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Chelsea FC Profile: Les Stubbs

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Full Name: Leslie Levi Stubbs

Born: Wednesday, 18th December 1929
Place of birth: Great Wakering, Essex, England
Height: 5' 10"
Died: Tuesday, 1st February 2011 (aged 81)
Place of death: Southend on Sea, Essex, England
Burial: Buried - St Nicholas Churchyard, Great Wakering, Rochford District, Essex, England

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1952 to 1958

Playing Career:

Great Wakering
Southend United
Chelsea (Nov 1952 to Nov 1958) - cost: £10,000
Southend United

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 15th November 1952, Newcastle United 2 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 22 years 10 months 28 days

100th Appearance: Wednesday, 20th February 1957, Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 4 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 18th October 1958, Luton Town 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1952 / 53 500005
1953 / 54 30100031
1954 / 55 27300030
1955 / 56 17400122
1956 / 57 18100019
1957 / 58 13100014
1958 / 59 200002


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1953 / 54 900009
1954 / 55 510006
1955 / 56 10000010
1956 / 57 700007
1957 / 58 300003

* 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. Les Stubbs made 123 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League15th Nov 1952Newcastle United21Chelsea37,178 match lost
League22nd Nov 1952Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion33,304 match lost
League29th Nov 1952Middlesbrough40Chelsea19,683 match lost
League28th Feb 1953Preston North End21Chelsea30,501 match lost
League7th Mar 1953Chelsea02Burnley39,214 match lost
League12th Sep 1953Huddersfield Town31Chelsea29,613 match lost scored 1 goal
League10th Oct 1953Sheffield Wednesday20Chelsea32,217 match lost
League24th Oct 1953West Bromwich Albion52Chelsea32,254 match lost
League31st Oct 1953Chelsea52Liverpool32,867 match won scored 1 goal
League7th Nov 1953Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea44,795 match lost scored 1 goal
League14th Nov 1953Chelsea21Burnley39,731 match won
League21st Nov 1953Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea30,635 match drawn
League28th Nov 1953Chelsea10Preston North End40,922 match won
League5th Dec 1953Newcastle United11Chelsea41,728 match drawn scored 1 goal
League12th Dec 1953Chelsea31Manchester United37,153 match won
League19th Dec 1953Chelsea51Blackpool34,865 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1953Chelsea20Cardiff City61,336 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Dec 1953Cardiff City00Chelsea36,958 match drawn
League2nd Jan 1954Charlton Athletic11Chelsea29,017 match drawn
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1954West Bromwich Albion10Chelsea35,294 match lost
League16th Jan 1954Sheffield United13Chelsea22,569 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Jan 1954Chelsea22Huddersfield Town45,041 match drawn
League6th Feb 1954Aston Villa22Chelsea29,452 match drawn
League13th Feb 1954Chelsea42Wolverhampton Wanderers60,289 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Feb 1954Sunderland12Chelsea45,755 match won
League27th Feb 1954Chelsea01Sheffield Wednesday54,498 match lost
League6th Mar 1954Middlesbrough33Chelsea27,920 match drawn
League17th Mar 1954Chelsea50West Bromwich Albion46,089 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Mar 1954Liverpool11Chelsea35,947 match drawn
League27th Mar 1954Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur49,315 match won
League3rd Apr 1954Burnley12Chelsea20,312 match won
League10th Apr 1954Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers49,433 match won
League16th Apr 1954Chelsea01Manchester City59,794 match lost
League17th Apr 1954Preston North End10Chelsea27,172 match lost
League19th Apr 1954Manchester City11Chelsea30,620 match drawn
League24th Apr 1954Chelsea12Newcastle United46,991 match lost
League21st Aug 1954Leicester City11Chelsea38,541 match drawn
League23rd Aug 1954Chelsea10Burnley30,239 match won
League28th Aug 1954Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers52,756 match won
League31st Aug 1954Burnley11Chelsea52,756 match drawn
League4th Sep 1954Chelsea11Cardiff City42,688 match drawn
League11th Sep 1954Manchester City11Chelsea36,230 match drawn
League15th Sep 1954Preston North End12Chelsea27,549 match won
League18th Sep 1954Chelsea02Everton59,199 match lost
League20th Sep 1954Sheffield United12Chelsea14,137 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Oct 1954Huddersfield Town10Chelsea29,556 match lost
League6th Nov 1954Sunderland33Chelsea42,416 match drawn scored 1 goal
League13th Nov 1954Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur52,960 match won
League20th Nov 1954Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea25,913 match drawn
League27th Nov 1954Chelsea41Portsmouth40,358 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Dec 1954Wolverhampton Wanderers34Chelsea32,095 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Dec 1954Chelsea40Aston Villa36,162 match won
League18th Dec 1954Chelsea31Leicester City33,215 match won
League25th Dec 1954Arsenal10Chelsea47,178 match lost
League1st Jan 1955Bolton Wanderers25Chelsea30,988 match won
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1955Chelsea20Walsall40,020 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Jan 1955Chelsea02Manchester City34,160 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1955Bristol Rovers13Chelsea35,952 match won
League5th Feb 1955Everton11Chelsea50,658 match drawn
League12th Feb 1955Chelsea43Newcastle United50,667 match won
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1955Notts County10Chelsea41,930 match lost
League26th Feb 1955Chelsea41Huddersfield Town35,786 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Mar 1955Aston Villa32Chelsea24,822 match lost
League9th Mar 1955West Bromwich Albion24Chelsea7,764 match won
League12th Mar 1955Chelsea00Blackpool55,227 match drawn
League16th Apr 1955Portsmouth00Chelsea40,230 match drawn
League5th Sep 1955Blackpool21Chelsea30,563 match lost
League10th Sep 1955Sunderland43Chelsea45,241 match lost scored 2 goals
F.A. Charity Shield14th Sep 1955Chelsea30Newcastle United12,802 match won
League17th Sep 1955Chelsea00Aston Villa35,221 match drawn
League24th Dec 1955Chelsea20Arsenal43,022 match won
League26th Dec 1955Cardiff City11Chelsea26,794 match drawn
League27th Dec 1955Chelsea21Cardiff City36,740 match won scored 1 goal
League31st Dec 1955Portsmouth44Chelsea28,995 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1956Hartlepools United01Chelsea16,700 match won
League14th Jan 1956Chelsea23Sunderland43,999 match lost
League21st Jan 1956Aston Villa14Chelsea24,732 match won scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1956Burnley11Chelsea44,897 match drawn
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1956Chelsea11Burnley26,661 match drawn
League4th Feb 1956Chelsea23Wolverhampton Wanderers37,740 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1956Burnley00Chelsea42,757 match drawn
League21st Mar 1956Chelsea12Birmingham City12,637 match lost scored 1 goal
League24th Mar 1956West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea20,219 match lost
League30th Mar 1956Luton Town22Chelsea24,276 match drawn
League31st Mar 1956Chelsea01Preston North End31,450 match lost
League14th Apr 1956Chelsea61Everton13,825 match won scored 2 goals
League21st Apr 1956Newcastle United11Chelsea24,280 match drawn scored 1 goal
League28th Apr 1956Chelsea21Blackpool35,427 match won
League18th Aug 1956Burnley20Chelsea21,960 match lost
League22nd Sep 1956West Bromwich Albion21Chelsea24,290 match lost scored 1 goal
League29th Sep 1956Chelsea33Portsmouth31,620 match drawn
League6th Oct 1956Chelsea24Tottenham Hotspur55,788 match lost
League13th Oct 1956Everton03Chelsea34,897 match won scored 2 goals
League20th Oct 1956Chelsea33Wolverhampton Wanderers43,558 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1956Arsenal20Chelsea22,326 match lost
League19th Jan 1957Birmingham City01Chelsea30,157 match won
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1957Tottenham Hotspur40Chelsea66,398 match lost
League2nd Feb 1957Chelsea24West Bromwich Albion29,361 match lost
League9th Feb 1957Portsmouth22Chelsea22,964 match drawn
League20th Feb 1957Tottenham Hotspur34Chelsea20,849 match won
League2nd Mar 1957Wolverhampton Wanderers31Chelsea33,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League30th Mar 1957Luton Town04Chelsea15,065 match won
League6th Apr 1957Chelsea11Aston Villa28,025 match drawn
League13th Apr 1957Blackpool10Chelsea17,176 match lost
League19th Apr 1957Newcastle United12Chelsea30,708 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Apr 1957Chelsea62Newcastle United20,795 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Apr 1957Preston North End10Chelsea13,592 match lost
League4th Sep 1957Manchester City52Chelsea27,943 match lost
League19th Oct 1957Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea37,524 match lost
League2nd Nov 1957Blackpool21Chelsea17,817 match lost
League16th Nov 1957Sunderland22Chelsea32,678 match drawn scored 1 goal
League23rd Nov 1957Chelsea40Leicester City27,757 match won
League30th Nov 1957Bolton Wanderers33Chelsea18,815 match drawn scored 1 goal
League7th Dec 1957Chelsea21Leeds United17,038 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Dec 1957Manchester United01Chelsea36,853 match won
League21st Dec 1957Chelsea24Tottenham Hotspur39,747 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1958Darlington41Chelsea15,150 match lost
League5th Apr 1958Luton Town02Chelsea15,285 match won
League7th Apr 1958Nottingham Forest11Chelsea25,130 match drawn
League12th Apr 1958Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers27,994 match drawn
League19th Apr 1958Leeds United00Chelsea20,515 match drawn
League4th Oct 1958Burnley40Chelsea22,902 match lost
League18th Oct 1958Luton Town21Chelsea24,864 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1954 / 55 1
1955 / 56 1
1956 / 57 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1955 / 56 1

