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Chelsea FC Profile: Joe McLaughlin

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Full Name: Joseph McLaughlin

Born: Thursday, 2nd June 1960 (age: 63)
Place of birth: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Height: 6' 1"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1983 to 1989

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jun 1983 to Aug 1989) - cost: £95,000
Charlton Athletic
St. Mirren

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 27th August 1983, Chelsea 5 - 0 Derby County

Age on debut: 23 years 2 months 25 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 31st August 1985, Chelsea 3 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

200th Appearance: Saturday, 10th October 1987, Everton 4 - 1 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 13th May 1989, Portsmouth 2 - 3 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1983 / 84 41150047
1984 / 85 36390048
1985 / 86 40150551
1986 / 87 36120241
1987 / 88 36220747
1988 / 89 31100234


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1984 / 85 100001
1985 / 86 101002
1986 / 87 200002
1987 / 88 100001
1988 / 89 000011

* 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. Joe McLaughlin made 268 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League27th Aug 1983Chelsea50Derby County17,338 match won
League Cup30th Aug 1983Gillingham12Chelsea8,633 match won
League3rd Sep 1983Brighton And Hove Albion12Chelsea20,874 match won
League7th Sep 1983Blackburn Rovers00Chelsea5,873 match drawn
League10th Sep 1983Chelsea21Cambridge United14,425 match won
League Cup13th Sep 1983Chelsea40Gillingham9,704 match won
League17th Sep 1983Sheffield Wednesday21Chelsea20,596 match lost
League24th Sep 1983Chelsea00Middlesbrough15,822 match drawn
League1st Oct 1983Huddersfield Town23Chelsea13,280 match won
League Cup5th Oct 1983Leicester City02Chelsea7,825 match won
League8th Oct 1983Fulham35Chelsea24,787 match won
League15th Oct 1983Chelsea20Cardiff City15,459 match won
League22nd Oct 1983Carlisle United00Chelsea6,774 match drawn
League Cup25th Oct 1983Chelsea02Leicester City15,646 match lost
League29th Oct 1983Chelsea32Charlton Athletic17,789 match won
League5th Nov 1983Oldham Athletic11Chelsea5,807 match drawn
League Cup9th Nov 1983Chelsea01West Bromwich Albion22,932 match lost
League12th Nov 1983Chelsea40Newcastle United30,628 match won
League15th Nov 1983Charlton Athletic11Chelsea14,393 match drawn
League19th Nov 1983Chelsea22Crystal Palace19,060 match drawn
League22nd Nov 1983Swansea City13Chelsea7,848 match won
League26th Nov 1983Leeds United11Chelsea20,680 match drawn
League3rd Dec 1983Chelsea01Manchester City29,142 match lost
League6th Dec 1983Chelsea61Swansea City12,389 match won
League10th Dec 1983Barnsley00Chelsea10,300 match drawn
League17th Dec 1983Chelsea23Grimsby Town13,151 match lost
League26th Dec 1983Shrewsbury Town24Chelsea7,582 match won
League27th Dec 1983Chelsea22Portsmouth25,440 match drawn
League31st Dec 1983Chelsea10Brighton And Hove Albion18,542 match won
League2nd Jan 1984Middlesbrough21Chelsea11,579 match lost
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1984Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea10,940 match lost
League14th Jan 1984Derby County12Chelsea16,727 match won
League21st Jan 1984Chelsea32Sheffield Wednesday35,147 match won
League4th Feb 1984Chelsea31Huddersfield Town17,922 match won
League11th Feb 1984Cambridge United01Chelsea10,602 match won
League25th Feb 1984Chelsea00Carlisle United16,543 match drawn
League3rd Mar 1984Chelsea30Oldham Athletic12,736 match won
League10th Mar 1984Newcastle United11Chelsea36,506 match drawn
League16th Mar 1984Chelsea21Blackburn Rovers18,905 match won
League7th Apr 1984Chelsea40Fulham31,947 match won
League14th Apr 1984Crystal Palace01Chelsea20,540 match won
League21st Apr 1984Chelsea30Shrewsbury Town18,295 match won
League24th Apr 1984Portsmouth22Chelsea19,267 match drawn
League28th Apr 1984Chelsea50Leeds United33,447 match won
League4th May 1984Manchester City02Chelsea21,713 match won
League7th May 1984Chelsea31Barnsley29,541 match won
League12th May 1984Grimsby Town01Chelsea13,000 match won
League25th Aug 1984Arsenal11Chelsea45,329 match drawn
League27th Aug 1984Chelsea10Sunderland25,552 match won
League31st Aug 1984Chelsea01Everton17,734 match lost
League5th Sep 1984Manchester United11Chelsea48,398 match drawn
League8th Sep 1984Aston Villa42Chelsea21,494 match lost
League15th Sep 1984Chelsea30West Ham United32,411 match won
League22nd Sep 1984Luton Town00Chelsea16,066 match drawn
League Cup26th Sep 1984Chelsea31Millwall19,912 match won
League29th Sep 1984Chelsea30Leicester City18,521 match won
