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Chelsea FC Profile: Ray Wilkins

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Full Name: Raymond Colin Wilkins MBE

Nickname(s): Butch

Born: Friday, 14th September 1956
Place of birth: Hillingdon, London, England
Height: 5' 7"
Died: Wednesday, 4th April 2018 (aged 61)
Place of death: Tooting, London, England
Burial: Cremated - 18/04/2018 at Randalls Park Crematorium.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1972 to 1979
Coach from 1999 to 2000
Assistant Manager from 1999 to 1999
Assistant Manager from 2008 to 2009
Manager from 2009 to 2009
Assistant Manager from 2009 to 2010

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 1972 to Aug 1979) - From Chelsea Juniors
Manchester United
A.C. Milan
Paris Saint Germain
Queens Park Rangers
Crystal Palace
Queens Park Rangers
Wycombe Wanderers
Leyton Orient

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Friday, 26th October 1973, Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich City (Sub)

Age on debut: 17 years 1 months 12 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 11th December 1976, Chelsea 3 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 5th May 1979, Chelsea 2 - 3 Ipswich Town


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1973 / 74 6 (2)1 (1)0007 (3)
1974 / 75 21 (1)21 (1)0024 (2)
1975 / 76 42410047
1976 / 77 42230047
1977 / 78 33310037
1978 / 79 35010036
Total179 (3)12 (1)7 (1)00198 (5)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1974 / 75 200002
1975 / 76 11100012
1976 / 77 702009
1977 / 78 610007
1978 / 79 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. Ray Wilkins made 198 appearances for Chelsea, of which 5 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League26th Oct 1973Chelsea30Norwich City21,953 match won Sub on 75 mins
League3rd Nov 1973Manchester United22Chelsea48,036 match drawn Sub on 67 mins
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1974Chelsea00Queens Park Rangers31,540 match drawn Sub on
League3rd Apr 1974Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea23,646 match won
League6th Apr 1974Southampton00Chelsea27,268 match drawn
League13th Apr 1974Chelsea13Arsenal29,152 match lost
League27th Apr 1974Chelsea01Stoke City17,150 match lost
League28th Sep 1974Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers23,073 match lost
League5th Oct 1974Manchester City11Chelsea32,412 match drawn Sub on 73 mins
League Cup9th Oct 1974Chelsea22Stoke City19,954 match drawn Sub on
League7th Dec 1974Chelsea20Luton Town19,009 match won
League14th Dec 1974Carlisle United12Chelsea12,854 match won
League21st Dec 1974Chelsea11West Ham United34,969 match drawn
League26th Dec 1974Arsenal12Chelsea33,784 match won
League28th Dec 1974Chelsea03Queens Park Rangers38,917 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1975Chelsea32Sheffield Wednesday24,679 match won
League11th Jan 1975Luton Town11Chelsea23,096 match drawn
League18th Jan 1975Chelsea02Leeds United34,733 match lost
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1975Chelsea01Birmingham City35,450 match lost
League1st Feb 1975Leicester City11Chelsea23,759 match drawn
League8th Feb 1975Chelsea21Birmingham City18,144 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Feb 1975Sheffield United21Chelsea20,542 match lost
League22nd Feb 1975Chelsea32Newcastle United26,770 match won
League1st Mar 1975Liverpool22Chelsea42,762 match drawn
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
League19th Apr 1975Tottenham Hotspur20Chelsea51,064 match lost Captain
League23rd Apr 1975Chelsea11Sheffield United23,380 match drawn Captain
League26th Apr 1975Chelsea11Everton28,432 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League16th Aug 1975Sunderland21Chelsea28,689 match lost Captain
League20th Aug 1975West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea18,014 match drawn Captain
League23rd Aug 1975Chelsea31Carlisle United19,165 match won Captain
League27th Aug 1975Chelsea31Oxford United22,841 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League30th Aug 1975Luton Town30Chelsea19,024 match lost Captain
League6th Sep 1975Chelsea00Nottingham Forest21,023 match drawn Captain
League Cup10th Sep 1975Crewe Alexandra10Chelsea6,723 match lost Captain
League13th Sep 1975Oldham Athletic21Chelsea10,406 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League20th Sep 1975Chelsea11Bristol City17,661 match drawn Captain
League23rd Sep 1975Portsmouth11Chelsea16,144 match drawn Captain
League27th Sep 1975Fulham20Chelsea22,921 match lost Captain
League4th Oct 1975Chelsea00York City15,323 match drawn Captain
League11th Oct 1975Southampton41Chelsea21,227 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League18th Oct 1975Chelsea20Blackpool16,924 match won Captainscored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League25th Oct 1975Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea12,128 match drawn Captain
League1st Nov 1975Chelsea22Plymouth Argyle20,096 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League8th Nov 1975Hull City12Chelsea9,097 match won Captain
League15th Nov 1975Chelsea20Notts County18,229 match won Captainscored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League22nd Nov 1975Blackpool02Chelsea8,595 match won Captain
League29th Nov 1975Bristol Rovers12Chelsea16,277 match won Captain
League6th Dec 1975Chelsea01Bolton Wanderers20,896 match lost Captain
