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Chelsea FC Profile: Ken Shellito

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Full Name: Kenneth John Shellito

Born: Thursday, 18th April 1940
Place of birth: East Ham, London, England
Height: 5' 9 3/4"
Died: Wednesday, 31st October 2018 (aged 78)
Place of death: Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Burial: Cremated - KK Tiong Hua Funeral Parlour, Sabah, Malaysia. Ashes interred behind the Shed End goal at Stamford Bridge. No known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1957 to 1966
Youth Team Manager from 1966 to 1977
Manager from 1977 to 1978

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Apr 1957 to Jan 1966) - From Chelsea Juniors - Retired

* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Wednesday, 15th April 1959, Nottingham Forest 1 - 3 Chelsea

Age on debut: 18 years 11 months 28 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 10th October 1964, Nottingham Forest 2 - 2 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Wednesday, 1st December 1965, Chelsea 2 - 0 Wiener Sportklub


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1958 / 59 200002
1959 / 60 500005
1961 / 62 26100027
1962 / 63 34300037
1963 / 64 18000018
1964 / 65 13010014
1965 / 66 16004020


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1963 / 64 100001
1964 / 65 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. Ken Shellito made 123 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League15th Apr 1959Nottingham Forest13Chelsea18,339 match won
League18th Apr 1959Chelsea31Everton24,366 match won
League7th Nov 1959Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers27,677 match won
League14th Nov 1959Manchester City11Chelsea24,364 match drawn
League21st Nov 1959Chelsea13Arsenal52,748 match lost
League28th Nov 1959Wolverhampton Wanderers31Chelsea32,894 match lost
League5th Dec 1959Chelsea04Sheffield Wednesday33,177 match lost
League14th Oct 1961Chelsea13Leicester City21,377 match lost
League21st Oct 1961Birmingham City32Chelsea20,079 match lost
League28th Oct 1961Chelsea11Everton25,535 match drawn
League4th Nov 1961Arsenal03Chelsea37,604 match won
League11th Nov 1961Chelsea10Bolton Wanderers12,404 match won
League18th Nov 1961Manchester City22Chelsea16,583 match drawn
League25th Nov 1961Chelsea41West Bromwich Albion25,025 match won
League2nd Dec 1961Ipswich Town52Chelsea22,726 match lost
League9th Dec 1961Chelsea12Burnley33,296 match lost
League16th Dec 1961Nottingham Forest30Chelsea17,419 match lost
League23rd Dec 1961Chelsea10Aston Villa20,538 match won
League26th Dec 1961Chelsea02Tottenham Hotspur51,282 match lost
League30th Dec 1961Tottenham Hotspur52Chelsea44,630 match lost
F.A. Cup6th Jan 1962Liverpool43Chelsea48,455 match lost
League13th Jan 1962Fulham34Chelsea35,640 match won
League20th Jan 1962Sheffield United31Chelsea19,626 match lost
League3rd Feb 1962Chelsea01West Ham United34,259 match lost
League10th Feb 1962Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea12,206 match lost
League16th Feb 1962Chelsea10Blackpool24,276 match won
League24th Feb 1962Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday23,760 match won
League9th Mar 1962Chelsea11Birmingham City23,959 match drawn
League17th Mar 1962Everton40Chelsea37,215 match lost
League24th Mar 1962Chelsea23Arsenal31,016 match lost
League20th Apr 1962Chelsea45Wolverhampton Wanderers31,221 match lost
League21st Apr 1962Chelsea22Ipswich Town28,462 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1962Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea14,597 match drawn
League28th Apr 1962Burnley11Chelsea29,078 match drawn
League18th Aug 1962Rotherham United01Chelsea11,268 match won
League22nd Aug 1962Chelsea30Scunthorpe United18,377 match won
League25th Aug 1962Chelsea50Charlton Athletic24,683 match won
League28th Aug 1962Scunthorpe United30Chelsea11,196 match lost
League1st Sep 1962Stoke City00Chelsea19,470 match drawn
League8th Sep 1962Chelsea10Sunderland32,901 match won
League10th Sep 1962Chelsea20Southampton18,890 match won
League15th Sep 1962Leeds United20Chelsea27,620 match lost
League19th Sep 1962Southampton21Chelsea18,717 match lost
League22nd Sep 1962Chelsea22Swansea Town22,693 match drawn
League29th Sep 1962Portsmouth02Chelsea22,627 match won
League6th Oct 1962Chelsea60Cardiff City25,434 match won
League13th Oct 1962Huddersfield Town10Chelsea23,936 match lost
League20th Oct 1962Chelsea32Middlesbrough32,551 match won
League27th Oct 1962Derby County13Chelsea12,653 match won
