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Chelsea FC Profile: John Phillips

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Full Name: Thomas John Seymour Phillips

Nickname(s): Sticks

Born: Saturday, 7th July 1951
Place of birth: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Height: 5' 11 1/2"
Died: Thursday, 30th March 2017 (aged 65)
Place of death: Florida, USA
Burial: Cremated - Kays Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, Venice, Florida. No known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1970 to 1980

Playing Career:

Shrewsbury Town
Aston Villa
Chelsea (Aug 1970 to Mar 1980) - cost: £25,000
--->Crewe Alexandra (L)
Brighton And Hove Albion
Charlton Athletic
Crystal Palace

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 24th October 1970, Blackpool 3 - 4 Chelsea

Age on debut: 19 years 3 months 17 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 15th February 1975, Sheffield United 2 - 1 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 30th December 1978, Ipswich Town 5 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1970 / 71 14004018
1971 / 72 701008
1972 / 73 16520023
1973 / 74 22200024
1974 / 75 34240040
1975 / 76 300003
1976 / 77 11210014
1977 / 78 11010012
1978 / 79 700007


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* 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. John Phillips made 149 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League24th Oct 1970Blackpool34Chelsea24,940 match won
League6th Feb 1971Newcastle United01Chelsea34,366 match won
League13th Feb 1971Wolverhampton Wanderers10Chelsea34,110 match lost
League17th Feb 1971Chelsea20Nottingham Forest19,339 match won
League20th Feb 1971Stoke City12Chelsea26,959 match won
League27th Feb 1971Southampton00Chelsea29,937 match drawn
League6th Mar 1971Chelsea20Blackpool26,530 match won
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
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
League17th Apr 1971Manchester City11Chelsea26,120 match drawn
League26th Apr 1971Chelsea01Burnley14,356 match lost
Europe28th Apr 1971Manchester City01Chelsea43,663 match won
League18th Aug 1971Chelsea23Manchester United54,763 match lost
League21st Aug 1971Chelsea22Manchester City38,425 match drawn
League24th Aug 1971Everton20Chelsea38,997 match lost
League28th Aug 1971Huddersfield Town12Chelsea15,030 match won
League1st Sep 1971Chelsea10West Bromwich Albion29,931 match won
League4th Sep 1971Chelsea33Coventry City35,459 match drawn
League11th Sep 1971West Ham United21Chelsea36,866 match lost
League Cup22nd Dec 1971Chelsea32Tottenham Hotspur43,330 match won
League23rd Aug 1972Chelsea12Liverpool35,375 match lost
League Cup22nd Nov 1972Chelsea31Notts County22,580 match won
League25th Nov 1972Chelsea00Crystal Palace36,608 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1972Stoke City11Chelsea21,274 match drawn
League9th Dec 1972Chelsea31Norwich City29,998 match won
League Cup13th Dec 1972Chelsea02Norwich City34,316 match lost
League16th Dec 1972Wolverhampton Wanderers10Chelsea20,799 match lost
League23rd Dec 1972Chelsea11Everton23,385 match drawn
League26th Dec 1972Ipswich Town30Chelsea26,243 match lost
League30th Dec 1972Chelsea11Derby County29,794 match drawn
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
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1973Chelsea20Ipswich Town36,461 match won
League10th Feb 1973Chelsea42Sheffield United21,464 match won
League17th Feb 1973Leeds United11Chelsea41,781 match drawn
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
F.A. Cup17th Mar 1973Chelsea22Arsenal37,685 match drawn
F.A. Cup20th Mar 1973Arsenal21Chelsea62,642 match lost
League24th Mar 1973Newcastle United11Chelsea21,729 match drawn
League20th Oct 1973Newcastle United20Chelsea32,154 match lost
League8th Dec 1973Chelsea32Leicester City20,686 match won
League1st Jan 1974Sheffield United12Chelsea32,575 match won
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
League9th Feb 1974Chelsea10Manchester City20,206 match won
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
League13th Mar 1974Chelsea30Burnley8,171 match won
League16th Mar 1974Chelsea10Newcastle United24,207 match won
League23rd Mar 1974Everton11Chelsea29,542 match drawn
League30th Mar 1974Chelsea13Manchester United29,602 match lost
League3rd Apr 1974Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea23,646 match won
League6th Apr 1974Southampton00Chelsea27,268 match drawn
League13th Apr 1974Chelsea13Arsenal29,152 match lost
League15th Apr 1974Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur26,258 match drawn
League20th Apr 1974Leicester City30Chelsea22,828 match lost
League27th Apr 1974Chelsea01Stoke City17,150 match lost
League27th Aug 1974Burnley12Chelsea17,154 match won
League31st Aug 1974Chelsea03Liverpool39,461 match lost
League7th Sep 1974Middlesbrough11Chelsea25,480 match drawn
League Cup11th Sep 1974Chelsea42Newport County13,322 match won
League14th Sep 1974Chelsea00Arsenal34,596 match drawn
League21st Sep 1974Ipswich Town20Chelsea23,121 match lost
League25th Sep 1974Derby County41Chelsea22,036 match lost
League28th Sep 1974Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers23,073 match lost
League5th Oct 1974Manchester City11Chelsea32,412 match drawn
League Cup9th Oct 1974Chelsea22Stoke City19,954 match drawn
League12th Oct 1974Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur32,660 match won
League Cup16th Oct 1974Stoke City11Chelsea24,337 match drawn booked
League19th Oct 1974Everton11Chelsea35,806 match drawn
League Cup22nd Oct 1974Stoke City62Chelsea26,712 match lost
League26th Oct 1974Chelsea33Stoke City24,718 match drawn
League7th Dec 1974Chelsea20Luton Town19,009 match won
League14th Dec 1974Carlisle United12Chelsea12,854 match won
League21st Dec 1974Chelsea11West Ham United34,969 match drawn
League26th Dec 1974Arsenal12Chelsea33,784 match won
League28th Dec 1974Chelsea03Queens Park Rangers38,917 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1975Chelsea32Sheffield Wednesday24,679 match won
League11th Jan 1975Luton Town11Chelsea23,096 match drawn
League18th Jan 1975Chelsea02Leeds United34,733 match lost
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1975Chelsea01Birmingham City35,450 match lost
League1st Feb 1975Leicester City11Chelsea23,759 match drawn
League8th Feb 1975Chelsea21Birmingham City18,144 match won
League15th Feb 1975Sheffield United21Chelsea20,542 match lost
League22nd Feb 1975Chelsea32Newcastle United26,770 match won
League1st Mar 1975Liverpool22Chelsea42,762 match drawn
League8th Mar 1975Chelsea12Derby County22,644 match lost
League15th Mar 1975Wolverhampton Wanderers71Chelsea21,649 match lost
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
League19th Apr 1975Tottenham Hotspur20Chelsea51,064 match lost
League23rd Apr 1975Chelsea11Sheffield United23,380 match drawn
League26th Apr 1975Chelsea11Everton28,432 match drawn
League17th Apr 1976Chelsea02Orient17,679 match lost
League19th Apr 1976Charlton Athletic11Chelsea23,263 match drawn
League24th Apr 1976York City22Chelsea4,914 match drawn
League Cup26th Oct 1976Arsenal21Chelsea52,305 match lost
League30th Oct 1976Chelsea31Southampton42,654 match won
League29th Dec 1976Luton Town40Chelsea17,102 match lost
League1st Jan 1977Chelsea51Hereford United27,720 match won
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1977Southampton11Chelsea26,041 match drawn
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1977Chelsea03Southampton42,868 match lost
League22nd Jan 1977Chelsea11Orient25,744 match drawn
League5th Feb 1977Carlisle United01Chelsea11,356 match won
League12th Feb 1977Chelsea11Millwall34,857 match drawn
League15th Feb 1977Notts County21Chelsea11,902 match lost
League19th Feb 1977Chelsea22Plymouth Argyle22,154 match drawn
League26th Feb 1977Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea31,600 match drawn
League5th Mar 1977Chelsea22Blackpool27,412 match drawn
League11th Apr 1977Charlton Athletic40Chelsea25,757 match lost
League20th Aug 1977West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea20,145 match lost
League24th Aug 1977Chelsea20Birmingham City18,008 match won
League27th Aug 1977Chelsea12Coventry City25,432 match lost
League Cup30th Aug 1977Liverpool20Chelsea33,170 match lost
League3rd Sep 1977Ipswich Town10Chelsea20,835 match lost
League10th Sep 1977Chelsea11Derby County25,759 match drawn
League17th Sep 1977Manchester United01Chelsea54,764 match won
League24th Sep 1977Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea26,267 match drawn
League1st Oct 1977Chelsea12Leeds United35,427 match lost
League5th Oct 1977Chelsea00Leicester City19,575 match drawn
League8th Oct 1977Liverpool20Chelsea40,499 match lost
League25th Mar 1978West Ham United31Chelsea24,987 match lost
League21st Oct 1978Liverpool20Chelsea45,775 match lost
League28th Oct 1978Chelsea33Norwich City23,941 match drawn
League4th Nov 1978Queens Park Rangers00Chelsea22,876 match drawn
League11th Nov 1978Everton32Chelsea38,694 match lost
League18th Nov 1978Chelsea13Tottenham Hotspur41,594 match lost
League26th Dec 1978Southampton00Chelsea20,770 match drawn
League30th Dec 1978Ipswich Town51Chelsea21,439 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1976 / 77 1
1977 / 78 1 (1)
Total2 (1)

