15 Smashing Vintage Photos Of The Young Terry Venables

Chris Wright

6th, January 2017


On the day of his 73rd birthday, Pies thought we’d pay homage to one of the most charismatic personalities in English football’s grand lineage.

As such, here’s 15 smashing archive photos of Terry Venables in his pomp, i.e, the pre-creosote-tanned days of the mid-1960s…


Aged just 15, a (relatively) fresh-faced Terry Venables trains on Dagenham Park as part of his Chelsea apprenticeship, 1958

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Terry Venables stretches out ahead of England’s friendly against Belgium at Stamford Bridge, 1964

Sat beside the fireplace at home, Terry Venables proudly shows off his collection of junior and senior England caps, 1964

Slinky: Terry Venables in training for Chelsea, 1964

Wearing a fetching mohair sweater, Terry Venables poses in the boot room, 1965

England teammates Terry Venables and Ken Brown pair up to take on a team of young pretenders in Bonham Road, Dagenham, the street they were born, 1965

Tastefully dressed for the occasion, Chelsea quartet (L-R) Johnny Boyle, Terry Venables, Chopper Harris and Eddie McCreadie do laps through the slush at Stamford Bridge, 1965

Terry Venables takes in the atmosphere at an empty Stamford Bridge after being dropped from the Chelsea first-team, 1965

Several Chelsea players (including Terry Venables; third from left) receive treatment ahead of a Fairs Cup match against Roma, 1965

Chelsea footballers John Hollins, Terry Venables, Ron Harris, George Graham and Eddie McCreadie pose in their glad rags, 1965

Terry Venables decked out in Lilywhite after making the move across London to Tottenham, 1966

Terry Venables press-gangs former Chelsea teammates John Hollins, Eddie McCreadie and George Graham into helping him (and wife-to-be Christine) move house, 1966

Terry Venables can hardly hide his excitement while test driving his new facial adornment, 1967

Freshly shorn of his moustache, Terry Venables carefully slices his way into a boiled egg, 1967

Terry Venables in his element while recording Tottenham’s FA Cup Final song with EMI producer Norman Smith, 1967

The results…

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