Mario Melchiot

Date of birth04 November 1976
Place of birthAmsterdam
NationalityDutch
Weight74 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Right back

Following his belated entry onto the English football scene, Mario continued to show his value for Chelsea at the beginning of 2000-01, scoring the decisive second goal in the FA Charity Shield game against Manchester United with a ferocious left-footed drive.

He went on to claim a regular place in the Blues line-up and his strength, power in the air and athleticism made him a valued member of the all-star squad at Stamford Bridge.

The club recognised his contribution in February with the offer of a two-year extension to his present contract, which he gleefully accepted.

To round off an amazing period, his outstanding form was recognised by the Dutch national side and he was rewarded with his first cap against Portugal in October 2000.

Mario joined Birmingham City in July 2004 with a two-year contract.

He joined Wigan Athletic in July 2007 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Ajax 01 Jul 1996 05 Jul 1999
Chelsea 05 Jul 1999 30 Jun 2004
Birmingham City 09 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2006
Rennes 02 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2007
Wigan Athletic 05 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2010
Umm Salal SC 01 Jul 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Chelsea Premier League 4
1
2000-01 Chelsea FA Charity Shield 1
1
2000-01 Chelsea FA Cup 1
2000-01 Chelsea League Cup 1
2000-01 Chelsea Premier League 27
4
2
2000-01 Chelsea UEFA Cup 1
2001-02 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1
1
2001-02 Chelsea League Cup 4
1
2001-02 Chelsea Premier League 35
2
2
4
2001-02 Chelsea UEFA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Chelsea FA Cup 4
1
2002-03 Chelsea League Cup 2
2002-03 Chelsea Premier League 31
3
4
2003-04 Chelsea FA Cup 3
2
2003-04 Chelsea League Cup 2
2003-04 Chelsea Premier League 20
3
2
1
2003-04 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
2004-05 Birmingham City FA Cup 2
2004-05 Birmingham City League Cup 2
2004-05 Birmingham City Premier League 33
1
1
3
2005-06 Birmingham City FA Cup 5
2005-06 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2005-06 Birmingham City Premier League 22
1
1
3
2007-08 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
2007-08 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2007-08 Wigan Athletic Premier League 31
2
1
2008-09 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2008-09 Wigan Athletic Premier League 33
1
2
2009-10 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
2009-10 Wigan Athletic Premier League 32
2


