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Chelsea FC Profile: Bill Garner

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Full Name: William David Garner

Born: Sunday, 14th December 1947 (age: 76)
Place of birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Height: 6' 0 1/2"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1972 to 1978

Playing Career:

Notts County
Loughborough United
Bedford Town
Southend United
Chelsea (Sep 1972 to Nov 1978) - cost: £80,000
Cambridge United

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 9th September 1972, Chelsea 1 - 3 West Ham United (Sub)

Age on debut: 24 years 8 months 26 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 3rd September 1977, Ipswich Town 1 - 0 Chelsea (Substitute)

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 7th October 1978, Derby County 1 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1972 / 73 21 (2)400025 (2)
1973 / 74 23000023
1974 / 75 17 (2)12 (1)0020 (3)
1975 / 76 25 (4)4 (1)10030 (5)
1977 / 78 18 (3)11 (1)0020 (4)
1978 / 79 100001
Total105 (11)10 (1)4 (2)00119 (14)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1972 / 73 7300010
1973 / 74 700007
1974 / 75 600006
1975 / 76 620008
1977 / 78 500005

* 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. Bill Garner made 119 appearances for Chelsea, of which 14 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League9th Sep 1972Chelsea13West Ham United34,392 match lost Sub on 10 mins
League30th Sep 1972Coventry City13Chelsea20,058 match won Sub on 58 minsscored 1 goal
League28th Oct 1972Chelsea11Newcastle United35,273 match drawn
League4th Nov 1972Liverpool31Chelsea48,932 match lost
League11th Nov 1972Chelsea11Leicester City28,456 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Nov 1972Southampton31Chelsea24,164 match lost
League25th Nov 1972Chelsea00Crystal Palace36,608 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1972Stoke City11Chelsea21,274 match drawn
League9th Dec 1972Chelsea31Norwich City29,998 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Dec 1972Wolverhampton Wanderers10Chelsea20,799 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1973Brighton And Hove Albion02Chelsea29,287 match won
League20th Jan 1973Chelsea01Arsenal36,292 match lost booked
League27th Jan 1973West Ham United31Chelsea33,336 match lost scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1973Chelsea20Ipswich Town36,461 match won scored 2 goals
League10th Feb 1973Chelsea42Sheffield United21,464 match won scored 2 goals
League17th Feb 1973Leeds United11Chelsea41,781 match drawn
F.A. Cup24th Feb 1973Sheffield Wednesday12Chelsea46,910 match won scored 1 goal booked sent off
League3rd Mar 1973Chelsea00Birmingham City26,259 match drawn
League6th Mar 1973Chelsea02Wolverhampton Wanderers18,868 match lost
League10th Mar 1973West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea21,820 match drawn
F.A. Cup20th Mar 1973Arsenal21Chelsea62,642 match lost
League24th Mar 1973Newcastle United11Chelsea21,729 match drawn scored 1 goal
League27th Mar 1973Manchester City01Chelsea23,973 match won
League31st Mar 1973Crystal Palace20Chelsea39,325 match lost Sub off
League23rd Apr 1973Chelsea20Coventry City18,279 match won Sub on 67 mins
League28th Aug 1973Burnley10Chelsea23,818 match lost booked
League1st Sep 1973Chelsea12Sheffield United27,972 match lost
League8th Sep 1973Liverpool10Chelsea47,616 match lost
League11th Sep 1973Birmingham City24Chelsea30,252 match won
League15th Sep 1973Chelsea10Coventry City30,593 match won
League22nd Sep 1973Manchester City32Chelsea32,118 match lost
League29th Sep 1973Chelsea22Wolverhampton Wanderers27,846 match drawn scored 1 goal
League6th Oct 1973Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea31,009 match drawn
League1st Jan 1974Sheffield United12Chelsea32,575 match won Sub off
League19th Jan 1974Chelsea11Derby County27,185 match drawn scored 1 goal
League27th Jan 1974Stoke City10Chelsea31,985 match lost
League2nd Feb 1974Leeds United11Chelsea41,510 match drawn scored 1 goal
League9th Feb 1974Chelsea10Manchester City20,206 match won
League23rd Feb 1974Chelsea33Queens Park Rangers34,264 match drawn scored 2 goals
League26th Feb 1974Ipswich Town11Chelsea22,415 match drawn
League2nd Mar 1974West Ham United30Chelsea34,043 match lost
League9th Mar 1974Norwich City22Chelsea19,866 match drawn
League13th Mar 1974Chelsea30Burnley8,171 match won Sub on 43 mins
League23rd Mar 1974Everton11Chelsea29,542 match drawn scored 1 goal
League30th Mar 1974Chelsea13Manchester United29,602 match lost scored 1 goal
League3rd Apr 1974Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea23,646 match won
League6th Apr 1974Southampton00Chelsea27,268 match drawn Sub off
League13th Apr 1974Chelsea13Arsenal29,152 match lost
League17th Aug 1974Chelsea02Carlisle United31,268 match lost
League21st Aug 1974Chelsea33Burnley23,745 match drawn scored 1 goal
League24th Aug 1974Coventry City13Chelsea21,251 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Aug 1974Burnley12Chelsea17,154 match won scored 1 goal
League31st Aug 1974Chelsea03Liverpool39,461 match lost Sub on 61 mins
League28th Sep 1974Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers23,073 match lost