League13th Dec 1975Carlisle United21Chelsea8,065 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League20th Dec 1975Chelsea10Sunderland22,802 match won Captain
League26th Dec 1975Orient31Chelsea15,509 match lost Captain
League27th Dec 1975Chelsea23Charlton Athletic25,367 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup1st Jan 1976Chelsea11Bristol Rovers35,226 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup3rd Jan 1976Bristol Rovers01Chelsea13,939 match won Captain
League10th Jan 1976Chelsea03Oldham Athletic16,464 match lost Captain
League17th Jan 1976Nottingham Forest13Chelsea14,172 match won Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1976York City02Chelsea9,591 match won Captain
League31st Jan 1976Chelsea12West Bromwich Albion15,896 match lost Captain
League7th Feb 1976Oxford United11Chelsea11,162 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1976Chelsea23Crystal Palace54,407 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League18th Feb 1976Chelsea00Hull City10,254 match drawn Captain
League21st Feb 1976Notts County32Chelsea14,528 match lost Captain
League25th Feb 1976Chelsea20Portsmouth12,709 match won Captain
League28th Feb 1976Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers14,555 match won Captain Sub on 80 minsscored 2 goals
League6th Mar 1976Plymouth Argyle03Chelsea20,638 match won Captain
League13th Mar 1976Chelsea11Southampton29,011 match drawn Captain
League20th Mar 1976Chelsea00Bristol Rovers16,132 match drawn Captain
League27th Mar 1976Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea20,817 match lost Captain
League6th Apr 1976Chelsea00Fulham23,605 match drawn Captain
League10th Apr 1976Bristol City22Chelsea24,710 match drawn Captain
League16th Apr 1976Chelsea22Luton Town19,878 match drawn Captain
League17th Apr 1976Chelsea02Orient17,679 match lost Captain
League19th Apr 1976Charlton Athletic11Chelsea23,263 match drawn Captain
League24th Apr 1976York City22Chelsea4,914 match drawn Captain booked
League21st Aug 1976Orient01Chelsea11,456 match won Captain
League25th Aug 1976Chelsea11Notts County17,426 match drawn Captain
League28th Aug 1976Chelsea21Carlisle United18,681 match won Captain
League Cup1st Sep 1976Chelsea31Sheffield United16,883 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League4th Sep 1976Millwall30Chelsea21,002 match lost Captain
League11th Sep 1976Plymouth Argyle23Chelsea18,356 match won Captain
League18th Sep 1976Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers24,835 match won Captain
League Cup20th Sep 1976Chelsea20Huddersfield Town19,860 match won Captain
League25th Sep 1976Blackpool01Chelsea19,041 match won Captain
League2nd Oct 1976Chelsea21Cardiff City28,409 match won Captain
League5th Oct 1976Bristol Rovers21Chelsea13,199 match lost Captain
League16th Oct 1976Chelsea43Oldham Athletic25,825 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League23rd Oct 1976Blackburn Rovers02Chelsea15,039 match won Captain
League Cup26th Oct 1976Arsenal21Chelsea52,305 match lost Captain
League30th Oct 1976Chelsea31Southampton42,654 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League6th Nov 1976Hereford United22Chelsea12,858 match drawn Captain
League10th Nov 1976Chelsea21Charlton Athletic38,879 match won Captain
League20th Nov 1976Nottingham Forest11Chelsea27,089 match drawn Captain
League27th Nov 1976Chelsea21Burnley28,595 match won Captain
League3rd Dec 1976Sheffield United10Chelsea23,393 match lost Captain
League7th Dec 1976Southampton11Chelsea19,909 match drawn Captain
League11th Dec 1976Chelsea33Wolverhampton Wanderers36,137 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League18th Dec 1976Hull City11Chelsea11,774 match drawn Captain booked
League27th Dec 1976Chelsea20Fulham55,003 match won Captain
League29th Dec 1976Luton Town40Chelsea17,102 match lost Captain
League1st Jan 1977Chelsea51Hereford United27,720 match won Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1977Southampton11Chelsea26,041 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1977Chelsea03Southampton42,868 match lost Captain
League22nd Jan 1977Chelsea11Orient25,744 match drawn Captain
League5th Feb 1977Carlisle United01Chelsea11,356 match won Captain
League12th Feb 1977Chelsea11Millwall34,857 match drawn Captain
League15th Feb 1977Notts County21Chelsea11,902 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League19th Feb 1977Chelsea22Plymouth Argyle22,154 match drawn Captain
League26th Feb 1977Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea31,600 match drawn Captain
League5th Mar 1977Chelsea22Blackpool27,412 match drawn Captain
League12th Mar 1977Cardiff City13Chelsea20,194 match won Captain
League19th Mar 1977Chelsea20Bristol Rovers26,196 match won Captain
League2nd Apr 1977Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers20,769 match won Captain
League8th Apr 1977Fulham31Chelsea29,690 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League9th Apr 1977Chelsea20Luton Town31,911 match won Captain
League11th Apr 1977Charlton Athletic40Chelsea25,757 match lost Captain
League16th Apr 1977Chelsea21Nottingham Forest36,499 match won Captain
League19th Apr 1977Oldham Athletic00Chelsea10,077 match drawn Captain
League23rd Apr 1977Burnley10Chelsea14,927 match lost Captain
League30th Apr 1977Chelsea40Sheffield United28,158 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League7th May 1977Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea33,465 match drawn Captain
League14th May 1977Chelsea40Hull City43,718 match won Captain
