Alan Hudson

Date of birth21 June 1951
Place of birthChelsea
NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder

A player of truly outstanding natural ability, Alan Hudson overcame a bone infection to earn a regular place in the Chelsea first team. He moved from Chelsea to Stoke City in Jan 1974 and returned via Arsenal and the Seattle Sounders in August 1983.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chelsea 01 Jun 1968 01 Jan 1974
Stoke City 01 Jan 1974 01 Dec 1976
Arsenal 01 Dec 1976 01 Aug 1983
Chelsea 01 Aug 1983 01 Jan 1984

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1968-69 Chelsea League Division One 1
1969-70 Chelsea FA Cup 6
1969-70 Chelsea League Cup 2
1969-70 Chelsea League Division One 29
3
1970-71 Chelsea League Cup 1
1970-71 Chelsea League Division One 33
1
3
1970-71 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 9
1971-72 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1971-72 Chelsea League Cup 9
2
1971-72 Chelsea League Division One 36
2
1971-72 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
2
1972-73 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1972-73 Chelsea League Cup 3
1972-73 Chelsea League Division One 26
1973-74 Chelsea League Cup 1
1973-74 Chelsea League Division One 19
2
1976-77 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1976-77 Arsenal League Division One 19
1977-78 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1977-78 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
1977-78 Arsenal League Division One 17