League6th Oct 1984Norwich City00Chelsea18,272 match drawn
League Cup9th Oct 1984Millwall11Chelsea11,157 match drawn booked
League13th Oct 1984Chelsea23Watford25,340 match lost
League20th Oct 1984Southampton10Chelsea20,212 match lost
League27th Oct 1984Chelsea20Ipswich Town19,213 match won
League Cup30th Oct 1984Walsall22Chelsea11,102 match drawn
League3rd Nov 1984Chelsea62Coventry City17,306 match won
League Cup6th Nov 1984Chelsea30Walsall19,502 match won
League10th Nov 1984Newcastle United21Chelsea23,723 match lost Sub off
League17th Nov 1984Chelsea31West Bromwich Albion17,573 match won Sub off
League Cup21st Nov 1984Chelsea41Manchester City26,364 match won
League24th Nov 1984Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea31,197 match drawn
League1st Dec 1984Chelsea31Liverpool40,972 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Dec 1984Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea29,373 match drawn
League15th Dec 1984Chelsea11Stoke City20,534 match drawn
League22nd Dec 1984Everton34Chelsea29,887 match won
League26th Dec 1984Queens Park Rangers22Chelsea26,610 match drawn
League29th Dec 1984Chelsea13Manchester United42,197 match lost booked
League1st Jan 1985Chelsea10Nottingham Forest21,552 match won
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1985Chelsea22Wigan Athletic16,220 match drawn
League19th Jan 1985Chelsea11Arsenal34,752 match drawn
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1985Wigan Athletic05Chelsea9,708 match won
League Cup28th Jan 1985Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday36,028 match drawn
League Cup30th Jan 1985Sheffield Wednesday44Chelsea36,505 match drawn Captain
League2nd Feb 1985Leicester City11Chelsea15,657 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Feb 1985Chelsea23Millwall25,148 match lost
League Cup6th Feb 1985Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday36,395 match won
League Cup13th Feb 1985Sunderland20Chelsea32,440 match lost Sub on 10 mins
League6th Apr 1985Chelsea10Queens Park Rangers20,340 match won
League10th Apr 1985Nottingham Forest20Chelsea14,666 match lost
League13th Apr 1985West Ham United11Chelsea19,003 match drawn
League16th Apr 1985Chelsea31Aston Villa13,267 match won
League20th Apr 1985West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea11,196 match won
League27th Apr 1985Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspur26,310 match drawn
League4th May 1985Liverpool43Chelsea33,733 match lost
League6th May 1985Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday17,085 match won
League8th May 1985Chelsea20Luton Town13,789 match won
League11th May 1985Stoke City01Chelsea8,905 match won
League14th May 1985Chelsea12Norwich City22,882 match lost
League17th Aug 1985Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea26,164 match drawn
League20th Aug 1985Chelsea10Coventry City15,679 match won
League24th Aug 1985Chelsea20Birmingham City16,534 match won booked
League28th Aug 1985Leicester City00Chelsea11,248 match drawn
League31st Aug 1985Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion15,376 match won
League4th Sep 1985Tottenham Hotspur41Chelsea23,692 match lost
League7th Sep 1985Luton Town11Chelsea10,720 match drawn
League14th Sep 1985Chelsea20Southampton15,711 match won
League21st Sep 1985Chelsea21Arsenal33,241 match won
League Cup25th Sep 1985Mansfield Town22Chelsea6,018 match drawn
League28th Sep 1985Watford31Chelsea16,035 match lost
Full Members Cup2nd Oct 1985Chelsea30Portsmouth6,833 match won
League5th Oct 1985Manchester City01Chelsea20,104 match won
League Cup9th Oct 1985Chelsea20Mansfield Town11,664 match won
League12th Oct 1985Chelsea21Everton27,634 match won
League19th Oct 1985Oxford United21Chelsea12,072 match lost
Full Members Cup23rd Oct 1985Charlton Athletic13Chelsea3,714 match won
League26th Oct 1985Chelsea12Manchester United42,485 match lost scored 1 goal
League Cup29th Oct 1985Chelsea11Fulham19,669 match drawn
League2nd Nov 1985Ipswich Town02Chelsea15,324 match won
League9th Nov 1985Chelsea42Nottingham Forest17,743 match won
League16th Nov 1985Newcastle United13Chelsea22,355 match won
League23rd Nov 1985Chelsea21Aston Villa17,509 match won
League Cup26th Nov 1985Chelsea22Everton27,544 match drawn
League30th Nov 1985Liverpool11Chelsea38,482 match drawn
Full Members Cup4th Dec 1985Oxford United14Chelsea6,018 match won
League7th Dec 1985Coventry City11Chelsea8,721 match drawn
League Cup10th Dec 1985Everton12Chelsea26,376 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Dec 1985Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday19,658 match won
Full Members Cup17th Dec 1985Chelsea01Oxford United8,528 match lost
League21st Dec 1985Birmingham City12Chelsea10,594 match won
