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Chelsea FC Profile: Andy Townsend

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Full Name: Andrew David Townsend

Born: Tuesday, 23rd July 1963 (age: 60)
Place of birth: Maidstone, Kent, England
Height: 5' 11"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1990 to 1993

Playing Career:

Welling United
Norwich City
Chelsea (Jul 1990 to Jul 1993) - cost: £1,200,000
Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 25th August 1990, Chelsea 2 - 1 Derby County

Age on debut: 27 years 1 months 2 days

100th Appearance: Wednesday, 23rd September 1992, Walsall 0 - 3 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 8th May 1993, Sheffield United 4 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1990 / 91 34190145
1991 / 92 35520345
1992 / 93 41160048


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1990 / 91 203005
1991 / 92 601007
1992 / 93 403007

* 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. Andy Townsend made 138 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League25th Aug 1990Chelsea21Derby County24,652 match won
League28th Aug 1990Crystal Palace21Chelsea27,101 match lost
League1st Sep 1990Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea19,813 match lost
League8th Sep 1990Chelsea32Sunderland19,424 match won
League15th Sep 1990Arsenal41Chelsea41,516 match lost
League22nd Sep 1990Chelsea11Manchester City20,924 match drawn
League Cup26th Sep 1990Walsall05Chelsea5,666 match won scored 2 goals
League29th Sep 1990Chelsea22Sheffield United19,873 match drawn
League6th Oct 1990Southampton33Chelsea16,911 match drawn
League Cup10th Oct 1990Chelsea41Walsall10,037 match won
League20th Oct 1990Chelsea00Nottingham Forest22,403 match drawn
League27th Oct 1990Liverpool20Chelsea38,463 match lost
League Cup31st Oct 1990Chelsea00Portsmouth16,699 match drawn
League3rd Nov 1990Chelsea10Aston Villa23,555 match won Captain
League Cup6th Nov 1990Portsmouth23Chelsea16,085 match won Captain
League10th Nov 1990Chelsea11Norwich City16,925 match drawn Captain
League17th Nov 1990Wimbledon21Chelsea10,773 match lost Captain
League25th Nov 1990Manchester United23Chelsea37,836 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League Cup28th Nov 1990Oxford United12Chelsea9,789 match won Captain
League1st Dec 1990Chelsea32Tottenham Hotspur33,478 match won Captain
League8th Dec 1990Chelsea21Crystal Palace21,558 match won Captain
Full Members Cup12th Dec 1990Chelsea10Swindon Town5,888 match won Captain Sub on 39 mins
League22nd Dec 1990Chelsea21Coventry City16,317 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1990Leeds United41Chelsea30,893 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1991Chelsea13Oxford United14,586 match lost Captain
League12th Jan 1991Chelsea20Queens Park Rangers19,255 match won Captain
League Cup16th Jan 1991Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur34,178 match drawn Captain
League19th Jan 1991Sunderland10Chelsea20,038 match lost Captain
League Cup23rd Jan 1991Tottenham Hotspur03Chelsea33,861 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League2nd Feb 1991Chelsea21Arsenal29,094 match won Captain
League9th Feb 1991Manchester City21Chelsea25,116 match lost Captain
League Cup24th Feb 1991Chelsea02Sheffield Wednesday34,074 match lost Captain
League Cup27th Feb 1991Sheffield Wednesday31Chelsea34,669 match lost Captain
League2nd Mar 1991Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea26,168 match drawn Captain
League9th Mar 1991Chelsea32Manchester United22,818 match won Captain
League16th Mar 1991Sheffield United10Chelsea20,581 match lost Captain
League23rd Mar 1991Chelsea02Southampton13,391 match lost Captain
League30th Mar 1991Chelsea12Leeds United17,585 match lost Captain
League1st Apr 1991Coventry City10Chelsea14,272 match lost Captain
League6th Apr 1991Chelsea33Luton Town12,603 match drawn Captain
League13th Apr 1991Everton22Chelsea19,526 match drawn Captain
League17th Apr 1991Norwich City13Chelsea12,301 match won Captain
League20th Apr 1991Nottingham Forest70Chelsea20,305 match lost Captain
League4th May 1991Chelsea42Liverpool32,266 match won Captain
League11th May 1991Aston Villa22Chelsea27,866 match drawn Captain
League17th Aug 1991Chelsea22Wimbledon22,574 match drawn Captain
League21st Aug 1991Oldham Athletic30Chelsea14,997 match lost Captain
League24th Aug 1991Tottenham Hotspur13Chelsea34,645 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League28th Aug 1991Chelsea22Notts County15,847 match drawn Captain
League31st Aug 1991Chelsea41Luton Town17,457 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League3rd Sep 1991Sheffield United01Chelsea17,400 match won Captain
League7th Sep 1991West Ham United11Chelsea18,875 match drawn Captain
League14th Sep 1991Chelsea01Leeds United23,439 match lost Captain
League18th Sep 1991Chelsea20Aston Villa17,182 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League21st Sep 1991Queens Park Rangers22Chelsea19,579 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League Cup25th Sep 1991Chelsea11Tranmere Rovers11,311 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League28th Sep 1991Chelsea22Everton19,038 match drawn Captain
League5th Oct 1991Arsenal32Chelsea42,074 match lost Captain
League Cup8th Oct 1991Tranmere Rovers31Chelsea11,165 match lost Captain
League19th Oct 1991Chelsea22Liverpool30,230 match drawn Captain
League26th Oct 1991Crystal Palace00Chelsea21,841 match drawn Captain
League30th Nov 1991Chelsea10Nottingham Forest19,420 match won Captain
