John Sillett

Date of birth20 July 1936
Place of birthSouthampton
NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender/Full back

A strong hard-tackling full back, John was signed for Chelsea along with his brother Peter (their father Charlie played for Southampton).

He moved on to Coventry City where he won a 3rd Division Championship medal in 1964 and later, as manager, led the Sky Blues to their FA Cup Final success against Tottenham Hotspur in 1987.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chelsea 01 Apr 1954 01 Apr 1962
Coventry City 01 Apr 1962 30 Jun 1966
Plymouth Argyle 01 Jul 1966 30 Jun 1968

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1956-57 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1956-57 Chelsea League Division One 2
1957-58 Chelsea League Division One 1
1958-59 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1958-59 Chelsea Fairs Cup 2
1958-59 Chelsea League Division One 27
1959-60 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1959-60 Chelsea League Division One 21
1960-61 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
1960-61 Chelsea League Division One 30
1960-61 Football League Inter League 1
1961-62 Chelsea League Division One 12
1961-62 Coventry City League Division Three 2
1962-63 Coventry City FA Cup 9
1962-63 Coventry City League Cup 2
1962-63 Coventry City League Division Three 38
1
1963-64 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1963-64 Coventry City League Cup 2
1
1963-64 Coventry City League Division Three 41
1964-65 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1964-65 Coventry City League Cup 3
1964-65 Coventry City League Division Two 17
1965-66 Coventry City League Division Two 10
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
01 Jan 1957 Manchester United v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
05 Jan 1957 Leyton Orient v Chelsea W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1957 Chelsea v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Division One
26 Apr 1958 Chelsea v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1958 Manchester United v Chelsea L 5-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1958 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-2 League Division One
30 Aug 1958 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 6-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1958 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 4-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1958 Portsmouth v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
10 Sep 1958 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 6-5 League Division One
13 Sep 1958 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
17 Sep 1958 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
20 Sep 1958 West Ham United v Chelsea L 4-2 League Division One
27 Sep 1958 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 League Division One
30 Sep 1958 Frem København v Chelsea W 1-3 Fairs Cup 1st round 1st leg
04 Oct 1958 Burnley v Chelsea L 4-0 League Division One
11 Oct 1958 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1958 Luton Town v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1958 Chelsea v Leicester City W 5-2 League Division One
01 Nov 1958 Preston North End v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
04 Nov 1958 Chelsea v Frem København W 4-1
Agg: 7-2
Fairs Cup 1st round 2nd leg
08 Nov 1958 Chelsea v Leeds United W 2-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1958 Manchester City v Chelsea L 5-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1958 Chelsea v Arsenal L 0-3 League Division One
20 Dec 1958 Chelsea v Manchester United L 2-3 League Division One
25 Dec 1958 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea W 0-3 League Division One
27 Dec 1958 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 League Division One
03 Jan 1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
17 Jan 1959 Chelsea v Portsmouth D 2-2 League Division One
19 Jan 1959 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-4 FA Cup 3rd round
24 Jan 1959 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1959 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
07 Feb 1959 Chelsea v West Ham United W 3-2 League Division One
21 Feb 1959 Chelsea v Burnley L 1-3 League Division One
04 Mar 1959 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 6-0 League Division One
17 Oct 1959 Luton Town v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
31 Oct 1959 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
12 Dec 1959 Blackpool v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1959 Preston North End v Chelsea W 4-5 League Division One
26 Dec 1959 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
28 Dec 1959 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
09 Jan 1960 Chelsea v Bradford Park Avenue W 5-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1960 Burnley v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1960 Chelsea v Leeds United L 1-3 League Division One
30 Jan 1960 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1960 West Ham United v Chelsea L 4-2 League Division One
13 Feb 1960 Chelsea v Fulham W 4-2 League Division One
24 Feb 1960 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
27 Feb 1960 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1960 Chelsea v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1960 Chelsea v Blackpool L 2-3 League Division One
02 Apr 1960 Chelsea v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1960 Arsenal v Chelsea W 1-4 League Division One
15 Apr 1960 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 League Division One
16 Apr 1960 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1960 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1960 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1960 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-5 League Division One
20 Aug 1960 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1960 Chelsea v Leicester City L 1-3 League Division One
27 Aug 1960 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 3-3 League Division One
31 Aug 1960 Leicester City v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
03 Sep 1960 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 4-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1960 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers W 5-2 League Division One
10 Sep 1960 Chelsea v West Ham United W 3-2 League Division One
17 Sep 1960 Fulham v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1960 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1960 Blackpool v Chelsea W 1-4 League Division One
01 Oct 1960 Chelsea v Everton D 3-3 League Division One
10 Oct 1960 Millwall v Chelsea W 1-7 League Cup 1st round
15 Oct 1960 Birmingham City v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
22 Oct 1960 Chelsea v Burnley L 2-6 League Division One
16 Nov 1960 Doncaster Rovers v Chelsea W 0-7 League Cup 3rd round
19 Nov 1960 Chelsea v Manchester City W 6-3 League Division One
26 Nov 1960 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1960 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 6-1 League Division One
18 Feb 1961 Everton v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1961 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
04 Mar 1961 Chelsea v Birmingham City W 3-2 League Division One
11 Mar 1961 Burnley v Chelsea D 4-4 League Division One
18 Mar 1961 Chelsea v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division One
25 Mar 1961 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-6 League Division One
31 Mar 1961 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 4-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Cardiff City W 6-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
08 Apr 1961 Manchester City v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Arsenal W 3-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1961 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 League Division One
29 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest W 4-3 League Division One
19 Aug 1961 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division One
23 Aug 1961 Manchester United v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
26 Aug 1961 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1961 Chelsea v Manchester United W 2-0 League Division One
02 Sep 1961 Chelsea v Fulham D 0-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1961 Cardiff City v Chelsea L 5-2 League Division One
09 Sep 1961 Chelsea v Sheffield United W 6-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1961 West Ham United v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
20 Sep 1961 Chelsea v Cardiff City L 2-3 League Division One
23 Sep 1961 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division One
30 Sep 1961 Blackpool v Chelsea L 4-0 League Division One
07 Oct 1961 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea L 5-3 League Division One


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