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Chelsea FC Player Profile: John McNichol

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Full Name: John McNichol

Born: Thursday, 20th August 1925
Place of Birth: Kilmarnock, Scotland
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Saturday, 17th March 2007

Playing Career:

Hurlford Juniors
Newcastle United
Brighton And Hove Albion
Chelsea (Aug 1952 to Mar 1958) - cost: £12,000
Crystal Palace
Tunbridge Wells Rangers

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 23rd August 1952, Manchester United 2 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 27 years 0 months 3 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 2nd October 1954, Chelsea 3 - 3 West Bromwich Albion

200th Appearance: Saturday, 18th January 1958, Chelsea 2 - 1 Newcastle United

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 29th January 1958, Darlington 4 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1952 / 53 39700046
1953 / 54 41100042
1954 / 55 40200042
1955 / 56 24600030
1956 / 57 24200026
1957 / 58 13300016


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1952 / 53 11100012
1953 / 54 18000018
1954 / 55 14100015
1955 / 56 200002
1956 / 57 10100011
1957 / 58 440008

* 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 McNichol made 202 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League23rd Aug 1952Manchester United20Chelsea43,629 match lost
League27th Aug 1952Chelsea11Derby County34,467 match drawn
League30th Aug 1952Chelsea20Portsmouth53,470 match won
League3rd Sep 1952Derby County32Chelsea15,227 match lost scored 1 goal
League6th Sep 1952Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea29,877 match drawn scored 1 goal
League10th Sep 1952Chelsea40Blackpool47,632 match won scored 2 goals
League13th Sep 1952Chelsea40Aston Villa56,653 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Sep 1952Blackpool31Chelsea28,892 match lost
League20th Sep 1952Sunderland21Chelsea40,388 match lost
League27th Sep 1952Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers63,781 match lost
League4th Oct 1952Charlton Athletic22Chelsea36,653 match drawn
League11th Oct 1952Chelsea53Preston North End51,426 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Oct 1952Burnley11Chelsea27,692 match drawn
League25th Oct 1952Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur62,688 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Nov 1952Sheffield Wednesday10Chelsea48,186 match lost
League8th Nov 1952Chelsea02Cardiff City52,139 match lost
League15th Nov 1952Newcastle United21Chelsea37,178 match lost
League22nd Nov 1952Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion33,304 match lost
League29th Nov 1952Middlesbrough40Chelsea19,683 match lost
League13th Dec 1952Manchester City40Chelsea20,733 match lost
League20th Dec 1952Chelsea23Manchester United23,261 match lost
League26th Dec 1952Stoke City11Chelsea31,011 match drawn
League27th Dec 1952Chelsea00Stoke City17,173 match drawn
League3rd Jan 1953Portsmouth20Chelsea31,571 match lost
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1953Derby County44Chelsea24,867 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1953Chelsea10Derby County38,115 match won
League17th Jan 1953Chelsea10Bolton Wanderers36,572 match won
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1953Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion58,912 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea37,974 match drawn
League7th Feb 1953Chelsea32Sunderland40,720 match won
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea33,534 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion04Chelsea27,997 match won
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1953Chelsea04Birmingham City45,872 match lost
League18th Feb 1953Wolverhampton Wanderers22Chelsea13,957 match drawn
League21st Feb 1953Chelsea01Charlton Athletic53,176 match lost
League28th Feb 1953Preston North End21Chelsea30,501 match lost
League7th Mar 1953Chelsea02Burnley39,214 match lost
League21st Mar 1953Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday36,191 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Mar 1953Cardiff City33Chelsea19,830 match drawn
League3rd Apr 1953Chelsea11Arsenal72,614 match drawn
League4th Apr 1953Chelsea12Newcastle United40,218 match lost
League6th Apr 1953Arsenal20Chelsea40,536 match lost
League11th Apr 1953West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea32,703 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Apr 1953Chelsea11Middlesbrough40,042 match drawn scored 1 goal
League25th Apr 1953Liverpool20Chelsea47,699 match lost
League29th Apr 1953Chelsea31Manchester City48,594 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Aug 1953Manchester United11Chelsea29,936 match drawn scored 1 goal
League22nd Aug 1953Blackpool21Chelsea28,440 match lost
League25th Aug 1953Chelsea43Portsmouth40,090 match won scored 1 goal
League29th Aug 1953Chelsea31Charlton Athletic49,245 match won scored 2 goals
League2nd Sep 1953Portsmouth32Chelsea29,571 match lost
League5th Sep 1953Chelsea12Sheffield United49,824 match lost scored 1 goal