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Feb 1969 Southampton v Chelsea L 5-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1969 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1969 Chelsea v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1969 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
17 Sep 1969 Chelsea v Burnley W 2-0 League Division One
06 Oct 1969 Chelsea v Leeds United W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
11 Oct 1969 Chelsea v Derby County D 2-2 League Division One
14 Oct 1969 Carlisle United v Chelsea L 1-0 League Cup 4th round
18 Oct 1969 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division One
25 Oct 1969 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1969 Chelsea v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1969 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
15 Nov 1969 Chelsea v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
18 Nov 1969 Ipswich Town v Chelsea W 1-4 League Division One
22 Nov 1969 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
06 Dec 1969 Manchester United v Chelsea W 0-2 League Division One
13 Dec 1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1969 Chelsea v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1969 Chelsea v Southampton W 3-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1969 Crystal Palace v Chelsea W 1-5 League Division One
03 Jan 1970 Chelsea v Birmingham City W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1970 Chelsea v Leeds United L 2-5 League Division One
17 Jan 1970 Arsenal v Chelsea W 0-3 League Division One
24 Jan 1970 Chelsea v Burnley D 2-2 FA Cup 4th round
27 Jan 1970 Burnley v Chelsea W 1-3 FA Cup 4th round replay
31 Jan 1970 Chelsea v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division One
07 Feb 1970 Crystal Palace v Chelsea W 1-4 FA Cup 5th round
11 Feb 1970 Derby County v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
21 Feb 1970 Queens Park Rangers v Chelsea W 2-4 FA Cup Quarter-final
25 Feb 1970 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1970 Coventry City v Chelsea W 0-3 League Division One
07 Mar 1970 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
14 Mar 1970 Chelsea v Watford W 5-1 FA Cup Semi-final
17 Mar 1970 Chelsea v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
21 Mar 1970 Chelsea v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
25 Mar 1970 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 League Division One
28 Mar 1970 Everton v Chelsea L 5-2 League Division One
30 Mar 1970 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1970 Chelsea v Derby County W 2-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1970 Manchester United v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1970 West Ham United v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
26 Aug 1970 Chelsea v Everton D 2-2 League Division One
29 Aug 1970 Chelsea v Arsenal W 2-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1970 Burnley v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1970 Leeds United v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1970 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
16 Sep 1970 Aris Salonika v Chelsea D 1-1 ECW Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 1970 Coventry City v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1970 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round replay
26 Sep 1970 Chelsea v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Division One
30 Sep 1970 Chelsea v Aris Salonika W 5-1
Agg: 6-2
ECW Cup 1st round 2nd leg
03 Oct 1970 Liverpool v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
10 Oct 1970 Chelsea v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
17 Oct 1970 Derby County v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
21 Oct 1970 CSKA Sofiya v Chelsea W 0-1 ECW Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Oct 1970 Blackpool v Chelsea W 3-4 League Division One
19 Dec 1970 Chelsea v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
09 Jan 1971 Chelsea v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
13 Jan 1971 Crystal Palace v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
16 Jan 1971 Everton v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1971 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion W 4-1 League Division One
06 Feb 1971 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
13 Feb 1971 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
17 Feb 1971 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
20 Feb 1971 Stoke City v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
27 Feb 1971 Southampton v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
06 Mar 1971 Chelsea v Blackpool W 2-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1971 Club Brugge v Chelsea L 2-0 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
13 Mar 1971 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
20 Mar 1971 Chelsea v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1971 Chelsea v Club Brugge W 4-0
Agg: 4-2
UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
27 Mar 1971 Chelsea v Leeds United W 3-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1971 Chelsea v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1971 Chelsea v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
14 Apr 1971 Chelsea v Manchester City W 1-0 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Semi-final 1st leg
24 Apr 1971 Chelsea v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
26 Apr 1971 Chelsea v Burnley L 0-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1971 Manchester City v Chelsea W 0-1
Agg: 0-2
UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
01 May 1971 Ipswich Town v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
19 May 1971 Real Madrid v Chelsea D 1-1 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Final
21 May 1971 Real Madrid v Chelsea W 1-2 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Final replay
14 Aug 1971 Arsenal v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
18 Aug 1971 Chelsea v Manchester United L 2-3 League Division One
28 Aug 1971 Huddersfield Town v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
01 Sep 1971 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1971 Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round
11 Sep 1971 West Ham United v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1971 Jeunesse Hautcharage v Chelsea W 0-8 ECW Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 1971 Chelsea v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1971 Sheffield United v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
29 Sep 1971 Chelsea v Jeunesse Hautcharage W 13-0
Agg: 21-0
ECW Cup 1st round 2nd leg
02 Oct 1971 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1971 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
11 Oct 1971 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round replay
16 Oct 1971 Chelsea v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
20 Oct 1971 Atvidaberg v Chelsea D 0-0 ECW Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Oct 1971 Chelsea v Southampton W 3-0 League Division One
27 Oct 1971 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
30 Oct 1971 Leicester City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1971 Chelsea v Atvidaberg D 1-1
Agg: 1-1
ECW Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Nov 1971 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1971 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea W 0-6 League Cup 4th round replay
13 Nov 1971 Stoke City v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1971 Norwich City v Chelsea W 0-1 League Cup Quarter-final
20 Nov 1971 Crystal Palace v Chelsea W 2-3 League Division One
27 Nov 1971 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
04 Dec 1971 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
11 Dec 1971 Chelsea v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
17 Dec 1971 Coventry City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
22 Dec 1971 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-2 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
27 Dec 1971 Chelsea v Ipswich Town W 2-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1972 Derby County v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
05 Jan 1972 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea D 2-2
Agg: 4-5
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
15 Jan 1972 Blackpool v Chelsea W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Jan 1972 Manchester United v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
29 Jan 1972 Chelsea v Everton W 4-0 League Division One
05 Feb 1972 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
19 Feb 1972 Chelsea v Leicester City W 2-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1972 Orient v Chelsea L 3-2 FA Cup 5th round
04 Mar 1972 Chelsea v Stoke City L 1-2 League Cup Final
11 Mar 1972 Chelsea v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1972 Manchester City v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
25 Mar 1972 Chelsea v West Ham United W 3-1 League Division One
29 Mar 1972 Chelsea v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division One
01 Apr 1972 Ipswich Town v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
08 Apr 1972 Chelsea v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1972 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea W 0-2 League Division One
15 Apr 1972 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1972 Southampton v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1972 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 3-3 League Division One
24 Apr 1972 Chelsea v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1972 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea L 4-0 League Division One
01 May 1972 Leeds United v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
12 Aug 1972 Chelsea v Leeds United W 4-0 League Division One
16 Aug 1972 Leicester City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1972 Derby County v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
23 Aug 1972 Chelsea v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
26 Aug 1972 Chelsea v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1972 Manchester United v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
09 Sep 1972 Chelsea v West Ham United L 1-3 League Division One
18 Nov 1972 Southampton v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1972 Chelsea v Notts County W 3-1 League Cup Quarter-final
25 Nov 1972 Chelsea v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division One
02 Dec 1972 Stoke City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
09 Dec 1972 Chelsea v Norwich City W 3-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1972 Chelsea v Norwich City L 0-2 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
16 Dec 1972 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
23 Dec 1972 Chelsea v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1972 Ipswich Town v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1972 Chelsea v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1973 Norwich City v Chelsea L 1-0
Agg: 3-0
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
13 Jan 1973 Brighton and Hove Albion v Chelsea W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1973 Chelsea v Arsenal L 0-1 League Division One
27 Jan 1973 West Ham United v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
03 Feb 1973 Chelsea v Ipswich Town W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
10 Feb 1973 Chelsea v Sheffield United W 4-2 League Division One
17 Feb 1973 Leeds United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1973 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
03 Mar 1973 Chelsea v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division One
06 Mar 1973 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division One
10 Mar 1973 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
17 Mar 1973 Chelsea v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
20 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
24 Mar 1973 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1973 Manchester City v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1973 Crystal Palace v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1973 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1973 Burnley v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1973 Chelsea v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division One
05 Sep 1973 Chelsea v Birmingham City W 3-1 League Division One
08 Sep 1973 Liverpool v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
11 Sep 1973 Birmingham City v Chelsea W 2-4 League Division One
15 Sep 1973 Chelsea v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1973 Manchester City v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
29 Sep 1973 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1973 Queens Park Rangers v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1973 Stoke City v Chelsea L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
20 Oct 1973 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1973 Chelsea v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1973 Manchester United v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1973 Chelsea v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
24 Nov 1973 Chelsea v Southampton W 4-0 League Division One
08 Dec 1973 Chelsea v Leicester City W 3-2 League Division One
15 Dec 1973 Chelsea v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
22 Dec 1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1973 Chelsea v West Ham United L 2-4 League Division One
29 Dec 1973 Chelsea v Liverpool L 0-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1969-70 England Abandoned 1
1970-71 England Under-23 2
1971-72 England Under-23 2
1973-74 England Abandoned 1
1973-74 England Under-23 3
1974-75 England International Friendly 1
1974-75 England UEFA European Championship 1
1975-76 England UEFA Under-23 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Mar 1970 England v Scotland W 3-1 Abd
02 Dec 1970 Wales v England D 0-0 U23
24 Feb 1971 Scotland v England D 2-2 Under-23
16 Feb 1972 England v Scotland D 2-2 U23
22 Mar 1972 England v East Germany L 0-1 U23
13 Mar 1974 England v Scotland W 2-0 U23
11 May 1974 Turkey v England D 0-0 Abandoned
15 May 1974 Yugoslavia v England L 1-0 U23
19 May 1974 France v England D 2-2 U23
12 Mar 1975 England v West Germany W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Apr 1975 England v Cyprus W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Mar 1976 Hungary v England L 3-0 UEFA U23 Quarter-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.