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Chelsea FC Profile: Alan Birchenall

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Full Name: Alan John Birchenall MBE

Born: Wednesday, 22nd August 1945 (age: 78)
Place of birth: East Ham, London, England
Height: 6' 0 1/2"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1967 to 1970

Playing Career:

Sheffield United
Chelsea (Nov 1967 to Jun 1970) - cost: £100,000
Crystal Palace
Leicester City
Notts County
Memphis Rogues
Blackburn Rovers
Luton Town
Hereford United

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 2nd December 1967, Sunderland 2 - 3 Chelsea

Age on debut: 22 years 3 months 10 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Wednesday, 15th April 1970, Burnley 3 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1967 / 68 21500026
1968 / 69 39534051
1969 / 70 15 (1)040019 (1)
Total75 (1)1074096 (1)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1967 / 68 520007
1968 / 69 12112016
1969 / 70 302005

* 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. Alan Birchenall made 96 appearances for Chelsea, of which 1 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League2nd Dec 1967Sunderland23Chelsea26,574 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Dec 1967Chelsea03West Bromwich Albion27,739 match lost
League23rd Dec 1967Fulham22Chelsea33,492 match drawn
League26th Dec 1967Chelsea21Arsenal51,672 match won scored 2 goals
League30th Dec 1967Arsenal11Chelsea47,157 match drawn
League6th Jan 1968Southampton35Chelsea27,132 match won
League20th Jan 1968Stoke City01Chelsea21,861 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1968Chelsea30Ipswich Town42,986 match won scored 2 goals
League3rd Feb 1968Chelsea10Nottingham Forest33,483 match won Sub on 53 mins
F.A. Cup17th Feb 1968Chelsea10Norwich City57,987 match won
League2nd Mar 1968Manchester United13Chelsea62,471 match won
F.A. Cup9th Mar 1968Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea49,186 match drawn
F.A. Cup12th Mar 1968Chelsea20Sheffield Wednesday55,013 match won
League16th Mar 1968Chelsea41Leicester City35,990 match won
League20th Mar 1968Chelsea00Leeds United47,470 match drawn
League23rd Mar 1968West Ham United01Chelsea36,301 match won
F.A. Cup30th Mar 1968Birmingham City10Chelsea52,500 match lost
League6th Apr 1968Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea26,773 match drawn
League13th Apr 1968Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur53,049 match won
League16th Apr 1968Chelsea10Manchester City36,466 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Apr 1968Everton21Chelsea47,370 match lost
League22nd Apr 1968Chelsea21Burnley23,494 match won
League27th Apr 1968Chelsea10Sunderland33,086 match won
League29th Apr 1968Chelsea10Wolverhampton Wanderers29,730 match won Sub on 67 mins
League4th May 1968Wolverhampton Wanderers30Chelsea35,600 match lost
League11th May 1968Sheffield United12Chelsea28,680 match won
League14th Aug 1968Chelsea11Nottingham Forest36,515 match drawn
League17th Aug 1968Chelsea31West Bromwich Albion33,766 match won
League21st Aug 1968Newcastle United32Chelsea39,048 match lost scored 1 goal
League24th Aug 1968Manchester United04Chelsea55,114 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Aug 1968Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday33,402 match won
League31st Aug 1968Chelsea22Tottenham Hotspur48,472 match drawn scored 1 goal
League Cup3rd Sep 1968Birmingham City01Chelsea31,560 match won
League7th Sep 1968Chelsea11Everton42,017 match drawn
League10th Sep 1968Coventry City01Chelsea36,217 match won
League14th Sep 1968Queens Park Rangers04Chelsea26,358 match won scored 1 goal
Europe18th Sep 1968Chelsea50Greenock Morton28,736 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Sep 1968Chelsea11West Ham United58,062 match drawn
League Cup25th Sep 1968Chelsea00Derby County26,975 match drawn
League28th Sep 1968Burnley21Chelsea14,762 match lost
Europe30th Sep 1968Greenock Morton34Chelsea8,000 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup2nd Oct 1968Derby County31Chelsea34,346 match lost scored 1 goal
League5th Oct 1968Chelsea31Ipswich Town31,625 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Oct 1968Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea30,445 match drawn
League12th Oct 1968Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea27,810 match drawn
League19th Oct 1968Chelsea30Leicester City33,462 match won
