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Chelsea FC Profile: Colin Pates

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Full Name: Colin George Pates

Born: Thursday, 10th August 1961 (age: 62)
Place of birth: Carshalton, Surrey, England
Height: 6' 0"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1979 to 1988

Pates began his career with Chelsea, making his debut as an 18-year-old in a 7–3 victory against Orient in 1979. He remained with Chelsea through the turbulent early 1980s and as club captain, led the side to promotion in 1983–84. He was surprisingly sold to Charlton Athletic in 1988 for £400,000 having made well over 300 appearances for the Blues. Two years later Pates joined Arsenal for £500,000, but after struggling to break into the side signed for Brighton & Hove Albion on loan, a move which became permanent in 1993.
After a knee injury forced his retirement from the top-level game, he moved into coaching. He was appointed player-manager of Crawley Town, leaving in 1996,[7] and then had a brief stint playing for Romford.[8] He gained coaching qualifications while managing Wingate & Finchley, and since 2001 has coached football at Whitgift School in South Croydon.

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 1979 to Dec 1988) - From Chelsea Juniors
Charlton Athletic
--->Brighton And Hove Albion (L)
Brighton And Hove Albion
Crawley Town

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 10th November 1979, Orient 3 - 7 Chelsea

Age on debut: 18 years 3 months 0 days

100th Appearance: Tuesday, 28th December 1982, Chelsea 0 - 0 Fulham

200th Appearance: Saturday, 5th January 1985, Chelsea 2 - 2 Wigan Athletic

300th Appearance: Tuesday, 10th February 1987, Chelsea 4 - 0 Oxford United

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Wednesday, 12th October 1988, Chelsea 2 - 2 Scunthorpe United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1979 / 80 16100017
1980 / 81 15000015
1981 / 82 42730052
1982 / 83 35320040
1983 / 84 42150048
1984 / 85 36390048
1985 / 86 35280550
1986 / 87 33220239
1987 / 88 17 (1)110625 (1)
1988 / 89 10020012
Total281 (1)2032013346 (1)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1981 / 82 100001
1982 / 83 400004
1984 / 85 100001
1985 / 86 100001
1986 / 87 200002
1988 / 89 100001

