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Chelsea FC Profile: John Sparrow

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Full Name: John Paul Sparrow

Born: Monday, 3rd June 1957 (age: 66)
Place of birth: Bethnal Green, England
Height: 5' 10"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1974 to 1981

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Mar 1974 to Jan 1981) - From Chelsea Juniors
--->Millwall (L)
Exeter City

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Wednesday, 13th March 1974, Chelsea 3 - 0 Burnley

Age on debut: 16 years 9 months 10 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 16th February 1980, Chelsea 1 - 1 Cambridge United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1973 / 74 800008
1974 / 75 12000012
1975 / 76 9 (1)010010 (1)
1976 / 77 14 (2)000014 (2)
1977 / 78 15 (3)110017 (3)
1979 / 80 11110013
Total69 (6)230074 (6)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1974 / 75 100001
1976 / 77 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. John Sparrow made 74 appearances for Chelsea, of which 6 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League13th Mar 1974Chelsea30Burnley8,171 match won
League23rd Mar 1974Everton11Chelsea29,542 match drawn
League3rd Apr 1974Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea23,646 match won
League6th Apr 1974Southampton00Chelsea27,268 match drawn
League13th Apr 1974Chelsea13Arsenal29,152 match lost
League15th Apr 1974Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur26,258 match drawn
League20th Apr 1974Leicester City30Chelsea22,828 match lost
League27th Apr 1974Chelsea01Stoke City17,150 match lost
League1st Feb 1975Leicester City11Chelsea23,759 match drawn
League8th Feb 1975Chelsea21Birmingham City18,144 match won
League15th Feb 1975Sheffield United21Chelsea20,542 match lost
League22nd Feb 1975Chelsea32Newcastle United26,770 match won
League1st Mar 1975Liverpool22Chelsea42,762 match drawn Sub on 86 mins
League8th Mar 1975Chelsea12Derby County22,644 match lost
League15th Mar 1975Wolverhampton Wanderers71Chelsea21,649 match lost
League18th Mar 1975Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea25,324 match lost
League22nd Mar 1975Chelsea12Middlesbrough22,240 match lost scored 1 goal
League19th Apr 1975Tottenham Hotspur20Chelsea51,064 match lost
League23rd Apr 1975Chelsea11Sheffield United23,380 match drawn
League26th Apr 1975Chelsea11Everton28,432 match drawn
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
League4th Oct 1975Chelsea00York City15,323 match drawn
League26th Dec 1975Orient31Chelsea15,509 match lost Sub on
League20th Mar 1976Chelsea00Bristol Rovers16,132 match drawn
League1st Jan 1977Chelsea51Hereford United27,720 match won Sub on 85 mins
League5th Feb 1977Carlisle United01Chelsea11,356 match won Sub on 17 mins
League12th Mar 1977Cardiff City13Chelsea20,194 match won
League19th Mar 1977Chelsea20Bristol Rovers26,196 match won
League2nd Apr 1977Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers20,769 match won
League8th Apr 1977Fulham31Chelsea29,690 match lost
League9th Apr 1977Chelsea20Luton Town31,911 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Apr 1977Charlton Athletic40Chelsea25,757 match lost
League16th Apr 1977Chelsea21Nottingham Forest36,499 match won
League19th Apr 1977Oldham Athletic00Chelsea10,077 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1977Burnley10Chelsea14,927 match lost
League30th Apr 1977Chelsea40Sheffield United28,158 match won
League7th May 1977Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea33,465 match drawn
League14th May 1977Chelsea40Hull City43,718 match won
League20th Aug 1977West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea20,145 match lost
League24th Aug 1977Chelsea20Birmingham City18,008 match won
League27th Aug 1977Chelsea12Coventry City25,432 match lost
League Cup30th Aug 1977Liverpool20Chelsea33,170 match lost
League17th Sep 1977Manchester United01Chelsea54,764 match won Sub on
League8th Oct 1977Liverpool20Chelsea40,499 match lost Sub on
League5th Nov 1977Chelsea10Nottingham Forest36,116 match won
League12th Nov 1977Norwich City00Chelsea19,566 match drawn
League19th Nov 1977Chelsea00Aston Villa31,764 match drawn
League26th Nov 1977Manchester City62Chelsea34,354 match lost
League3rd Dec 1977Chelsea01Everton33,899 match lost
League10th Dec 1977Wolverhampton Wanderers13Chelsea16,400 match won
League17th Dec 1977Chelsea11Norwich City22,751 match drawn
League26th Dec 1977Arsenal30Chelsea46,074 match lost
League2nd Jan 1978Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion29,540 match drawn Sub on 54 mins
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1978Chelsea42Liverpool45,449 match won
League14th Jan 1978Coventry City51Chelsea21,155 match lost
League Cup4th Sep 1979Chelsea12Plymouth Argyle14,112 match lost
League14th Nov 1979Chelsea21West Ham United30,859 match won
League17th Nov 1979Chelsea31Charlton Athletic23,035 match won Sub off
League15th Dec 1979Chelsea30Swansea City18,065 match won
League18th Dec 1979Queens Park Rangers22Chelsea26,598 match drawn
League26th Dec 1979Chelsea10Leicester City25,320 match won
League29th Dec 1979Wrexham20Chelsea15,641 match lost
League1st Jan 1980Luton Town33Chelsea19,717 match drawn
League12th Jan 1980Chelsea40Newcastle United32,281 match won
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1980Chelsea01Wigan Athletic22,300 match lost
League2nd Feb 1980Chelsea24Shrewsbury Town18,120 match lost
League9th Feb 1980Watford23Chelsea24,716 match won
League16th Feb 1980Chelsea11Cambridge United17,112 match drawn Sub off

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1977 / 78 2
1979 / 80 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. John Sparrow made 3 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Anglo Scottish Cup9th Aug 1977Chelsea20Orient5,702 match won
Anglo Scottish Cup13th Aug 1977Chelsea22Norwich City6,858 match drawn
Friendly28th Jul 1979Wimbledon21Chelsea3,070 match lost Sub on 46 mins

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. John Sparrow 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 John Sparrow

Games Won: 26
Win Percentage: 35.14%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 74 appearances, John Sparrow played alongside the following 41 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Trevor Aylott (9)
Eamonn Bannon (1)
Brian Bason (5)
Peter Bonetti (24)
Petar Borota (13)
Ian Britton (61)
John Bumstead (10)
Gary Chivers (13)
Charlie Cooke (36)
John Dempsey (10)
Micky Droy (42)
Mike Fillery (12)
Steve Finnieston (28)
Lee Frost (3)
Chris Garland (8)
Bill Garner (20)
Kevin Hales (1)
Ron Harris (62)
David Hay (18)
Marvin Hinton (5)
John Hollins (17)
Peter Houseman (9)
Ian Hutchinson (13)
Gary Johnson (5)
Steve Kember (11)
Tommy Langley (39)
Ray Lewington (24)
Gary Locke (44)
Teddy Maybank (10)
Colin Pates (5)
John Phillips (29)
Peter Rhoades-Brown (1)
Steve Sherwood (8)
John Sitton (1)
Garry Stanley (20)
Kenny Swain (33)
Clive Walker (20)
David Webb (5)
Steve Wicks (29)
Graham Wilkins (16)
Ray Wilkins (55)