Dennis Wise

Date of birth15 December 1966
Place of birthKensington
NationalityEnglish
Weight68 kg
Height1.68 m
PositionMidfielder

The 2000-01 season was a topsy-turvy affair for Dennis Wise at Chelsea.

Shortly after lifting his sixth major trophy - the FA Charity Shield - he was voted the 'Player of the Year' for 2000, his second such award in three years, and as a measure of his importance to the club he signed a one-year extension to his contract with the offer of a coaching role on his retirement as a player.

His next landmark was to break the 400 first-team appearance barrier and so put himself in fourth place in the club's all-time list of appearance makers before his fortunes plummeted with the departure of Luca Vialli.

New boss Claudio Ranieri played him on the left of midfield and sometimes as a left wing back rather than in his customary central role.

Nevertheless, he remained a regular in the line-up and scored his third goal of the season in the final match at Manchester City's Maine Road to help clinch a UEFA Cup place for 2001-02.

However, his future at Stamford Bridge remained uncertain and he signed for Leicester City in the summer of 2001.

After a season interupted by injury and Leicester City's relegation, he was released by the club in the summer of 2002 after an alleged incident during the clubs pre-season tour.

The Millwall player / manager's contract was extended to June 2006 in November 2004 but he resigned in May 2005.

Dennis joined Coventry City in January 2006 with a contract to the end of the season.

Dennis joined Swindon Town as player / manager in May 2006 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Southampton 01 Jul 1984 28 Mar 1985
Wimbledon 28 Mar 1985 03 Jul 1990
Chelsea 03 Jul 1990 23 Jun 2001
Leicester City 23 Jun 2001 02 Aug 2002
Millwall 24 Sep 2002 30 Jun 2005
Southampton 01 Jul 2005 24 Dec 2005
Coventry City 19 Jan 2006 22 May 2006
Swindon Town 22 May 2006 23 Oct 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 Wimbledon FA Cup 1
1989-90 Wimbledon League Division One 2
1990-91 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1990-91 Chelsea League Division One 33
10
1990-91 Chelsea Rumbelows League Cup 7
2
1991-92 Chelsea FA Cup 4
2
1991-92 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
1991-92 Chelsea League Division One 37
1
10
1992-93 Chelsea League Cup 5
1
1992-93 Chelsea Premier League 27
3
9
1993-94 Chelsea FA Cup 4
1993-94 Chelsea League Cup 2
2
1993-94 Chelsea Premier League 35
4
2
1
1994-95 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1994-95 Chelsea League Cup 3
1994-95 Chelsea Premier League 18
1
6
3
1
1994-95 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 5
1
1995-96 Chelsea FA Cup 7
1
1995-96 Chelsea League Cup 2
1995-96 Chelsea Premier League 34
1
7
10
1996-97 Chelsea FA Cup 7
3
2
1996-97 Chelsea League Cup 2
1996-97 Chelsea Premier League 27
4
3
7
1997-98 Chelsea FA Charity Shield 1
1
1997-98 Chelsea League Cup 4
2
1997-98 Chelsea Premier League 26
3
10
1997-98 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 9
2
1998-99 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1
1
1998-99 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Chelsea Premier League 21
1
8
1
1998-99 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 7
1
1
1998-99 Chelsea UEFA Super Cup 1
1999-00 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1
1
1
1999-00 Chelsea Premier League 29
1
4
7
1
1999-00 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 14
1
4
2
2000-01 Chelsea FA Charity Shield 1
2000-01 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Chelsea League Cup 1
2000-01 Chelsea Premier League 35
1
3
9
2000-01 Chelsea UEFA Cup 1
2001-02 Leicester City FA Cup 1
2001-02 Leicester City League Cup 1
2001-02 Leicester City Premier League 15
2
1
6
1
2002-03 Millwall FA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Millwall League Division 1 28
1
3
7
2003-04 Millwall FA Cup 6
1
3
2003-04 Millwall League Division 1 26
5
1
8
2004-05 Millwall League Championship 16
9
3
9
2004-05 Millwall UEFA Cup 2
2
2005-06 Coventry City League Championship 11
2
6
7
2005-06 Southampton League Championship 8
3
1
4
2005-06 Southampton League Cup
1


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
14 May 1988 Wimbledon v Liverpool W 1-0 FA Cup Final
14 Oct 1989 Wimbledon v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
03 Apr 1990 Liverpool v Wimbledon L 2-1 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
1987-88 England Under-21 1
1989-90 England B International 3
1
1990-91 England England Challenge Cup 1
1990-91 England International Friendly 2
1
1990-91 England UEFA European Championship 1
1
1993-94 England International Friendly 1
1994-95 England International Friendly 1
1
1995-96 England International Friendly 3
1
1999-00 England International Friendly 3
1
1
1999-00 England UEFA European Championship 2
1
2000-01 England FIFA World Cup 1
2000-01 England International Friendly 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
28 May 1988 Switzerland v England D 1-1 Under-21
14 Nov 1989 England v Italy D 1-1 B INTER
12 Dec 1989 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 B INTER
24 Apr 1990 England v Czechoslovakia W 2-0 B INTER
01 May 1991 Turkey v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 May 1991 England v USSR W 3-1 England Chall Cup
01 Jun 1991 Australia v England W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-2 International Friendly
22 May 1994 England v Norway D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1994 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Nov 1994 England v Nigeria W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1995 England v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Norway v England D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Dec 1995 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
18 May 1996 England v Hungary W 3-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1999 England v Belgium W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 England v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Malta v England W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Portugal v England L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 England v Romania L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2000 Finland v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9


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