* 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. Colin Pates made 346 appearances for Chelsea, of which 1 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League10th Nov 1979Orient37Chelsea13,005 match won
League15th Dec 1979Chelsea30Swansea City18,065 match won
League18th Dec 1979Queens Park Rangers22Chelsea26,598 match drawn booked
League1st Jan 1980Luton Town33Chelsea19,717 match drawn
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1980Chelsea01Wigan Athletic22,300 match lost
League16th Feb 1980Chelsea11Cambridge United17,112 match drawn
League23rd Feb 1980Bristol Rovers30Chelsea14,176 match lost
League1st Mar 1980Chelsea10Cardiff City18,449 match won
League15th Mar 1980Chelsea21Burnley16,189 match won
League29th Mar 1980Charlton Athletic12Chelsea16,425 match won
League2nd Apr 1980Chelsea02Queens Park Rangers31,035 match lost
League5th Apr 1980Leicester City10Chelsea25,826 match lost
League7th Apr 1980Chelsea11Luton Town28,078 match drawn
League12th Apr 1980Preston North End11Chelsea13,069 match drawn
League19th Apr 1980Chelsea10Notts County24,002 match won
League26th Apr 1980Swansea City11Chelsea16,000 match drawn
League3rd May 1980Chelsea30Oldham Athletic28,253 match won
League30th Aug 1980Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers23,381 match drawn
League6th Sep 1980Chelsea01West Ham United32,669 match lost
League4th Oct 1980Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea11,888 match won
League8th Oct 1980Chelsea20Bristol Rovers13,108 match won
League11th Oct 1980Chelsea30Grimsby Town16,206 match won Sub off
League18th Oct 1980Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea15,503 match drawn
League21st Oct 1980Orient01Chelsea11,950 match won
League26th Dec 1980Luton Town20Chelsea16,006 match lost
League27th Dec 1980Chelsea00Bristol City18,514 match drawn
League28th Feb 1981Preston North End10Chelsea8,129 match lost Sub off
League11th Apr 1981Oldham Athletic00Chelsea6,740 match drawn
League18th Apr 1981Bristol City00Chelsea9,764 match drawn
League20th Apr 1981Chelsea02Luton Town12,868 match lost
League25th Apr 1981Swansea City30Chelsea16,063 match lost
League2nd May 1981Chelsea02Notts County13,324 match lost
League29th Aug 1981Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers16,606 match won
League5th Sep 1981Cardiff City12Chelsea8,898 match won
League12th Sep 1981Chelsea13Watford20,036 match lost Sub off
League19th Sep 1981Shrewsbury Town10Chelsea5,616 match lost
League23rd Sep 1981Chelsea22Charlton Athletic15,329 match drawn
League26th Sep 1981Chelsea21Norwich City14,509 match won
League28th Sep 1981Orient02Chelsea9,698 match won
League3rd Oct 1981Cambridge United10Chelsea8,606 match lost
League Cup6th Oct 1981Southampton11Chelsea16,901 match drawn
League10th Oct 1981Chelsea20Wrexham14,170 match won
League16th Oct 1981Leicester City11Chelsea18,358 match drawn
League24th Oct 1981Chelsea12Barnsley15,268 match lost
League Cup28th Oct 1981Chelsea21Southampton27,370 match won
League31st Oct 1981Rotherham United60Chelsea10,145 match lost
League7th Nov 1981Chelsea21Newcastle United16,059 match won
League Cup11th Nov 1981Wigan Athletic42Chelsea12,068 match lost
League14th Nov 1981Oldham Athletic10Chelsea9,773 match lost
League21st Nov 1981Chelsea11Grimsby Town11,931 match drawn
League24th Nov 1981Charlton Athletic34Chelsea11,082 match won
League28th Nov 1981Derby County11Chelsea13,963 match drawn
League5th Dec 1981Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday17,033 match won
League19th Dec 1981Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers11,768 match drawn
League26th Dec 1981Queens Park Rangers02Chelsea22,022 match won
League16th Jan 1982Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea7,278 match drawn
F.A. Cup18th Jan 1982Chelsea00Hull City14,899 match drawn
F.A. Cup21st Jan 1982Hull City02Chelsea13,238 match won
F.A. Cup23rd Jan 1982Chelsea00Wrexham17,226 match drawn
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1982Wrexham11Chelsea8,655 match drawn
League30th Jan 1982Chelsea31Shrewsbury Town11,446 match won
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1982Wrexham12Chelsea10,647 match won
