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Chelsea FC Profile: David Stride

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Full Name: David Roy Stride

Born: Friday, 14th March 1958
Place of birth: Lymington, Hampshire, England
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Sunday, 10th July 2016 (aged 58)
Place of death: Lymington, Hampshire, England
Burial: Buried - St. Mark's Churchyard, Pennington, New Forest District, Hampshire, England

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1976 to 1980

Stride joined Chelsea as an apprentice and signed professional forms in January 1976, by which time he had been converted from a left winger into a full-back. He captained our reserves before joining North American Soccer League side Memphis Rogues, managed by Eddie McCreadie, on loan. Charlie Cooke was a teammate of his in Tennessee. He returned to London and established himself in our first team early in the 1978/79 campaign, making 33 appearances although the team were relegated from the First Division. Stride, renowned for his pace down the left flank, played three more times in the early part of the following season, his final game a victory over Bristol Rovers at Stamford Bridge in October 1979. A hairline fracture of the skull stalled his progress, however, and he was transferred to Memphis Rogues a month later for £90,000 having made a total of 37 appearances for Chelsea.

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jan 1976 to Jun 1980) - From Chelsea Juniors
--->Memphis Rogues (L)
Memphis Rogues
Calgary Boomers
Minnesota Kicks
Cleveland Force
Jacksonville Tea Men
Leyton Orient
Dallas Sidekicks

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 23rd September 1978, Birmingham City 1 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 20 years 6 months 9 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 13th October 1979, Chelsea 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1978 / 79 32100033
1979 / 80 301004


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. David Stride made 37 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League23rd Sep 1978Birmingham City11Chelsea18,458 match drawn booked
League30th Sep 1978Chelsea13West Bromwich Albion20,186 match lost
League7th Oct 1978Derby County10Chelsea20,251 match lost
League14th Oct 1978Chelsea43Bolton Wanderers19,879 match won
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
League22nd Nov 1978Leeds United21Chelsea24,088 match lost
League25th Nov 1978Chelsea01Manchester United27,156 match lost booked
League9th Dec 1978Chelsea01Aston Villa19,080 match lost
League16th Dec 1978Middlesbrough72Chelsea15,107 match lost
League23rd Dec 1978Chelsea00Bristol City19,093 match drawn
League26th Dec 1978Southampton00Chelsea20,770 match drawn
League30th Dec 1978Ipswich Town51Chelsea21,439 match lost
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1979Manchester United30Chelsea38,500 match lost
League20th Jan 1979Manchester City23Chelsea31,876 match won
League3rd Feb 1979Chelsea21Birmingham City22,129 match won
League21st Feb 1979Chelsea13Coventry City15,282 match lost
League24th Feb 1979Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea19,475 match lost
League3rd Mar 1979Chelsea00Liverpool40,594 match drawn
League10th Mar 1979Norwich City20Chelsea19,071 match lost
League14th Mar 1979West Bromwich Albion10Chelsea20,425 match lost Sub off
League17th Mar 1979Chelsea13Queens Park Rangers25,871 match lost
League24th Mar 1979Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers20,502 match lost Sub on 75 mins
League28th Mar 1979Nottingham Forest60Chelsea24,514 match lost
League4th Apr 1979Chelsea11Derby County10,682 match drawn
League7th Apr 1979Chelsea13Nottingham Forest29,213 match lost
League10th Apr 1979Bristol City31Chelsea18,645 match lost
League14th Apr 1979Chelsea12Southampton18,243 match lost
League16th Apr 1979Arsenal52Chelsea37,232 match lost
League21st Apr 1979Chelsea21Middlesbrough12,007 match won Sub on 10 mins
League20th Aug 1979West Ham United01Chelsea31,627 match won
League25th Aug 1979Chelsea31Wrexham18,732 match won
League Cup28th Aug 1979Plymouth Argyle22Chelsea10,802 match drawn
League13th Oct 1979Chelsea10Bristol Rovers18,236 match won

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1979 / 80 1 (1)
Total1 (1)

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly28th Jul 1979Wimbledon21Chelsea3,070 match lost Sub on 46 mins

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player David Stride

Games Won: 7
Win Percentage: 18.92%
Total Bookings: 2
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 37 appearances, David Stride played alongside the following 30 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Trevor Aylott (14)
Eamonn Bannon (18)
Peter Bonetti (8)
Petar Borota (15)
Ian Britton (15)
John Bumstead (10)
Gary Chivers (2)
Jim Docherty (3)
Micky Droy (12)
Mike Fillery (9)
Lee Frost (2)
Bill Garner (1)
Ron Harris (35)
David Hay (2)
Bob Iles (7)
Gary Johnson (3)
Tommy Langley (36)
Ray Lewington (8)
Gary Locke (6)
Duncan McKenzie (14)
Micky Nutton (16)
Peter Osgood (8)
John Phillips (7)
John Sitton (10)
Garry Stanley (28)
Kenny Swain (9)
Clive Walker (24)
Steve Wicks (17)
Graham Wilkins (28)
Ray Wilkins (27)