League8th Sep 1953Arsenal12Chelsea54,946 match won
League12th Sep 1953Huddersfield Town31Chelsea29,613 match lost
League15th Sep 1953Chelsea02Arsenal60,652 match lost
League19th Sep 1953Chelsea12Aston Villa47,487 match lost
League26th Sep 1953Wolverhampton Wanderers81Chelsea36,134 match lost
League3rd Oct 1953Chelsea22Sunderland56,685 match drawn
League17th Oct 1953Chelsea11Middlesbrough23,513 match drawn
League24th Oct 1953West Bromwich Albion52Chelsea32,254 match lost
League31st Oct 1953Chelsea52Liverpool32,867 match won
League7th Nov 1953Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea44,795 match lost
League14th Nov 1953Chelsea21Burnley39,731 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Nov 1953Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea30,635 match drawn scored 2 goals
League28th Nov 1953Chelsea10Preston North End40,922 match won
League5th Dec 1953Newcastle United11Chelsea41,728 match drawn
League12th Dec 1953Chelsea31Manchester United37,153 match won scored 2 goals
League19th Dec 1953Chelsea51Blackpool34,865 match won scored 3 goals
League26th Dec 1953Chelsea20Cardiff City61,336 match won
League28th Dec 1953Cardiff City00Chelsea36,958 match drawn
League2nd Jan 1954Charlton Athletic11Chelsea29,017 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1954West Bromwich Albion10Chelsea35,294 match lost
League16th Jan 1954Sheffield United13Chelsea22,569 match won
League23rd Jan 1954Chelsea22Huddersfield Town45,041 match drawn scored 1 goal
League6th Feb 1954Aston Villa22Chelsea29,452 match drawn scored 1 goal
League13th Feb 1954Chelsea42Wolverhampton Wanderers60,289 match won
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 scored 1 goal
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 City11Chelsea38,941 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
League6th Sep 1954Chelsea01Preston North End36,947 match lost
League11th Sep 1954Manchester City11Chelsea36,230 match drawn
League15th Sep 1954Preston North End12Chelsea27,549 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Sep 1954Chelsea02Everton59,199 match lost
League20th Sep 1954Sheffield United12Chelsea14,137 match won
League25th Sep 1954Newcastle United13Chelsea45,659 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Oct 1954Chelsea33West Bromwich Albion67,440 match drawn
League9th Oct 1954Huddersfield Town10Chelsea29,556 match lost
League16th Oct 1954Chelsea56Manchester United55,966 match lost
League23rd Oct 1954Blackpool10Chelsea19,694 match lost
League6th Nov 1954Sunderland33Chelsea42,416 match drawn scored 2 goals
League13th Nov 1954Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur52,960 match won
League20th Nov 1954Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea25,913 match drawn scored 1 goal
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 scored 2 goals
League18th Dec 1954Chelsea31Leicester City33,215 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1954Arsenal10Chelsea47,178 match lost
League27th Dec 1954Chelsea11Arsenal65,922 match drawn
League22nd Jan 1955Chelsea02Manchester City34,160 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1955Bristol Rovers13Chelsea35,952 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Feb 1955Everton11Chelsea50,658 match drawn
League12th Feb 1955Chelsea43Newcastle United50,667 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1955Notts County10Chelsea41,930 match lost
League26th Feb 1955Chelsea41Huddersfield Town35,786 match won
League5th Mar 1955Aston Villa32Chelsea24,822 match lost scored 1 goal
League9th Mar 1955West Bromwich Albion24Chelsea7,764 match won
League12th Mar 1955Chelsea00Blackpool55,227 match drawn
League19th Mar 1955Charlton Athletic02Chelsea41,415 match won
League23rd Mar 1955Cardiff City01Chelsea16,649 match won
League29th Mar 1955Chelsea21Sunderland33,203 match won
League2nd Apr 1955Tottenham Hotspur24Chelsea53,159 match won scored 2 goals
League8th Apr 1955Chelsea11Sheffield United50,978 match drawn
League9th Apr 1955Chelsea10Wolverhampton Wanderers75,043 match won
League16th Apr 1955Portsmouth00Chelsea40,230 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1955Chelsea30Sheffield Wednesday51,421 match won
League30th Apr 1955Manchester United21Chelsea34,933 match lost
League20th Aug 1955Chelsea02Bolton Wanderers44,454 match lost
League24th Aug 1955Huddersfield Town13Chelsea28,308 match won
League27th Aug 1955Arsenal11Chelsea56,034 match drawn
League29th Aug 1955Chelsea00Huddersfield Town25,883 match drawn
League3rd Sep 1955Chelsea15Portsmouth48,273 match lost
League24th Sep 1955Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea43,017 match lost
League1st Oct 1955Chelsea21Manchester City44,583 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Oct 1955Charlton Athletic12Chelsea40,949 match won
League15th Oct 1955Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur48,195 match won
League22nd Oct 1955Preston North End23Chelsea17,799 match won
League29th Oct 1955Chelsea00Burnley39,069 match drawn
League5th Nov 1955Birmingham City30Chelsea30,499 match lost
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
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1956Hartlepools United01Chelsea16,700 match won
