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Ray Wilkins

Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, AC Milan

84 appearances, 3 goals

P 84 W 45 D 21 L 18 F 129: A 59
*(actual F x: A x)
66% successful

1976-86

disciplined: 1 3
captaincies:
ten
minutes played:
6952

Profile

Full name Raymond Colin Wilkins MBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 14 September 1956 in Hillingdon, Middlesex [registered in Uxbridge, September 1956].
Married to Jacqueline A. Bygraves [registered in Kensington, September 1978]. Two children, Ross (b.1981) and Jade (b.1985 in Italy).
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 11lbs [1980], 5' 8" 11st 2lbs [1996]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Signed professional forms with Chelsea on 1 October 1973. He made 179 league appearances and scored thirty goals before Manchester United FC signed Wilkins on 1 August 1979 for 825,000. Made another 160 league appearances, scoring seven goals, before he made the move to Italy when AC Milan signed him, effective 1 July 1984 for one and a half million pounds. Transferred to Paris St. Germain in France. Then became one of the English imports at Rangers FC on 1 November 1987 for 250,000 pounds. Two years later, after seventy SPL appearances and two goals, he joined Queen's Park Rangers FC on 30 November 1989 on a free transfer. He made 154 league appearances and scored seven goals. Joined Crystal Palace FC on 26 May 1994 and made just one Premier League appearance before returning to QPR as player-manager on 17 November 1994.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1976-77; Football League Cup runners-up 1982-83; FA Cup winners 1982-83; FA Charity Shield winners 1983; Coppa Italia runners-up 1984-85; Scottish League Cup winners 1987-88, 1988-89; Scottish Premier Champions 1988-89; Scottish Cup runners-up 1988-89;
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1976-77;
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 921st players (922) to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 502, 28 May 1976, England 3 Italy 2, a USA Bicentennial Cup match at The Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City, USA, aged 19 years 257 days.
Last match No. 621, 12 November 1986, England 2 Yugoslavia 0, a European Championship qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (83), aged 30 years 59 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982, 1986; European Championship Finals 1980; British Championships 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84; Rous Cup 1985;
Team honours British Championships winners 1977-78, 1978-79, 198-81, 1981-82; Rous Cup runners-up 1985;
Individual honours England U23 (two appearances), England U21 (one appearance), England Youth, England Schoolboy
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Ray Wilkins - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 84 52 78 6 7 6952 3 2317 min 2 ten 1
3
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Ray Wilkins - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 31 18 7 6 47 17 +30 9 17 1.516 0.548 69.4 +12
Away 42 22 11 9 66 34 +32 12 20 1.571 0.81 65.5 +13
Neutral 11 6 3 2 16 8 +8 3 5 1.455 0.727 68.2 +4
All 84 45 21 18 129 59 +70 24 42 1.536 0.702 66.1 +27

 

Ray Wilkins - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 69 41 15 13 112 45 +67 16 36 1.623 0.652 70.3 +28
Red 15 4 6 5 17 14 +3 8 6 1.133 0.933 46.7 -1
All 84 45 21 18 129 59 +70 24 42 1.536 0.702 66.1 +27

 

Ray Wilkins - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

13 8 4 1 30 5 +25 3 9 2.308 0.385 76.9 +8
WCF 7 3 3 1 6 2 +4 4 5 0.857 0.286 64.3 +2
World Cup 20 11 7 2 36 7 +29 7 14 1.80 0.35 72.5 +9

ECP

9 6 2 1 20 8 +12 1 4 2.222 0.889 77.8 +5
ECF 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 12 7 3 2 23 11 +12 2 4 1.917 0.917 70.8 +5
British Championship 18 11 4 3 24 11 +13 4 10 1.333 0611 72.2 +8
Rous Cup 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Minor Competition 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 1 0 1.333 1.667 33.3 -1
Friendly 29 14 7 8 40 23 +17 9 14 1.379 0.793 60.3 +6
All 84 45 21 18 129 59 +70 24 42 1.536 0.702 66.1 +27

 