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. John Phillips made 2 appearances for Chelsea, of which 1 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Anglo Scottish Cup14th Aug 1976Orient21Chelsea6,591 match lost
Anglo Scottish Cup13th Aug 1977Chelsea22Norwich City6,858 match drawn Sub on

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. John Phillips made 4 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League15th Aug 1970West Ham United30Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League19th Aug 1970Chelsea00Swansea Cityunknown match drawn
Reserve League2nd Sep 1970Chelsea01Norwich Cityunknown match lost
Reserve League24th Aug 1974Chelsea60AFC Bournemouthunknown match won

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Chelsea FC Player John Phillips

Games Won: 39
Win Percentage: 26.17%
Total Bookings: 1
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 149 appearances, John Phillips played alongside the following 43 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Trevor Aylott (2)
Tommy Baldwin (30)
Brian Bason (2)
John Boyle (22)
Ian Britton (62)
Mike Brolly (2)
John Bumstead (1)
Charlie Cooke (78)
John Dempsey (47)
Micky Droy (70)
Peter Feely (1)
Steve Finnieston (29)
Chris Garland (59)
Bill Garner (56)
Ron Harris (132)
David Hay (47)
Marvin Hinton (24)
John Hollins (106)
Peter Houseman (71)
Alan Hudson (47)
Ian Hutchinson (44)
Steve Kember (64)
Tommy Langley (26)
Ray Lewington (22)
Gary Locke (90)
Teddy Maybank (6)
Eddie McCreadie (28)
Duncan McKenzie (6)
Paddy Mulligan (8)
Micky Nutton (2)
Peter Osgood (38)
John Sissons (9)
Derek Smethurst (10)
John Sparrow (29)
Garry Stanley (35)
David Stride (7)
Kenny Swain (38)
Clive Walker (7)
David Webb (60)
Keith Weller (16)
Steve Wicks (28)
Graham Wilkins (26)
Ray Wilkins (62)