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Chelsea FC Profile: Steve Kember

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Full Name: Stephen Dennis Kember

Born: Wednesday, 8th December 1948 (age: 75)
Place of birth: Croydon, Surrey, England
Height: 5' 8"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1971 to 1975

Playing Career:

Crystal Palace
Chelsea (Sep 1971 to Jul 1975) - cost: £170,000
Leicester City
Crystal Palace
Vancouver Whitecaps

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 25th September 1971, Sheffield United 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 22 years 9 months 17 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 5th January 1974, Chelsea 0 - 0 Queens Park Rangers

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 26th April 1975, Chelsea 1 - 1 Everton


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1971 / 72 27 (3)3 (1)00030 (4)
1972 / 73 35560046
1973 / 74 37210040
1974 / 75 31 (2)120034 (2)
Total130 (5)11 (1)900150 (6)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1971 / 72 300003
1972 / 73 002002
1973 / 74 700007
1974 / 75 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. Steve Kember made 150 appearances for Chelsea, of which 6 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League25th Sep 1971Sheffield United10Chelsea40,651 match lost
League9th Oct 1971Liverpool00Chelsea48,464 match drawn booked
League16th Oct 1971Chelsea12Arsenal52,338 match lost
League23rd Oct 1971Chelsea30Southampton38,940 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Oct 1971Leicester City11Chelsea36,574 match drawn
League6th Nov 1971Chelsea20Nottingham Forest25,812 match won
League20th Nov 1971Crystal Palace23Chelsea34,637 match won Sub on 24 mins
League27th Nov 1971Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur52,581 match won
League4th Dec 1971Newcastle United00Chelsea37,560 match drawn
League11th Dec 1971Chelsea00Leeds United45,867 match drawn
League17th Dec 1971Coventry City11Chelsea22,424 match drawn
League27th Dec 1971Chelsea20Ipswich Town43,896 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Jan 1972Derby County10Chelsea33,633 match lost Sub on 85 mins booked
League8th Jan 1972Chelsea22Huddersfield Town30,801 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1972Blackpool01Chelsea22,135 match won Sub on 86 mins
League22nd Jan 1972Manchester United01Chelsea55,927 match won
League29th Jan 1972Chelsea40Everton38,558 match won
F.A. Cup5th Feb 1972Chelsea30Bolton Wanderers38,066 match won
League19th Feb 1972Chelsea21Leicester City38,783 match won
F.A. Cup26th Feb 1972Orient32Chelsea30,329 match lost
League14th Mar 1972Nottingham Forest21Chelsea13,346 match lost
League18th Mar 1972Manchester City10Chelsea53,322 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League25th Mar 1972Chelsea31West Ham United45,137 match won
League29th Mar 1972Chelsea20Sheffield United28,444 match won
League1st Apr 1972Ipswich Town12Chelsea24,325 match won
League15th Apr 1972Tottenham Hotspur30Chelsea45,799 match lost Sub on 25 mins
League18th Apr 1972Southampton22Chelsea24,933 match drawn
League22nd Apr 1972Chelsea33Newcastle United33,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League24th Apr 1972Chelsea20Stoke City23,443 match won
League27th Apr 1972West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea18,489 match lost
League12th Aug 1972Chelsea40Leeds United51,102 match won booked
League16th Aug 1972Leicester City11Chelsea22,873 match drawn
League19th Aug 1972Derby County12Chelsea31,868 match won
League23rd Aug 1972Chelsea12Liverpool35,375 match lost
League26th Aug 1972Chelsea21Manchester City30,845 match won
League30th Aug 1972Manchester United00Chelsea44,482 match drawn
League2nd Sep 1972Arsenal11Chelsea46,675 match drawn Sub off booked
League Cup6th Sep 1972Southend United01Chelsea24,160 match won
League9th Sep 1972Chelsea13West Ham United34,392 match lost
League16th Sep 1972Sheffield United21Chelsea24,458 match lost
League23rd Sep 1972Chelsea20Ipswich Town29,647 match won