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
22 Apr 2000 Chelsea v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
24 Apr 2000 Manchester United v Chelsea L 3-2 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Chelsea v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
06 May 2000 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
14 May 2000 Chelsea v Derby County W 4-0 Premier League
20 May 2000 Aston Villa v Chelsea W 0-1 FA Cup Final
13 Aug 2000 Chelsea v Manchester United W 2-0 FA Charity Shield
19 Aug 2000 Chelsea v West Ham United W 4-2 Premier League
22 Aug 2000 Bradford City v Chelsea L 2-0 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Chelsea v Arsenal D 2-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
17 Sep 2000 Chelsea v Leicester City L 0-2 Premier League
23 Sep 2000 Manchester United v Chelsea D 3-3 Premier League
28 Sep 2000 St Gallen v Chelsea L 2-0
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Chelsea v Liverpool W 3-0 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Sunderland v Chelsea L 1-0 Premier League
21 Oct 2000 Chelsea v Coventry City W 6-1 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-0 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Liverpool v Chelsea L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
12 Nov 2000 Chelsea v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2000 Charlton Athletic v Chelsea L 2-0 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Everton v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
03 Dec 2000 Chelsea v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
09 Dec 2000 Chelsea v Derby County W 4-1 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Middlesbrough v Chelsea L 1-0 Premier League
23 Dec 2000 Chelsea v Bradford City W 3-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Chelsea v Ipswich Town W 4-1 Premier League
28 Jan 2001 Gillingham v Chelsea W 2-4 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 3-1 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Leicester City v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 Chelsea v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
07 Apr 2001 Derby County v Chelsea W 0-4 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Chelsea v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
17 Apr 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea W 0-3 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Chelsea v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Leeds United v Chelsea L 2-0 Premier League
05 May 2001 Chelsea v Everton W 2-1 Premier League
08 May 2001 Liverpool v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
19 May 2001 Manchester City v Chelsea W 1-2 Premier League
19 Aug 2001 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
25 Aug 2001 Southampton v Chelsea W 0-2 Premier League
08 Sep 2001 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
16 Sep 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea W 2-3 Premier League
20 Sep 2001 Chelsea v Levski Sofia W 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
23 Sep 2001 Chelsea v Middlesbrough D 2-2 Premier League
27 Sep 2001 Levski Sofia v Chelsea W 0-2
Agg: 0-5
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2001 Fulham v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
13 Oct 2001 Chelsea v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
18 Oct 2001 Hapoel Tel Aviv v Chelsea L 2-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Oct 2001 Leeds United v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2001 West Ham United v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
28 Oct 2001 Derby County v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
04 Nov 2001 Chelsea v Ipswich Town W 2-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2001 Everton v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
24 Nov 2001 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
28 Nov 2001 Leeds United v Chelsea W 0-2 League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 2001 Manchester United v Chelsea W 0-3 Premier League
05 Dec 2001 Chelsea v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
09 Dec 2001 Sunderland v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
12 Dec 2001 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
16 Dec 2001 Chelsea v Liverpool W 4-0 Premier League
23 Dec 2001 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers W 5-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2001 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
29 Dec 2001 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2002 Chelsea v Southampton L 2-4 Premier League
05 Jan 2002 Norwich City v Chelsea D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2002 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
12 Jan 2002 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
16 Jan 2002 Chelsea v Norwich City W 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2002 Chelsea v West Ham United W 5-1 Premier League
23 Jan 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 5-1
Agg: 6-3
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
26 Jan 2002 Chelsea v West Ham United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 2002 Chelsea v Leeds United W 2-0 Premier League
02 Feb 2002 Leicester City v Chelsea W 2-3 Premier League
02 Mar 2002 Charlton Athletic v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
06 Mar 2002 Chelsea v Fulham W 3-2 Premier League
10 Mar 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea W 0-4 FA Cup Quarter-final
13 Mar 2002 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-0 Premier League
16 Mar 2002 Chelsea v Sunderland W 4-0 Premier League
24 Mar 2002 Liverpool v Chelsea L 1-0 Premier League
30 Mar 2002 Chelsea v Derby County W 2-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2002 Ipswich Town v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
06 Apr 2002 Chelsea v Everton W 3-0 Premier League
10 Apr 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
14 Apr 2002 Chelsea v Fulham W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
20 Apr 2002 Chelsea v Manchester United L 0-3 Premier League
27 Apr 2002 Middlesbrough v Chelsea W 0-2 Premier League
04 May 2002 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-0 FA Cup Final
11 May 2002 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 1-3 Premier League
23 Aug 2002 Chelsea v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
28 Aug 2002 Southampton v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
01 Sep 2002 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
11 Sep 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea W 2-3 Premier League
14 Sep 2002 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 3-0 Premier League
23 Sep 2002 Fulham v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
28 Sep 2002 Chelsea v West Ham United L 2-3 Premier League
06 Oct 2002 Liverpool v Chelsea L 1-0 Premier League
19 Oct 2002 Manchester City v Chelsea W 0-3 Premier League
26 Oct 2002 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 Premier League
03 Nov 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
09 Nov 2002 Chelsea v Birmingham City W 3-0 Premier League
16 Nov 2002 Chelsea v Middlesbrough W 1-0 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
30 Nov 2002 Chelsea v Sunderland W 3-0 Premier League
04 Dec 2002 Chelsea v Everton W 4-1 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2002 Everton v Chelsea W 1-3 Premier League
14 Dec 2002 Middlesbrough v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
17 Dec 2002 Manchester United v Chelsea L 1-0 League Cup 5th round
21 Dec 2002 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Chelsea v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2003 Arsenal v Chelsea L 3-2 Premier League
04 Jan 2003 Chelsea v Middlesbrough W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Manchester United v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
26 Jan 2003 Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea W 0-4 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2003 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
08 Feb 2003 Birmingham City v Chelsea W 1-3 Premier League
16 Feb 2003 Stoke City v Chelsea W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2003 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
01 Mar 2003 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
08 Mar 2003 Arsenal v Chelsea D 2-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
16 Mar 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea W 0-2 Premier League
22 Mar 2003 Chelsea v Manchester City W 5-0 Premier League
25 Mar 2003 Chelsea v Arsenal L 1-3 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
05 Apr 2003 Sunderland v Chelsea W 1-2 Premier League
12 Apr 2003 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
19 Apr 2003 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
21 Apr 2003 Chelsea v Everton W 4-1 Premier League
26 Apr 2003 Chelsea v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
03 May 2003 West Ham United v Chelsea L 1-0 Premier League
11 May 2003 Chelsea v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
23 Aug 2003 Chelsea v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
13 Sep 2003 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-2 Premier League
18 Oct 2003 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
25 Oct 2003 Chelsea v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
29 Oct 2003 Chelsea v Notts County W 4-2 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Everton v Chelsea W 0-1 Premier League
22 Nov 2003 Southampton v Chelsea W 0-1 Premier League
26 Nov 2003 Chelsea v Sparta Praha D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
30 Nov 2003 Chelsea v Manchester United W 1-0 Premier League
06 Dec 2003 Leeds United v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
17 Dec 2003 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 2-1 League Cup 5th round
28 Dec 2003 Chelsea v Portsmouth W 3-0 Premier League
11 Jan 2004 Leicester City v Chelsea W 0-4 Premier League
14 Jan 2004 Chelsea v Watford W 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
18 Jan 2004 Chelsea v Birmingham City D 0-0 Premier League
24 Jan 2004 Scarborough v Chelsea W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea W 2-3 Premier League
08 Feb 2004 Chelsea v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
11 Feb 2004 Portsmouth v Chelsea W 0-2 Premier League
15 Feb 2004 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
21 Feb 2004 Chelsea v Arsenal L 1-2 Premier League
24 Mar 2004 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
27 Mar 2004 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 5-2 Premier League
03 Apr 2004 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea W 0-1 Premier League
06 Apr 2004 Arsenal v Chelsea W 1-2
Agg: 2-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
12 Apr 2004 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 3-2 Premier League
17 Apr 2004 Chelsea v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
20 Apr 2004 AS Monaco v Chelsea L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
25 Apr 2004 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
01 May 2004 Chelsea v Southampton W 4-0 Premier League
05 May 2004 Chelsea v AS Monaco D 2-2
Agg: 3-5
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
08 May 2004 Manchester United v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
15 May 2004 Chelsea v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League


