 1980Chelsea10Oldham Athletic19,327 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Nov 1980Chelsea13Derby County19,449 match lost scored 1 goal
League15th Nov 1980Wrexham04Chelsea7,953 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Nov 1980Chelsea20Sheffield Wednesday24,947 match won scored 1 goal
League29th Nov 1980Notts County11Chelsea14,459 match drawn
League6th Dec 1980Chelsea00Swansea City20,067 match drawn
League13th Dec 1980Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,708 match lost
League20th Dec 1980Chelsea01Orient15,943 match lost
League26th Dec 1980Luton Town20Chelsea16,006 match lost
League27th Dec 1980Chelsea00Bristol City18,514 match drawn
F.A. Cup3rd Jan 1981Southampton31Chelsea23,694 match lost scored 1 goal
League10th Jan 1981Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea25,113 match drawn
League31st Jan 1981Chelsea30Shrewsbury Town14,673 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League7th Feb 1981Chelsea30Cambridge United16,704 match won
League14th Feb 1981West Ham United40Chelsea35,164 match lost
League21st Feb 1981Chelsea01Watford19,153 match lost
League21st Mar 1981Chelsea00Blackburn Rovers14,314 match drawn Sub on 66 mins
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
League20th Apr 1981Chelsea02Luton Town12,868 match lost
League25th Apr 1981Swansea City30Chelsea16,063 match lost
League2nd May 1981Chelsea02Notts County13,324 match lost
League29th Aug 1981Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers16,606 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Sep 1981Cardiff City12Chelsea8,898 match won
League12th Sep 1981Chelsea13Watford20,036 match lost booked
League19th Sep 1981Shrewsbury Town10Chelsea5,616 match lost
League23rd Sep 1981Chelsea22Charlton Athletic15,329 match drawn
League26th Sep 1981Chelsea21Norwich City14,509 match won
League28th Sep 1981Orient02Chelsea9,698 match won
League3rd Oct 1981Cambridge United10Chelsea8,606 match lost
League Cup6th Oct 1981Southampton11Chelsea16,901 match drawn
League10th Oct 1981Chelsea20Wrexham14,170 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Oct 1981Leicester City11Chelsea18,358 match drawn
League24th Oct 1981Chelsea12Barnsley15,268 match lost
League Cup28th Oct 1981Chelsea21Southampton27,370 match won
League31st Oct 1981Rotherham United60Chelsea10,145 match lost
League7th Nov 1981Chelsea21Newcastle United16,059 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup11th Nov 1981Wigan Athletic42Chelsea12,068 match lost
League14th Nov 1981Oldham Athletic10Chelsea9,773 match lost
League21st Nov 1981Chelsea11Grimsby Town11,931 match drawn scored 1 goal
League24th Nov 1981Charlton Athletic34Chelsea11,082 match won
League28th Nov 1981Derby County11Chelsea13,963 match drawn
League5th Dec 1981Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday17,033 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Dec 1981Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers11,768 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1981Queens Park Rangers02Chelsea22,022 match won
League16th Jan 1982Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea7,278 match drawn
F.A. Cup18th Jan 1982Chelsea00Hull City14,899 match drawn
F.A. Cup21st Jan 1982Hull City02Chelsea13,238 match won
F.A. Cup23rd Jan 1982Chelsea00Wrexham17,226 match drawn
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1982Wrexham11Chelsea8,655 match drawn
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1982Wrexham12Chelsea10,647 match won
League6th Feb 1982Watford10Chelsea17,101 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1982Chelsea20Liverpool41,422 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Feb 1982Chelsea10Cardiff City9,710 match won sent off
League20th Feb 1982Norwich City21Chelsea16,018 match lost
League27th Feb 1982Wrexham10Chelsea3,935 match lost
League12th Mar 1982Barnsley21Chelsea12,706 match lost scored 1 goal
League17th Mar 1982Chelsea12Crystal Palace13,894 match lost
League20th Mar 1982Chelsea14Rotherham United11,900 match lost
League27th Mar 1982Newcastle United10Chelsea26,887 match lost
League3rd Apr 1982Chelsea22Oldham Athletic8,938 match drawn
League7th Apr 1982Chelsea41Cambridge United6,196 match won scored 2 goals
League10th Apr 1982Chelsea21Queens Park Rangers18,365 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Apr 1982Crystal Palace01Chelsea17,189 match won
League17th Apr 1982Grimsby Town33Chelsea9,164 match drawn
League20th Apr 1982Luton Town22Chelsea16,185 match drawn
League24th Apr 1982Chelsea02Derby County11,005 match lost