League7th Dec 1991Sheffield Wednesday30Chelsea27,383 match lost Captain
Full Members Cup10th Dec 1991Crystal Palace01Chelsea8,416 match won Captain
League15th Dec 1991Chelsea13Manchester United23,120 match lost Captain
League21st Dec 1991Chelsea42Oldham Athletic13,136 match won Captain
League26th Dec 1991Notts County20Chelsea11,933 match lost Captain
League28th Dec 1991Luton Town20Chelsea10,738 match lost Captain
League1st Jan 1992Chelsea11Manchester City18,196 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1992Hull City02Chelsea13,580 match won Captain
League11th Jan 1992Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur28,628 match won Captain
League18th Jan 1992Wimbledon12Chelsea8,413 match won Captainscored 1 goal
Full Members Cup21st Jan 1992Southampton20Chelsea8,726 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1992Chelsea10Everton21,152 match won Captain
Full Members Cup29th Jan 1992Chelsea13Southampton9,781 match lost Captain
League1st Feb 1992Liverpool12Chelsea38,681 match won Captain
League8th Feb 1992Chelsea11Crystal Palace17,810 match drawn Captain
League12th Feb 1992Chelsea11Southampton7,148 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup15th Feb 1992Chelsea10Sheffield United34,447 match won Captain
League26th Feb 1992Manchester United11Chelsea44,872 match drawn Captain
League29th Feb 1992Chelsea03Sheffield Wednesday17,538 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup9th Mar 1992Chelsea11Sunderland33,948 match drawn Captain
League11th Mar 1992Norwich City01Chelsea13,430 match won Captain
League14th Mar 1992Chelsea01Coventry City10,962 match lost Captain sent off
F.A. Cup18th Mar 1992Sunderland21Chelsea26,039 match lost Captain
League11th Apr 1992Leeds United30Chelsea31,363 match lost Captain
League18th Apr 1992Chelsea21Queens Park Rangers18,952 match won Captain
League20th Apr 1992Aston Villa31Chelsea19,269 match lost Captain
League25th Apr 1992Chelsea11Arsenal26,003 match drawn Captain
League2nd May 1992Everton21Chelsea20,163 match lost Captain
League15th Aug 1992Chelsea11Oldham Athletic20,699 match drawn Captain
League19th Aug 1992Norwich City21Chelsea15,164 match lost Captain
League22nd Aug 1992Sheffield Wednesday33Chelsea26,338 match drawn Captain
League26th Aug 1992Chelsea00Blackburn Rovers19,575 match drawn Captain
League29th Aug 1992Chelsea10Queens Park Rangers22,910 match won Captain
League2nd Sep 1992Aston Villa13Chelsea19,125 match won Captain
League5th Sep 1992Liverpool21Chelsea34,199 match lost Captain
League12th Sep 1992Chelsea23Norwich City16,707 match lost Captain Sub on 74 minsscored 1 goal
League20th Sep 1992Manchester City01Chelsea22,420 match won Captain
League Cup23rd Sep 1992Walsall03Chelsea5,510 match won Captainscored 1 goal booked
League26th Sep 1992Chelsea00Nottingham Forest19,760 match drawn Captain
League3rd Oct 1992Arsenal21Chelsea27,780 match lost Captain
League Cup7th Oct 1992Chelsea10Walsall7,646 match won Captain
League17th Oct 1992Chelsea21Ipswich Town16,707 match won Captain booked
League24th Oct 1992Coventry City12Chelsea15,626 match won Captain
League Cup28th Oct 1992Chelsea21Newcastle United30,193 match won Captain
League31st Oct 1992Chelsea12Sheffield United13,763 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League7th Nov 1992Chelsea31Crystal Palace17,141 match won Captain
League21st Nov 1992Everton01Chelsea17,418 match won Captain
League29th Nov 1992Chelsea10Leeds United24,345 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League Cup2nd Dec 1992Everton22Chelsea14,457 match drawn Captain
League5th Dec 1992Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea31,540 match won Captain
League11th Dec 1992Middlesbrough00Chelsea15,599 match drawn Captain
League Cup16th Dec 1992Chelsea10Everton19,496 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League19th Dec 1992Chelsea11Manchester United34,464 match drawn Captain
League26th Dec 1992Chelsea11Southampton18,344 match drawn Captain
League28th Dec 1992Wimbledon00Chelsea14,687 match drawn Captain
League Cup6th Jan 1993Crystal Palace31Chelsea28,510 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League9th Jan 1993Chelsea24Manchester City15,939 match lost Captain booked
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1993Middlesbrough21Chelsea16,776 match lost Captain
League16th Jan 1993Nottingham Forest30Chelsea23,249 match lost Captain
League27th Jan 1993Queens Park Rangers11Chelsea15,806 match drawn Captain Sub on 46 mins
League30th Jan 1993Chelsea02Sheffield Wednesday16,261 match lost Captain
League6th Feb 1993Oldham Athletic31Chelsea11,772 match lost Captain
League10th Feb 1993Chelsea00Liverpool20,981 match drawn Captain
League13th Feb 1993Chelsea01Aston Villa20,081 match lost Captain booked
League21st Feb 1993Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea14,780 match lost Captain
League1st Mar 1993Chelsea10Arsenal17,725 match won Captain
League10th Mar 1993Chelsea21Everton12,739 match won Captain
League15th Mar 1993Crystal Palace11Chelsea12,610 match drawn Captain
League20th Mar 1993Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspur25,157 match drawn Captain
League24th Mar 1993Leeds United11Chelsea28,135 match drawn Captain
League3rd Apr 1993Chelsea40Middlesbrough13,043 match won Captain
League6th Apr 1993Ipswich Town11Chelsea17,444 match drawn Captain
League10th Apr 1993Southampton10Chelsea15,135 match lost Captain
League17th Apr 1993Manchester United30Chelsea40,139 match lost Captain
League1st May 1993Chelsea21Coventry City14,186 match won Captain
League8th May 1993Sheffield United42Chelsea24,850 match lost Captainscored 1 goal