League6th Feb 1982Watford10Chelsea17,101 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1982Chelsea20Liverpool41,422 match won
League17th Feb 1982Chelsea10Cardiff City9,710 match won
League20th Feb 1982Norwich City21Chelsea16,018 match lost
League27th Feb 1982Wrexham10Chelsea3,935 match lost
F.A. Cup6th Mar 1982Chelsea23Tottenham Hotspur42,557 match lost
League9th Mar 1982Chelsea41Leicester City10,586 match won
League12th Mar 1982Barnsley21Chelsea12,706 match lost
League17th Mar 1982Chelsea12Crystal Palace13,894 match lost Sub off
League20th Mar 1982Chelsea14Rotherham United11,900 match lost
League27th Mar 1982Newcastle United10Chelsea26,887 match lost
League3rd Apr 1982Chelsea22Oldham Athletic8,938 match drawn
League7th Apr 1982Chelsea41Cambridge United6,196 match won
League10th Apr 1982Chelsea21Queens Park Rangers18,365 match won
League12th Apr 1982Crystal Palace01Chelsea17,189 match won
League17th Apr 1982Grimsby Town33Chelsea9,164 match drawn
League20th Apr 1982Luton Town22Chelsea16,185 match drawn
League24th Apr 1982Chelsea02Derby County11,005 match lost
League1st May 1982Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea19,259 match drawn
League5th May 1982Chelsea22Orient6,009 match drawn
League8th May 1982Chelsea12Luton Town15,044 match lost
League15th May 1982Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea6,133 match drawn scored 1 goal
League28th Aug 1982Cambridge United01Chelsea8,124 match won
League31st Aug 1982Chelsea00Wolverhampton Wanderers14,192 match drawn
League4th Sep 1982Chelsea11Leicester City14,127 match drawn
League8th Sep 1982Derby County10Chelsea8,075 match lost Sub off
League9th Oct 1982Chelsea00Leeds United25,358 match drawn
League16th Oct 1982Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea6,062 match lost
League23rd Oct 1982Chelsea31Charlton Athletic14,492 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup27th Oct 1982Tranmere Rovers12Chelsea4,579 match won
League30th Oct 1982Carlisle United21Chelsea7,141 match lost
League6th Nov 1982Chelsea00Crystal Palace15,169 match drawn
League Cup9th Nov 1982Notts County20Chelsea8,852 match lost
League13th Nov 1982Barnsley11Chelsea13,286 match drawn
League20th Nov 1982Chelsea12Shrewsbury Town8,690 match lost
League18th Dec 1982Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers6,903 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Dec 1982Queens Park Rangers12Chelsea23,744 match won
League28th Dec 1982Chelsea00Fulham29,797 match drawn
League1st Jan 1983Shrewsbury Town20Chelsea7,545 match lost
League3rd Jan 1983Leicester City30Chelsea13,745 match lost
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1983Huddersfield Town11Chelsea17,004 match drawn
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1983Chelsea20Huddersfield Town14,417 match won
League15th Jan 1983Chelsea60Cambridge United7,808 match won
League22nd Jan 1983Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea19,533 match lost scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1983Derby County21Chelsea23,383 match lost
League5th Feb 1983Chelsea13Derby County8,661 match lost scored 1 goal
League12th Feb 1983Grimsby Town21Chelsea6,711 match lost
League19th Feb 1983Leeds United33Chelsea19,365 match drawn
League26th Feb 1983Chelsea20Blackburn Rovers6,982 match won
League5th Mar 1983Charlton Athletic52Chelsea11,211 match lost
League12th Mar 1983Chelsea42Carlisle United6,677 match won
League19th Mar 1983Crystal Palace00Chelsea13,437 match drawn
League26th Mar 1983Chelsea03Barnsley7,223 match lost
League2nd Apr 1983Fulham11Chelsea15,249 match drawn
League4th Apr 1983Chelsea02Queens Park Rangers20,821 match lost
League9th Apr 1983Oldham Athletic22Chelsea4,973 match drawn
League16th Apr 1983Chelsea02Newcastle United13,446 match lost
League23rd Apr 1983Burnley30Chelsea7,393 match lost
League30th Apr 1983Chelsea11Rotherham United8,674 match drawn
League2nd May 1983Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday10,462 match drawn
League7th May 1983Bolton Wanderers01Chelsea8,687 match won
League14th May 1983Chelsea00Middlesbrough19,340 match drawn
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