Ray Wilkins - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 0 2 2.00 0.333 100.0 +3
WCP 1980-82 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 50.0 =0
WCP 1984-86 7 4 3 0 20 1 +19 2 6 2.857 0.143 78.6 +4
WCP All 13 8 4 1 30 5 +25 3 9 2.308 0.385 76.9 +8
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1982 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
WCF 1986 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0.00 0.50 25.0 -1
WCF All 7 3 3 1 6 2 +4 4 4 0.857 0.286 64.3 +2
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1976-78 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 0 2 2.00 0.333 100.0 +3
WC 1980-82 8 4 3 1 10 4 +6 3 5 1.25 0.50 68.8 +3
WC 1984-86 9 4 4 1 20 2 +18 4 7 2.222 0.222 66.7 +3
WC All 20 11 7 2 36 7 +29 7 13 1.80 0.35 72.5 +9
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1978-80 6 5 1 0 16 5 +11 0 3 2.667 0.833 91.7 +5
ECP 1982-84 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
ECP 1986-88 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 9 6 2 1 20 8 +12 1 4 2.222 0.889 77.8 +5
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
ECF All 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1978-80 9 6 2 1 19 8 +11 1 3 2.111 0.889 77.8 +5
EC 1982-84 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
EC 1986-88 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
EC All 12 7 3 2 23 11 +12 2 4 1.917 0.917 70.8 +5
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1976-77 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1977-78 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.333 100.0 +3
BC 1978-79 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 1 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
BC 1979-80 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 1 1.333 1.667 50.0 =0
BC 1980-81 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0.00 0.50 25.0 -1
BC 1981-82 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 0 3 2.00 0.00 100.0 +3
BC 1983-84 3 1 1 1 2 2 =0 1 1 0.667 0.667 50.0 =0
BC All 18 11 4 3 24 11 +13 4 10 1.333 0611 72.2 +8
Rous Cup Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
RC 1985 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
RC 1986 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
RC All 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Minor Tournament and Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Bicentennial 1976 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Copa Ciudad de Mexico 1985 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2
Azteca 2000 1985 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -0

Note that the second Copa Ciuded de Mexico and the First Azteca 2000 match are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

TC All 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 1 0 1.333 1.667 33.3 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 20 11 7 2 36 7 +29 7 13 1.80 0.35 72.5 +9
EC 12 7 3 2 23 11 +12 2 4 1.917 0.917 70.8 +5
BC 18 11 4 3 24 11 +13 4 10 1.333 0611 72.2 +8
RC 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
TC 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 1 0 1.333 1.667 33.3 -1
All 55 32 14 9 90 35 +55 15 27 1.636 0.636 70.9 +23

 

Ray Wilkins - Match History
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 24 full caps

Coach: Don Revie - 7 full capsx

Age 19
- 501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles TC NL squad/unused
1 502 28 May 1976 - England 3 Italy 2, Yankee Stadium, New York City NW Start 7
- u/o 31 May 1976 - Team America 1 England 3, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia AW squad/unused
2 504 8 September 1976 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 8
Age 20
3 505 13 October 1976 - England 2 Finland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 6
4 509 28 May 1977 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start off 65 7
- 510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL squad/unused
- 511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL
5 512 8 June 1977 - Brazil 0 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio tour AD Start off 70 10
6 513 12 June 1977 - Argentina 1 England 1, Estadio Camilo Cichero, Buenos Aires AD Start 10
7 514 15 June 1977 - Uruguay 0 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AD Start 10
 