League14th Jan 1956Chelsea23Sunderland43,999 match lost
League21st Jan 1956Aston Villa14Chelsea24,732 match won
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1956Burnley11Chelsea44,897 match drawn
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1956Chelsea11Burnley26,661 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1956Burnley00Chelsea42,757 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Feb 1956Burnley02Chelsea27,210 match won
F.A. Cup18th Feb 1956Everton10Chelsea61,572 match lost
League22nd Feb 1956Chelsea31Charlton Athletic8,473 match won
League25th Feb 1956Tottenham Hotspur40Chelsea46,767 match lost
League21st Mar 1956Chelsea12Birmingham City12,637 match lost
League24th Mar 1956West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea20,219 match lost
League30th Mar 1956Luton Town22Chelsea24,276 match drawn
League31st Mar 1956Chelsea01Preston North End31,450 match lost
League18th Aug 1956Burnley20Chelsea21,960 match lost
League8th Sep 1956Cardiff City11Chelsea30,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League15th Sep 1956Chelsea10Birmingham City40,530 match won
League19th Sep 1956Chelsea00Sheffield Wednesday21,971 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1956West Bromwich Albion21Chelsea24,290 match lost
League10th Nov 1956Sunderland13Chelsea27,182 match won
League17th Nov 1956Chelsea41Luton Town30,823 match won scored 1 goal
League24th Nov 1956Aston Villa11Chelsea27,000 match drawn booked
League1st Dec 1956Chelsea22Blackpool45,327 match drawn
League8th Dec 1956Manchester City54Chelsea24,412 match lost scored 1 goal
League15th Dec 1956Chelsea20Burnley18,371 match won
League25th Dec 1956Chelsea11Arsenal32,094 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1956Arsenal20Chelsea22,326 match lost
League29th Dec 1956Chelsea11Leeds United43,860 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1957Leyton Orient02Chelsea27,576 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Jan 1957Chelsea12Cardiff City28,828 match lost
League19th Jan 1957Birmingham City01Chelsea30,157 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1957Tottenham Hotspur40Chelsea66,398 match lost
League2nd Feb 1957Chelsea24West Bromwich Albion29,361 match lost scored 1 goal
League9th Feb 1957Portsmouth22Chelsea22,964 match drawn scored 2 goals
League20th Feb 1957Tottenham Hotspur34Chelsea20,849 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Feb 1957Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers13,647 match drawn
League9th Mar 1957Chelsea42Manchester City35,664 match won
League16th Mar 1957Charlton Athletic31Chelsea20,701 match lost
League23rd Mar 1957Chelsea02Sunderland36,160 match lost
League20th Apr 1957Chelsea51Everton28,317 match won
League31st Aug 1957Chelsea51Birmingham City43,806 match won
League4th Sep 1957Manchester City52Chelsea27,943 match lost
League7th Sep 1957Everton30Chelsea45,066 match lost
League16th Nov 1957Sunderland22Chelsea32,678 match drawn
League23rd Nov 1957Chelsea40Leicester City27,757 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Nov 1957Bolton Wanderers33Chelsea18,815 match drawn
League7th Dec 1957Chelsea21Leeds United17,038 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Dec 1957Manchester United01Chelsea36,853 match won
League21st Dec 1957Chelsea24Tottenham Hotspur39,747 match lost scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1957Chelsea74Portsmouth27,036 match won
League26th Dec 1957Portsmouth30Chelsea32,236 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1958Doncaster Rovers02Chelsea19,888 match won scored 2 goals
League11th Jan 1958Chelsea31Everton29,490 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Jan 1958Chelsea21Newcastle United37,327 match won
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1958Chelsea33Darlington40,759 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1958Darlington41Chelsea15,150 match lost scored 1 goal
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Games Won: 76
Win Percentage: 37.62%
Total Bookings: 1
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 202 appearances, John McNichol played alongside the following 51 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Les Allen (16)
Jack Allister (1)
Ken Armstrong (163)
Sid Bathgate (3)
Wally Bellett (15)
Roy Bentley (155)
Paul Berry (2)
Frank Blunstone (113)
Andy Bowman (1)
Peter Brabrook (41)
Bobby Campbell (25)
Len Casey (17)
Michael Collins (1)
Jimmy D'Arcy (2)
Alan Dicks (22)
Bill Dickson (43)
Bob Edwards (10)
Derek Gibbs (3)
Billy Gray (35)
Jimmy Greaves (8)
Ron Greenwood (65)
John Harris (98)
Len Kell (3)
Bobby Laverick (5)
Fred Lewis (1)
Jim Lewis (67)
Bill Livingstone (16)
Ian Macfarlane (24)
Reg Matthews (33)
Phil McKnight (10)
John Mortimore (15)
Brian Nicholas (10)
Tony Nicholas (12)
Seamus O'Connell (13)
Ralph Oelofse (5)
Eric Parsons (140)
Bill Robertson (113)
Derek Saunders (144)
Jack Saunders (32)
John Sillett (2)
Peter Sillett (100)
Bobby Smith (25)
James Smith (2)
Miles Spector (6)
Les Stubbs (93)
Charlie Thomson (55)
Sid Tickridge (16)
Ron Tindall (29)
Dick Whittaker (5)
Stan Wicks (55)
Stan Willemse (150)