John Dempsey

Date of birth15 March 1946
Place of birthHampstead
NationalityIrish
PositionDefender

The Irish international joined Chelsea from Fulham and was a reliable pillar of the Chelsea defence. With Chelsea, he was an FA Cup winner in 1970 and European Cup Winners' Cup winner in 1971.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Fulham 01 Mar 1964 01 Jan 1969

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1968-69 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1968-69 Chelsea League Division One 15
1969-70 Chelsea FA Cup 8
1
1969-70 Chelsea League Cup 3
1969-70 Chelsea League Division One 37
2
1970-71 Chelsea FA Cup
1
1970-71 Chelsea League Cup 2
1970-71 Chelsea League Division One 29
2
1
1970-71 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 7
1
1971-72 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1971-72 Chelsea League Cup 5
2
1971-72 Chelsea League Division One 35
1
1971-72 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1972-73 Chelsea FA Cup 4
1972-73 Chelsea League Cup 1
1972-73 Chelsea League Division One 10
1
1974-75 Chelsea League Cup 3
1974-75 Chelsea League Division One 11
1
1975-76 Chelsea League Cup 1
1975-76 Chelsea League Division Two 24


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
15 Feb 1969 Leeds United v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
22 Feb 1969 Chelsea v Sunderland W 5-1 League Division One
01 Mar 1969 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
05 Mar 1969 Chelsea v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
08 Mar 1969 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea W 0-3 League Division One
10 Mar 1969 Chelsea v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1969 Chelsea v Manchester United W 3-2 League Division One
22 Mar 1969 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1969 Everton v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
04 Apr 1969 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1969 Chelsea v Burnley L 2-3 League Division One
08 Apr 1969 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1969 West Ham United v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
14 Apr 1969 Chelsea v Arsenal W 2-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1969 Chelsea v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
09 Aug 1969 Liverpool v Chelsea L 4-1 League Division One
11 Aug 1969 West Ham United v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
16 Aug 1969 Chelsea v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1969 Chelsea v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1969 Southampton v Chelsea D 2-2 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
02 Sep 1969 Coventry City v Chelsea W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round
06 Sep 1969 Manchester City v Chelsea D 0-0 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
20 Sep 1969 Leeds United v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
24 Sep 1969 Leeds United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 1969 Chelsea v Arsenal W 3-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1969 Sunderland v Chelsea D 0-0 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
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
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
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
04 Apr 1970 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1970 Chelsea v Leeds United D 2-2 FA Cup Final
13 Apr 1970 Stoke City v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
15 Apr 1970 Burnley v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1970 Chelsea v Liverpool W 2-1 League Division One
29 Apr 1970 Chelsea v Leeds United W 2-1 FA Cup Final replay
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
09 Sep 1970 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round
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
03 Oct 1970 Liverpool v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
14 Nov 1970 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Division One
12 Dec 1970 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea D 1-1 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
23 Jan 1971 Chelsea v Manchester City L 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
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
17 Apr 1971 Manchester City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1971 Chelsea v Coventry City W 2-1 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
21 Aug 1971 Chelsea v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1971 Everton v Chelsea L 2-0 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
04 Sep 1971 Chelsea v Coventry City D 3-3 League Division One
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
06 Oct 1971 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
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
08 Jan 1972 Chelsea v Huddersfield Town D 2-2 League Division One
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
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
14 Mar 1972 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea L 2-1 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
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
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 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
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
07 Apr 1973 Chelsea v Stoke City L 1-3 League Division One
14 Sep 1974 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1974 Ipswich Town v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
28 Sep 1974 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1974 Manchester City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
09 Oct 1974 Chelsea v Stoke City D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1974 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1974 Stoke City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round replay
19 Oct 1974 Everton v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1974 Stoke City v Chelsea L 6-2 League Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
26 Oct 1974 Chelsea v Stoke City D 3-3 League Division One
02 Nov 1974 Birmingham City v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
16 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 5-0 League Division One
21 Dec 1974 Chelsea v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
11 Jan 1975 Luton Town v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1975 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 7-1 League Division One
16 Aug 1975 Sunderland v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division Two
20 Aug 1975 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division Two
23 Aug 1975 Chelsea v Carlisle United W 3-1 League Division Two
27 Aug 1975 Chelsea v Oxford United W 3-1 League Division Two
30 Aug 1975 Luton Town v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division Two
06 Sep 1975 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division Two
10 Sep 1975 Crewe Alexandra v Chelsea L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
13 Sep 1975 Oldham Athletic v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division Two
20 Sep 1975 Chelsea v Bristol City D 1-1 League Division Two
23 Sep 1975 Portsmouth v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division Two
27 Sep 1975 Fulham v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division Two
04 Oct 1975 Chelsea v York City D 0-0 League Division Two
11 Oct 1975 Southampton v Chelsea L 4-1 League Division Two
18 Oct 1975 Chelsea v Blackpool W 2-0 League Division Two
25 Oct 1975 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division Two
01 Nov 1975 Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle D 2-2 League Division Two
08 Nov 1975 Hull City v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division Two
15 Nov 1975 Chelsea v Notts County W 2-0 League Division Two
22 Nov 1975 Blackpool v Chelsea W 0-2 League Division Two
29 Nov 1975 Bristol Rovers v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division Two
06 Dec 1975 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division Two
13 Dec 1975 Carlisle United v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division Two
20 Dec 1975 Chelsea v Sunderland W 1-0 League Division Two
26 Dec 1975 Orient v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division Two
27 Dec 1975 Chelsea v Charlton Athletic L 2-3 League Division Two


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
1966-67 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1967-68 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1967-68 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1968-69 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1968-69 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1969-70 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1969-70 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1970-71 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1970-71 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1971-72 Republic of Ireland Independence 4


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
07 Dec 1966 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
21 May 1967 Republic of Ireland v Czechoslovakia L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
22 Nov 1967 Czechoslovakia v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 May 1968 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 2-2 International Friendly
30 Oct 1968 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
10 Nov 1968 Republic of Ireland v Austria D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Dec 1968 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
04 May 1969 Republic of Ireland v Czechoslovakia L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
27 May 1969 Denmark v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Nov 1969 Hungary v Republic of Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
09 May 1970 West Germany v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
23 Sep 1970 Republic of Ireland v Poland L 0-2 International Friendly
14 Oct 1970 Republic of Ireland v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
28 Oct 1970 Sweden v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
08 Dec 1970 Italy v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Jun 1972 Republic of Ireland v Iran W 2-1 Independence Group 2
18 Jun 1972 Ecuador v Republic of Ireland W 2-3 Independence Group 2
21 Jun 1972 Republic of Ireland v Chile L 1-2 Independence Group 2
25 Jun 1972 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 Independence Group 2


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