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Chelsea FC Profile: Doug Rougvie

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Full Name: Douglas Rougvie

Nickname(s): Thug Rougvie

Born: Thursday, 24th May 1956 (age: 67)
Place of birth: Lochore, Scotland
Height: 6' 1"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1984 to 1987

Rougvie signed for Chelsea in 1984 for £150,000. He made his debut for the club in the opening game of the new season against Arsenal at Highbury, at one point managing to floor Arsenal's Viv Anderson with a crunching challenge. Though initially a regular in the side, Rougvie's lack of pace and often reckless tackling were to hamper his progress with the club. During a Milk Cup quarter-final match with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, Chelsea came from 0–3 down to lead 4–3, only for Rougvie to concede a last minute penalty with a careless challenge and cost the team victory. He lost his place in the side towards the end of the 1984–85 season and thereafter only featured sporadically, though he did play in Chelsea's Full Members Cup win over Manchester City at Wembley; despite scoring an own goal, his team won 5–4. He was later sent off within ten minutes of the kick-off in a match against Wimbledon for headbutting John Fashanu.

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 1984 to Jun 1987) - cost: £150,000
Brighton And Hove Albion
Shrewsbury Town
Dunfermline Athletic

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 25th August 1984, Arsenal 1 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 28 years 3 months 1 days

100th Appearance: Tuesday, 5th May 1987, Wimbledon 2 - 1 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Tuesday, 5th May 1987, Wimbledon 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1984 / 85 27280037
1985 / 86 34250445
1986 / 87 13030218


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1984 / 85 100001
1985 / 86 200002

* 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. Doug Rougvie made 100 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
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
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
League17th Nov 1984Chelsea31West Bromwich Albion17,573 match won scored 1 goal
League Cup21st Nov 1984Chelsea41Manchester City26,364 match won
League24th Nov 1984Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea31,197 match drawn
League1st Dec 1984Chelsea31Liverpool40,972 match won
League8th Dec 1984Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea29,373 match drawn booked
League15th Dec 1984Chelsea11Stoke City20,534 match drawn
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 booked
League2nd Feb 1985Leicester City11Chelsea15,657 match drawn
League16th Feb 1985Chelsea10Newcastle United21,826 match won
League2nd Mar 1985Ipswich Town20Chelsea17,735 match lost
League Cup4th Mar 1985Chelsea23Sunderland38,440 match lost
League9th Mar 1985Chelsea02Southampton15,202 match lost
League6th May 1985Chelsea21Sheffield Wednesday17,085 match won
League8th May 1985Chelsea20Luton Town13,789 match won
League17th Aug 1985Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea26,164 match drawn
League20th Aug 1985Chelsea10Coventry City15,679 match won
League24th Aug 1985Chelsea20Birmingham City16,534 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Aug 1985Leicester City00Chelsea11,248 match drawn booked
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 scored 1 goal
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 Sub on 32 mins
League26th Oct 1985Chelsea12Manchester United42,485 match lost
League30th Nov 1985Liverpool11Chelsea38,482 match drawn booked
Full Members Cup4th Dec 1985Oxford United14Chelsea6,018 match won
League Cup10th Dec 1985Everton12Chelsea26,376 match won
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
League Cup22nd Jan 1986Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea27,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1986Chelsea12Liverpool33,625 match lost
League Cup29th Jan 1986Chelsea02Queens Park Rangers27,937 match lost
League1st Feb 1986Chelsea22Leicester City12,372 match drawn
League8th Feb 1986Chelsea14Oxford United16,181 match lost
League8th Mar 1986Chelsea10Manchester City17,573 match won
League16th Mar 1986Everton11Chelsea30,145 match drawn booked
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
League9th Apr 1986Manchester United12Chelsea45,355 match won booked
League12th Apr 1986Nottingham Forest00Chelsea18,055 match drawn booked
League15th Apr 1986West Ham United12Chelsea29,361 match won booked
League19th Apr 1986Chelsea11Newcastle United18,970 match drawn Sub on 55 mins
League29th Apr 1986Arsenal20Chelsea24,025 match lost
League3rd May 1986Chelsea01Liverpool43,900 match lost
League5th May 1986Chelsea15Watford12,017 match lost
League Cup23rd Sep 1986York City10Chelsea7,448 match lost
League28th Sep 1986Manchester United01Chelsea33,340 match won booked
League4th Oct 1986Chelsea01Charlton Athletic15,243 match lost
League Cup8th Oct 1986Chelsea30York City9,927 match won
League11th Oct 1986West Ham United53Chelsea26,859 match lost
League18th Oct 1986Chelsea21Manchester City12,990 match won
League25th Oct 1986Arsenal31Chelsea32,990 match lost
League Cup28th Oct 1986Cardiff City21Chelsea8,018 match lost
League1st Nov 1986Chelsea00Watford13,334 match drawn
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
League6th Dec 1986Chelsea04Wimbledon15,446 match lost booked sent off
League14th Dec 1986Liverpool30Chelsea25,856 match lost
Full Members Cup3rd Mar 1987Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea7,298 match lost
League5th May 1987Wimbledon21Chelsea9,572 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1984 / 85 1
1985 / 86 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Doug Rougvie made 2 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly16th May 1985Chelsea32Rangers7,239 match won
Friendly14th Feb 1986Rangers32Chelsea17,512 match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Doug Rougvie 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 Doug Rougvie

Games Won: 40
Win Percentage: 40%
Total Bookings: 11
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 100 appearances, Doug Rougvie played alongside the following 37 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

John Bumstead (67)
Paul Canoville (45)
Steve Clarke (1)
John Coady (2)
Gordon Davies (6)
Kerry Dixon (91)
Billy Dodds (1)
Micky Droy (1)
Keith Dublin (23)
Gordon Durie (4)
Steve Francis (5)
Roger Freestone (1)
Les Fridge (1)
Tony Godden (16)
Gareth Hall (1)
Micky Hazard (23)
Robert Isaac (8)
Dale Jasper (7)
Derek Johnstone (2)
Joey Jones (8)
Keith Jones (48)
Colin Lee (44)
Kevin McAllister (31)
Joe McLaughlin (88)
John McNaught (8)
John Millar (6)
Jerry Murphy (24)
Pat Nevin (94)
Eddie Niedzwiecki (77)
Colin Pates (84)
Duncan Shearer (2)
Nigel Spackman (85)
David Speedie (79)
Mickey Thomas (21)
Roy Wegerle (4)
Steve Wicks (5)
Darren Wood (62)