League30th Sep 1972Coventry City13Chelsea20,058 match won
League Cup4th Oct 1972Derby County00Chelsea28,065 match drawn
League7th Oct 1972Birmingham City22Chelsea38,756 match drawn
League Cup9th Oct 1972Chelsea32Derby County26,395 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Oct 1972Chelsea31West Bromwich Albion28,998 match won booked
League21st Oct 1972Tottenham Hotspur01Chelsea47,429 match won booked
League28th Oct 1972Chelsea11Newcastle United35,273 match drawn
League Cup31st Oct 1972Bury01Chelsea16,226 match won
League4th Nov 1972Liverpool31Chelsea48,932 match lost
League11th Nov 1972Chelsea11Leicester City28,456 match drawn
League18th Nov 1972Southampton31Chelsea24,164 match lost
League Cup22nd Nov 1972Chelsea31Notts County22,580 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League25th Nov 1972Chelsea00Crystal Palace36,608 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1972Stoke City11Chelsea21,274 match drawn
League16th Dec 1972Wolverhampton Wanderers10Chelsea20,799 match lost Sub off
League Cup3rd Jan 1973Norwich City10Chelsea34,265 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1973Brighton And Hove Albion02Chelsea29,287 match won booked
League20th Jan 1973Chelsea01Arsenal36,292 match lost
League27th Jan 1973West Ham United31Chelsea33,336 match lost
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1973Chelsea20Ipswich Town36,461 match won
League10th Feb 1973Chelsea42Sheffield United21,464 match won
League17th Feb 1973Leeds United11Chelsea41,781 match drawn booked
F.A. Cup24th Feb 1973Sheffield Wednesday12Chelsea46,910 match won
League3rd Mar 1973Chelsea00Birmingham City26,259 match drawn
League6th Mar 1973Chelsea02Wolverhampton Wanderers18,868 match lost
League10th Mar 1973West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea21,820 match drawn booked
F.A. Cup17th Mar 1973Chelsea22Arsenal37,685 match drawn
F.A. Cup20th Mar 1973Arsenal21Chelsea62,642 match lost
League24th Mar 1973Newcastle United11Chelsea21,729 match drawn
League27th Mar 1973Manchester City01Chelsea23,973 match won
League31st Mar 1973Crystal Palace20Chelsea39,325 match lost
League3rd Apr 1973Chelsea01Tottenham Hotspur25,536 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League21st Apr 1973Chelsea21Southampton19,699 match won
League23rd Apr 1973Chelsea20Coventry City18,279 match won
League28th Apr 1973Chelsea10Manchester United44,184 match won
League25th Aug 1973Derby County10Chelsea30,666 match lost
League28th Aug 1973Burnley10Chelsea23,818 match lost
League1st Sep 1973Chelsea12Sheffield United27,972 match lost
League5th Sep 1973Chelsea31Birmingham City25,660 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Sep 1973Liverpool10Chelsea47,616 match lost
League11th Sep 1973Birmingham City24Chelsea30,252 match won Sub off
League15th Sep 1973Chelsea10Coventry City30,593 match won
League22nd Sep 1973Manchester City32Chelsea32,118 match lost
League29th Sep 1973Chelsea22Wolverhampton Wanderers27,846 match drawn
League6th Oct 1973Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea31,009 match drawn
League Cup8th Oct 1973Stoke City10Chelsea17,281 match lost
League13th Oct 1973Chelsea23Ipswich Town25,111 match lost
League20th Oct 1973Newcastle United20Chelsea32,154 match lost
League26th Oct 1973Chelsea30Norwich City21,953 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Nov 1973Manchester United22Chelsea48,036 match drawn
League10th Nov 1973Chelsea31Everton26,398 match won
League17th Nov 1973Arsenal00Chelsea38,677 match drawn
League24th Nov 1973Chelsea40Southampton22,596 match won scored 2 goals
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
League1st Jan 1974Sheffield United12Chelsea32,575 match won scored 1 goal
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
League19th Jan 1974Chelsea11Derby County27,185 match drawn
League27th Jan 1974Stoke City10Chelsea31,985 match lost
League2nd Feb 1974Leeds United11Chelsea41,510 match drawn booked
League9th Feb 1974Chelsea10Manchester City20,206 match won booked
League23rd Feb 1974Chelsea33Queens Park Rangers34,264 match drawn
