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Chelsea FC Profile: Wilf Chitty

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Full Name: Wilfred Sidney Chitty

Born: Wednesday, 10th July 1912
Place of birth: Walton-On-Thames, Surrey, England
Height: 5' 10"
Died: Sunday, 2nd February 1997 (aged 84)
Place of death: Caterham, Surrey, England
Burial: Cremated - Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Crawley, West Sussex.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1930 to 1938

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Mar 1930 to Dec 1938) - cost: unknown
Plymouth Argyle

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Wednesday, 6th April 1932, Liverpool 2 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 19 years 8 months 27 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 9th April 1938, Chelsea 4 - 1 Leicester City


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1931 / 32 600006
1932 / 33 500005
1933 / 34 500005
1935 / 36 100001
1936 / 37 800008
1937 / 38 19100020


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1931 / 32 100001
1932 / 33 200002
1933 / 34 100001
1936 / 37 100001
1937 / 38 11000011

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Wilf Chitty made 45 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League6th Apr 1932Liverpool21Chelsea37,873 match lost scored 1 goal
League9th Apr 1932Chelsea11Sheffield United16,840 match drawn
League14th Apr 1932Chelsea41Newcastle United12,605 match won
League16th Apr 1932Manchester City11Chelsea20,124 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1932Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion23,873 match lost
League30th Apr 1932Birmingham40Chelsea14,861 match lost
League1st Oct 1932Aston Villa31Chelsea32,684 match lost
League8th Oct 1932Chelsea21Middlesbrough18,181 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Oct 1932Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea15,021 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Oct 1932Chelsea13Derby County37,834 match lost
League1st Apr 1933Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea10,121 match drawn
League18th Nov 1933West Bromwich Albion31Chelsea12,325 match lost scored 1 goal
League25th Nov 1933Chelsea11Birmingham17,843 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1933Everton21Chelsea15,584 match lost
League9th Dec 1933Chelsea12Manchester City18,048 match lost
League16th Dec 1933Arsenal21Chelsea43,897 match lost
League4th Jan 1936Chelsea02Grimsby Town30,381 match lost
League25th Dec 1936Stoke City20Chelsea24,897 match lost
League26th Dec 1936Chelsea21Leeds United27,761 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League28th Dec 1936Chelsea10Stoke City16,675 match won
League2nd Jan 1937Birmingham00Chelsea17,673 match drawn
League6th Mar 1937Derby County11Chelsea15,010 match drawn
League27th Mar 1937Chelsea00Huddersfield Town31,384 match drawn
League24th Apr 1937Chelsea20Arsenal53,325 match won
League1st May 1937Liverpool11Chelsea8,278 match drawn
League15th Sep 1937Chelsea10Grimsby Town15,617 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Sep 1937Middlesbrough43Chelsea19,631 match lost scored 1 goal
League25th Sep 1937Chelsea21Stoke City38,504 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Oct 1937Portsmouth24Chelsea25,233 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Oct 1937Chelsea22Arsenal75,952 match drawn
League16th Oct 1937Blackpool02Chelsea23,974 match won
League23rd Oct 1937Chelsea21Brentford56,810 match won
League30th Oct 1937Bolton Wanderers55Chelsea22,293 match drawn scored 1 goal
League6th Nov 1937Chelsea00Sunderland50,554 match drawn
League13th Nov 1937Everton41Chelsea29,930 match lost
League18th Dec 1937Chelsea02Wolverhampton Wanderers31,314 match lost
League27th Dec 1937Charlton Athletic31Chelsea51,125 match lost scored 1 goal
League1st Jan 1938Liverpool22Chelsea39,062 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1938Chelsea01Everton41,946 match lost
League5th Feb 1938Stoke City21Chelsea22,693 match lost
League12th Feb 1938Chelsea31Portsmouth18,323 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Mar 1938Sunderland11Chelsea19,327 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Mar 1938Chelsea20Everton27,043 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Apr 1938Manchester City10Chelsea31,033 match lost
League9th Apr 1938Chelsea41Leicester City20,211 match won scored 1 goal

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Wilf Chitty

Games Won: 14
Win Percentage: 31.11%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 45 appearances, Wilf Chitty played alongside the following 44 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Len Allum (11)
Jimmy Argue (19)
Joe Bambrick (2)
George Barber (32)
Ned Barkas (8)
Bill Barraclough (2)
Sid Bidewell (2)
Sid Bishop (3)
Peter Buchanan (15)
Harry Burgess (21)
Robert Carter (3)
Alec Cheyne (1)
Allan Craig (9)
Jackie Crawford (2)
Willie Ferguson (7)
Dickie Foss (5)
Hughie Gallacher (10)
George Gibson (8)
Bob Gregg (7)
Bob Griffiths (22)
Jack Horton (1)
Alex Jackson (3)
Johnny Jackson (2)
Tommy Law (19)
Arnold Mayes (3)
Harold Miller (21)
Sam Millington (5)
George Mills (31)
Billy Mitchell (18)
Peter O'Dowd (12)
John O'Hare (14)
Eric Oakton (12)
Leslie Odell (6)
Joe Payne (3)
George Pearson (1)
Tommy Priestley (5)
Johnnie Rankin (8)
Willie Russell (13)
Jack Sherborne (3)
Doug Smale (2)
Jack Smith (4)
Dick Spence (13)
Sam Weaver (24)
Victor Woodley (38)