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Chelsea FC Profile: Dennis Rofe

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Full Name: Dennis Rofe

Born: Thursday, 1st June 1950 (age: 73)
Place of birth: Epping, England
Height: 5' 7 1/2"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1980 to 1982

Playing Career:

Leicester City
Chelsea (Feb 1980 to Jun 1982) - cost: £80,000

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 23rd February 1980, Bristol Rovers 3 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 29 years 8 months 22 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Wednesday, 5th May 1982, Chelsea 2 - 2 Orient


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1979 / 80 14000014
1980 / 81 38120041
1981 / 82 7 (1)1 (1)0008 (2)
Total59 (1)2 (1)20063 (2)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* 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. Dennis Rofe made 63 appearances for Chelsea, of which 2 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League23rd Feb 1980Bristol Rovers30Chelsea14,176 match lost
League1st Mar 1980Chelsea10Cardiff City18,449 match won
League8th Mar 1980Fulham12Chelsea22,348 match won
League11th Mar 1980Birmingham City51Chelsea27,297 match lost
League15th Mar 1980Chelsea21Burnley16,189 match won
League22nd Mar 1980Chelsea10Orient19,706 match won
League29th Mar 1980Charlton Athletic12Chelsea16,425 match won
League2nd Apr 1980Chelsea02Queens Park Rangers31,035 match lost
League5th Apr 1980Leicester City10Chelsea25,826 match lost
League7th Apr 1980Chelsea11Luton Town28,078 match drawn Sub on 79 mins
League12th Apr 1980Preston North End11Chelsea13,069 match drawn
League19th Apr 1980Chelsea10Notts County24,002 match won
League26th Apr 1980Swansea City11Chelsea16,000 match drawn
League3rd May 1980Chelsea30Oldham Athletic28,253 match won
League16th Aug 1980Chelsea22Wrexham20,001 match drawn Captain
League20th Aug 1980Derby County32Chelsea20,353 match lost Captain
League23rd Aug 1980Shrewsbury Town22Chelsea6,672 match drawn Captain
League Cup27th Aug 1980Cardiff City10Chelsea6,549 match lost Captain
League30th Aug 1980Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers23,381 match drawn Captain
League Cup3rd Sep 1980Chelsea11Cardiff City12,959 match drawn Captain
League6th Sep 1980Chelsea01West Ham United32,669 match lost Captain
League13th Sep 1980Cambridge United01Chelsea9,474 match won Captain
League20th Sep 1980Chelsea11Preston North End13,755 match drawn Captain
League27th Sep 1980Watford23Chelsea19,802 match won Captain
League4th Oct 1980Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea11,888 match won Captain
League8th Oct 1980Chelsea20Bristol Rovers13,108 match won Captain
League11th Oct 1980Chelsea30Grimsby Town16,206 match won Captain
League18th Oct 1980Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea15,503 match drawn Captain
League21st Oct 1980Orient01Chelsea11,950 match won Captain
League25th Oct 1980Chelsea60Newcastle United22,912 match won
League31st Oct 1980Cardiff City01Chelsea8,489 match won Captain
League8th Nov 1980Chelsea10Oldham Athletic19,327 match won Captain
League12th Nov 1980Chelsea13Derby County19,449 match lost Captain
League15th Nov 1980Wrexham04Chelsea7,953 match won Captain
League22nd Nov 1980Chelsea20Sheffield Wednesday24,947 match won Captain
League29th Nov 1980Notts County11Chelsea14,459 match drawn Captain
League6th Dec 1980Chelsea00Swansea City20,067 match drawn Captain
League13th Dec 1980Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,708 match lost Captain
League20th Dec 1980Chelsea01Orient15,943 match lost Captain Sub on 46 mins
League26th Dec 1980Luton Town20Chelsea16,006 match lost Captain
League27th Dec 1980Chelsea00Bristol City18,514 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup3rd Jan 1981Southampton31Chelsea23,694 match lost Captain
League10th Jan 1981Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea25,113 match drawn Captain
League17th Jan 1981Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea22,873 match lost Captain
League31st Jan 1981Chelsea30Shrewsbury Town14,673 match won Captain
League7th Feb 1981Chelsea30Cambridge United16,704 match won Captain
League14th Feb 1981West Ham United40Chelsea35,164 match lost Captain
League21st Feb 1981Chelsea01Watford19,153 match lost Captain
League28th Feb 1981Preston North End10Chelsea8,129 match lost Captain
League7th Mar 1981Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers12,948 match won Captain
League14th Mar 1981Bristol Rovers10Chelsea7,565 match lost Captain
League21st Mar 1981Chelsea00Blackburn Rovers14,314 match drawn Captain
League28th Mar 1981Newcastle United10Chelsea17,392 match lost Captain
League4th Apr 1981Chelsea01Cardiff City11,569 match lost Captain
League20th Apr 1981Chelsea02Luton Town12,868 match lost Captain
League29th Aug 1981Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers16,606 match won
League5th Sep 1981Cardiff City12Chelsea8,898 match won
League12th Sep 1981Chelsea13Watford20,036 match lost
League19th Sep 1981Shrewsbury Town10Chelsea5,616 match lost
League23rd Sep 1981Chelsea22Charlton Athletic15,329 match drawn Sub off
F.A. Cup6th Mar 1982Chelsea23Tottenham Hotspur42,557 match lost Sub on 81 mins
League1st May 1982Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea19,259 match drawn Sub on
League5th May 1982Chelsea22Orient6,009 match drawn Sub off

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. Dennis Rofe 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
1981 / 82 6

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Dennis Rofe made 6 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League6th Feb 1982Chelsea01Birmingham City0 match lost
Reserve League3rd Mar 1982Chelsea12Crystal Palace0 match lost
Reserve League25th Mar 1982Chelsea20Leicester City0 match won
Reserve League30th Mar 1982Chelsea02Bristol Rovers0 match lost
Reserve League14th Apr 1982Chelsea04Fulham0 match lost
Reserve League19th Apr 1982Chelsea04Ipswich Town0 match lost

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Chelsea FC Player Dennis Rofe

Games Won: 23
Win Percentage: 36.51%
Starts as Captain: 40
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 63 appearances, Dennis Rofe played alongside the following 26 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Petar Borota (58)
Ian Britton (45)
John Bumstead (50)
Gary Chivers (53)
Jimmy Clare (1)
Phil Driver (27)
Micky Droy (40)
Timmy Elmes (4)
Mike Fillery (55)
Steve Francis (3)
Lee Frost (3)
Kevin Hales (6)
Ron Harris (13)
Chris Hutchings (13)
Bob Iles (2)
Gary Johnson (5)
Tommy Langley (14)
Colin Lee (46)
Gary Locke (33)
Alan Mayes (19)
Micky Nutton (31)
Colin Pates (30)
Peter Rhoades-Brown (38)
Colin Viljoen (16)
Clive Walker (59)
Graham Wilkins (17)