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Chelsea FC Player Profile: Dick Whittaker

Summary | Matches

Full Name: Richard Whittaker

Born: Wednesday, 10th October 1934
Place of Birth: Dublin, Republic Of Ireland
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Friday, 18th September 1998

Playing Career:

St Mary's Boys Club (Dublin)
Chelsea (May 1952 to Jul 1960) - From Chelsea Juniors
Peterborough United
Queens Park Rangers

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 28th April 1956, Chelsea 2 - 1 Blackpool

Age on debut: 21 years 6 months 18 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 12th March 1960, Everton 6 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1955 / 56 100001
1956 / 57 11100012
1957 / 58 12000012
1958 / 59 16002018
1959 / 60 800008


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. Dick Whittaker made 51 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League28th Apr 1956Chelsea21Blackpool35,427 match won
League18th Aug 1956Burnley20Chelsea21,960 match lost
League5th Sep 1956Chelsea12Manchester United29,082 match lost
League19th Jan 1957Birmingham City01Chelsea30,157 match won
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1957Tottenham Hotspur40Chelsea66,398 match lost
League23rd Mar 1957Chelsea02Sunderland36,160 match lost
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
League20th Apr 1957Chelsea51Everton28,317 match won
League22nd Apr 1957Chelsea62Newcastle United20,795 match won
League27th Apr 1957Preston North End10Chelsea13,592 match lost
League24th Aug 1957Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea52,580 match drawn
League28th Aug 1957Chelsea23Manchester City43,722 match lost
League11th Sep 1957Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion29,824 match drawn
League14th Sep 1957Newcastle United13Chelsea44,560 match won
League18th Sep 1957West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea36,835 match drawn
League21st Sep 1957Chelsea61Burnley42,449 match won
League28th Sep 1957Preston North End52Chelsea18,044 match lost
League5th Oct 1957Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday38,722 match won
League12th Oct 1957Chelsea42Aston Villa40,769 match won
League19th Oct 1957Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea37,524 match lost
League26th Oct 1957Chelsea00Arsenal66,007 match drawn
League2nd Nov 1957Blackpool21Chelsea17,817 match lost
League6th Sep 1958Portsmouth22Chelsea31,795 match drawn
League11th Oct 1958Chelsea01Bolton Wanderers49,229 match lost
League29th Nov 1958Everton31Chelsea30,638 match lost
League6th Dec 1958Chelsea10Birmingham City27,773 match won
League13th Dec 1958West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea19,557 match lost
League7th Mar 1959Chelsea33Luton Town29,175 match drawn
League14th Mar 1959Leicester City03Chelsea20,110 match won
League21st Mar 1959Chelsea31Preston North End31,270 match won
League27th Mar 1959Blackpool50Chelsea19,887 match lost
League30th Mar 1959Chelsea31Blackpool40,537 match won
League4th Apr 1959Chelsea20Manchester City32,554 match won
League11th Apr 1959Arsenal11Chelsea40,722 match drawn
League15th Apr 1959Nottingham Forest13Chelsea18,339 match won
League18th Apr 1959Chelsea31Everton24,366 match won
League22nd Apr 1959Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion31,948 match lost
League25th Apr 1959Birmingham City41Chelsea19,571 match lost
Europe29th Apr 1959Chelsea10Ville De Belgrade25,771 match won
Europe13th May 1959Ville De Belgrade41Chelsea10,000 match lost
League22nd Aug 1959Chelsea44Preston North End42,891 match drawn
League26th Aug 1959Manchester United01Chelsea57,674 match won
League29th Aug 1959Leicester City31Chelsea29,341 match lost
League2nd Sep 1959Chelsea36Manchester United66,579 match lost
League16th Sep 1959Chelsea42Birmingham City31,651 match won
League19th Sep 1959Chelsea24West Ham United54,349 match lost
League2nd Jan 1960Chelsea22Leicester City23,719 match drawn
League12th Mar 1960Everton61Chelsea50,963 match lost
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Chelsea FC Player Dick Whittaker

Games Won: 20
Win Percentage: 39.22%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 51 appearances, Dick Whittaker played alongside the following 41 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Les Allen (21)
Sylvan Anderton (15)
Ken Armstrong (8)
Wally Bellett (5)
Roy Bentley (2)
Paul Berry (1)
Micky Block (10)
Frank Blunstone (27)
Peter Brabrook (48)
Johnny Brooks (2)
Len Casey (3)
David Cliss (1)
John Compton (7)
Stan Crowther (15)
Alan Dicks (13)
Derek Gibbs (4)
Jimmy Greaves (37)
Mike Harrison (15)
Cliff Huxford (3)
Bobby Laverick (2)
Jim Lewis (10)
Charlie Livesey (7)
Bill Livingstone (1)
Ian MacFarlane (1)
Reg Matthews (42)
Eric McMillan (2)
John McNichol (5)
John Mortimore (34)
Brian Nicholas (12)
Tony Nicholas (21)
Eric Parsons (1)
Bill Robertson (9)
Derek Saunders (25)
Mel Scott (11)
Ken Shellito (2)
John Sillett (2)
Peter Sillett (41)
Les Stubbs (12)
Bobby Tambling (1)
Ron Tindall (29)
Stan Wicks (3)