Eddie Newton

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Eddie Newton
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0Full Name Edward John Ikem Newton
0Date of Birth 13 December 1971
0Place of Birth Hammersmith, London
0Position Midfielder
0Chelsea career 1990-1999
0Debut 2 May 1992
0Games (goals) 214 (10)
0Other clubs Cardiff City (loan)
Birmingham City
Oxford United
0Years 2012-
0Role Technical Coach
(Youth Development)
0Previous roles Assistant First Team Coach
0Other clubs Milton Keynes Dons
West Bromwich Albion

Edward John Ikem 'Eddie' Newton (born 13 December 1971 in Hammersmith, west London) is a former player and assistant first team coach, and currently a technical coach for the youth development programme at Chelsea. He played for the Blues as a defensive midfielder between 1990 and 1999, making over 200 appearances. The most notable moment of his Chelsea playing career was scoring the second goal in the 1997 FA Cup Final. He returned to the club in early 2012 to assist interim coach and fellow scorer in that final, Roberto Di Matteo, having previously worked with the Italian at Milton Keynes Dons and West Bromwich Albion. The pair subsequently led the Blues to victory in the 2012 FA Cup and 2012 UEFA Champions League finals.


Chelsea Career

After making his way through the Chelsea youth system Newton was loaned out to Cardiff City in January 1992, making his debut in a 4-0 win over Chesterfield. Unfortunately Cardiff fell three points short of a play-off place and Newton returned to Stamford Bridge in time to make his first team Chelsea debut as a substitute left back on the final day of the 1991-92 season, scoring as Chelsea lost 2-1 to Everton. The young midfielder established himself in the side during the following season – albeit playing in various positions – and scored six times before the end of 1992; goalscoring form that stands in contrast to his subsequent career, which would mainly be spent as a defensive midfielder. Among the goals were a brace against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, his two goals securing the win.

Following the arrival of Glenn Hoddle as manager in 1993 new tactical approaches saw the Blues adopt a diamond midfield formation, and over the course of the season Newton made the defensive position his own. [1] He played for Chelsea in the 1994 FA Cup Final, but his foul on Ryan Giggs in the second half saw him cautioned and led to Manchester United being awarded a penalty, which was scored by Eric Cantona. Chelsea went on to lose 4-0 but United had won the double to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, allowing Chelsea to play European football for the first time since the 1970s, with a place in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Newton was part of the team that reached the semi-finals of the 1994-95 competition and also the semi-finals of the 1995-96 FA Cup.

Newton famously scored Chelsea's second, clinching, goal in the 1997 FA Cup final to seal a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough. He won the Cup Winners' Cup and League Cup with the club a year later, but was thereafter hampered in his quest for a starting place by injuries and manager Gianluca Vialli's signing of French World Cup-winning midfielder Didier Deschamps.

After Chelsea

With Roberto Di Matteo, celebrating Fernando Torres' clinching goal against Barcelona in 2012.

Newton joined Birmingham City in July 1999 on a free transfer before spending short spells at various lower league clubs, including Oxford United and Barnet. He later retired due to a knee injury at the age of just 29. [2]

A few years after finishing his football career Newton went to coach a kids school football team at Mount Carmel Primary School, Ealing, London. He was the head coach and coached many different age groups.

On 2 July 2008 Newton was appointed assistant manager to Roberto Di Matteo at Milton Keynes Dons. A year later, on 30 June 2009, Di Matteo was appointed head coach of West Bromwich Albion and Newton joined him at the club as assistant head coach. The Italian was relieved of his duties in January 2011, with Newton also leaving the club.

Return to Chelsea as a coach

In March 2012, following the sacking of André Villas-Boas, Newton's former team mate and colleague Di Matteo was promoted from his assistant manager's role to caretaker manager for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. A day later the Italian brought in Newton to assist him in a general, unspecified coaching role. [3] The pair went on to lead Chelsea to the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup titles. Following Di Matteo's dismissal in November the following season Newton stayed on, re-joining the youth development programme as a technical coach.


Season Prem FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1991-92 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1992-93 34 5 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 41 6
1993-94 36 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 45 0
1994-95 30 1 2 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 40 1
1995-96 24 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 1
1996-97 15 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
1997-98 18 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 0 29 0
1998-99 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Total 165 8 19 1 17 1 13 0 0 0 214 10


# Season Date Year Competition Opponent Score Result Venue
11991-9202 May1992First DivisionEverton1-21-2Goodison Park
21992-9322 August1992FA Premier LeagueSheffield Wednesday3-23-3Hillsborough
31992-9302 September1992FA Premier LeagueAston Villa2-13-1Villa Park
41992-9323 September1992League CupWalsall2-03-0Bescot Stadium
51992-9305 December1992FA Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspur1-02-1White Hart Lane
61992-9305 December1992FA Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspur2-02-1White Hart Lane
71992-9326 December1992FA Premier LeagueSouthampton1-11-1Stamford Bridge
81994-9526 December1994FA Premier LeagueManchester United2-22-3Stamford Bridge
91995-9622 November1995FA Premier LeagueBolton Wanderers3-23-2Stamford Bridge
101996-9717 May1997FA CupMiddlesbrough2-02-0Wembley Stadium



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