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 45 full capsx

8 515 7 September 1977 - England 0 Switzerland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 81 ?
Age 21
9 516 12 October 1977 - Luxembourg 0 England 2, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg WCP AW Start 8
10 517 16 November 1977 - England 2 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 4
11 518 22 February 1978 - West Germany 2 England 1, Olympiastadion, München Fr AL Start 4
- 519 19 April 1978 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad/unused
12 520 13 May 1978 - Wales 1 England 3, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 16
13 521 16 May 1978 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start
14 522 20 May 1978 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start
15 523 24 May 1978 - England 4 Hungary 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 4
Age 22
16 524 20 September 1978 - Denmark 3 England 4, Idrætsparken, København ECP AW Start 4
17 525 25 October 1978 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Dublin ECP AD Start 4
18 526 29 November 1978 - England 1 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
19 528 19 May 1979 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 6
20 529 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start off 75 4
21 530 26 May 1979 - England 3 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 6
22 531 6 June 1979 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija ECP AW Start 6
23 532 10 June 1979 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna Fr AD sub 23 ?
24 533 13 June 1979 - Austria 4 England 3, Praterstadion, Wien Fr AL Start 64 6
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 38 full caps  
25 534 12 September 1979 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 6
Age 23
26 535 17 October 1979 - Northern Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast ECP AW Start 6
27 536 22 November 1979 - England 2 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 6
28 538 26 March 1980 - Spain 0 England 2, Nou Estadi del FC Barcelona, Barcelona Fr AW Start 6
29 539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
30 540 17 May 1980 - Wales 4 England 1, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham BC AL sub 80 ?
31 541 20 May 1980 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 6
32 542 24 May 1980 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start 6
- 543 31 May 1980 - Australia 1 England 2, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Fr AW squad/unused
33 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino ECF ND Start 26 6
34 545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL Start
35 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW Start
Age 24
36 550 25 March 1981 - England 1 Spain 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL sub 70 14
37 551 29 April 1981 - England 0 Romania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 7
38 552 12 May 1981 - England 0 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 6
39 553 20 May 1981 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 6
40 554 23 May 1981 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start 4
41 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL Start 4
42 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW sub 72 ?
Age 25
43 559 23 February 1982 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 26 4
44 560 27 April 1982 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 7
45 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 7
46 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 11
47 564 3 June 1982 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 11
48 565 16 June 1982 - England 3 France 1, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao WCF NW Start 19
49 566 20 June 1982 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Start
50 567 25 June 1982 - England 1 Kuwait 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Start
51 568 29 June 1982 - West Germany 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid ND Start
52 569 5 July 1982 - Spain 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AD Start
 

Coach: Bobby Robson - 32 full caps, ten captainciesx

Age 26
53 570 22 September 1982 - Denmark 2 England 2, Idrætsparken, København ECP AD Captain 4
54 571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Captain 6
- 576 27 April 1983 - England 2 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 14
Age 27
55 582 21 September 1983 - England 0 Denmark 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HL Captain 6
- 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest ECP AW unused sub 14
56 586 4 April 1984 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 8
57 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham BC AL Captain 7
58 588 26 May 1984 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start 4
59 589 2 June 1984 - England 0 USSR 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 4
60 590 10 June 1984 - Brazil 0 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio tour AW Start 4
61 591 13 June 1984 - Uruguay 2 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL Start 4
62 592 17 June 1984 - Chile 0 England 0, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AD Start 4
 Club: A.C. Milan. - 22 full caps  
63 593 12 September 1984 - England 1 GDR 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 8
Age 28
64 594 17 October 1984 - England 5 Finland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 8
65 595 14 November 1984 - Turkey 0 England 8, Inönü Stadyumu, Ístanbul WCP AW Start 8
66 596 27 February 1985 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast WCP AW Captain 8
67 597 26 March 1985 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 8
68 598 1 May 1985 - Romania 0 England 0, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AD Start 8
69 599 22 May 1985 - Finland 1 England 1, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD Start 8
70 600 25 May 1985 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow RC AL Start 8
71 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México TC NL Start 8
72 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México AL Start off 70 8
- 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW injured squad member
- 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr AW
- 605 11 September 1985 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD unused sub 14
Age 29
73 606 16 October 1985 - England 5 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 8
74 607 13 November 1985 - England 0 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Captain 8
75 608 29 January 1986 - Egypt 0 England 4, Nasser Stadium, Cairo Fr AW Captain 8
76 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Tel Aviv Fr AW Start 8
77 610 26 March 1986 - USSR 0 England 1, Dinamo Stadion, Tbilisi Fr AW Captain 8
78 611 23 April 1986 - England 2 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HW Capt off ht 8
79 612 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr NW Start off 80 8
80 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby Fr AW Capt off 73 8
81 614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey WCF NL Start 8
82 615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey ND Start
43
8
- 616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0, Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey NW suspended 8
- 617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW
- 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NL  unused sub
83 619 10 September 1986 - Sweden 1 England 0, Söderstadion, Stockholm Fr AL Start 8
Age 30
84 621 12 November 1986 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW sub 83 12

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