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David Webb

David Webb

Clubs played for: Leyton Orient, Southampton, Chelsea, QPR, Leicester City, QPR, Leicester City, Derby County, Bournemouth, Torquay United. (1964-1984).

Born: 1946

Birthplace: Stratford

Position: Defender

Biography: Few players have been more popular at Stamford Bridge than the cornerstone of Dave Sexton's team. Twice voted Player of the Year, in 1969 and 1972, he wore every shirt possible except for the number 11, even playing one game in goal against Ipswich Town (and kept a clean sheet). Bundled in Ian Hutchinson's long throw to win the 1970 FA Cup Final replay against Leeds and was a member of their winning Cup Winners' Cup side 12 months later. Was sold in July 1974 after six years at the club for £100,000 when he grew unsettled following the departures of Alan Hudson and Peter Osgood. He did return as manager between February and May 1993. Went on to manage Torquay, Bournemouth, Southend, Yeovil and Brentford. Lives in the New Forest and Portugal and has property interests.

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Webb, David David Webb ex Chelsea. Brilliant defender, now lives in Reydon, Suffolk.
14-08-21pat oconnell

Webb, David Stratford was never in Essex. It was the part of the County Borough of West Ham and had the same status as a county until it joined with East Ham and became the London Borough of Newham.

Thanks for pointing that out Martin - reference removed.

Webb, David I used to wash David's Ford Granada in the early 70's in East London.
06-01-21Dean Webb

Webb, David Growing up in the 70's, I voted for David Webb as "Sports personality of the year" every year, by postcard, but to no avail! I even carried on voting after he finished playing.......this was before it became limited by a short list!
06-12-20Stephen King

Webb, David Dave and another player had a kit cleaning business in the early 70s. They used to clean out company team kit. I was the tea boy just starting my apprenticeship. Most of the guys at work were Chelsea supporters. I remember seeing this big car pull up outside the workshops. Out steps Dave wed one of my heroes. He asked me if I knew where Fred Marchal was. I said yes and walked him through the shop where we found Fred. Needless to say all work stopped. Dave was real nice took loads of time talking and signing for the guys. Great memories for a young lad.

I remember going to Charlie Cooke's testimonial.
Dave was running down the left wing. He went to cross the ball. Instead it went into the stands.
Dave pulled out an imaginary shovel promptly dug a whole and dived into it. The crowd loved it.
Great guy. Real Chelsea legend.
05-12-20Eddie Baines

Webb, David My wife is Sandra Webb and is Dave's cousin , she was born in Leytonestone and would love to contact Dave.
09-09-20Marc Stokes

Webb, David Good Morning, I see there is a chap David Wight whom I met in the cayman Islands some years ago and several other people who have responded to your comments page asking for my contact details. If you wish to send me their email addresses i will endeavour to contact them. Kind Regards David Webb
09-09-20David Webb

Webb, David Hi to whom it may concern,
I met dave webb back in the 70’s over valentines park i was only about 7 and ive been after his autograph for ages! Does anyone know how to contact him please? Thankyou
01-09-20Paul Cockley

Webb, David I am trying to get in touch with David Webb who I met in Cayman a few years ago. I was telling The Govenor of The Cayman Islands, HE Mr Martyn Roper, that I met David Webb and he asked me if I could try and get in touch with David and see if he could meet him when he is next in Cayman. Can you please give my email address to David Webb so he can get in touch with me if possible, thanks. My name is David Wight.
17-08-20David Wight

Webb, David I had the pleasure of meeting David when we were both single. Went to a few parties with him when he met Jackie. Also invited to their wedding in South Woodford. My parents had the Orient cafe in Leyton. David and all the players would come in for lunch everyday, good old days. We are both the same age and have lost all contact with him.

WEBB, David Dave was a close mate of mine when we both attended Lister Technical School in Plaistow between 1957 - 61. Dave left school and went to Leyton Orient FC, I went into the Royal Navy - we lost touch for a while. In 1966 I was serving on the RN submarine Amphion based at Singapore when Southampton FC were on a pre season tour of Asia. I managed to contact Webby and arranged for him and other members to visit the boat - we then went to their game against Singapore X!. Some years later when Dave was managing Southend, I was surprised to see him turn up at my wedding reception with Tony Cole, an old school friend from my primary school days. My wife also knew Dave from Lister as at one stage we were all in the same year and had also got in contact with some other school friends. We shared many good times in those days and I considered him to be a special mate.
Albert Terry

WEBB, David sscchhhhh!!!!!! David was in market town Harleston, Norfolk, viewing properties this week.
Karl Jackson

Webb, David What a great guy Webby is. I was a youth player when Dave turned full time at The Orient under Dave Sexton. Many years later I met him in Perth. I was playing for Western Australia against Bournemouth who he was managing at the time of the club's tour of Australia. It was funny as I was standing at the toilet taking a pee before the game and standing next to me was Webby. Unfortunately we lost 4 nil but it was great catching up with him and having a chat about the days at The O's. With Sexton at the time of the Orient days was Malcolm Musgrove. Good old days. Dave had huge success with Chelsea and others and I was fortunate enough to play 5 times for Australia in 1975.

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