Ray Wilkins’ career in numbers


Former Chelsea captain and England midfielder Ray Wilkins has died in hospital following a cardiac arrest aged 61.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at some of the numbers behind his football career.

825,000 – transfer fee in pounds when Wilkins was signed by Manchester United from Chelsea during the summer of 1979.

17 – age when making his first-team debut for Chelsea, having just turned professional, when he came on as a substitute in the 3-0 win over Norwich at Stamford Bridge during October 1973.

11 – clubs played for, which also took in spells at AC Milan, Paris St Germain, Rangers – and Leyton Orient.

1986 – at the World Cup finals in Mexico, Wilkins was shown a red card during the match against Morocco, becoming the fourth England player to be sent off.

198 – appearances for Chelsea before he left for Old Trafford.

84 – number of England caps won.

12 – goals for Chelsea in all competitions during the 1975/76 season which made Wilkins the club’s top scorer.

1997 – the year when Wilkins became the manager of Fulham, with former England team-mate Kevin Keegan as chief operating officer at the then third-tier club.

10 – number of goals for Manchester United, including a fine curling effort in the 1983 FA Cup final draw against Brighton at Wembley, which ended 2-2.


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