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Chelsea FC Profile: James Ashford

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Full Name: James William Ashford

Born: Monday, 24th May 1897
Place of birth: Barlborough, Derbyshire, England
Height: 5' 8"
Died: Saturday, 28th February 1970 (aged 72)
Place of death: Poole, Dorset, England
Burial: Cremated - 4 March 1970 - Bournemouth Crematorium. His ashes were scattered in the left-hand border in the rose beds at Bournemouth North Cemetery.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1920 to 1925

Noted elsewhere as signing from Ebbw Vale in March 1920. First registered with FA as a Chelsea player 14th July 1920.

Playing Career:

Ebbw Vale
Chelsea (Mar 1920 to Dec 1925) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 23rd April 1921, Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 10 months 30 days

Last Appearance: Monday, 1st September 1924, Leicester City 4 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1920 / 21 400004
1921 / 22 200002
1922 / 23 100001
1924 / 25 100001


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* 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. James Ashford made 8 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League23rd Apr 1921Middlesbrough00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League30th Apr 1921Chelsea11Middlesbrough30,000 match drawn
League2nd May 1921Blackburn Rovers00Chelsea8,000 match drawn
League7th May 1921Chelsea12Blackburn Rovers20,000 match lost
League15th Apr 1922Chelsea10Sunderland40,000 match won
League17th Apr 1922Aston Villa14Chelsea20,000 match won
League21st Oct 1922Chelsea13Sunderland38,000 match lost
League1st Sep 1924Leicester City40Chelsea25,000 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Link to the findagrave profile for James William Ashford View CGS profile for James William Ashford on Find-A-Grave
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Chelsea FC Player James Ashford

Games Won: 2
Win Percentage: 25%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 8 appearances, James Ashford played alongside the following 27 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Benjamin Howard Baker (2)
Dr John Barr Bell (3)
Willie Brown (1)
David Cameron (5)
Jack Cock (5)
Jackie Crawford (1)
Jimmy Croal (3)
Ted Ferguson (1)
Jim Ferris (2)
Harry Ford (5)
Colin Hampton (2)
Jack Harrow (6)
William Haywood (3)
Frank Hoddinott (1)
Richard Jenkins (1)
Joe Langton (1)
Bobby McNeil (8)
Tommy Meehan (7)
James Molyneux (4)
Seth Plum (1)
John Priestley (2)
Arthur Sales (1)
Buchanan Sharp (2)
George Smith (1)
Stephen Smith (1)
Bob Thomson (3)
Harry Wilding (8)