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Dennis Wise

Wimbledon FC, Chelsea FC

21 appearances, 1 debut goal

P 21 W 10 D 9 L 2 F 29: A 13
*(actual F x: A x)
69% successful

1989-2000

disciplined: one
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
x

Profile

Full name Dennis Frank Wise (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 15 December 1966 in Kensington, London [registered in Kensington, December 1966]. One of two, to Dennis and Pamela, the other being his sister, Kimberly. Grew up in Shephard's Bush and Notting HIll.
Attended Christopher Wren Secondary School in Acton.
Married to Claire Dunn [registered in Chiltern, June 2004]. Two children, Henry Dennis P. and Amber Elizabeth P.
Height/Weight 5' 6", 9st. 5lbs [1993]. 10st. 11lbs [2000].

Source

Jack Rollins' Rothman's Yearbook [various] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Dennis Wise: The Autobiography (Boxtree, 6 October 2000)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career playing for his father's team, Bellevue FC. Signed by Southampton FC on associated schoolboy forms when he was just fourteen years old, he had been suspended by his school. Then, after turning down a professional contract, Wise trained with Queen's Park Rangers FC, his favoured club, but they had no money to sign him, as the south coast club still held his registration. Wise went on to train with Crystal Palace FC as Lawrie McMenemy released Wise from his Southampton contract. But it was Wimbledon FC that offered Wise his break in football, signing him on 28 March 1985. Dave Bassett sent Wise and Sean Priddle out on loan during the 1985 summer, to Grebberstad IF, of the Swedish third divison. As a centre-forward, his five goals in ten league appearances, saved the club from relegation. After falling out of love with his club, and after 27 goals in 135 league appearances, Wise signed for Chelsea FC on 3 July 1990 for record fee paid 1.6 million pounds. Eventually, Glenn Hoddle made him club captain. Wise was sold on 25 June 2001 for 1.6 million after Claudio Ranieri took over. Wise had made 332 league appearances and scored 53 goals. He was sacked by Leicester on 2 August 2002 for a serious breach of discipline, he punched and broke the nose of Callum Davidson. Having scored twice in seventeen Premier League appearances, Wise appealed, and although he won his tribunal, a Leicester appeal was also successful, and so without a club, Wise signed for Millwall FC on 24 September, and on 15 October 2003, appointed as player-manager. He appeared in 85 league matches, scoring seven goals, before he resigned on 8 May 2005. Wise returned to Southampton FC on 27 June 2005. He made eleven Championship appearances, scoring once, until he left on 26 December 2005. He signed a six-month deal with Coventry City FC on 19 January 2006. Wise scored six goals in thirteen Championship appearances, deciding to hang up his boots at the end of the season, despite being offered a further years contract!
Club honours Football League Division Two third place 1985-86; FA Cup winners 1987-88, 1996-97, 1999-2000, runners-up 1993-94, 2003-04; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1997, winners  2000; Football League Cup winners 1997-98; UEFA European Cup Winners Cup winners 1997-98; UEFA Super Cup winners 1998;
Individual honours Wimbledon FC Player of the Season 1987-88; Chelsea FC Player of the Season 1997-98, 1999-2000; Alan Hardaker Trophy 1997-98;
Distinctions x

Source

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

Mangerial Career

Club(s) Wise signed for Millwall FC on 24 September, and on 15 October 2003, appointed as player-manager. He appeared in 85 league matches, scoring seven goals, before he resigned on 8 May 2005. He became caretaker Dave Bassett's assistant at Southampton in December 2005, but left after the vacant post was handed to Craig Burley on the 23rd. On 22 May 2006, Wise was appointed manager at Swindon Town FC. Despite a good start, Wise and his management team joined Leeds United AFC on 24 October 2006, but were relegated to League One after his first season. Then, after another good start to the season, Wise left Leeds for an Executive Director role at Newcastle United FC from 29 January 2007, a position that certainly made the first team manager Kevin Keegan uncomfortable. Wise left Newcastle on 1 April 2009.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 2003-04;
Individual honours Manager of the Month August 2006; League One Manager of the Month August 2007, September 2007;

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 1024th players (1024) to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 670, 1 May 1991, Turkey 0 England 1, a European Championship qualification match at Atatürk Stadyumu, Konak, İzmir, aged 24 years 137 days.
Last match No. 774, 11 October 2000, Finalnd 0 England 0, a World Cup qualification match at Olympiastadion, Toolo, Helsinki, aged 33 years 301 days.
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 1996 (provisional), 2000;
Team honours England Challenge Cup winners 1991;
Individual honours England Schoolboy (trials, 1981),
Distinctions None

Beyond England

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

England Disgrace

Narrowly escaped a prison term after being found guilty of assault and sentenced to three months imprisonment. He was freed pending an appeal with eight minutes to spare before he was sent to HMP Brixton, on 15 March 1995. It followed an altercation with a taxi driver the previous October.