League3rd Nov 1962Chelsea42Newcastle United34,428 match won
League10th Nov 1962Walsall15Chelsea8,492 match won
League17th Nov 1962Chelsea20Norwich City28,816 match won
League24th Nov 1962Grimsby Town03Chelsea10,823 match won
League8th Dec 1962Preston North End13Chelsea14,487 match won
League15th Dec 1962Chelsea30Rotherham United19,735 match won
League22nd Dec 1962Charlton Athletic14Chelsea21,307 match won
League26th Dec 1962Luton Town02Chelsea11,867 match won
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1963Tranmere Rovers22Chelsea17,162 match drawn
League2nd Mar 1963Chelsea12Huddersfield Town32,427 match lost
F.A. Cup6th Mar 1963Charlton Athletic03Chelsea37,522 match won
League9th Mar 1963Middlesbrough10Chelsea24,781 match lost
F.A. Cup16th Mar 1963Manchester United21Chelsea48,298 match lost
League12th Apr 1963Chelsea20Bury45,069 match won
League13th Apr 1963Chelsea21Grimsby Town21,768 match won
League16th Apr 1963Bury20Chelsea11,936 match lost
League20th Apr 1963Plymouth Argyle21Chelsea17,027 match lost
League27th Apr 1963Chelsea20Preston North End23,770 match won
League30th Apr 1963Chelsea22Leeds United24,387 match drawn
League11th May 1963Chelsea01Stoke City66,199 match lost
League18th May 1963Sunderland01Chelsea47,918 match won
League21st May 1963Chelsea70Portsmouth54,558 match won
League24th Aug 1963Chelsea00West Ham United46,298 match drawn
League27th Aug 1963Burnley00Chelsea19,674 match drawn
League31st Aug 1963Sheffield United11Chelsea18,125 match drawn Captain
League4th Sep 1963Chelsea20Burnley31,881 match won
League7th Sep 1963Chelsea13Liverpool38,202 match lost
League11th Sep 1963Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers27,384 match won
League14th Sep 1963Aston Villa20Chelsea23,720 match lost
League16th Sep 1963Blackburn Rovers22Chelsea23,217 match drawn
League21st Sep 1963Chelsea03Tottenham Hotspur57,401 match lost
League12th Oct 1963Ipswich Town13Chelsea15,703 match won Captain
League19th Oct 1963Chelsea12Sheffield Wednesday31,948 match lost Captain
League14th Mar 1964Arsenal24Chelsea25,513 match won
League21st Mar 1964Chelsea31West Bromwich Albion19,434 match won
League23rd Mar 1964Manchester United11Chelsea43,172 match drawn
League28th Mar 1964Birmingham City34Chelsea14,485 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League31st Mar 1964Nottingham Forest01Chelsea16,453 match won
League6th Apr 1964Chelsea10Leicester City25,315 match won
League11th Apr 1964Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea18,868 match lost
League22nd Aug 1964Wolverhampton Wanderers03Chelsea25,181 match won
League26th Aug 1964Chelsea21Aston Villa30,389 match won
League29th Aug 1964Chelsea31Sunderland46,710 match won scored 1 goal
League31st Aug 1964Aston Villa22Chelsea19,740 match drawn
League5th Sep 1964Leicester City11Chelsea22,186 match drawn
League9th Sep 1964Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday31,973 match drawn
League16th Sep 1964Sheffield Wednesday23Chelsea18,176 match won
League26th Sep 1964Arsenal13Chelsea54,936 match won
League30th Sep 1964Chelsea02Manchester United60,769 match lost
League3rd Oct 1964Chelsea51Blackburn Rovers34,913 match won
League10th Oct 1964Nottingham Forest22Chelsea35,320 match drawn
League17th Oct 1964Chelsea40Stoke City28,650 match won
League Cup26th Oct 1964Chelsea40Notts County6,596 match won
League24th Apr 1965Burnley62Chelsea15,213 match lost
League21st Aug 1965Chelsea11Burnley34,067 match drawn
League25th Aug 1965Stoke City22Chelsea28,549 match drawn
League28th Aug 1965Fulham03Chelsea34,027 match won
League1st Sep 1965Chelsea12Stoke City25,071 match lost
League4th Sep 1965Arsenal13Chelsea45,456 match won
League11th Sep 1965Chelsea31Everton29,816 match won
League15th Sep 1965Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday26,183 match drawn
League18th Sep 1965Manchester United41Chelsea37,917 match lost
Europe22nd Sep 1965Chelsea41Roma32,753 match won
League25th Sep 1965Chelsea11Newcastle United30,856 match drawn
Europe6th Oct 1965Roma00Chelsea40,000 match drawn
League9th Oct 1965Chelsea01Blackpool28,022 match lost
League16th Oct 1965Blackburn Rovers01Chelsea16,167 match won
League23rd Oct 1965Chelsea02Leicester City30,400 match lost
League30th Oct 1965Sheffield United12Chelsea20,795 match won
League6th Nov 1965Chelsea10Leeds United39,373 match won
League13th Nov 1965West Ham United21Chelsea31,540 match lost
Europe17th Nov 1965Wiener Sportklub10Chelsea4,000 match lost
League27th Nov 1965Aston Villa24Chelsea16,335 match won
Europe1st Dec 1965Chelsea20Wiener Sportklub28,254 match won

