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Chelsea FC Profile: Tommy Baldwin

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Full Name: Thomas Baldwin

Nickname(s): Sponge

Born: Sunday, 10th June 1945
Place of birth: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Height: 5' 9 1/2"
Died: Monday, 22nd January 2024 (aged 78)
Burial: Buried - 23 Feb 2024 - Saltwell Cemetery, Gateshead following funeral service at St Peter's RC Church, Kells Lane, Gateshead

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1966 to 1974

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Sep 1966 to Nov 1974) - cost: unknown
--->Millwall (L)
--->Manchester United (L)
Gravesend & Northfleet
Seattle Sounders

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 1st October 1966, Manchester City 1 - 4 Chelsea

Age on debut: 21 years 3 months 21 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 12th October 1968, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1 Chelsea

200th Appearance: Saturday, 4th November 1972, Liverpool 3 - 1 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 9th November 1974, Chelsea 0 - 0 Leicester City


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1966 / 67 32 (2)700039 (2)
1967 / 68 39410044
1968 / 69 25024031
1969 / 70 19 (2)510025 (2)
1970 / 71 18227 (3)029 (3)
1971 / 72 2007 (2)3030 (2)
1972 / 73 11120014
1973 / 74 19 (1)210022 (1)
1974 / 75 401 (1)005 (1)
Total187 (5)2117 (3)14 (3)0239 (11)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1966 / 67 16100017
1967 / 68 15100016
1968 / 69 16001017
1969 / 70 510006
1970 / 71 221207
1971 / 72 10044018
1972 / 73 100001
1973 / 74 900009
1974 / 75 001001