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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly16th Aug 1954Chelsea33Chelsea6,977 match drawn
Friendly3rd May 1956Walthanstow Avenue13Chelseaunknown match won scored 1 goal
Southern Professional Floodlit Cup26th Sep 1956Luton Town42Chelseaunknown match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Les Stubbs 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 Les Stubbs

Games Won: 45
Win Percentage: 36.59%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 123 appearances, Les Stubbs played alongside the following 46 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Les Allen (13)
Ken Armstrong (84)
Wally Bellett (14)
Roy Bentley (85)
Micky Block (3)
Frank Blunstone (73)
Peter Brabrook (40)
Bobby Campbell (1)
Len Casey (15)
Mike Collins (1)
John Compton (4)
Alan Dicks (25)
Bill Dickson (5)
Derek Gibbs (4)
Billy Gray (5)
Jimmy Greaves (8)
Ron Greenwood (43)
John Harris (53)
Mike Harrison (2)
Len Kell (1)
Bobby Laverick (3)
Jim Lewis (43)
Bill Livingstone (5)
Ian MacFarlane (12)
Reg Matthews (26)
Phil McKnight (2)
John McNichol (93)
John Mortimore (15)
Brian Nicholas (12)
Tony Nicholas (4)
Seamus O'Connell (2)
Eric Parsons (83)
Bill Robertson (75)
Derek Saunders (107)
Jack Saunders (7)
Mel Scott (5)
John Sillett (2)
Peter Sillett (72)
Bobby Smith (1)
James Smith (1)
Charlie Thomson (21)
Sid Tickridge (3)
Ron Tindall (26)
Dick Whittaker (12)
Stan Wicks (38)
Stan Willemse (81)