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Chelsea FC Profile: Kenny Swain

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Full Name: Kenneth Swain

Born: Monday, 28th January 1952 (age: 72)
Place of birth: Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Height: 5' 11"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1973 to 1978

Playing Career:

Wycombe Wanderers
Chelsea (Aug 1973 to Dec 1978) - cost: unknown
Aston Villa
Nottingham Forest
--->West Bromwich Albion (L)
Crewe Alexandra

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 16th March 1974, Chelsea 1 - 0 Newcastle United (Sub)

Age on debut: 22 years 1 months 16 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 21st January 1978, Chelsea 5 - 3 Ipswich Town

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 18th November 1978, Chelsea 1 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1973 / 74 7 (3)00007 (3)
1975 / 76 25 (1)310029 (1)
1976 / 77 36230041
1977 / 78 36 (1)210039 (1)
1978 / 79 15010016
Total119 (5)7600132 (5)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1973 / 74 100001
1975 / 76 410005
1976 / 77 13010014
1977 / 78 410005
1978 / 79 400004

* 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. Kenny Swain made 132 appearances for Chelsea, of which 5 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League16th Mar 1974Chelsea10Newcastle United24,207 match won Sub on 80 mins
League30th Mar 1974Chelsea13Manchester United29,602 match lost Sub on
League3rd Apr 1974Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea23,646 match won
League6th Apr 1974Southampton00Chelsea27,268 match drawn
League13th Apr 1974Chelsea13Arsenal29,152 match lost scored 1 goal
League20th Apr 1974Leicester City30Chelsea22,828 match lost Sub on 43 mins
League27th Apr 1974Chelsea01Stoke City17,150 match lost
League20th Aug 1975West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea18,014 match drawn Sub on 71 mins
League23rd Aug 1975Chelsea31Carlisle United19,165 match won
League27th Aug 1975Chelsea31Oxford United22,841 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Aug 1975Luton Town30Chelsea19,024 match lost
League6th Sep 1975Chelsea00Nottingham Forest21,023 match drawn
League Cup10th Sep 1975Crewe Alexandra10Chelsea6,723 match lost Sub off
League13th Sep 1975Oldham Athletic21Chelsea10,406 match lost
League18th Oct 1975Chelsea20Blackpool16,924 match won
League20th Dec 1975Chelsea10Sunderland22,802 match won
League26th Dec 1975Orient31Chelsea15,509 match lost
League27th Dec 1975Chelsea23Charlton Athletic25,367 match lost scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup1st Jan 1976Chelsea11Bristol Rovers35,226 match drawn
F.A. Cup3rd Jan 1976Bristol Rovers01Chelsea13,939 match won scored 1 goal
League7th Feb 1976Oxford United11Chelsea11,162 match drawn
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1976Chelsea23Crystal Palace54,407 match lost
League18th Feb 1976Chelsea00Hull City10,254 match drawn
League21st Feb 1976Notts County32Chelsea14,528 match lost
League25th Feb 1976Chelsea20Portsmouth12,709 match won
League28th Feb 1976Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers14,555 match won
League6th Mar 1976Plymouth Argyle03Chelsea20,638 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Mar 1976Chelsea11Southampton29,011 match drawn
League20th Mar 1976Chelsea00Bristol Rovers16,132 match drawn Sub on 73 mins
League27th Mar 1976Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea20,817 match lost
League6th Apr 1976Chelsea00Fulham23,605 match drawn
League10th Apr 1976Bristol City22Chelsea24,710 match drawn scored 1 goal
League16th Apr 1976Chelsea22Luton Town19,878 match drawn
League17th Apr 1976Chelsea02Orient17,679 match lost
League19th Apr 1976Charlton Athletic11Chelsea23,263 match drawn
League24th Apr 1976York City22Chelsea4,914 match drawn
League21st Aug 1976Orient01Chelsea11,456 match won
League25th Aug 1976Chelsea11Notts County17,426 match drawn
League28th Aug 1976Chelsea21Carlisle United18,681 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup1st Sep 1976Chelsea31Sheffield United16,883 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Sep 1976Millwall30Chelsea21,002 match lost
League11th Sep 1976Plymouth Argyle23Chelsea18,356 match won scored 1 goal booked
League18th Sep 1976Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers24,835 match won
League Cup20th Sep 1976Chelsea20Huddersfield Town19,860 match won
League25th Sep 1976Blackpool01Chelsea19,041 match won
League2nd Oct 1976Chelsea21Cardiff City28,409 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Oct 1976Bristol Rovers21Chelsea13,199 match lost
League16th Oct 1976Chelsea43Oldham Athletic25,825 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Oct 1976Blackburn Rovers02Chelsea15,039 match won
League Cup26th Oct 1976Arsenal21Chelsea52,305 match lost