* 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. Tommy Baldwin made 239 appearances for Chelsea, of which 11 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Oct 1966Manchester City14Chelsea31,989 match won scored 1 goal booked
League8th Oct 1966Chelsea13Burnley42,573 match lost scored 1 goal
League15th Oct 1966Manchester United11Chelsea56,789 match drawn
League26th Oct 1966Chelsea30Tottenham Hotspur54,191 match won Sub on 46 minsscored 2 goals
League29th Oct 1966Fulham13Chelsea42,159 match won
League5th Nov 1966Chelsea13Manchester United55,958 match lost
League12th Nov 1966West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea28,151 match won
League19th Nov 1966Chelsea11Sheffield United25,976 match drawn
League26th Nov 1966Stoke City11Chelsea28,447 match drawn
League3rd Dec 1966Chelsea11Everton35,495 match drawn
League10th Dec 1966Newcastle United22Chelsea32,529 match drawn scored 1 goal
League17th Dec 1966Chelsea55West Ham United47,805 match drawn scored 1 goal
League24th Dec 1966Chelsea12Liverpool36,921 match lost
League26th Dec 1966Liverpool21Chelsea51,920 match lost
League31st Dec 1966Sheffield Wednesday61Chelsea31,032 match lost
League7th Jan 1967Chelsea41Southampton27,719 match won scored 2 goals
League14th Jan 1967Sunderland20Chelsea35,839 match lost
League21st Jan 1967Chelsea31Aston Villa30,922 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1967Huddersfield Town12Chelsea36,407 match won
League4th Feb 1967Arsenal21Chelsea52,467 match lost
League11th Feb 1967Chelsea00Manchester City28,633 match drawn
F.A. Cup18th Feb 1967Brighton And Hove Albion11Chelsea35,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup22nd Feb 1967Chelsea40Brighton And Hove Albion54,852 match won Sub on 70 mins
League25th Feb 1967Burnley12Chelsea20,379 match won Sub onscored 1 goal
League4th Mar 1967Chelsea00Fulham46,784 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Mar 1967Chelsea20Sheffield United40,730 match won
League18th Mar 1967Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea49,553 match drawn
League24th Mar 1967Chelsea02Blackpool37,852 match lost
League25th Mar 1967Chelsea21Newcastle United26,388 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Mar 1967Blackpool02Chelsea16,186 match won scored 2 goals
League1st Apr 1967Leeds United10Chelsea39,728 match lost
F.A. Cup8th Apr 1967Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday52,481 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Apr 1967Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion18,448 match lost
League17th Apr 1967Sheffield United30Chelsea18,003 match lost
League19th Apr 1967Everton31Chelsea39,316 match lost scored 1 goal
League22nd Apr 1967Chelsea10Stoke City24,853 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup29th Apr 1967Leeds United01Chelsea62,378 match won
League6th May 1967Chelsea22Leeds United35,882 match drawn Sub on 60 minsscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup20th May 1967Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea100,000 match lost
League19th Aug 1967West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea33,283 match won
League23rd Aug 1967Chelsea11Newcastle United33,634 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Aug 1967Chelsea11Fulham38,404 match drawn scored 1 goal
League30th Aug 1967Newcastle United51Chelsea34,809 match lost
League2nd Sep 1967Chelsea26Southampton32,726 match lost
League6th Sep 1967Chelsea42Sheffield United22,742 match won
League9th Sep 1967Liverpool31Chelsea53,839 match lost
League Cup13th Sep 1967Middlesbrough21Chelsea30,425 match lost
League16th Sep 1967Chelsea22Stoke City26,614 match drawn
League30th Sep 1967Chelsea11Coventry City29,800 match drawn
League7th Oct 1967Leeds United70Chelsea40,460 match lost
League14th Oct 1967Chelsea11Everton34,206 match drawn scored 1 goal
League25th Oct 1967Leicester City22Chelsea24,171 match drawn
League28th Oct 1967Chelsea13West Ham United40,303 match lost
League4th Nov 1967Burnley11Chelsea17,651 match drawn
League11th Nov 1967Chelsea30Sheffield Wednesday29,569 match won
League18th Nov 1967Tottenham Hotspur20Chelsea53,981 match lost
League25th Nov 1967Chelsea11Manchester United54,712 match drawn scored 1 goal
League2nd Dec 1967Sunderland23Chelsea26,574 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Dec 1967Chelsea03West Bromwich Albion27,739 match lost
League23rd Dec 1967Fulham22Chelsea33,492 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1967Chelsea21Arsenal51,672 match won
League30th Dec 1967Arsenal11Chelsea47,157 match drawn
League6th Jan 1968Southampton35Chelsea27,132 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Jan 1968Stoke City01Chelsea21,861 match won
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1968Chelsea30Ipswich Town42,986 match won
League3rd Feb 1968Chelsea10Nottingham Forest33,483 match won
League10th Feb 1968Coventry City21Chelsea36,646 match lost
League12th Feb 1968Chelsea31Liverpool40,670 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup17th Feb 1968Chelsea10Norwich City57,987 match won
League2nd Mar 1968Manchester United13Chelsea62,471 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup9th Mar 1968Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea49,186 match drawn scored 1 goal
League16th Mar 1968Chelsea41Leicester City35,990 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup30th Mar 1968Birmingham City10Chelsea52,500 match lost
League6th Apr 1968Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea26,773 match drawn scored 1 goal
League12th Apr 1968Manchester City10Chelsea47,132 match lost
League13th Apr 1968Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur53,049 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Apr 1968Chelsea10Manchester City36,466 match won