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Andy Townsend 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 Andy Townsend

Games Won: 50
Win Percentage: 36.23%
Starts as Captain: 125
Total Bookings: 4
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 138 appearances, Andy Townsend played alongside the following 44 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Clive Allen (22)
Joe Allon (15)
Darren Barnard (16)
Anthony Barness (2)
Dave Beasant (76)
Tom Boyd (29)
John Bumstead (15)
Craig Burley (10)
Tony Cascarino (19)
Steve Clarke (70)
Jason Cundy (48)
Alan Dickens (23)
Kerry Dixon (78)
Mal Donaghy (45)
Tony Dorigo (38)
Gordon Durie (32)
Paul Elliott (46)
Robert Fleck (38)
Michael Gilkes (2)
Gareth Hall (83)
Mick Harford (34)
Kevin Hitchcock (58)
David Hopkin (3)
Erland Johnsen (23)
Vinnie Jones (44)
Dmitri Kharine (4)
Graeme Le Saux (94)
David Lee (58)
Steve Livingstone (1)
Damian Matthew (20)
Kevin McAllister (13)
Ken Monkou (65)
Andy Myers (16)
Eddie Newton (42)
Peter Nicholas (14)
Ian Pearce (3)
Gerry Peyton (1)
Neil Shipperley (2)
Frank Sinclair (50)
Nigel Spackman (8)
John Spencer (25)
Graham Stuart (97)
Kevin Wilson (48)
Dennis Wise (109)