Europe23rd Oct 1968Chelsea00D.W.S. Amsterdam28,428 match drawn
League26th Oct 1968Stoke City20Chelsea16,799 match lost
Europe30th Oct 1968D.W.S. Amsterdam00Chelsea14,000 match drawn
League2nd Nov 1968Chelsea20Manchester City40,700 match won
League9th Nov 1968Liverpool21Chelsea47,248 match lost scored 1 goal
League16th Nov 1968Chelsea23Southampton31,325 match lost scored 1 goal
League23rd Nov 1968Arsenal01Chelsea45,588 match won
League30th Nov 1968Chelsea11Leeds United43,286 match drawn Sub on 64 mins
League7th Dec 1968Sunderland32Chelsea21,976 match lost scored 1 goal
League14th Dec 1968Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers26,194 match drawn
League21st Dec 1968Leicester City14Chelsea23,597 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1968Ipswich Town13Chelsea24,083 match won
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1969Chelsea20Carlisle United37,322 match won
League11th Jan 1969Manchester City41Chelsea35,605 match lost
League18th Jan 1969Chelsea12Liverpool52,295 match lost
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1969Preston North End00Chelsea31,875 match drawn
League1st Feb 1969Southampton50Chelsea28,147 match lost
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1969Chelsea21Preston North End36,522 match won
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1969Chelsea32Stoke City39,191 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Feb 1969Leeds United10Chelsea35,789 match lost
League22nd Feb 1969Chelsea51Sunderland29,381 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup1st Mar 1969Chelsea12West Bromwich Albion52,285 match lost
League5th Mar 1969Chelsea10Stoke City19,856 match won
League8th Mar 1969West Bromwich Albion03Chelsea25,137 match won
League10th Mar 1969Chelsea21Coventry City17,639 match won
League29th Mar 1969Everton12Chelsea42,190 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Apr 1969Chelsea11Newcastle United42,078 match drawn
League8th Apr 1969Nottingham Forest12Chelsea30,413 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Apr 1969West Ham United00Chelsea32,332 match drawn
League14th Apr 1969Chelsea21Arsenal37,890 match won
League19th Apr 1969Chelsea21Queens Park Rangers41,263 match won
League20th Aug 1969Chelsea00West Ham United43,346 match drawn Sub on 13 mins
League23rd Aug 1969Southampton22Chelsea25,935 match drawn
League27th Aug 1969Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea47,395 match drawn
League30th Aug 1969Chelsea11Crystal Palace41,908 match drawn
League Cup2nd Sep 1969Coventry City01Chelsea24,790 match won
League6th Sep 1969Manchester City00Chelsea35,995 match drawn
League13th Sep 1969Chelsea22Wolverhampton Wanderers38,599 match drawn
League17th Sep 1969Chelsea20Burnley24,904 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Sep 1969Leeds United20Chelsea33,130 match lost
League Cup24th Sep 1969Leeds United11Chelsea21,933 match drawn Sub offscored 1 goal
League27th Sep 1969Chelsea30Arsenal46,370 match won scored 2 goals
League4th Oct 1969Sunderland00Chelsea24,216 match drawn
League Cup6th Oct 1969Chelsea20Leeds United38,485 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Oct 1969Chelsea22Derby County51,421 match drawn
League Cup15th Oct 1969Carlisle United10Chelsea18,513 match lost
League18th Oct 1969Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion34,810 match won
League25th Feb 1970Chelsea00Newcastle United35,341 match drawn Sub on 48 mins
League4th Apr 1970Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur44,925 match won
League15th Apr 1970Burnley31Chelsea12,030 match lost booked

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. Alan Birchenall 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. Alan Birchenall 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 Alan Birchenall

Games Won: 48
Win Percentage: 50%
Total Bookings: 1
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 96 appearances, Alan Birchenall played alongside the following 23 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Tommy Baldwin (63)
Peter Bonetti (91)
John Boyle (70)
Geoff Butler (3)
Charlie Cooke (75)
John Dempsey (30)
Joe Fascione (1)
Ron Harris (85)
Marvin Hinton (43)
John Hollins (86)
Peter Houseman (65)
Stewart Houston (10)
Alan Hudson (10)
Tommy Hughes (5)
Ian Hutchinson (17)
Joe Kirkup (9)
Barry Lloyd (5)
Eddie McCreadie (88)
Paddy Mulligan (1)
Peter Osgood (86)
Bobby Tambling (63)
Jim Thomson (7)
David Webb (78)