League30th Oct 1976Chelsea31Southampton42,654 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Nov 1976Hereford United22Chelsea12,858 match drawn
League10th Nov 1976Chelsea21Charlton Athletic38,879 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Nov 1976Nottingham Forest11Chelsea27,089 match drawn
League27th Nov 1976Chelsea21Burnley28,595 match won
League3rd Dec 1976Sheffield United10Chelsea23,393 match lost
League7th Dec 1976Southampton11Chelsea19,909 match drawn
League11th Dec 1976Chelsea33Wolverhampton Wanderers36,137 match drawn
League18th Dec 1976Hull City11Chelsea11,774 match drawn
League27th Dec 1976Chelsea20Fulham55,003 match won scored 1 goal
League29th Dec 1976Luton Town40Chelsea17,102 match lost
League1st Jan 1977Chelsea51Hereford United27,720 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1977Southampton11Chelsea26,041 match drawn
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1977Chelsea03Southampton42,868 match lost
League22nd Jan 1977Chelsea11Orient25,744 match drawn
League5th Feb 1977Carlisle United01Chelsea11,356 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Feb 1977Chelsea11Millwall34,857 match drawn
League15th Feb 1977Notts County21Chelsea11,902 match lost
League19th Feb 1977Chelsea22Plymouth Argyle22,154 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Feb 1977Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea31,600 match drawn scored 1 goal
League5th Mar 1977Chelsea22Blackpool27,412 match drawn scored 1 goal
League12th Mar 1977Cardiff City13Chelsea20,194 match won scored 1 goal
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
League11th Apr 1977Charlton Athletic40Chelsea25,757 match lost
League Cup30th Aug 1977Liverpool20Chelsea33,170 match lost
League3rd Sep 1977Ipswich Town10Chelsea20,835 match lost
League10th Sep 1977Chelsea11Derby County25,759 match drawn
League17th Sep 1977Manchester United01Chelsea54,764 match won
League24th Sep 1977Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea26,267 match drawn scored 1 goal
League1st Oct 1977Chelsea12Leeds United35,427 match lost
League5th Oct 1977Chelsea00Leicester City19,575 match drawn
League8th Oct 1977Liverpool20Chelsea40,499 match lost
League15th Oct 1977Chelsea00Middlesbrough21,091 match drawn
League22nd Oct 1977Newcastle United10Chelsea24,000 match lost
League29th Oct 1977Chelsea10Bristol City22,313 match won
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
League27th Dec 1977Chelsea21West Ham United44,093 match won
League31st Dec 1977Birmingham City45Chelsea19,876 match won
League2nd Jan 1978Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion29,540 match drawn
League21st Jan 1978Chelsea53Ipswich Town26,044 match won scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1978Chelsea62Burnley32,168 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League11th Feb 1978Chelsea22Manchester United32,238 match drawn booked
F.A. Cup18th Feb 1978Orient00Chelsea25,123 match drawn
League25th Feb 1978Leeds United20Chelsea25,263 match lost
League18th Mar 1978Chelsea22Newcastle United22,779 match drawn Sub on 73 minsscored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League21st Mar 1978Bristol City30Chelsea19,961 match lost
League25th Mar 1978West Ham United31Chelsea24,987 match lost
League27th Mar 1978Chelsea00Arsenal40,764 match drawn
League1st Apr 1978Nottingham Forest31Chelsea31,262 match lost
League4th Apr 1978Middlesbrough20Chelsea15,288 match lost
League15th Apr 1978Aston Villa20Chelsea27,375 match lost
League22nd Apr 1978Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers31,637 match drawn
League26th Apr 1978Leicester City02Chelsea12,970 match won
League29th Apr 1978Everton60Chelsea39,504 match lost
League2nd May 1978Chelsea31Queens Park Rangers21,201 match won
League5th May 1978Chelsea00Manchester City18,782 match drawn
League19th Aug 1978Chelsea01Everton31,755 match lost
League22nd Aug 1978Wolverhampton Wanderers01Chelsea22,041 match won
League26th Aug 1978Tottenham Hotspur22Chelsea40,643 match drawn scored 2 goals
League Cup29th Aug 1978Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea10,748 match lost
League2nd Sep 1978Chelsea03Leeds United30,099 match lost
League9th Sep 1978Coventry City32Chelsea24,920 match lost
League16th Sep 1978Chelsea14Manchester City28,980 match lost
League23rd Sep 1978Birmingham City11Chelsea18,458 match drawn
League30th Sep 1978Chelsea13West Bromwich Albion20,186 match lost
League7th Oct 1978Derby County10Chelsea20,251 match lost
League14th Oct 1978Chelsea43Bolton Wanderers19,879 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Oct 1978Liverpool20Chelsea45,775 match lost
League28th Oct 1978Chelsea33Norwich City23,941 match drawn scored 1 goal
League4th Nov 1978Queens Park Rangers00Chelsea22,876 match drawn
League11th Nov 1978Everton32Chelsea38,694 match lost
League18th Nov 1978Chelsea13Tottenham Hotspur41,594 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1975 / 76 1
1976 / 77 3
1977 / 78 2

