Tommy Langley - Chelsea FC - League Appearances

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Date: 31 December 1977

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      Saturday, 08 February 1958
      London, England.
  • Chelsea FC
    • Club Career Dates
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 9th November 1974 in a 0-0 draw at home to Leicester City (Aged: 16)
    • Club Career
      129 League apps (+13 as sub), 40 goals
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Tommy LANGLEY - Chelsea FC - League Appearances

Tommy Langley is pictured playing for Chelsea during their 5-4 win against

Birmingham City on 31/12/1977.


Tommy  Langley began his career with Chelsea, making his debut in 1975 against Leicester City. The club were relegated the same season and for the remainder of Langley's time there they bounced between the top two divisions. He first established himself in the side during Chelsea's first season back in the First Division in 1977–78, during which he scored 13 goals, making him the club's top scorer. The following year, Chelsea were near the bottom of the league all season and relegated by March, with Langley's 16 goals – more than three times the total managed by any of his team mates – a rare bright spot, for which he was voted club player of the year. During his career with Chelsea, he scored 43 goals in 152 games.


Chelsea:   1974-1975     Played   8     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
     1975-1976     Played   10     Scored   1   goal   (Division 2)
     1976-1977     Played   6     Scored   2   goals   (Division 2)
     1977-1978     Played   41     Scored   11   goals   (Division 1)
     1978-1979     Played   41     Scored   15   goals   (Division 1)
     1979-1980     Played   36     Scored   10   goals   (Division 2)
Transferred to Queens Park Rangers in August 1980



Senior career


Years             Team                            Apps†    (Gls)†
1974–1980    Chelsea                        142    (40)
1980–1981    Queens Park Rangers    25    (8)
1981–1983    Crystal Palace              59    (8)
1983–1984    AEK Athens                   5    (0)
1983–1984    Coventry City                2    (0)
1984–1985    Wolverhampton W.     23    (4)
1984–1985    Aldershot                    16    (4)
1985–1986    South China                ?    (?)
1986–1988    Aldershot                   81    (21)
1988–1989    Exeter City                 21    (2)
1989             Tampa Bay Rowdies    5    (1)
1989–1991    Slough Town             56    (19)
1991              Aylesbury United       2    (1)
1991              St Albans City             5    (1)
1992              Basingstoke Town        
1992             Staines Town        
1992–1993    Wokingham Town


 After football.

After Langley's playing days were over, he has still been a part of the game with a career in sport media. Tommy took on his first presenting role as a commentator on Chelsea Radio in 1997. After the radio show, Langley went on to his role as Football Reporter on Channel 5's Breakfast News. Langley joined Chelsea TV when it launched, as a regular guest on the 'Live From Stamford Bridge' phone-in show. He is currently one of the semi-regular presenters on the show, Matchnight Live.[2] He is also used as a co-commentator for Chelsea TV and is known to celebrate when Chelsea score important goals live on air. One such noted time was in Chelsea's 4–4 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, when Chelsea got the goal that gave them a 4–3 lead with three minutes to go, Langley let out a loud "YES". But when Spurs got the equaliser in stoppage time, a loud "NO" could be heard.

Immediately after leaving football, he joined Nashua in Bracknell where he was a dealer sales for copiers and fax machines. His colleague was his ex Aldershot team-mate, Graham Cox.


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