League1st May 1982Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea19,259 match drawn
League5th May 1982Chelsea22Orient6,009 match drawn scored 1 goal
League8th May 1982Chelsea12Luton Town15,044 match lost
League15th May 1982Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea6,133 match drawn
League28th Aug 1982Cambridge United01Chelsea8,124 match won
League31st Aug 1982Chelsea00Wolverhampton Wanderers14,192 match drawn
League4th Sep 1982Chelsea11Leicester City14,127 match drawn
League8th Sep 1982Derby County10Chelsea8,075 match lost
League11th Sep 1982Newcastle United11Chelsea29,084 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Sep 1982Chelsea20Oldham Athletic10,263 match won
League25th Sep 1982Sheffield Wednesday32Chelsea18,833 match lost scored 1 goal
League2nd Oct 1982Chelsea52Grimsby Town10,019 match won
League Cup6th Oct 1982Chelsea31Tranmere Rovers7,982 match won Sub off
League30th Oct 1982Carlisle United21Chelsea7,141 match lost Sub onscored 1 goal
League6th Nov 1982Chelsea00Crystal Palace15,169 match drawn Sub on
League Cup9th Nov 1982Notts County20Chelsea8,852 match lost
League13th Nov 1982Barnsley11Chelsea13,286 match drawn
League20th Nov 1982Chelsea12Shrewsbury Town8,690 match lost scored 1 goal
League27th Nov 1982Rotherham United10Chelsea8,793 match lost
League4th Dec 1982Chelsea21Burnley8,184 match won
League11th Dec 1982Middlesbrough31Chelsea8,836 match lost
League1st Jan 1983Shrewsbury Town20Chelsea7,545 match lost Sub on
League3rd Jan 1983Leicester City30Chelsea13,745 match lost Sub on
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1983Huddersfield Town11Chelsea17,004 match drawn
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1983Chelsea20Huddersfield Town14,417 match won
League15th Jan 1983Chelsea60Cambridge United7,808 match won
League22nd Jan 1983Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea19,533 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1983Derby County21Chelsea23,383 match lost
League5th Feb 1983Chelsea13Derby County8,661 match lost
League12th Feb 1983Grimsby Town21Chelsea6,711 match lost
League19th Feb 1983Leeds United33Chelsea19,365 match drawn
League26th Feb 1983Chelsea20Blackburn Rovers6,982 match won
League5th Mar 1983Charlton Athletic52Chelsea11,211 match lost Sub offscored 1 goal
League19th Mar 1983Crystal Palace00Chelsea13,437 match drawn
League26th Mar 1983Chelsea03Barnsley7,223 match lost
League2nd Apr 1983Fulham11Chelsea15,249 match drawn
League4th Apr 1983Chelsea02Queens Park Rangers20,821 match lost
League9th Apr 1983Oldham Athletic22Chelsea4,973 match drawn
League16th Apr 1983Chelsea02Newcastle United13,446 match lost
League23rd Apr 1983Burnley30Chelsea7,393 match lost
League30th Apr 1983Chelsea11Rotherham United8,674 match drawn
League2nd May 1983Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday10,462 match drawn
League7th May 1983Bolton Wanderers01Chelsea8,687 match won
League14th May 1983Chelsea00Middlesbrough19,340 match drawn
League27th Aug 1983Chelsea50Derby County17,338 match won
League Cup30th Aug 1983Gillingham12Chelsea8,633 match won
League3rd Sep 1983Brighton And Hove Albion12Chelsea20,874 match won
League7th Sep 1983Blackburn Rovers00Chelsea5,873 match drawn
League10th Sep 1983Chelsea21Cambridge United14,425 match won
League Cup13th Sep 1983Chelsea40Gillingham9,704 match won
League17th Sep 1983Sheffield Wednesday21Chelsea20,596 match lost
League24th Sep 1983Chelsea00Middlesbrough15,822 match drawn Sub off
League1st Oct 1983Huddersfield Town23Chelsea13,280 match won
League Cup5th Oct 1983Leicester City02Chelsea7,825 match won
League8th Oct 1983Fulham35Chelsea24,787 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Oct 1983Chelsea20Cardiff City15,459 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Oct 1983Carlisle United00Chelsea6,774 match drawn Sub off
League Cup25th Oct 1983Chelsea02Leicester City15,646 match lost
League5th Nov 1983Oldham Athletic11Chelsea5,807 match drawn Sub on
League Cup9th Nov 1983Chelsea01West Bromwich Albion22,932 match lost Sub on
League12th Nov 1983Chelsea40Newcastle United30,628 match won Sub on 80 mins
League19th Nov 1983Chelsea22Crystal Palace19,060 match drawn Sub on
League26th Nov 1983Leeds United11Chelsea20,680 match drawn Sub on
League3rd Dec 1983Chelsea01Manchester City29,142 match lost Sub on 61 mins
League17th Dec 1983Chelsea23Grimsby Town13,151 match lost Sub on
League27th Dec 1983Chelsea22Portsmouth25,440 match drawn Sub on
League2nd Jan 1984Middlesbrough21Chelsea11,579 match lost Sub on
League14th Jan 1984Derby County12Chelsea16,727 match won
