Tommy Docherty

Date of birth24 April 1928
Place of birthGlasgow
NationalityScottish
PositionDefender

Scotland International

Best known for his colourful managerial career, from his wing-half berth, Tommy helped to turn Arsenal from mid-table mediocrity to title challengers.

Chelsea manager 1962-76.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Preston North End 01 Nov 1949 01 Aug 1958
Arsenal 01 Aug 1958 01 Sep 1961

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1951-52 Rest of the UK Wales 75th Anniversary 1
1955-56 England / Scotland Belgrove FC Exhibition Match 1
1958-59 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1958-59 Arsenal League Division One 38
1
1959-60 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1959-60 Arsenal League Division One 24
1960-61 Arsenal League Division One 21
1961-62 Chelsea League Division One 4


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
05 Dec 1951 Wales v Rest of the UK L 3-2 Wales 75th Anniversary


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
1951-52 Scotland British Home Championship 1
1952-53 Scotland B International 2
1952-53 Scotland British Home Championship 1
1952-53 Scotland International Friendly 1
1953-54 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1953-54 Scotland International Friendly 2
1954-55 Scotland British Home Championship 2
1
1954-55 Scotland International Friendly 3
1956-57 Scotland British Home Championship 1
1956-57 Scotland FIFA World Cup 3
1956-57 Scotland International Friendly 2
1957-58 Scotland British Home Championship 3
1957-58 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1958-59 Scotland British Home Championship 3


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
14 Nov 1951 Scotland v Wales L 0-1 British Home Championship
11 Nov 1952 France v Scotland D 0-0 B INTER
11 Mar 1953 Scotland v England D 2-2 B INTER
18 Apr 1953 England v Scotland D 2-2 British Home Championship
06 May 1953 Scotland v Sweden L 1-2 International Friendly
05 May 1954 Scotland v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
19 May 1954 Norway v Scotland D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 1954 Austria v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
19 Jun 1954 Uruguay v Scotland L 7-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3
16 Oct 1954 Wales v Scotland W 0-1 British Home Championship
08 Dec 1954 Scotland v Hungary L 2-4 International Friendly
02 Apr 1955 England v Scotland L 7-2 British Home Championship
19 May 1955 Austria v Scotland W 1-4 International Friendly
29 May 1955 Hungary v Scotland L 3-1 International Friendly
21 Nov 1956 Scotland v Yugoslavia W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Apr 1957 England v Scotland L 2-1 British Home Championship
08 May 1957 Scotland v Spain W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
19 May 1957 Switzerland v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
22 May 1957 West Germany v Scotland W 1-3 International Friendly
26 May 1957 Spain v Scotland L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
05 Oct 1957 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 British Home Championship
06 Nov 1957 Scotland v Switzerland W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
13 Nov 1957 Scotland v Wales D 1-1 British Home Championship
19 Apr 1958 Scotland v England L 0-4 British Home Championship
18 Oct 1958 Wales v Scotland W 0-3 British Home Championship
05 Nov 1958 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 2-2 British Home Championship
11 Apr 1959 England v Scotland L 1-0 British Home Championship


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