League31st Mar 1984Cardiff City33Chelsea11,060 match drawn
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 Captain
League27th Aug 1984Chelsea10Sunderland25,552 match won Captain
League31st Aug 1984Chelsea01Everton17,734 match lost Captain
League5th Sep 1984Manchester United11Chelsea48,398 match drawn Captain
League8th Sep 1984Aston Villa42Chelsea21,494 match lost Captain
League15th Sep 1984Chelsea30West Ham United32,411 match won Captain
League22nd Sep 1984Luton Town00Chelsea16,066 match drawn Captain
League Cup26th Sep 1984Chelsea31Millwall19,912 match won Captain
League29th Sep 1984Chelsea30Leicester City18,521 match won Captain
League6th Oct 1984Norwich City00Chelsea18,272 match drawn Captain
League Cup9th Oct 1984Millwall11Chelsea11,157 match drawn Captain
League13th Oct 1984Chelsea23Watford25,340 match lost Captain Sub on 46 mins
League20th Oct 1984Southampton10Chelsea20,212 match lost Captain
League27th Oct 1984Chelsea20Ipswich Town19,213 match won Captain
League Cup30th Oct 1984Walsall22Chelsea11,102 match drawn Captain
League3rd Nov 1984Chelsea62Coventry City17,306 match won Captain
League Cup6th Nov 1984Chelsea30Walsall19,502 match won Captain
League10th Nov 1984Newcastle United21Chelsea23,723 match lost Captain
League17th Nov 1984Chelsea31West Bromwich Albion17,573 match won Captain
League Cup21st Nov 1984Chelsea41Manchester City26,364 match won Captain
League24th Nov 1984Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea31,197 match drawn Captain
League1st Dec 1984Chelsea31Liverpool40,972 match won Captain
League8th Dec 1984Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea29,373 match drawn Captain booked
League15th Dec 1984Chelsea11Stoke City20,534 match drawn Captain
League22nd Dec 1984Everton34Chelsea29,887 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League29th Dec 1984Chelsea13Manchester United42,197 match lost Captain booked
League1st Jan 1985Chelsea10Nottingham Forest21,552 match won Captain
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1985Chelsea22Wigan Athletic16,220 match drawn Captain
League19th Jan 1985Chelsea11Arsenal34,752 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1985Wigan Athletic05Chelsea9,708 match won Captain
League Cup28th Jan 1985Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday36,028 match drawn Captain
League2nd Feb 1985Leicester City11Chelsea15,657 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup4th Feb 1985Chelsea23Millwall25,148 match lost Captain
League Cup6th Feb 1985Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday36,395 match won Captain
League Cup13th Feb 1985Sunderland20Chelsea32,440 match lost Captain
League16th Feb 1985Chelsea10Newcastle United21,826 match won Captain
League Cup4th Mar 1985Chelsea23Sunderland38,440 match lost Captain
League9th Mar 1985Chelsea02Southampton15,202 match lost Captain
League30th Mar 1985Sunderland02Chelsea13,489 match won Captain
League6th Apr 1985Chelsea10Queens Park Rangers20,340 match won Captain
League10th Apr 1985Nottingham Forest20Chelsea14,666 match lost Captain
League13th Apr 1985West Ham United11Chelsea19,003 match drawn Captain
League16th Apr 1985Chelsea31Aston Villa13,267 match won Captain
League20th Apr 1985West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea11,196 match won Captain Sub off
League27th Apr 1985Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspur26,310 match drawn Captain
League4th May 1985Liverpool43Chelsea33,733 match lost Captain
League11th May 1985Stoke City01Chelsea8,905 match won Captain
League14th May 1985Chelsea12Norwich City22,882 match lost Captain
League17th Aug 1985Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea26,164 match drawn Captain
League20th Aug 1985Chelsea10Coventry City15,679 match won Captain
League24th Aug 1985Chelsea20Birmingham City16,534 match won Captain
League28th Aug 1985Leicester City00Chelsea11,248 match drawn Captain
League31st Aug 1985Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion15,376 match won Captain
League4th Sep 1985Tottenham Hotspur41Chelsea23,692 match lost Captain booked sent off
League7th Sep 1985Luton Town11Chelsea10,720 match drawn Captain