League5th Oct 1974Manchester City11Chelsea32,412 match drawn booked
League Cup16th Oct 1974Stoke City11Chelsea24,337 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
League19th Oct 1974Everton11Chelsea35,806 match drawn booked
League Cup22nd Oct 1974Stoke City62Chelsea26,712 match lost booked
League13th Nov 1974Chelsea33Coventry City11,048 match drawn scored 1 goal
League16th Nov 1974Newcastle United50Chelsea33,821 match lost
League30th Nov 1974Leeds United20Chelsea30,444 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1975Chelsea32Sheffield Wednesday24,679 match won
League1st Feb 1975Leicester City11Chelsea23,759 match drawn booked
League15th Feb 1975Sheffield United21Chelsea20,542 match lost scored 1 goal booked
League15th Mar 1975Wolverhampton Wanderers71Chelsea21,649 match lost scored 1 goal
League18th Mar 1975Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea25,324 match lost
League5th Apr 1975Stoke City30Chelsea26,375 match lost Sub on
League23rd Apr 1975Chelsea11Sheffield United23,380 match drawn Sub on
League16th Aug 1975Sunderland21Chelsea28,689 match lost scored 1 goal booked
League20th Aug 1975West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea18,014 match drawn Sub on 71 mins
League Cup10th Sep 1975Crewe Alexandra10Chelsea6,723 match lost
League13th Sep 1975Oldham Athletic21Chelsea10,406 match lost
League20th Sep 1975Chelsea11Bristol City17,661 match drawn scored 1 goal booked sent off
League23rd Sep 1975Portsmouth11Chelsea16,144 match drawn scored 1 goal
League11th Oct 1975Southampton41Chelsea21,227 match lost
League25th Oct 1975Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea12,128 match drawn
League1st Nov 1975Chelsea22Plymouth Argyle20,096 match drawn
League8th Nov 1975Hull City12Chelsea9,097 match won booked
League15th Nov 1975Chelsea20Notts County18,229 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Nov 1975Blackpool02Chelsea8,595 match won Sub off booked
League29th Nov 1975Bristol Rovers12Chelsea16,277 match won booked sent off
F.A. Cup1st Jan 1976Chelsea11Bristol Rovers35,226 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup3rd Jan 1976Bristol Rovers01Chelsea13,939 match won Sub on
League10th Jan 1976Chelsea03Oldham Athletic16,464 match lost
League17th Jan 1976Nottingham Forest13Chelsea14,172 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1976York City02Chelsea9,591 match won scored 1 goal
League31st Jan 1976Chelsea12West Bromwich Albion15,896 match lost
League7th Feb 1976Oxford United11Chelsea11,162 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1976Chelsea23Crystal Palace54,407 match lost
League18th Feb 1976Chelsea00Hull City10,254 match drawn
League13th Mar 1976Chelsea11Southampton29,011 match drawn Sub on 6 mins
League20th Mar 1976Chelsea00Bristol Rovers16,132 match drawn Sub on 73 mins
League27th Mar 1976Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea20,817 match lost
League6th Apr 1976Chelsea00Fulham23,605 match drawn
League16th Apr 1976Chelsea22Luton Town19,878 match drawn Sub on 40 mins
League17th Apr 1976Chelsea02Orient17,679 match lost Sub on
League19th Apr 1976Charlton Athletic11Chelsea23,263 match drawn
League24th Apr 1976York City22Chelsea4,914 match drawn
League Cup30th Aug 1977Liverpool20Chelsea33,170 match lost Sub on 67 mins
League3rd Sep 1977Ipswich Town10Chelsea20,835 match lost Sub on 58 mins
League10th Sep 1977Chelsea11Derby County25,759 match drawn booked
League17th Sep 1977Manchester United01Chelsea54,764 match won Sub offscored 1 goal
League24th Sep 1977Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea26,267 match drawn
League1st Oct 1977Chelsea12Leeds United35,427 match lost
League8th Oct 1977Liverpool20Chelsea40,499 match lost
League15th Oct 1977Chelsea00Middlesbrough21,091 match drawn
League22nd Oct 1977Newcastle United10Chelsea24,000 match lost
League27th Dec 1977Chelsea21West Ham United44,093 match won scored 1 goal
League31st Dec 1977Birmingham City45Chelsea19,876 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Jan 1978Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion29,540 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1978Chelsea42Liverpool45,449 match won
League14th Jan 1978Coventry City51Chelsea21,155 match lost booked
League21st Jan 1978Chelsea53Ipswich Town26,044 match won Sub on 63 mins
League21st Mar 1978Bristol City30Chelsea19,961 match lost Sub on
League25th Mar 1978West Ham United31Chelsea24,987 match lost Sub offscored 1 goal
League15th Apr 1978Aston Villa20Chelsea27,375 match lost Sub on 75 mins
League22nd Apr 1978Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers31,637 match drawn
League2nd May 1978Chelsea31Queens Park Rangers21,201 match won Sub on 28 mins
League7th Oct 1978Derby County10Chelsea20,251 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1975 / 76 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. Bill Garner made 5 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
Anglo Scottish Cup6th Aug 1975Chelsea11Norwich City7,886 match drawn scored 1 goal
Anglo Scottish Cup9th Aug 1975Fulham10Chelsea13,109 match lost Sub off
Anglo Scottish Cup6th Aug 1977Fulham10Chelsea9,821 match lost
Anglo Scottish Cup13th Aug 1977Chelsea22Norwich City6,858 match drawn