League21st Jan 1984Chelsea32Sheffield Wednesday35,147 match won
League4th Feb 1984Chelsea31Huddersfield Town17,922 match won
League11th Feb 1984Cambridge United01Chelsea10,602 match won
League25th Feb 1984Chelsea00Carlisle United16,543 match drawn
League3rd Mar 1984Chelsea30Oldham Athletic12,736 match won
League10th Mar 1984Newcastle United11Chelsea36,506 match drawn
League16th Mar 1984Chelsea21Blackburn Rovers18,905 match won
League31st Mar 1984Cardiff City33Chelsea11,060 match drawn scored 1 goal
League7th Apr 1984Chelsea40Fulham31,947 match won
League14th Apr 1984Crystal Palace01Chelsea20,540 match won
League21st Apr 1984Chelsea30Shrewsbury Town18,295 match won
League24th Apr 1984Portsmouth22Chelsea19,267 match drawn
League28th Apr 1984Chelsea50Leeds United33,447 match won
League4th May 1984Manchester City02Chelsea21,713 match won
League25th Aug 1984Arsenal11Chelsea45,329 match drawn
League27th Aug 1984Chelsea10Sunderland25,552 match won
League31st Aug 1984Chelsea01Everton17,734 match lost
League5th Sep 1984Manchester United11Chelsea48,398 match drawn
League8th Sep 1984Aston Villa42Chelsea21,494 match lost
League15th Sep 1984Chelsea30West Ham United32,411 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Sep 1984Luton Town00Chelsea16,066 match drawn
League Cup26th Sep 1984Chelsea31Millwall19,912 match won booked
League29th Sep 1984Chelsea30Leicester City18,521 match won
League6th Oct 1984Norwich City00Chelsea18,272 match drawn
League Cup9th Oct 1984Millwall11Chelsea11,157 match drawn
League13th Oct 1984Chelsea23Watford25,340 match lost
League20th Oct 1984Southampton10Chelsea20,212 match lost Sub on 82 mins
League Cup30th Oct 1984Walsall22Chelsea11,102 match drawn scored 1 goal
League3rd Nov 1984Chelsea62Coventry City17,306 match won
League Cup6th Nov 1984Chelsea30Walsall19,502 match won
League10th Nov 1984Newcastle United21Chelsea23,723 match lost
League17th Nov 1984Chelsea31West Bromwich Albion17,573 match won
League Cup21st Nov 1984Chelsea41Manchester City26,364 match won
League24th Nov 1984Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea31,197 match drawn
League22nd Dec 1984Everton34Chelsea29,887 match won Sub on 82 mins
League26th Dec 1984Queens Park Rangers22Chelsea26,610 match drawn
League19th Jan 1985Chelsea11Arsenal34,752 match drawn Sub on 70 mins
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1985Wigan Athletic05Chelsea9,708 match won
League Cup28th Jan 1985Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday36,028 match drawn
League Cup30th Jan 1985Sheffield Wednesday44Chelsea36,505 match drawn Sub on 46 mins booked
League Cup6th Feb 1985Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday36,395 match won
League Cup13th Feb 1985Sunderland20Chelsea32,440 match lost
League6th May 1985Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday17,085 match won
League8th May 1985Chelsea20Luton Town13,789 match won
League11th May 1985Stoke City01Chelsea8,905 match won
League14th May 1985Chelsea12Norwich City22,882 match lost
League17th Aug 1985Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea26,164 match drawn
League20th Aug 1985Chelsea10Coventry City15,679 match won
League24th Aug 1985Chelsea20Birmingham City16,534 match won
League28th Aug 1985Leicester City00Chelsea11,248 match drawn
League31st Aug 1985Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion15,376 match won
League4th Sep 1985Tottenham Hotspur41Chelsea23,692 match lost
League7th Sep 1985Luton Town11Chelsea10,720 match drawn
Full Members Cup13th Nov 1985West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea4,070 match drawn Sub on
League11th Jan 1986Chelsea10Luton Town21,102 match won
League18th Jan 1986West Bromwich Albion03Chelsea10,300 match won
League Cup22nd Jan 1986Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea27,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1986Chelsea12Liverpool33,625 match lost
League8th Mar 1986Chelsea10Manchester City17,573 match won Sub off
League19th Mar 1986Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers17,871 match drawn Sub on 72 mins
Full Members Cup23rd Mar 1986Manchester City45Chelsea67,236 match won scored 2 goals
League29th Mar 1986Chelsea04West Ham United29,955 match lost
League31st Mar 1986Queens Park Rangers60Chelsea18,584 match lost
League Cup8th Oct 1986Chelsea30York City9,927 match won Sub on 78 mins
League25th Oct 1986Arsenal31Chelsea32,990 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League Cup28th Oct 1986Cardiff City21Chelsea8,018 match lost Sub on 72 mins
League7th Mar 1987Chelsea10Arsenal29,301 match won Sub on 85 mins