League26th Feb 1974Ipswich Town11Chelsea22,415 match drawn
League2nd Mar 1974West Ham United30Chelsea34,043 match lost
League9th Mar 1974Norwich City22Chelsea19,866 match drawn scored 1 goal
League13th Mar 1974Chelsea30Burnley8,171 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Mar 1974Chelsea10Newcastle United24,207 match won
League23rd Mar 1974Everton11Chelsea29,542 match drawn
League30th Mar 1974Chelsea13Manchester United29,602 match lost
League15th Apr 1974Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur26,258 match drawn
League20th Apr 1974Leicester City30Chelsea22,828 match lost
League17th Aug 1974Chelsea02Carlisle United31,268 match lost
League21st Aug 1974Chelsea33Burnley23,745 match drawn
League24th Aug 1974Coventry City13Chelsea21,251 match won
League27th Aug 1974Burnley12Chelsea17,154 match won booked
League31st Aug 1974Chelsea03Liverpool39,461 match lost
League Cup11th Sep 1974Chelsea42Newport County13,322 match won
League28th Sep 1974Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers23,073 match lost
League5th Oct 1974Manchester City11Chelsea32,412 match drawn sent off
League Cup9th Oct 1974Chelsea22Stoke City19,954 match drawn
League12th Oct 1974Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur32,660 match won
League26th Oct 1974Chelsea33Stoke City24,718 match drawn
League2nd Nov 1974Birmingham City20Chelsea30,364 match lost booked
League9th Nov 1974Chelsea00Leicester City23,915 match drawn
League13th Nov 1974Chelsea33Coventry City11,048 match drawn
League16th Nov 1974Newcastle United50Chelsea33,821 match lost
League30th Nov 1974Leeds United20Chelsea30,444 match lost
League7th Dec 1974Chelsea20Luton Town19,009 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Dec 1974Carlisle United12Chelsea12,854 match won
League21st Dec 1974Chelsea11West Ham United34,969 match drawn Sub on 47 mins
League28th Dec 1974Chelsea03Queens Park Rangers38,917 match lost
League11th Jan 1975Luton Town11Chelsea23,096 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Jan 1975Chelsea02Leeds United34,733 match lost
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1975Chelsea01Birmingham City35,450 match lost
League1st Feb 1975Leicester City11Chelsea23,759 match drawn scored 1 goal booked
League8th Feb 1975Chelsea21Birmingham City18,144 match won booked
League1st Mar 1975Liverpool22Chelsea42,762 match drawn Sub on 86 mins
League15th Mar 1975Wolverhampton Wanderers71Chelsea21,649 match lost Sub on
League18th Mar 1975Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea25,324 match lost
League22nd Mar 1975Chelsea12Middlesbrough22,240 match lost
League29th Mar 1975West Ham United01Chelsea31,025 match won
League31st Mar 1975Chelsea00Ipswich Town35,005 match drawn
League5th Apr 1975Stoke City30Chelsea26,375 match lost
League12th Apr 1975Chelsea01Manchester City26,249 match lost
League26th Apr 1975Chelsea11Everton28,432 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. Steve Kember 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

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Steve Kember 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 Steve Kember

Games Won: 52
Win Percentage: 34.67%
Starts as Captain: 1
Total Bookings: 15
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 150 appearances, Steve Kember played alongside the following 37 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Tommy Baldwin (44)
Brian Bason (4)
Peter Bonetti (81)
John Boyle (17)
Ian Britton (38)
Mike Brolly (6)
Charlie Cooke (80)
John Dempsey (46)
Micky Droy (64)
Peter Feely (3)
Steve Finnieston (6)
Chris Garland (89)
Bill Garner (58)
Ron Harris (142)
David Hay (25)
Marvin Hinton (35)
John Hollins (144)
Peter Houseman (86)
Alan Hudson (75)
Ian Hutchinson (29)
Tommy Langley (8)
Gary Locke (91)
Teddy Maybank (1)
Eddie McCreadie (44)
Paddy Mulligan (31)
Tommy Ord (1)
Peter Osgood (89)
John Phillips (64)
Tony Potrac (1)
Steve Sherwood (4)
John Sissons (9)
John Sparrow (11)
Kenny Swain (3)
David Webb (100)
Steve Wicks (1)
Graham Wilkins (4)
Ray Wilkins (20)