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Chelsea FC Profile: Craig Burley

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Full Name: Craig William Burley

Born: Friday, 24th September 1971 (age: 52)
Place of birth: Cumnock, Scotland
Height: 6' 1"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1989 to 1997

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Sep 1989 to Jul 1997) - From Chelsea Juniors
Derby County
Preston North End

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 20th April 1991, Nottingham Forest 7 - 0 Chelsea (Sub)

Age on debut: 19 years 6 months 27 days

100th Appearance: Sunday, 5th May 1996, Chelsea 2 - 3 Blackburn Rovers

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Sunday, 11th May 1997, Everton 1 - 2 Chelsea (Substitute)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1990 / 91 1 (1)00001 (1)
1991 / 92 8 (2)000210 (2)
1992 / 93 3 (2)1 (1)0004 (3)
1993 / 94 23 (3)800031 (3)
1994 / 95 25 (9)2 (1)01028 (10)
1995 / 96 22 (6)220026 (6)
1996 / 97 31 (5)3 (2)30037 (7)
Total113 (28)16 (4)512137 (32)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1993 / 94 330006
1994 / 95 200002
1996 / 97 210003

* 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. Craig Burley made 137 appearances for Chelsea, of which 32 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League20th Apr 1991Nottingham Forest70Chelsea20,305 match lost Sub on 62 mins
Full Members Cup23rd Oct 1991Chelsea10Swindon Town5,784 match won
League7th Dec 1991Sheffield Wednesday30Chelsea27,383 match lost Sub on 79 mins
League11th Jan 1992Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur28,628 match won Sub on 60 mins
Full Members Cup29th Jan 1992Chelsea13Southampton9,781 match lost
League12th Feb 1992Chelsea11Southampton7,148 match drawn
League22nd Feb 1992Nottingham Forest11Chelsea24,095 match drawn Sub on 73 mins
League29th Feb 1992Chelsea03Sheffield Wednesday17,538 match lost
League21st Mar 1992Chelsea12Sheffield United11,247 match lost
League28th Mar 1992Manchester City00Chelsea23,633 match drawn
League4th Apr 1992Chelsea21West Ham United20,684 match won
League5th Dec 1992Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea31,540 match won Sub on 61 mins
League26th Dec 1992Chelsea11Southampton18,344 match drawn Sub on 79 mins
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1993Middlesbrough21Chelsea16,776 match lost Sub on 52 mins
League16th Jan 1993Nottingham Forest30Chelsea23,249 match lost
League27th Nov 1993Sheffield United10Chelsea16,119 match lost Sub on 79 mins
League5th Dec 1993Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea15,736 match lost Sub on 75 mins
League11th Dec 1993Chelsea11Ipswich Town13,208 match drawn Sub on 71 mins
League27th Dec 1993Southampton31Chelsea14,221 match lost
League28th Dec 1993Chelsea10Newcastle United22,133 match won
League1st Jan 1994Swindon Town13Chelsea16,456 match won
League3rd Jan 1994Chelsea42Everton18,338 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1994Barnet00Chelsea23,200 match drawn
League15th Jan 1994Norwich City11Chelsea19,472 match drawn
F.A. Cup19th Jan 1994Chelsea40Barnet16,209 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Jan 1994Chelsea11Aston Villa18,341 match drawn
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1994Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday26,094 match drawn
League5th Feb 1994Everton42Chelsea18,821 match lost
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1994Sheffield Wednesday13Chelsea26,144 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Feb 1994Oldham Athletic21Chelsea12,002 match lost
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1994Oxford United12Chelsea10,787 match won Sub on 89 minsscored 1 goal
League27th Feb 1994Chelsea43Tottenham Hotspur16,807 match won Sub on 88 mins
League5th Mar 1994Manchester United01Chelsea44,745 match won
F.A. Cup13th Mar 1994Chelsea10Wolverhampton Wanderers29,340 match won
League16th Mar 1994Chelsea20Wimbledon11,903 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Mar 1994Liverpool21Chelsea38,629 match lost scored 1 goal
League26th Mar 1994Chelsea20West Ham United19,545 match won Sub on 65 mins
League30th Mar 1994Sheffield Wednesday31Chelsea20,433 match lost
League2nd Apr 1994Chelsea20Southampton19,801 match won
League4th Apr 1994Newcastle United00Chelsea32,216 match drawn Sub on 90 mins booked
F.A. Cup9th Apr 1994Luton Town02Chelsea59,989 match won Sub on 42 mins
League27th Apr 1994Chelsea20Swindon Town11,180 match won
League30th Apr 1994Manchester City22Chelsea33,594 match drawn
League4th May 1994Chelsea12Coventry City8,923 match lost Sub on 84 mins
League7th May 1994Chelsea32Sheffield United21,782 match won Sub on 62 mins
F.A. Cup14th May 1994Manchester United40Chelsea79,634 match lost Sub on 68 mins
League6th Nov 1994Chelsea22Coventry City17,090 match drawn Sub on 80 mins
League9th Nov 1994Liverpool31Chelsea32,855 match lost Sub on 74 mins
League19th Nov 1994Nottingham Forest01Chelsea22,092 match won Sub on 77 mins
League23rd Nov 1994Tottenham Hotspur00Chelsea27,037 match drawn Sub on 75 mins
League26th Nov 1994Chelsea01Everton28,115 match lost Sub on 73 mins
League3rd Dec 1994Southampton01Chelsea14,404 match won booked
League10th Dec 1994Norwich City30Chelsea18,246 match lost Sub on 57 mins
League26th Dec 1994Chelsea23Manchester United31,161 match lost Sub on 54 mins booked
League28th Dec 1994Aston Villa30Chelsea32,901 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League21st Jan 1995Ipswich Town22Chelsea17,296 match drawn Sub on 84 minsscored 1 goal
League25th Jan 1995Chelsea02Nottingham Forest17,890 match lost
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1995Millwall00Chelsea18,573 match drawn Sub on 85 mins
League4th Feb 1995Coventry City22Chelsea13,429 match drawn