League20th Apr 1968Everton21Chelsea47,370 match lost
League22nd Apr 1968Chelsea21Burnley23,494 match won scored 2 goals
League27th Apr 1968Chelsea10Sunderland33,086 match won
League29th Apr 1968Chelsea10Wolverhampton Wanderers29,730 match won
League4th May 1968Wolverhampton Wanderers30Chelsea35,600 match lost Sub off
League11th May 1968Sheffield United12Chelsea28,680 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Aug 1968Chelsea11Nottingham Forest36,515 match drawn
League17th Aug 1968Chelsea31West Bromwich Albion33,766 match won scored 2 goals
League21st Aug 1968Newcastle United32Chelsea39,048 match lost
League24th Aug 1968Manchester United04Chelsea55,114 match won scored 2 goals
League28th Aug 1968Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday33,402 match won
League31st Aug 1968Chelsea22Tottenham Hotspur48,472 match drawn
League Cup3rd Sep 1968Birmingham City01Chelsea31,560 match won
League7th Sep 1968Chelsea11Everton42,017 match drawn
League10th Sep 1968Coventry City01Chelsea36,217 match won
League14th Sep 1968Queens Park Rangers04Chelsea26,358 match won scored 2 goals
Europe18th Sep 1968Chelsea50Greenock Morton28,736 match won
League21st Sep 1968Chelsea11West Ham United58,062 match drawn
League Cup25th Sep 1968Chelsea00Derby County26,975 match drawn
League28th Sep 1968Burnley21Chelsea14,762 match lost
Europe30th Sep 1968Greenock Morton34Chelsea8,000 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Oct 1968Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea30,445 match drawn scored 1 goal
League12th Oct 1968Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea27,810 match drawn
League19th Oct 1968Chelsea30Leicester City33,462 match won scored 3 goals
Europe23rd Oct 1968Chelsea00D.W.S. Amsterdam28,428 match drawn
League26th Oct 1968Stoke City20Chelsea16,799 match lost
Europe30th Oct 1968D.W.S. Amsterdam00Chelsea14,000 match drawn
League2nd Nov 1968Chelsea20Manchester City40,700 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Nov 1968Chelsea23Southampton31,325 match lost scored 1 goal
League23rd Nov 1968Arsenal01Chelsea45,588 match won
League30th Nov 1968Chelsea11Leeds United43,286 match drawn
League7th Dec 1968Sunderland32Chelsea21,976 match lost scored 1 goal
League14th Dec 1968Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers26,194 match drawn
League21st Dec 1968Leicester City14Chelsea23,597 match won
League26th Dec 1968Ipswich Town13Chelsea24,083 match won Sub on 21 mins
League14th Apr 1969Chelsea21Arsenal37,890 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Apr 1969Chelsea21Queens Park Rangers41,263 match won scored 2 goals
League9th Aug 1969Liverpool41Chelsea48,383 match lost
League11th Aug 1969West Ham United20Chelsea39,003 match lost Sub on
League16th Aug 1969Chelsea10Ipswich Town29,613 match won Sub on 74 mins
League23rd Aug 1969Southampton22Chelsea25,935 match drawn
League17th Sep 1969Chelsea20Burnley24,904 match won
League20th Sep 1969Leeds United20Chelsea33,130 match lost
League Cup24th Sep 1969Leeds United11Chelsea21,933 match drawn
League27th Sep 1969Chelsea30Arsenal46,370 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Oct 1969Sunderland00Chelsea24,216 match drawn Sub on 13 mins
League17th Jan 1970Arsenal03Chelsea51,338 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1970Chelsea22Burnley42,282 match drawn
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1970Burnley13Chelsea32,000 match won scored 1 goal
League31st Jan 1970Chelsea31Sunderland38,775 match won Sub on 46 mins
F.A. Cup7th Feb 1970Crystal Palace14Chelsea48,479 match won
League11th Feb 1970Derby County22Chelsea35,109 match drawn
League25th Feb 1970Chelsea00Newcastle United35,341 match drawn
League28th Feb 1970Coventry City03Chelsea37,448 match won scored 1 goal
League7th Mar 1970Chelsea11Nottingham Forest38,280 match drawn scored 1 goal
League30th Mar 1970West Bromwich Albion31Chelsea31,207 match lost
League4th Apr 1970Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur44,925 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup11th Apr 1970Leeds United22Chelsea100,000 match drawn
League13th Apr 1970Stoke City12Chelsea22,707 match won
League15th Apr 1970Burnley31Chelsea12,030 match lost
League18th Apr 1970Chelsea21Liverpool36,521 match won
F.A. Cup29th Apr 1970Leeds United12Chelsea62,078 match won
League Cup22nd Sep 1970Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday26,646 match won
Europe30th Sep 1970Chelsea51Aris Salonika40,425 match won Sub on
League3rd Oct 1970Liverpool10Chelsea46,196 match lost
League Cup7th Oct 1970Chelsea32Middlesbrough28,597 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Oct 1970Chelsea11Manchester City51,903 match drawn
League17th Oct 1970Derby County12Chelsea35,166 match won
Europe21st Oct 1970CSKA Sofia01Chelsea45,000 match won scored 1 goal
League24th Oct 1970Blackpool34Chelsea24,940 match won Sub on 67 mins
League7th Nov 1970Huddersfield Town01Chelsea24,631 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Nov 1970Chelsea02Tottenham Hotspur61,277 match lost
League21st Nov 1970Chelsea21Stoke City36,227 match won
League19th Dec 1970Chelsea21West Ham United42,075 match won
F.A. Cup2nd Jan 1971Crystal Palace22Chelsea42,123 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup6th Jan 1971Chelsea20Crystal Palace55,074 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Jan 1971Chelsea12Manchester United53,482 match lost
League13th Jan 1971Crystal Palace00Chelsea40,489 match drawn
League16th Jan 1971Everton30Chelsea43,648 match lost Sub on 75 mins
League6th Mar 1971Chelsea20Blackpool26,530 match won scored 1 goal
Europe10th Mar 1971Club Brugge20Chelsea23,000 match lost