League14th Sep 1985Chelsea20Southampton15,711 match won Captain
League Cup25th Sep 1985Mansfield Town22Chelsea6,018 match drawn Captain
League28th Sep 1985Watford31Chelsea16,035 match lost Captain
Full Members Cup2nd Oct 1985Chelsea30Portsmouth6,833 match won Captain
League5th Oct 1985Manchester City01Chelsea20,104 match won Captain
League Cup9th Oct 1985Chelsea20Mansfield Town11,664 match won Captain
League12th Oct 1985Chelsea21Everton27,634 match won Captain
League19th Oct 1985Oxford United21Chelsea12,072 match lost Captain
Full Members Cup23rd Oct 1985Charlton Athletic13Chelsea3,714 match won Captain
League26th Oct 1985Chelsea12Manchester United42,485 match lost Captain
League Cup29th Oct 1985Chelsea11Fulham19,669 match drawn Captain
League2nd Nov 1985Ipswich Town02Chelsea15,324 match won Captain
League Cup6th Nov 1985Fulham01Chelsea20,190 match won Captain
League9th Nov 1985Chelsea42Nottingham Forest17,743 match won Captain
Full Members Cup13th Nov 1985West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea4,070 match drawn Captain
League16th Nov 1985Newcastle United13Chelsea22,355 match won Captain
League23rd Nov 1985Chelsea21Aston Villa17,509 match won Captain
League Cup26th Nov 1985Chelsea22Everton27,544 match drawn Captain Sub off
League7th Dec 1985Coventry City11Chelsea8,721 match drawn Captain
League Cup10th Dec 1985Everton12Chelsea26,376 match won Captain
League14th Dec 1985Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday19,658 match won Captain
Full Members Cup17th Dec 1985Chelsea01Oxford United8,528 match lost Captain
League21st Dec 1985Birmingham City12Chelsea10,594 match won Captain
League28th Dec 1985Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur37,115 match won Captain
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1986Shrewsbury Town01Chelsea8,100 match won Captain
League18th Jan 1986West Bromwich Albion03Chelsea10,300 match won Captain
League Cup22nd Jan 1986Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea27,000 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1986Chelsea12Liverpool33,625 match lost Captain
League Cup29th Jan 1986Chelsea02Queens Park Rangers27,937 match lost Captain
League1st Feb 1986Chelsea22Leicester City12,372 match drawn Captain
League8th Feb 1986Chelsea14Oxford United16,181 match lost Captain
League8th Mar 1986Chelsea10Manchester City17,573 match won Captain
League16th Mar 1986Everton11Chelsea30,145 match drawn Captain
League19th Mar 1986Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers17,871 match drawn Captain
League22nd Mar 1986Southampton01Chelsea15,509 match won Captainscored 1 goal
Full Members Cup23rd Mar 1986Manchester City45Chelsea67,236 match won Captain
League29th Mar 1986Chelsea04West Ham United29,955 match lost Captain
League31st Mar 1986Queens Park Rangers60Chelsea18,584 match lost Captain
League5th Apr 1986Chelsea11Ipswich Town13,072 match drawn Captain
League9th Apr 1986Manchester United12Chelsea45,355 match won Captain
League19th Apr 1986Chelsea11Newcastle United18,970 match drawn Captain
League26th Apr 1986Aston Villa31Chelsea17,770 match lost Captain
League29th Apr 1986Arsenal20Chelsea24,025 match lost Captain Sub off
League23rd Aug 1986Chelsea00Norwich City19,887 match drawn Captain
League25th Aug 1986Oxford United11Chelsea11,238 match drawn Captain
League30th Aug 1986Sheffield Wednesday20Chelsea25,853 match lost Captain
League2nd Sep 1986Chelsea00Coventry City11,839 match drawn Captain
League6th Sep 1986Chelsea13Luton Town13,040 match lost Captain
League13th Sep 1986Tottenham Hotspur13Chelsea28,202 match won Captain
League20th Sep 1986Chelsea26Nottingham Forest20,171 match lost Captain
League Cup23rd Sep 1986York City10Chelsea7,448 match lost Captain
League28th Sep 1986Manchester United01Chelsea33,340 match won Captain
League4th Oct 1986Chelsea01Charlton Athletic15,243 match lost Captain
League Cup8th Oct 1986Chelsea30York City9,927 match won Captain
League11th Oct 1986West Ham United53Chelsea26,859 match lost Captain
League18th Oct 1986Chelsea21Manchester City12,990 match won Captain
League25th Oct 1986Arsenal31Chelsea32,990 match lost Captain Sub on 46 mins