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
1994-95 Netherlands UEFA Under-18 6
1994-95 Netherlands Under-18 1
1995-96 Netherlands UEFA Under-18 4
1
1996-97 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 5
1
1996-97 Netherlands Under-21 1
1997-98 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 4
1
2000-01 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 3
2000-01 Netherlands International Friendly
1
2001-02 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Netherlands International Friendly
2
2002-03 Netherlands International Friendly
1
2003-04 Netherlands International Friendly 1
2004-05 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
2006-07 Netherlands International Friendly 2
2007-08 Netherlands International Friendly 1
1
2007-08 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 4
1
2


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
27 Sep 1994 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 3
18 Oct 1994 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 4-1 UEFA U18 Group 3
26 Oct 1994 Sweden v Netherlands L 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
22 Nov 1994 Netherlands v Sweden W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
28 Feb 1995 Netherlands v England W 3-1 U18
05 Apr 1995 France v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA U18 2nd round
03 May 1995 Netherlands v France D 2-2 UEFA U18 2nd round
15 Jul 1995 Turkey v Netherlands W 1-4 UEFA U18 Final group B
17 Jul 1995 Hungary v Netherlands W 3-5 UEFA U18 Final group B
19 Jul 1995 Spain v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA U18 Final group B
21 Jul 1995 Greece v Netherlands L 5-0 UEFA U18 Final group B
04 Oct 1996 Wales v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
08 Nov 1996 Netherlands v Wales L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 7
13 Dec 1996 Belgium v Netherlands D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
26 Feb 1997 France v Netherlands L 3-1 U21
28 Mar 1997 Netherlands v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
01 Apr 1997 Turkey v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 7
29 Apr 1997 San Marino v Netherlands W 0-7 UEFA U21 Group 7
05 Sep 1997 Netherlands v Belgium W 5-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
10 Oct 1997 Netherlands v Turkey W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
23 May 1998 Romania v Netherlands W 1-2 UEFA U21 Finals quarter-final
26 May 1998 Greece v Netherlands L 3-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final
31 May 1998 Norway v Netherlands L 2-0 UEFA U21 3rd place
11 Oct 2000 Netherlands v Portugal L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Spain v Netherlands W 1-2 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 Netherlands v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
02 Jun 2001 Estonia v Netherlands W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Sep 2001 Netherlands v Estonia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Oct 2001 Netherlands v Andorra W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Nov 2001 Denmark v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Netherlands v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Netherlands v France D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2004 Andorra v Netherlands W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Jun 2005 Finland v Netherlands W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
02 Jun 2007 Korea Republic v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2007 Thailand v Netherlands W 1-3 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Netherlands v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Sep 2007 Albania v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
17 Nov 2007 Netherlands v Luxembourg W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
21 Nov 2007 Belarus v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Feb 2008 Croatia v Netherlands W 0-3 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Romania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C


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