League13th Mar 1971Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea49,292 match lost
League20th Mar 1971Chelsea00Huddersfield Town28,207 match drawn
Europe24th Mar 1971Chelsea40Club Brugge45,558 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Mar 1971Chelsea31Leeds United58,452 match won
League3rd Apr 1971Arsenal20Chelsea62,087 match lost
League10th Apr 1971Chelsea11Crystal Palace38,953 match drawn
Europe14th Apr 1971Chelsea10Manchester City45,595 match won Sub on 82 mins
League17th Apr 1971Manchester City11Chelsea26,120 match drawn
Europe19th May 1971Real Madrid11Chelsea45,000 match drawn Sub on 88 mins
Europe21st May 1971Real Madrid12Chelsea19,917 match won
League14th Aug 1971Arsenal30Chelsea49,174 match lost
League18th Aug 1971Chelsea23Manchester United54,763 match lost scored 1 goal
League21st Aug 1971Chelsea22Manchester City38,425 match drawn scored 1 goal
League24th Aug 1971Everton20Chelsea38,997 match lost
Europe15th Sep 1971Jeunesse Hautcharage08Chelsea13,000 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Sep 1971Chelsea11Derby County42,872 match drawn scored 1 goal
League25th Sep 1971Sheffield United10Chelsea40,651 match lost
Europe29th Sep 1971Chelsea130Jeunesse Hautcharage27,621 match won scored 3 goals
League2nd Oct 1971Chelsea31Wolverhampton Wanderers42,706 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup6th Oct 1971Nottingham Forest11Chelsea16,811 match drawn
League9th Oct 1971Liverpool00Chelsea48,464 match drawn
League Cup11th Oct 1971Chelsea21Nottingham Forest24,817 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Oct 1971Chelsea12Arsenal52,338 match lost
Europe20th Oct 1971Atvidabergs00Chelsea10,212 match drawn
League23rd Oct 1971Chelsea30Southampton38,940 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup27th Oct 1971Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers27,679 match drawn Sub off
League Cup8th Nov 1971Bolton Wanderers06Chelsea29,805 match won scored 3 goals
League13th Nov 1971Stoke City01Chelsea22,190 match won
League Cup17th Nov 1971Norwich City01Chelsea35,927 match won booked
League20th Nov 1971Crystal Palace23Chelsea34,637 match won Sub on 24 minsscored 1 goal
League Cup22nd Dec 1971Chelsea32Tottenham Hotspur43,330 match won Sub on 68 mins
League27th Dec 1971Chelsea20Ipswich Town43,896 match won Sub on 56 mins
League Cup4th Mar 1972Stoke City21Chelsea100,000 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League11th Mar 1972Chelsea00Liverpool38,691 match drawn
League14th Mar 1972Nottingham Forest21Chelsea13,346 match lost Sub on 75 mins
League18th Apr 1972Southampton22Chelsea24,933 match drawn scored 2 goals
League22nd Apr 1972Chelsea33Newcastle United33,000 match drawn scored 2 goals
League24th Apr 1972Chelsea20Stoke City23,443 match won
League27th Apr 1972West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea18,489 match lost
League1st May 1972Leeds United20Chelsea46,565 match lost
League Cup31st Oct 1972Bury01Chelsea16,226 match won
League4th Nov 1972Liverpool31Chelsea48,932 match lost scored 1 goal
League23rd Dec 1972Chelsea11Everton23,385 match drawn
League26th Dec 1972Ipswich Town30Chelsea26,243 match lost
League30th Dec 1972Chelsea11Derby County29,794 match drawn
League Cup3rd Jan 1973Norwich City10Chelsea34,265 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1973Brighton And Hove Albion02Chelsea29,287 match won
League20th Jan 1973Chelsea01Arsenal36,292 match lost
League27th Jan 1973West Ham United31Chelsea33,336 match lost
League14th Apr 1973Norwich City10Chelsea24,753 match lost
League17th Apr 1973Everton10Chelsea24,999 match lost booked
League21st Apr 1973Chelsea21Southampton19,699 match won
League23rd Apr 1973Chelsea20Coventry City18,279 match won
League28th Apr 1973Chelsea10Manchester United44,184 match won
League11th Sep 1973Birmingham City24Chelsea30,252 match won scored 2 goals
League15th Sep 1973Chelsea10Coventry City30,593 match won
League22nd Sep 1973Manchester City32Chelsea32,118 match lost scored 2 goals
League29th Sep 1973Chelsea22Wolverhampton Wanderers27,846 match drawn Sub off
League6th Oct 1973Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea31,009 match drawn
League Cup8th Oct 1973Stoke City10Chelsea17,281 match lost
League13th Oct 1973Chelsea23Ipswich Town25,111 match lost scored 1 goal
League20th Oct 1973Newcastle United20Chelsea32,154 match lost
League26th Oct 1973Chelsea30Norwich City21,953 match won scored 2 goals
League3rd Nov 1973Manchester United22Chelsea48,036 match drawn scored 1 goal
League10th Nov 1973Chelsea31Everton26,398 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Nov 1973Arsenal00Chelsea38,677 match drawn
League24th Nov 1973Chelsea40Southampton22,596 match won
League8th Dec 1973Chelsea32Leicester City20,686 match won
League15th Dec 1973Chelsea12Leeds United40,768 match lost
League22nd Dec 1973Wolverhampton Wanderers20Chelsea20,837 match lost
League26th Dec 1973Chelsea24West Ham United26,982 match lost
League29th Dec 1973Chelsea01Liverpool32,901 match lost
League1st Jan 1974Sheffield United12Chelsea32,575 match won Sub on
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1974Chelsea00Queens Park Rangers31,540 match drawn
League12th Jan 1974Coventry City22Chelsea20,813 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1974Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea28,573 match lost
League12th Oct 1974Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur32,660 match won
League19th Oct 1974Everton11Chelsea35,806 match drawn booked
League Cup22nd Oct 1974Stoke City62Chelsea26,712 match lost Sub on 35 minsscored 1 goal
League2nd Nov 1974Birmingham City20Chelsea30,364 match lost
League9th Nov 1974Chelsea00Leicester City23,915 match drawn