League8th Nov 1986Everton22Chelsea29,727 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League15th Nov 1986Aston Villa00Chelsea17,739 match drawn Captain
League22nd Nov 1986Chelsea13Newcastle United14,544 match lost Captain
Full Members Cup25th Nov 1986West Ham United12Chelsea12,149 match won Captain
League29th Nov 1986Leicester City22Chelsea10,047 match drawn Captain
League14th Dec 1986Liverpool30Chelsea25,856 match lost Captain
League20th Dec 1986Chelsea02Tottenham Hotspur21,576 match lost Captain
League26th Dec 1986Southampton12Chelsea12,709 match won Captain
League27th Dec 1986Chelsea41Aston Villa14,637 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League1st Jan 1987Chelsea31Queens Park Rangers20,982 match won Captain
League3rd Jan 1987Luton Town10Chelsea10,556 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1987Aston Villa22Chelsea21,997 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup21st Jan 1987Chelsea21Aston Villa13,473 match won Captain
League24th Jan 1987Norwich City22Chelsea16,562 match drawn Captain
League7th Feb 1987Chelsea20Sheffield Wednesday12,493 match won Captain
League10th Feb 1987Chelsea40Oxford United9,546 match won Captain
League14th Feb 1987Coventry City30Chelsea12,906 match lost Captain
League21st Feb 1987Chelsea11Manchester United26,515 match drawn Captain
League28th Feb 1987Nottingham Forest01Chelsea18,317 match won Captain
Full Members Cup3rd Mar 1987Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea7,298 match lost Captain
League7th Mar 1987Chelsea10Arsenal29,301 match won Captain booked
League14th Mar 1987Manchester City12Chelsea19,819 match won Captain
League4th Apr 1987Chelsea12Everton21,914 match lost Captain
League20th Apr 1987Chelsea11Southampton11,512 match drawn Captain
League25th Apr 1987Newcastle United10Chelsea21,962 match lost Captain
League Cup23rd Sep 1987Reading31Chelsea11,034 match lost
League17th Oct 1987Chelsea10Coventry City16,699 match won
League24th Oct 1987Southampton30Chelsea11,890 match lost
League31st Oct 1987Chelsea21Oxford United15,027 match won
League3rd Nov 1987Arsenal31Chelsea40,230 match lost
Full Members Cup18th Nov 1987Chelsea21Barnsley8,501 match won
League28th Nov 1987Chelsea11Wimbledon15,608 match drawn
League6th Dec 1987Liverpool21Chelsea31,211 match lost
League12th Dec 1987Chelsea11West Ham United22,450 match drawn
League16th Jan 1988Sheffield Wednesday30Chelsea19,859 match lost Sub on 57 mins
Full Members Cup19th Jan 1988Swindon Town40Chelsea12,317 match lost
League23rd Jan 1988Chelsea00Portsmouth15,856 match drawn
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1988Manchester United20Chelsea50,746 match lost
League6th Feb 1988Nottingham Forest32Chelsea18,203 match lost
League13th Feb 1988Chelsea12Manchester United25,014 match lost
League27th Feb 1988Newcastle United31Chelsea17,858 match lost
League5th Mar 1988Coventry City33Chelsea16,816 match drawn
League12th Mar 1988Chelsea00Everton17,390 match drawn
League19th Mar 1988Oxford United44Chelsea8,468 match drawn
League26th Mar 1988Chelsea01Southampton15,380 match lost Sub on 80 mins
League7th May 1988Chelsea11Charlton Athletic33,701 match drawn
League Playoff15th May 1988Blackburn Rovers02Chelsea16,598 match won
League Playoff18th May 1988Chelsea41Blackburn Rovers22,757 match won
League Playoff25th May 1988Middlesbrough20Chelsea25,531 match lost
League Playoff28th May 1988Chelsea10Middlesbrough40,550 match won Sub on 80 mins
League27th Aug 1988Chelsea12Blackburn Rovers8,722 match lost
League30th Aug 1988Crystal Palace11Chelsea17,490 match drawn
League3rd Sep 1988AFC Bournemouth10Chelsea8,763 match lost
League10th Sep 1988Chelsea11Oxford United7,587 match drawn
League17th Sep 1988Barnsley11Chelsea6,942 match drawn
League20th Sep 1988Chelsea13Manchester City8,858 match lost scored 1 goal
League24th Sep 1988Leeds United02Chelsea26,080 match won
League Cup27th Sep 1988Scunthorpe United41Chelsea5,061 match lost
League1st Oct 1988Chelsea21Leicester City7,050 match won
League4th Oct 1988Chelsea20Walsall6,747 match won
League9th Oct 1988Swindon Town11Chelsea11,347 match drawn
League Cup12th Oct 1988Chelsea22Scunthorpe United5,814 match drawn