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1975 / 76 1

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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Anglo Scottish Cup2nd Aug 1975Chelsea10Bristol City7,515 match won scored 1 goal
Anglo Scottish Cup7th Aug 1976Chelsea00Fulham12,001 match drawn
Anglo Scottish Cup11th Aug 1976Chelsea11Norwich City7,130 match drawn
Anglo Scottish Cup14th Aug 1976Orient21Chelsea6,591 match lost
Anglo Scottish Cup9th Aug 1977Chelsea20Orient5,702 match won
Anglo Scottish Cup13th Aug 1977Chelsea22Norwich City6,858 match drawn

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1974 / 75 1

Non-First-Team Goals

1974 / 75 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Kenny Swain made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League24th Aug 1974Chelsea60AFC Bournemouthunknown match won scored 1 goal

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Chelsea FC Player Kenny Swain

Games Won: 42
Win Percentage: 31.82%
Total Bookings: 2
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 132 appearances, Kenny Swain played alongside the following 34 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Trevor Aylott (11)
Brian Bason (13)
Peter Bonetti (85)
Ian Britton (104)
Charlie Cooke (27)
John Dempsey (11)
Micky Droy (73)
Steve Finnieston (68)
Lee Frost (1)
Chris Garland (3)
Bill Garner (39)
Ron Harris (99)
David Hay (72)
Marvin Hinton (3)
John Hollins (7)
Peter Houseman (7)
Ian Hutchinson (9)
Bob Iles (2)
Steve Kember (3)
Tommy Langley (59)
Ray Lewington (74)
Gary Locke (82)
Teddy Maybank (16)
Duncan McKenzie (9)
John Phillips (38)
Steve Sherwood (7)
John Sparrow (33)
Garry Stanley (84)
David Stride (9)
Clive Walker (34)
David Webb (4)
Steve Wicks (100)
Graham Wilkins (69)
Ray Wilkins (120)