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player Bill Garner

Games Won: 30
Win Percentage: 25.21%
Total Bookings: 15
Times Sent Off: 3


During his Chelsea first-team career of 119 appearances, Bill Garner played alongside the following 41 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Trevor Aylott (1)
Tommy Baldwin (13)
Brian Bason (7)
Peter Bonetti (52)
John Boyle (1)
Ian Britton (74)
Mike Brolly (1)
Charlie Cooke (42)
John Dempsey (27)
Micky Droy (75)
Steve Finnieston (21)
Lee Frost (1)
Chris Garland (33)
Ron Harris (113)
David Hay (40)
Marvin Hinton (20)
John Hollins (63)
Peter Houseman (41)
Alan Hudson (28)
Ian Hutchinson (28)
Bob Iles (1)
Steve Kember (58)
Tommy Langley (27)
Ray Lewington (16)
Gary Locke (77)
Teddy Maybank (17)
Eddie McCreadie (18)
Paddy Mulligan (1)
Peter Osgood (31)
John Phillips (56)
Steve Sherwood (10)
John Sissons (5)
John Sparrow (20)
Garry Stanley (29)
David Stride (1)
Kenny Swain (39)
Clive Walker (10)
David Webb (34)
Steve Wicks (37)
Graham Wilkins (24)
Ray Wilkins (55)