Miscellaneous facts - players

Statistics correct to the end of the 2016/17 season.


YOUNGEST PLAYER

Ian Hamilton (pictured above) at 16 years, 138 days made his debut against Tottenham (a) on 18 March 1967. He headed our goal in a 1-1 draw.


Other 16-year-old debutants

Kingsley Whiffen 16 years, 157 days on 9 May 1967

Tommy Langley 16 years, 274 days on 9 November 1974

Michael Woods 16 years, 275 days on 6 January 2007

John Sparrow 16 years, 283 days on 13 March 1974

Michael Harrison 16 years, 360 days on 13 April 1957


Youngest Champions League debutants

Dominic Solanke 17 years, 38 days on 21 October 2014

Josh McEachran 17 years, 198 days on 15 September 2010

 

OLDEST PLAYER

Mark Schwarzer at 40 years, 354 days became our oldest player to make his debut against Swindon (a) on 24 September 2013

Graham Rix at 36 years, 327 days became the oldest outfield player to make his debut when he appeared as an 89th-minute substitute against Viktoria Zizkov (h) on 15 September 1994.

Mark Schwarzer at 41 years, 218 days became our oldest player when he made his 12th and final appearance against Cardiff (a) on 11 May 2014.

Dick Spence at 39 years, 57 days became our oldest outfield player when he made his 246th and final appearance against Bolton (h) on 13 September 1947.

 

LEADING CAPTAINS

John Terry 580 games

Ron Harris 324 games

Dennis Wise 298 games

 

YOUNGEST CAPTAIN

John Hollins was 18 years 102 days when he captained against Notts County in the League Cup on 26 October 1964. Our youngest permanent skipper was Ray Wilkins who was 18 years 216 days when he was appointed on 18 April 1975.

 

MOST CONSECUTIVE APPEARANCES

John Hollins 167 games from 14 August 1971 to 25 September 1974 (135 League, 10 FA Cup, 18 League Cup, 4 Cup Winners’ Cup)

 

MOST CONSECUTIVE LEAGUE APPEARANCES

Frank Lampard 164 games (Premier League record) from 13 October 2001 to 26 December 2005, John Hollins 135, Ray Wilkins 108, Ron Harris 106, Derek Saunders 100

 

MOST APPEARANCES IN A SEASON

64 in 2012/13: Juan Mata 55+9, Fernando Torres 51+13, Oscar 43+21

Most starts: 63 Petr Cech in 2012/13

 

MAJOR CUP FINAL APPEARANCES

28 finals, 31 matches

Cech 14, Lampard 14, Terry 9+2, A Cole 9+1, Drogba 9+1, Bonetti 8, R Harris 8, Cahill 7, Ivanovic 7, Mikel 6+2, Cooke 6, David Luiz 6, Hollins 6, Ramires 6, Wise 6, Boyle 5, Dempsey 5, Di Matteo 5, Essien 5, E Hazard 5, Houseman 5, Lebœuf 5, Mata 5, McCreadie 5, Osgood 5, Webb 5, Baldwin 4+2, Zola 4+2, Torres 4+1, Carvalho 4, De Goey 4, Makelele 4, Kalou 3+4, Ballack 3+2, J Cole 3+2, Hinton 3+2, Malouda 3+2, Anelka 3+1, Azpilicueta 3+1, Clarke 3+1, Newton 3+1, Babayaro 3, Bosingwa 3, Bridge 3, Desailly 3, Duberry 3, Hudson 3, Le Saux 3, Petrescu 3, F Sinclair 3, Tambling 3, Oscar 2+3, Poyet 2+1, Alex 2, Diego Costa 2, Ferreira 2, Gallas 2, M Hughes 2, I Hutchinson 2, Melchiot 2, Moses 2, Murray 2, Venables 2, Weller 2, Wright-Phillips 2, Flo 1+3, Belletti 1+2, Bertrand 1+1, Fàbregas 1+1, Gudjohnsen 1+1, Mulligan 1+1, Vialli 1+1, Willian 1+1, Alonso 1, Bettridge 1, Bridges 1, Burley 1, Casiraghi 1, Courtois 1, Croal 1, Cudicini 1, Deschamps 1, Diarra 1, Duff 1, Ferrer 1, Ford 1, Garland 1, Graham 1, Granville 1, Grodås 1, Grønkjær 1, Halse 1, Harrow 1, A Harris 1, Hasselbaink 1, Hateley 1, Jarosik 1, Johnsen 1, Kanté 1, Kharine 1, Kjeldbjerg 1, Logan 1, Matic 1, McNeil 1, Minto 1, Molyneux 1, Mortimore 1, Peacock 1, Pedro 1, Petit 1, Schürrle 1, Shevchenko 1, Spencer 1, Stein 1, Taylor 1, R Thomson 1, Upton 1, A Walker 1, Weah 1, Young 1, Zouma 1, Robben 0+2, Sturridge 0+2, Batshuayi 0+1, Cascarino 0+1, Cuadrado 0+1, Hoddle 0+1, Glen Johnson 0+1, Kezman 0+1, Laudrup 0+1, Lukaku 0+1, Marin 0+1, Meireles 0+1, Morris 0+1, Smethurst 0+1, Zenden 0+1.

 

MAJOR CUP FINAL SCORERS

28 finals, 31 matches, 41 goals

Drogba 9, Osgood 4, Di Matteo 3, Diego Costa 2, Lampard 2, Tambling 2, Torres 2, Cahill 1, Dempsey 1, E Hazard 1, Houseman 1, I Hutchinson 1, Ivanovic 1, Kezman 1, McCreadie 1, Newton 1, Poyet 1, Ramires 1, F Sinclair 1, Terry 1, Venables 1 (pen), Webb 1, Zola 1, Gerrard own goal 1.

 

TOP ALL-TIME APPEARANCES

1Ron Harris 795
2Peter Bonetti 729
3John Terry 717
4Frank Lampard 648
5John Hollins 592
6Petr Cech494
7Dennis Wise 445
8Steve Clarke 421
9Kerry Dixon 420
10Eddie McCreadie 410