League28th Dec 1985Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur37,115 match won
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1986Shrewsbury Town01Chelsea8,100 match won
League11th Jan 1986Chelsea10Luton Town21,102 match won
League18th Jan 1986West Bromwich Albion03Chelsea10,300 match won booked
League8th Mar 1986Chelsea10Manchester City17,573 match won
League16th Mar 1986Everton11Chelsea30,145 match drawn
League19th Mar 1986Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers17,871 match drawn
League22nd Mar 1986Southampton01Chelsea15,509 match won
Full Members Cup23rd Mar 1986Manchester City45Chelsea67,236 match won
League29th Mar 1986Chelsea04West Ham United29,955 match lost
League31st Mar 1986Queens Park Rangers60Chelsea18,584 match lost
League5th Apr 1986Chelsea11Ipswich Town13,072 match drawn
League9th Apr 1986Manchester United12Chelsea45,355 match won
League12th Apr 1986Nottingham Forest00Chelsea18,055 match drawn booked
League15th Apr 1986West Ham United12Chelsea29,361 match won booked
League19th Apr 1986Chelsea11Newcastle United18,970 match drawn
League26th Apr 1986Aston Villa31Chelsea17,770 match lost
League29th Apr 1986Arsenal20Chelsea24,025 match lost
League3rd May 1986Chelsea01Liverpool43,900 match lost
League5th May 1986Chelsea15Watford12,017 match lost
League23rd Aug 1986Chelsea00Norwich City19,887 match drawn
League25th Aug 1986Oxford United11Chelsea11,238 match drawn booked
League30th Aug 1986Sheffield Wednesday20Chelsea25,853 match lost
League2nd Sep 1986Chelsea00Coventry City11,839 match drawn
League6th Sep 1986Chelsea13Luton Town13,040 match lost
League13th Sep 1986Tottenham Hotspur13Chelsea28,202 match won
League20th Sep 1986Chelsea26Nottingham Forest20,171 match lost
League Cup23rd Sep 1986York City10Chelsea7,448 match lost
League28th Sep 1986Manchester United01Chelsea33,340 match won
League4th Oct 1986Chelsea01Charlton Athletic15,243 match lost
League18th Oct 1986Chelsea21Manchester City12,990 match won
League25th Oct 1986Arsenal31Chelsea32,990 match lost
League Cup28th Oct 1986Cardiff City21Chelsea8,018 match lost Captain
League1st Nov 1986Chelsea00Watford13,334 match drawn Captain
League8th Nov 1986Everton22Chelsea29,727 match drawn booked
League15th Nov 1986Aston Villa00Chelsea17,739 match drawn
League22nd Nov 1986Chelsea13Newcastle United14,544 match lost
Full Members Cup25th Nov 1986West Ham United12Chelsea12,149 match won
League29th Nov 1986Leicester City22Chelsea10,047 match drawn
League14th Dec 1986Liverpool30Chelsea25,856 match lost
League20th Dec 1986Chelsea02Tottenham Hotspur21,576 match lost
League26th Dec 1986Southampton12Chelsea12,709 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Dec 1986Chelsea41Aston Villa14,637 match won Sub on 41 mins
League1st Jan 1987Chelsea31Queens Park Rangers20,982 match won
League3rd Jan 1987Luton Town10Chelsea10,556 match lost
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1987Aston Villa22Chelsea21,997 match drawn
League21st Feb 1987Chelsea11Manchester United26,515 match drawn
League28th Feb 1987Nottingham Forest01Chelsea18,317 match won
Full Members Cup3rd Mar 1987Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea7,298 match lost
League7th Mar 1987Chelsea10Arsenal29,301 match won
League14th Mar 1987Manchester City12Chelsea19,819 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Mar 1987Chelsea10West Ham United25,386 match won Captain
League4th Apr 1987Chelsea12Everton21,914 match lost
League7th Apr 1987Charlton Athletic00Chelsea11,530 match drawn Captain
League14th Apr 1987Watford31Chelsea14,103 match lost Captain
League18th Apr 1987Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea18,081 match drawn Captain
League20th Apr 1987Chelsea11Southampton11,512 match drawn
League25th Apr 1987Newcastle United10Chelsea21,962 match lost
League2nd May 1987Chelsea31Leicester City11,975 match won Captain
League5th May 1987Wimbledon21Chelsea9,572 match lost Captain
League9th May 1987Chelsea33Liverpool29,245 match drawn Captain
League15th Aug 1987Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday21,929 match won Captain
League18th Aug 1987Portsmouth03Chelsea16,917 match won Captain
League22nd Aug 1987Tottenham Hotspur10Chelsea37,070 match lost Captain
League29th Aug 1987Chelsea30Luton Town16,075 match won Captain
League31st Aug 1987Manchester United31Chelsea46,478 match lost Captain
League5th Sep 1987Chelsea43Nottingham Forest18,414 match won Captain
League12th Sep 1987Queens Park Rangers31Chelsea22,583 match lost Captain
League19th Sep 1987Chelsea10Norwich City15,242 match won Captain
League Cup23rd Sep 1987Reading31Chelsea11,034 match lost Captain
League26th Sep 1987Watford03Chelsea16,213 match won Captain
League3rd Oct 1987Chelsea22Newcastle United22,071 match drawn Captain
