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Chelsea FC Player Profile: Colin Viljoen

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Full Name: Colin Viljoen

Born: Sunday, 20th June 1948 (age: 73)
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 5' 9"

Playing Career:

Ipswich Town
Manchester City
Chelsea (Mar 1980 to May 1982) - cost: £60,000 - Released

* Released = Contract not renewed by Chelsea

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 15th March 1980, Chelsea 2 - 1 Burnley

Age on debut: 31 years 8 months 24 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 27th March 1982, Newcastle United 1 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1979 / 80 400004
1980 / 81 7 (1)01008 (1)
1981 / 82 9020011
Total20 (1)030023 (1)


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. Colin Viljoen made 23 appearances for Chelsea, of which 1 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League15th Mar 1980Chelsea21Burnley16,189 match won
League22nd Mar 1980Chelsea10Orient19,706 match won
League5th Apr 1980Leicester City10Chelsea25,826 match lost
League7th Apr 1980Chelsea11Luton Town28,078 match drawn
League16th Aug 1980Chelsea22Wrexham20,001 match drawn Sub on 70 mins
League30th Aug 1980Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers23,381 match drawn
League Cup3rd Sep 1980Chelsea11Cardiff City12,959 match drawn
League6th Sep 1980Chelsea01West Ham United32,669 match lost
League31st Jan 1981Chelsea30Shrewsbury Town14,673 match won
League7th Feb 1981Chelsea30Cambridge United16,704 match won
League21st Feb 1981Chelsea01Watford19,153 match lost
League2nd May 1981Chelsea02Notts County13,324 match lost
League29th Aug 1981Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers16,606 match won
League5th Sep 1981Cardiff City12Chelsea8,898 match won
League12th Sep 1981Chelsea13Watford20,036 match lost
League19th Sep 1981Shrewsbury Town10Chelsea5,616 match lost
League23rd Sep 1981Chelsea22Charlton Athletic15,329 match drawn
League Cup6th Oct 1981Southampton11Chelsea16,901 match drawn
League10th Oct 1981Chelsea20Wrexham14,170 match won
League16th Oct 1981Leicester City11Chelsea18,358 match drawn
League Cup28th Oct 1981Chelsea21Southampton27,370 match won
League31st Oct 1981Rotherham United60Chelsea10,145 match lost
League27th Mar 1982Newcastle United10Chelsea26,887 match lost
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Chelsea FC Player Colin Viljoen

Games Won: 8
Win Percentage: 34.78%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 23 appearances, Colin Viljoen played alongside the following 24 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Petar Borota (20)
Ian Britton (12)
John Bumstead (15)
Gary Chivers (19)
Phil Driver (5)
Micky Droy (11)
Mike Fillery (23)
Steve Francis (2)
Lee Frost (2)
Kevin Hales (1)
Ron Harris (3)
Chris Hutchings (6)
Bob Iles (1)
Gary Johnson (1)
Tommy Langley (4)
Colin Lee (19)
Gary Locke (15)
Alan Mayes (13)
Micky Nutton (7)
Colin Pates (17)
Peter Rhoades-Brown (11)
Dennis Rofe (16)
Clive Walker (19)
Graham Wilkins (6)