Billy-Joe King

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Billy-Joe King
0Full Name Billy-Joe King
0Date of Birth 23 September 1990
0Place of Birth Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England
0Position Defender
0Chelsea career 2005 - 2009
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs None

Billy-Joe King (born 23 September 1990 in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England) is a defender who formerly played for Chelsea's Academy team.


Pre-Chelsea career

Billy-Joe joined Chelsea at a young age.

Chelsea career

Two seasons before he became a scholar, the then 14 year-old Billy-Joe took part in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup alongside 16 year-old team-mates, one of whom was Scott Sinclair. As the youngest member of the squad his playing time was limited but he did start one group game at left-back, a glimpse of what would come.

A local lad who played left-back or centre-back, regular impressive performances for the Under-16s alongside a number of players who would progress to the Under-18 team early earned him a scholarship in 2007 for the next two seasons.

The step up was to initially prove tough, as he found it hard to make a regular appearance, and suffered with injury. Towards the end of the campaign he started more regularly and looked more and more comfortable, but he never progressed enough to make waves at the next level. He has good height for both positions, and is comfortable on the ball, but doesn’t have the best passing range and can at times seem unsure of himself in the tackle and making decisions.

At the end of his two-year scholarship the club decided not to offer Billy-Joe professional terms and he departed in June 2009.


Billy-Joe has not represented England at any level.

Career statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Club Total
Apps Goals
2007-08 Chelsea 10 0
2008-09 Chelsea 13 0

Career honours


Post Chelsea Career

Billy-Joe struggled to find a club upon his departure from Chelsea but settled at Leatherhead before joining AFC Wimbledon in 2010, but he quickly departed and has since played for Tonbridge and Horsham.

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