League Cup7th Oct 1987Chelsea32Reading15,469 match won Captain
League10th Oct 1987Everton41Chelsea31,004 match lost Captain
League17th Oct 1987Chelsea10Coventry City16,699 match won Captain
League24th Oct 1987Southampton30Chelsea11,890 match lost Captain
League31st Oct 1987Chelsea21Oxford United15,027 match won Captain
League3rd Nov 1987Arsenal31Chelsea40,230 match lost Captain booked
Full Members Cup18th Nov 1987Chelsea21Barnsley8,501 match won Captain
League22nd Nov 1987Derby County20Chelsea18,644 match lost Captain
League28th Nov 1987Chelsea11Wimbledon15,608 match drawn Captain
League6th Dec 1987Liverpool21Chelsea31,211 match lost Captain
League12th Dec 1987Chelsea11West Ham United22,450 match drawn Captain
Full Members Cup16th Dec 1987Manchester City02Chelsea6,406 match won Captain
League20th Dec 1987Charlton Athletic22Chelsea10,893 match drawn Captain
League26th Dec 1987Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers18,020 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League28th Dec 1987Norwich City30Chelsea19,668 match lost Captain
League1st Jan 1988Luton Town30Chelsea8,018 match lost Captain
League2nd Jan 1988Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur29,347 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1988Derby County13Chelsea18,753 match won Captain
League16th Jan 1988Sheffield Wednesday30Chelsea19,859 match lost Captain
Full Members Cup19th Jan 1988Swindon Town40Chelsea12,317 match lost Captain
League23rd Jan 1988Chelsea00Portsmouth15,856 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1988Manchester United20Chelsea50,746 match lost Captain
League6th Feb 1988Nottingham Forest32Chelsea18,203 match lost Captain
League13th Feb 1988Chelsea12Manchester United25,014 match lost Captain
League27th Feb 1988Newcastle United31Chelsea17,858 match lost Captain
League29th Mar 1988Chelsea11Watford11,240 match drawn Captain
League2nd Apr 1988Chelsea11Arsenal26,048 match drawn Captain
League9th Apr 1988Chelsea10Derby County16,996 match won Captain booked
League23rd Apr 1988Wimbledon22Chelsea15,128 match drawn Captain
League30th Apr 1988Chelsea11Liverpool35,625 match drawn Captain
League2nd May 1988West Ham United41Chelsea28,521 match lost Captain booked
League7th May 1988Chelsea11Charlton Athletic33,701 match drawn Captain
League Playoff15th May 1988Blackburn Rovers02Chelsea16,598 match won Captain
League Playoff18th May 1988Chelsea41Blackburn Rovers22,757 match won Captain
League Playoff25th May 1988Middlesbrough20Chelsea25,531 match lost Captain
League Playoff28th May 1988Chelsea10Middlesbrough40,550 match won Captain
League27th Aug 1988Chelsea12Blackburn Rovers8,722 match lost Captain
League15th Oct 1988Oldham Athletic14Chelsea7,817 match won
League22nd Oct 1988Chelsea50Plymouth Argyle12,658 match won
League25th Oct 1988Hull City30Chelsea6,953 match lost
League29th Oct 1988Chelsea20Brighton And Hove Albion15,406 match won
League5th Nov 1988Watford12Chelsea17,631 match won
Full Members Cup9th Nov 1988Chelsea62Plymouth Argyle4,767 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Nov 1988Chelsea11Sunderland19,210 match drawn
League26th Dec 1988Chelsea30Ipswich Town17,621 match won
League31st Dec 1988Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion25,906 match drawn
League2nd Jan 1989Oxford United23Chelsea11,427 match won
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1989Barnsley40Chelsea13,241 match lost
Full Members Cup10th Jan 1989Chelsea14Nottingham Forest8,475 match lost
League14th Jan 1989Chelsea10Crystal Palace24,184 match won
League21st Jan 1989Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea11,713 match drawn
League4th Feb 1989Walsall07Chelsea6,860 match won
League11th Feb 1989Chelsea32Swindon Town17,829 match won
League18th Feb 1989Plymouth Argyle01Chelsea13,180 match won
League25th Feb 1989Chelsea22Oldham Athletic13,261 match drawn
League28th Feb 1989Chelsea21Hull City11,407 match won
League11th Mar 1989Chelsea22Watford22,188 match drawn
League15th Mar 1989Brighton And Hove Albion01Chelsea12,600 match won
League18th Mar 1989Manchester City23Chelsea40,070 match won
League21st Mar 1989Sunderland12Chelsea14,714 match won
League25th Mar 1989Chelsea20AFC Bournemouth22,467 match won
League28th Mar 1989Ipswich Town01Chelsea22,950 match won
League1st Apr 1989Chelsea53Barnsley16,023 match won
League4th Apr 1989Chelsea31Birmingham City14,796 match won Sub on 89 mins
League15th Apr 1989Leicester City20Chelsea19,468 match lost
League22nd Apr 1989Chelsea10Leeds United30,332 match won
League29th Apr 1989Shrewsbury Town11Chelsea5,588 match drawn
League1st May 1989Chelsea21Stoke City14,946 match won Sub on 56 mins
League6th May 1989Chelsea31Bradford City18,003 match won
League13th May 1989Portsmouth23Chelsea12,051 match won