F.A. Cup8th Feb 1995Chelsea11Millwall25,515 match drawn
League25th Feb 1995West Ham United12Chelsea21,500 match won scored 1 goal booked
League5th Mar 1995Chelsea00Crystal Palace14,130 match drawn
League8th Mar 1995Manchester City12Chelsea21,880 match won
League11th Mar 1995Chelsea03Leeds United20,174 match lost
Europe14th Mar 1995Chelsea20Club Brugge28,661 match won
League18th Mar 1995Blackburn Rovers21Chelsea25,490 match lost
League22nd Mar 1995Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea15,103 match lost Sub on 73 mins booked
League1st Apr 1995Chelsea11Newcastle United22,987 match drawn Sub on 86 mins
League10th Apr 1995Wimbledon11Chelsea7,022 match drawn booked
League12th Apr 1995Chelsea02Southampton16,738 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League17th Apr 1995Manchester United00Chelsea43,728 match drawn Sub on 60 mins
League3rd May 1995Everton33Chelsea33,180 match drawn Sub on 75 mins
League6th May 1995Leicester City11Chelsea18,140 match drawn Sub on 71 mins
League14th May 1995Chelsea21Arsenal29,542 match won Sub on 73 mins
League19th Aug 1995Chelsea00Everton29,858 match drawn Sub on 89 mins
League23rd Aug 1995Nottingham Forest00Chelsea27,007 match drawn Sub on 80 mins
League30th Aug 1995Chelsea22Coventry City24,398 match drawn Sub on 88 mins
League16th Sep 1995Chelsea30Southampton26,237 match won Sub on 72 mins
League Cup20th Sep 1995Stoke City00Chelsea15,574 match drawn
League30th Sep 1995Chelsea10Arsenal31,048 match won
League Cup4th Oct 1995Chelsea01Stoke City16,272 match lost
League14th Oct 1995Aston Villa01Chelsea34,922 match won
League21st Oct 1995Chelsea14Manchester United31,019 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League28th Oct 1995Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea27,733 match lost
League4th Nov 1995Chelsea00Sheffield Wednesday23,216 match drawn
League18th Nov 1995Leeds United10Chelsea36,209 match lost
League22nd Nov 1995Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers17,495 match won Sub on 75 mins
League25th Nov 1995Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur31,059 match drawn Sub on 73 mins
League2nd Dec 1995Manchester United11Chelsea42,019 match drawn
League16th Dec 1995Arsenal11Chelsea38,295 match drawn
League16th Mar 1996Liverpool20Chelsea40,820 match lost booked
F.A. Cup20th Mar 1996Wimbledon13Chelsea21,380 match won
League23rd Mar 1996Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers25,590 match drawn
F.A. Cup31st Mar 1996Manchester United21Chelsea38,421 match lost
League6th Apr 1996Chelsea12Aston Villa23,530 match lost Sub on 66 mins
League8th Apr 1996Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea18,021 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League13th Apr 1996Chelsea41Leeds United22,313 match won
League17th Apr 1996Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea25,094 match drawn
League27th Apr 1996Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea32,918 match drawn Sub on 74 mins
League5th May 1996Chelsea23Blackburn Rovers28,436 match lost Sub on 64 mins
League18th Aug 1996Southampton00Chelsea15,186 match drawn Sub on 58 mins
League24th Aug 1996Chelsea20Coventry City25,024 match won Sub on 46 mins
League4th Sep 1996Arsenal33Chelsea38,132 match drawn Sub on 83 mins
League7th Sep 1996Sheffield Wednesday02Chelsea30,983 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Sep 1996Chelsea11Aston Villa27,729 match drawn Sub on 85 mins
League Cup18th Sep 1996Blackpool14Chelsea9,666 match won
League21st Sep 1996Liverpool51Chelsea40,739 match lost
League Cup25th Sep 1996Chelsea13Blackpool11,732 match lost
League28th Sep 1996Chelsea11Nottingham Forest27,673 match drawn
League12th Oct 1996Leicester City13Chelsea20,766 match won booked
League19th Oct 1996Chelsea24Wimbledon28,020 match lost Sub on 55 mins
League Cup22nd Oct 1996Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea16,867 match lost
League26th Oct 1996Chelsea31Tottenham Hotspur28,373 match won Sub on 73 mins
League2nd Nov 1996Manchester United12Chelsea55,198 match won
League16th Nov 1996Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea27,229 match drawn
League7th Dec 1996Chelsea22Everton28,418 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
League15th Dec 1996Sunderland30Chelsea19,683 match lost Sub on 46 mins
League21st Dec 1996Chelsea31West Ham United28,315 match won Sub on 83 mins
League26th Dec 1996Aston Villa02Chelsea39,339 match won
League28th Dec 1996Chelsea22Sheffield Wednesday27,467 match drawn
League1st Jan 1997Chelsea10Liverpool28,329 match won
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1997Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion27,446 match won Sub on 70 minsscored 1 goal
League11th Jan 1997Nottingham Forest20Chelsea28,358 match lost Sub on 61 mins
League18th Jan 1997Chelsea31Derby County28,293 match won Sub on 62 mins
League5th Mar 1997Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers25,784 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
F.A. Cup9th Mar 1997Portsmouth14Chelsea15,701 match won Sub on 61 mins
League12th Mar 1997West Ham United32Chelsea24,502 match lost booked
League16th Mar 1997Chelsea62Sunderland24,027 match won
League19th Mar 1997Chelsea10Southampton28,079 match won
League22nd Mar 1997Middlesbrough10Chelsea29,811 match lost
League5th Apr 1997Chelsea03Arsenal28,182 match lost
League9th Apr 1997Coventry City31Chelsea19,917 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Apr 1997Wimbledon03Chelsea32,674 match won
League16th Apr 1997Newcastle United31Chelsea36,320 match lost scored 1 goal booked
League19th Apr 1997Chelsea21Leicester City27,723 match won
League22nd Apr 1997Wimbledon01Chelsea14,601 match won
League11th May 1997Everton12Chelsea38,321 match won Sub on 81 mins