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1964 / 65 6
1965 / 66 7

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Ken Shellito made 13 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly29th Apr 1965Charlton Athletic23Chelsea11,657 match won
Friendly12th May 1965Australian Capital Territory07Chelsea3,500 match won
Friendly15th May 1965Northern New South Wales26Chelsea13,226 match won
Friendly19th May 1965Western Australia16Chelsea9,500 match won
Friendly22nd May 1965South Australia12Chelsea14,000 match won
Friendly30th May 1965Australian World Cup Team11Chelsea16,000 match drawn Sub off
Friendly27th Jul 1965VFB Stuttgart11Chelsea34,000 match drawn
Friendly30th Jul 1965Hamburg SV02Chelsea30,000 match won
Friendly3rd Aug 1965Orebro SK08Chelsea20,000 match won
Friendly5th Aug 1965Malmo / IFK Norrkoping Select10Chelsea15,000 match lost
Friendly8th Aug 1965AGF Aarhus00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
Friendly11th Aug 1965Glasgow Select XI03Chelsea36,641 match won
Friendly17th Aug 1965West Germany XI32Chelsea40,000 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. Ken Shellito made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Chelsea Manager Career Summary

Manager from: July, 1977
Manager until: December, 1978

PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstWin %Goals / Game
F.A. Cup421111650%2.75
League Cup2002140%0.50

Players In

Sep 1977Gary JohnsonFrom Juniors
Oct 1977Micky NuttonFrom Juniors
Oct 1977John SittonFrom Juniors
Nov 1977Jimmy ClareFrom Juniors
Jun 1978Bob Ilesunknown
Jul 1978Gary ChiversFrom Juniors
Jul 1978Paul WilliamsFrom Juniors
Aug 1978Mike FilleryFrom Juniors
Sep 1978Duncan McKenzieunknown
Dec 1978Peter Osgoodunknown

Players Out

Mar 1978John Dempsey
Jun 1978Steve Finnieston
Jul 1978Charlie Cooke
Nov 1978Bill Garner

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Ken Shellito

Games Won: 58
Win Percentage: 47.15%
Starts as Captain: 4
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 123 appearances, Ken Shellito played alongside the following 56 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Les Allen (3)
Sylvan Anderton (10)
Jim Barron (1)
Micky Block (3)
Frank Blunstone (70)
Gordon Bolland (2)
Peter Bonetti (108)
John Boyle (15)
Peter Brabrook (32)
Terry Bradbury (14)
Barry Bridges (94)
Dennis Brown (4)
Dennis Butler (12)
David Cliss (1)
John Compton (1)
Peter Corthine (1)
Stan Crowther (6)
John Dunn (1)
Joe Fascione (13)
Derek Gibbs (2)
George Graham (22)
Jimmy Greaves (7)
Tommy Harmer (4)
Allan Harris (28)
Ron Harris (52)
Mike Harrison (12)
Marvin Hinton (28)
John Hollins (31)
Peter Houseman (7)
Derek Kevan (4)
Tommy Knox (13)
Charlie Livesey (3)
Andy Malcolm (24)
Reg Matthews (5)
Jim McCalliog (6)
Eddie McCreadie (70)
Errol McNally (5)
Graham Moore (57)
John Mortimore (68)
James Mulholland (9)
Bert Murray (93)
Peter Osgood (10)
Mike Pinner (1)
Bill Robertson (2)
Mel Scott (22)
Colin Shaw (1)
Peter Sillett (5)
Billy Sinclair (1)
Jimmy Smart (1)
Dennis Sorrell (2)
Bobby Tambling (95)
Ron Tindall (4)
Frank Upton (45)
Terry Venables (87)
Dick Whittaker (2)
Allan Young (16)

Chelsea FC manager Ken Shellito