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1984 / 85 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Joe McLaughlin made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly16th May 1985Chelsea32Rangers7,239 match won

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Joe McLaughlin 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 Joe McLaughlin

Games Won: 126
Win Percentage: 47.01%
Starts as Captain: 58
Total Bookings: 11
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 268 appearances, Joe McLaughlin played alongside the following 54 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Dave Beasant (21)
Mick Bodley (7)
John Bumstead (165)
Paul Canoville (72)
Steve Clarke (86)
John Coady (19)
Gordon Davies (13)
Kerry Dixon (246)
Billy Dodds (3)
Tony Dorigo (78)
Keith Dublin (51)
Gordon Durie (81)
Steve Francis (7)
Roger Freestone (38)
Les Fridge (1)
Tony Godden (31)
Gareth Hall (27)
Micky Hazard (71)
Kevin Hitchcock (12)
John Hollins (35)
Terry Howard (6)
Chris Hutchings (5)
Robert Isaac (9)
Dale Jasper (9)
Derek Johnstone (4)
Joey Jones (53)
Keith Jones (59)
Graeme Le Saux (1)
Colin Lee (86)
David Lee (14)
Kevin McAllister (72)
Tony McAndrew (13)
John McNaught (10)
John Millar (10)
Dave Mitchell (7)
Ken Monkou (2)
Jerry Murphy (36)
Pat Nevin (214)
Peter Nicholas (25)
Eddie Niedzwiecki (158)
Colin Pates (188)
Peter Rhoades-Brown (7)
Graham Roberts (34)
Doug Rougvie (88)
Nigel Spackman (158)
David Speedie (149)
Mickey Thomas (48)
Clive Walker (8)
Roy Wegerle (28)
Colin West (16)
Steve Wicks (25)
Clive Wilson (63)
Kevin Wilson (63)
Darren Wood (144)