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. Craig Burley 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. Craig Burley 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 Craig Burley

Games Won: 49
Win Percentage: 35.77%
Total Bookings: 10
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 137 appearances, Craig Burley played alongside the following 66 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Clive Allen (7)
Joe Allon (1)
Darren Barnard (10)
Anthony Barness (9)
Dave Beasant (4)
Tom Boyd (3)
Tony Cascarino (14)
Steve Clarke (96)
Neil Clement (1)
Nick Colgan (1)
Jason Cundy (6)
Roberto Di Matteo (33)
Alan Dickens (3)
Kerry Dixon (6)
Mal Donaghy (16)
Tony Dorigo (1)
Andy Dow (7)
Michael Duberry (30)
Gordon Durie (1)
Paul Elliott (8)
Robert Fleck (7)
Craig Forrest (3)
Paul Furlong (42)
Michael Gilkes (2)
Danny Granville (4)
Frode Grodås (20)
Ruud Gullit (29)
Gareth Hall (19)
Mick Harford (2)
Kevin Hitchcock (42)
Glenn Hoddle (13)
David Hopkin (32)
Mark Hughes (57)
Paul Hughes (11)
Erland Johnsen (85)
Vinnie Jones (7)
Dmitri Kharine (71)
Jakob Kjeldbjerg (28)
Graeme Le Saux (13)
Frank Leboeuf (25)
David Lee (37)
Scott Minto (49)
Ken Monkou (4)
Jody Morris (11)
Andy Myers (55)
Eddie Newton (71)
Mark Nicholls (8)
Paul Parker (4)
Gavin Peacock (71)
Ian Pearce (1)
Dan Petrescu (44)
Terry Phelan (9)
Graham Rix (1)
David Rocastle (15)
Joe Sheerin (1)
Neil Shipperley (19)
Frank Sinclair (81)
Nigel Spackman (49)
John Spencer (68)
Mark Stein (48)
Graham Stuart (14)
Andy Townsend (10)
Gianluca Vialli (25)
Kevin Wilson (5)
Dennis Wise (97)
Gianfranco Zola (22)