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1970 / 71 3
1974 / 75 1

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Tommy Baldwin made 4 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League15th Aug 1970West Ham United30Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League19th Aug 1970Chelsea00Swansea City0 match drawn
Reserve League2nd Sep 1970Chelsea01Norwich City0 match lost
Reserve League24th Aug 1974Chelsea60AFC Bournemouth0 match won

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Chelsea FC Player Tommy Baldwin

Games Won: 101
Win Percentage: 42.26%
Total Bookings: 4
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 239 appearances, Tommy Baldwin played alongside the following 46 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Alan Birchenall (63)
Peter Bonetti (200)
John Boyle (140)
Ian Britton (21)
Mike Brolly (7)
Geoff Butler (8)
Charlie Cooke (172)
John Dempsey (74)
Micky Droy (25)
Joe Fascione (12)
Chris Garland (28)
Bill Garner (13)
Chico Hamilton (4)
Allan Harris (16)
Ron Harris (219)
Tony Hateley (32)
Marvin Hinton (135)
John Hollins (226)
Peter Houseman (146)
Stewart Houston (8)
Alan Hudson (82)
Tommy Hughes (7)
Ian Hutchinson (25)
Steve Kember (44)
Joe Kirkup (33)
Tommy Langley (1)
Barry Lloyd (8)
Gary Locke (32)
Eddie McCreadie (149)
Paul McMillan (1)
Paddy Mulligan (23)
Tommy Ord (2)
Peter Osgood (167)
John Phillips (30)
Steve Sherwood (1)
John Sissons (1)
Derek Smethurst (9)
Bobby Tambling (92)
Jim Thomson (39)
Colin Waldron (9)
David Webb (149)
Keith Weller (25)
Graham Wilkins (3)
Ray Wilkins (3)
Roger Wosahlo (1)
Allan Young (1)