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1981 / 82 1
1984 / 85 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Colin Lee made 2 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly17th Nov 1981Cambridge University23Chelsea154 match won
Friendly16th May 1985Chelsea32Rangers7,239 match won Sub off

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1986 / 87 1

Non-First-Team Goals

1986 / 87 1

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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly16th Aug 1986Crystal Palace03Chelseaunknown match won scored 1 goal

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Chelsea FC Player Colin Lee

Games Won: 86
Win Percentage: 38.57%
Total Bookings: 3
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 223 appearances, Colin Lee played alongside the following 58 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Petar Borota (56)
Ian Britton (48)
John Bumstead (162)
Paul Canoville (70)
Gary Chivers (101)
Jimmy Clare (1)
Steve Clarke (1)
Gordon Davies (2)
Kerry Dixon (87)
Billy Dodds (1)
Phil Driver (42)
Micky Droy (85)
Keith Dublin (7)
Timmy Elmes (3)
Mark Falco (3)
Mike Fillery (120)
Steve Francis (75)
Lee Frost (1)
Tony Godden (4)
Kevin Hales (20)
Ron Harris (5)
Micky Hazard (5)
John Hollins (25)
Chris Hutchings (89)
Bob Iles (5)
Robert Isaac (1)
Dale Jasper (7)
Gary Johnson (1)
Derek Johnstone (2)
Joey Jones (69)
Keith Jones (26)
Tommy Langley (5)
Gary Locke (60)
Alan Mayes (65)
Kevin McAllister (8)
Tony McAndrew (18)
Joe McLaughlin (86)
John McNaught (2)
Jerry Murphy (13)
Pat Nevin (83)
Eddie Niedzwiecki (83)
Micky Nutton (49)
Colin Pates (184)
Peter Rhoades-Brown (89)
Bryan Robson (13)
Dennis Rofe (46)
Doug Rougvie (44)
Nigel Spackman (84)
David Speedie (110)
Mickey Thomas (36)
Colin Viljoen (19)
Clive Walker (114)
Roy Wegerle (1)
Colin West (1)
Steve Wicks (1)
Graham Wilkins (27)
Paul Williams (1)
Darren Wood (15)