League20th Aug 1977West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea20,145 match lost Captain
League24th Aug 1977Chelsea20Birmingham City18,008 match won Captain
League27th Aug 1977Chelsea12Coventry City25,432 match lost Captain
League Cup30th Aug 1977Liverpool20Chelsea33,170 match lost Captain
League3rd Sep 1977Ipswich Town10Chelsea20,835 match lost Captain
League10th Sep 1977Chelsea11Derby County25,759 match drawn Captain
League17th Sep 1977Manchester United01Chelsea54,764 match won Captain booked
League24th Sep 1977Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea26,267 match drawn Captain
League1st Oct 1977Chelsea12Leeds United35,427 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League5th Oct 1977Chelsea00Leicester City19,575 match drawn Captain
League8th Oct 1977Liverpool20Chelsea40,499 match lost Captain
League15th Oct 1977Chelsea00Middlesbrough21,091 match drawn Captain
League22nd Oct 1977Newcastle United10Chelsea24,000 match lost Captain
League29th Oct 1977Chelsea10Bristol City22,313 match won Captain booked
League5th Nov 1977Chelsea10Nottingham Forest36,116 match won Captain
League12th Nov 1977Norwich City00Chelsea19,566 match drawn Captain
League19th Nov 1977Chelsea00Aston Villa31,764 match drawn Captain
League26th Nov 1977Manchester City62Chelsea34,354 match lost Captainscored 1 goal booked
League3rd Dec 1977Chelsea01Everton33,899 match lost Captain
League10th Dec 1977Wolverhampton Wanderers13Chelsea16,400 match won Captain
League17th Dec 1977Chelsea11Norwich City22,751 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1977Arsenal30Chelsea46,074 match lost Captain
League14th Jan 1978Coventry City51Chelsea21,155 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League21st Jan 1978Chelsea53Ipswich Town26,044 match won Captain
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1978Chelsea62Burnley32,168 match won Captainscored 1 goal booked
League11th Feb 1978Chelsea22Manchester United32,238 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup18th Feb 1978Orient00Chelsea25,123 match drawn Captain
League25th Feb 1978Leeds United20Chelsea25,263 match lost Captain booked
F.A. Cup27th Feb 1978Chelsea12Orient36,379 match lost Captain
League4th Mar 1978Chelsea31Liverpool35,550 match won Captain
League11th Mar 1978Derby County11Chelsea21,504 match drawn Captain
League18th Mar 1978Chelsea22Newcastle United22,779 match drawn Captain Sub on 73 mins
League22nd Apr 1978Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers31,637 match drawn Captain
League26th Apr 1978Leicester City02Chelsea12,970 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League29th Apr 1978Everton60Chelsea39,504 match lost Captain
League2nd May 1978Chelsea31Queens Park Rangers21,201 match won Captain
League5th May 1978Chelsea00Manchester City18,782 match drawn Captain
League19th Aug 1978Chelsea01Everton31,755 match lost Captain
League22nd Aug 1978Wolverhampton Wanderers01Chelsea22,041 match won Captain
League26th Aug 1978Tottenham Hotspur22Chelsea40,643 match drawn Captain
League Cup29th Aug 1978Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea10,748 match lost Captain
League2nd Sep 1978Chelsea03Leeds United30,099 match lost Captain
League9th Sep 1978Coventry City32Chelsea24,920 match lost Captain
League16th Sep 1978Chelsea14Manchester City28,980 match lost Captain Sub on 63 mins
League23rd Sep 1978Birmingham City11Chelsea18,458 match drawn Captain
League30th Sep 1978Chelsea13West Bromwich Albion20,186 match lost Captain
League7th Oct 1978Derby County10Chelsea20,251 match lost Captain
League14th Oct 1978Chelsea43Bolton Wanderers19,879 match won Captain
League21st Oct 1978Liverpool20Chelsea45,775 match lost Captain Sub on 69 mins
League28th Oct 1978Chelsea33Norwich City23,941 match drawn Captain booked
League4th Nov 1978Queens Park Rangers00Chelsea22,876 match drawn Captain
League11th Nov 1978Everton32Chelsea38,694 match lost
League18th Nov 1978Chelsea13Tottenham Hotspur41,594 match lost Captain
League22nd Nov 1978Leeds United21Chelsea24,088 match lost Captain
League25th Nov 1978Chelsea01Manchester United27,156 match lost Captain
League9th Dec 1978Chelsea01Aston Villa19,080 match lost Captain
League3rd Feb 1979Chelsea21Birmingham City22,129 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League21st Feb 1979Chelsea13Coventry City15,282 match lost Captain
League24th Feb 1979Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea19,475 match lost Captain
League3rd Mar 1979Chelsea00Liverpool40,594 match drawn Captain
League10th Mar 1979Norwich City20Chelsea19,071 match lost Captain
League14th Mar 1979West Bromwich Albion10Chelsea20,425 match lost Captain
League17th Mar 1979Chelsea13Queens Park Rangers25,871 match lost Captain
League24th Mar 1979Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers20,502 match lost Captain
League28th Mar 1979Nottingham Forest60Chelsea24,514 match lost Captain
League4th Apr 1979Chelsea11Derby County10,682 match drawn Captain
League7th Apr 1979Chelsea13Nottingham Forest29,213 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League10th Apr 1979Bristol City31Chelsea18,645 match lost Captain
League14th Apr 1979Chelsea12Southampton18,243 match lost
League16th Apr 1979Arsenal52Chelsea37,232 match lost Captain
League21st Apr 1979Chelsea21Middlesbrough12,007 match won Captain
League28th Apr 1979Aston Villa21Chelsea29,212 match lost Captain
League5th May 1979Chelsea23Ipswich Town15,462 match lost Captain