 

Dennis Wise - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 21 4 16 5 5 1451 1 1451 min 1 none one
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.

 

Dennis Wise - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 4 6 0 12 5 +7 3 5 1.20 0.50 70.0 +4
Away 8 5 3 0 8 2 +6 2 6 1.00 0.25 81.3 +5
Neutral 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 0 1 1.667 2.00 33.3 -1
All 21 10 9 2 25 13 +12 5 12 1.19 0.619 69.0 +8

 

Dennis Wise - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 15 6 7 2 19 11 +8 4 8 1.267 0.733 63.3 +4
Sky Blue 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Red 5 3 2 0 5 2 +3 1 3 1.00 0.40 80.0 +3
All 21 10 9 2 25 13 +12 5 12 1.19 0.619 69.0 +8

 

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

WCP

1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

ECP

1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECF 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 0 1 1.667 2.00 33.3 -1
European Championship 4 2 0 2 6 6 =0 0 2 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Minor Tournament 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 15 7 8 0 16 6 +10 4 9 1.067 0.40 73.3 +7
All 21 10 9 2 25 13 +12 5 12 1.19 0.619 69.0 +8

 

Dennis Wise - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2000-02 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
WCP All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1990-92 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2000 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 0 1 1.667 2.00 33.3 -1
ECF All 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 0 1 1.667 2.00 33.3 -1
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1990-92 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
EC 1998-2000 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 0 1 1.667 2.00 33.3 -1
EC All 4 2 0 2 6 6 =0 0 2 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Minor Tournament and  Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
England Challenge 1991 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
TC All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
EC 4 2 0 2 6 6 =0 0 2 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
TC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 1 3 1.50 1.167 58.3 +1

 

Dennis Wise - Match History
 Club: Wimbledon F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 0 full capsx

Age 22
- 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD unused sub 16
- 646 27 May 1989 - England 2 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW squad member
- b 14 November 1989 - England 1 Italy 1, Goldstone Ground, Brighton Fr HD Start 8
- b 12 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1, The Den, London Fr HW Start 7
Age 23
- 653 28 March 1990 - England 1 Brazil 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
- b 24 April 1990 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Roker Park, Sunderland Fr HW Start 7
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 21 full caps

Coach: Graham Taylor - 5 full capsx

Age 24
1 670 1 May 1991 - Turkey 0 England 1, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir ECP AW Start 32 4
2 671 21 May 1991 - England 3 USSR 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW Start off 72 4
- 672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD squad member
3 673 1 June 1991 - Australia 0 England 1, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney tour AW sub 81 ?
4 674 3 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 1, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland AW Start 9
5 675 8 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 2, Athletic Park, Wellington AW Start 4
- 676 12 June 1991 - Malaysia 2 England 4, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur AW squad member
 

Coach: Terry Venables - 7 full capsx

Age 27
- 704 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
6 705 22 May 1994 - England 0 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 8
- 706 7 September 1994 - England 2 USA 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
7 707 12 October 1994 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 71 15
8 708 16 November 1994 - England 1 Nigeria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 11
Age 28
- 709 15 February 1995 - Republic of Ireland vs. England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin - abandoned after 27 minutes. Fr AabD withdrawn squad member
9 714 6 September 1995 - England 0 Colombia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 11
10 715 11 October 1995 - Norway 0 England 0, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo Fr AD Start off 68 11
- 716 15 November 1995 - England 3 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
11 717 12 December 1995 - England 1 Portugal 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start off 79 11
Age 29
- 718 27 March 1996 - England 1 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
- 719 24 April 1996 - England 0 Croatia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 15
12 720 18 May 1996 - England 3 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 65 15
- 721 23 May 1996 - PR China 0 England 3, Workers' Stadium, Beijing Fr AW squad/unused ?
Terry Venables named a squad of 27 on May 16, for a short tour of the Far East. On May 28, the final 22-man squad was announced, with five omissions, including Dennis Wise.
 

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 8 full capsx

Age 32
13 762 10 October 1999 - England 2 Belgium 1, Stadium of Light, Sunderland Fr HW sub 76 15
- 763 13 November 1999 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow ECP AW unused sub 15
- 764 17 November 1999 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL unused sub 15
Age 33
14 765 23 February 2000 - England 0 Argentina 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 46 4
15 766 27 May 2000 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 11
- 767 31 May 2000 - England 2 Ukraine 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
16 768 3 June 2000 - Malta 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Ta'Qali Fr AW Start off 68 4
17 769 12 June 2000 - Portugal 3 England 2, Philips Stadion, Eindhoven ECF NL sub 58 17
18 770 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0, Stade Communal, Charleroi NW Start
19 771 20 June 2000 - England 2 Romania 3, Stade Communal, Charleroi NL Start off 75
20 772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AD Start 4
- 773 7 October 2000 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HL unused sub 17
 

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 1 full capx

21 774 11 October 2000 - Finland 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD Start 4

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