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1981 / 82 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1981 / 82 2

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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly17th Nov 1981Cambridge University23Chelsea154 match won scored 2 goals

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1980 / 81 1

Non-First-Team Goals


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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League11th Feb 1981Chelsea30Leicester Cityunknown match won

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Chelsea FC Player Colin Pates

Games Won: 135
Win Percentage: 39.02%
Starts as Captain: 137
Total Bookings: 5
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 346 appearances, Colin Pates played alongside the following 74 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Mick Bodley (1)
Petar Borota (44)
Ian Britton (46)
John Bumstead (239)
Paul Canoville (89)
Gary Chivers (92)
Jimmy Clare (1)
Steve Clarke (47)
John Coady (6)
Gordon Davies (14)
Perry Digweed (3)
Kerry Dixon (198)
Billy Dodds (4)
Tony Dorigo (31)
Phil Driver (24)
Micky Droy (64)
Keith Dublin (53)
Gordon Durie (44)
Timmy Elmes (1)
Mike Fillery (115)
Steve Francis (80)
Roger Freestone (23)
Lee Frost (3)
Tony Godden (29)
Kevin Hales (25)
Gareth Hall (15)
Ron Harris (16)
Micky Hazard (53)
Kevin Hitchcock (9)
John Hollins (35)
Terry Howard (6)
Chris Hutchings (87)
Bob Iles (7)
Robert Isaac (10)
Dale Jasper (12)
Gary Johnson (3)
Derek Johnstone (4)
Joey Jones (81)
Keith Jones (57)
Tommy Langley (16)
Colin Lee (184)
David Lee (4)
Gary Locke (64)
Alan Mayes (68)
Kevin McAllister (48)
Tony McAndrew (18)
Joe McLaughlin (188)
John McNaught (10)
John Millar (7)
Jerry Murphy (34)
Pat Nevin (196)
Peter Nicholas (12)
Eddie Niedzwiecki (151)
Micky Nutton (46)
Peter Rhoades-Brown (80)
Graham Roberts (12)
Bryan Robson (14)
Dennis Rofe (30)
Doug Rougvie (84)
Duncan Shearer (2)
Nigel Spackman (162)
John Sparrow (5)
David Speedie (183)
Mickey Thomas (48)
Colin Viljoen (17)
Clive Walker (109)
Roy Wegerle (18)
Colin West (7)
Steve Wicks (16)
Graham Wilkins (22)
Paul Williams (1)
Clive Wilson (30)
Kevin Wilson (31)
Darren Wood (115)