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Chelsea FC Profile: Steve Sherwood

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Full Name: Stephen Sherwood

Born: Thursday, 10th December 1953 (age: 69)
Place of birth: Selby, England
Height: 6' 3"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1971 to 1976

Steve is the brother of John Sherwood who won Olympic 400m Hurdles bronze medal in Mexico 1968, European silver 1969, and Commonwealth Games gold in 1970. He is also the son of George Sherwood, former Stockport County player (pre-war) & the uncle of British Davis Cup tennis player David.

He signed for Chelsea as an apprentice in August 1970 before turning professional in July 1971.

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 1971 to Nov 1976) - From Chelsea Juniors
--->Millwall (L)
--->Brentford (L)
--->Brentford (L)
--->Hartford Bicentennials (L)
Grimsby Town
Northampton Town
Lincoln City
Gainsborough Trinity

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 1st January 1972, Derby County 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 18 years 0 months 22 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 11th October 1975, Southampton 4 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1971 / 72 100001
1972 / 73 300003
1975 / 76 12010013


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. Steve Sherwood made 17 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Jan 1972Derby County10Chelsea33,633 match lost
League4th Nov 1972Liverpool31Chelsea48,932 match lost
League11th Nov 1972Chelsea11Leicester City28,456 match drawn
League18th Nov 1972Southampton31Chelsea24,164 match lost
League16th Aug 1975Sunderland21Chelsea28,689 match lost
League20th Aug 1975West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea18,014 match drawn
League23rd Aug 1975Chelsea31Carlisle United19,165 match won
League27th Aug 1975Chelsea31Oxford United22,841 match won
League30th Aug 1975Luton Town30Chelsea19,024 match lost
League6th Sep 1975Chelsea00Nottingham Forest21,023 match drawn
League Cup10th Sep 1975Crewe Alexandra10Chelsea6,723 match lost
League13th Sep 1975Oldham Athletic21Chelsea10,406 match lost
League20th Sep 1975Chelsea11Bristol City17,661 match drawn
League23rd Sep 1975Portsmouth11Chelsea16,144 match drawn
League27th Sep 1975Fulham20Chelsea22,921 match lost
League4th Oct 1975Chelsea00York City15,323 match drawn
League11th Oct 1975Southampton41Chelsea21,227 match lost

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Chelsea FC Player Steve Sherwood

Games Won: 2
Win Percentage: 11.76%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 17 appearances, Steve Sherwood played alongside the following 28 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Tommy Baldwin (1)
Brian Bason (9)
Ian Britton (11)
Charlie Cooke (7)
John Dempsey (14)
Micky Droy (13)
Chris Garland (3)
Bill Garner (10)
Ron Harris (15)
David Hay (8)
John Hollins (4)
Peter Houseman (4)
Alan Hudson (2)
Ian Hutchinson (4)
Steve Kember (4)
Tommy Langley (5)
Gary Locke (4)
Teddy Maybank (6)
Eddie McCreadie (3)
Paddy Mulligan (1)
Peter Osgood (3)
John Sparrow (8)
Garry Stanley (8)
Kenny Swain (7)
David Webb (4)
Steve Wicks (1)
Graham Wilkins (5)
Ray Wilkins (13)