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1975 / 76 3
1976 / 77 3
1977 / 78 3
1979 / 80 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1977 / 78 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Ray Wilkins made 10 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 Captain Sub off
Anglo Scottish Cup6th Aug 1975Chelsea11Norwich City7,886 match drawn Captain
Anglo Scottish Cup9th Aug 1975Fulham10Chelsea13,109 match lost Captain
Anglo Scottish Cup7th Aug 1976Chelsea00Fulham12,001 match drawn Captain
Anglo Scottish Cup11th Aug 1976Chelsea11Norwich City7,130 match drawn Captain
Anglo Scottish Cup14th Aug 1976Orient21Chelsea6,591 match lost Captain
Anglo Scottish Cup6th Aug 1977Fulham10Chelsea9,821 match lost Captain
Anglo Scottish Cup9th Aug 1977Chelsea20Orient5,702 match won Captain
Anglo Scottish Cup13th Aug 1977Chelsea22Norwich City6,858 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
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. Ray Wilkins made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League3rd Mar 1982Chelsea12Crystal Palaceunknown match lost

Chelsea Manager Career Summary

Manager from: February, 2009
Manager until: February, 2009

PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstWin %Goals / Game
F.A. Cup110031100%3.00

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Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Ray passed away at St Georges Hospital in Tooting. His funeral service was held at St Lukes & Christ Church in Earls Court, followed by a memorial service at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea FC Player Ray Wilkins

Games Won: 59
Win Percentage: 29.8%
Starts as Captain: 168
Total Bookings: 8
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 198 appearances, Ray Wilkins played alongside the following 46 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Trevor Aylott (22)
Tommy Baldwin (3)
Eamonn Bannon (17)
Brian Bason (18)
Peter Bonetti (107)
Petar Borota (11)
Ian Britton (139)
John Bumstead (4)
Gary Chivers (3)
Charlie Cooke (59)
John Dempsey (31)
Jim Docherty (3)
Micky Droy (102)
Mike Fillery (7)
Steve Finnieston (81)
Lee Frost (3)
Chris Garland (19)
Bill Garner (55)
Ron Harris (162)
David Hay (99)
Marvin Hinton (6)
John Hollins (26)
Peter Houseman (15)
Alan Hudson (2)
Ian Hutchinson (36)
Bob Iles (5)
Steve Kember (20)
Tommy Langley (90)
Ray Lewington (80)
Gary Locke (125)
Teddy Maybank (32)
Duncan McKenzie (12)
Micky Nutton (12)
Peter Osgood (6)
John Phillips (62)
Steve Sherwood (13)
John Sissons (2)
John Sitton (10)
John Sparrow (55)
Garry Stanley (113)
David Stride (27)
Kenny Swain (120)
Clive Walker (47)
David Webb (4)
Steve Wicks (111)
Graham Wilkins (90)

Chelsea FC manager Ray Wilkins