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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:

Men's 1st Team 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:

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

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

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

Age on debut: 23 years 10 months 30 days

Last Competitive First-Team 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

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1920 / 21 2
1921 / 22 1
1922 / 23 2
1923 / 24 2

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. James Ashford made 7 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly14th Aug 1920Chelsea32Chelsea17,000 match lost
Friendly19th Aug 1920Chelsea12Chelsea17,000 match won
Friendly17th Aug 1921Chelsea32Chelsea10,000 match lost
Friendly14th Aug 1922Chelsea42Chelsea10,000 match lost
Friendly17th Aug 1922Chelsea13Chelsea5,000 match won
Friendly13th Aug 1923Chelsea23Chelsea8,000 match won
London Challenge Cup22nd Oct 1923Clapton Orient31Chelsea3,500 match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1920 / 21 22
1921 / 22 19
1922 / 23 22
1923 / 24 29

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. James Ashford made 92 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League4th Sep 1920West Ham United32Chelsea10,000 match lost
Reserve League6th Sep 1920Chelsea01Fulhamunknown match lost
Reserve League13th Sep 1920Clapton Orient42Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League20th Sep 1920Tottenham Hotspur40Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League27th Sep 1920Chelsea00Millwall3,000 match drawn
Friendly4th Oct 1920Brentford12Chelsea1,000 match won
Reserve League7th Oct 1920Chelsea01Queens Park Rangersunknown match lost
Reserve League28th Oct 1920Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspur8,000 match drawn
Reserve League30th Oct 1920Chelsea31Brentfordunknown match won
Reserve League11th Nov 1920Chelsea31Arsenalunknown match won
Friendly2nd Dec 1920Cambridge University62Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League9th Dec 1920Chelsea11Clapton Orientunknown match drawn
Reserve League16th Dec 1920Fulham20Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League1st Jan 1921Chelsea30Millwallunknown match won
Reserve League20th Jan 1921Chelsea11Fulhamunknown match drawn
Reserve League17th Feb 1921Chelsea00West Ham Unitedunknown match drawn
Reserve League3rd Mar 1921Chelsea11Arsenalunknown match drawn
Reserve League17th Mar 1921Chelsea00Queens Park Rangersunknown match drawn
Reserve League25th Mar 1921Tottenham Hotspur30Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League28th Mar 1921Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspurunknown match won
Reserve League7th Apr 1921Chelsea21Crystal Palace3,000 match won
Reserve League9th Apr 1921Clapton Orient30Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League10th Nov 1921Chelsea01Fulhamunknown match lost
Reserve League24th Nov 1921Chelsea10Charlton Athleticunknown match won
Reserve League8th Dec 1921Chelsea42West Ham Unitedunknown match won
Reserve League10th Dec 1921Chelsea20Queens Park Rangersunknown match won
Friendly15th Dec 1921Chelsea41Oxford/Cambridge Universityunknown match won
Reserve League19th Jan 1922Chelsea12Millwallunknown match lost
Reserve League26th Jan 1922Fulham32Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League2nd Feb 1922Chelsea41Fulhamunknown match won
Reserve League4th Feb 1922Chelsea00Arsenalunknown match drawn
Reserve League11th Feb 1922Brentford11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League16th Feb 1922Chelsea11Queens Park Rangersunknown match drawn
Reserve League2nd Mar 1922Chelsea22Crystal Palaceunknown match drawn
Reserve League20th Mar 1922Chelsea12Arsenalunknown match lost
Reserve League23rd Mar 1922Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspurunknown match drawn
Reserve League1st Apr 1922Tottenham Hotspur21Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League6th Apr 1922Chelsea31Brentfordunknown match won
Reserve League20th Apr 1922Chelsea11Millwallunknown match drawn
Reserve League29th Apr 1922Clapton Orient11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Friendly3rd May 1922Guildford United02Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League2nd Sep 1922Tottenham Hotspur31Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League14th Sep 1922Chelsea21Arsenalunknown match won
Reserve League16th Sep 1922West Ham United11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League28th Sep 1922Chelsea30Tottenham Hotspurunknown match won
Reserve League5th Oct 1922Fulham00Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League12th Oct 1922Chelsea21Brentfordunknown match won
Reserve League26th Oct 1922Chelsea00Fulhamunknown match drawn
Reserve League28th Oct 1922Clapton Orient00Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League2nd Nov 1922Chelsea22Crystal Palaceunknown match drawn
Reserve League7th Dec 1922Chelsea21Clapton Orientunknown match won
Reserve League11th Dec 1922Chelsea03Queens Park Rangersunknown match lost
Reserve League21st Dec 1922Chelsea00Millwallunknown match drawn
Reserve League20th Jan 1923Crystal Palace00Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League25th Jan 1923Chelsea22West Ham Unitedunknown match drawn
Reserve League29th Jan 1923Chelsea43Queens Park Rangersunknown match won
Reserve League8th Feb 1923Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspurunknown match drawn
Reserve League10th Feb 1923Clapton Orient11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League22nd Feb 1923Chelsea13Fulhamunknown match lost
Reserve League26th Feb 1923Chelsea75Charlton Athleticunknown match won
Reserve League8th Mar 1923Chelsea00Arsenalunknown match drawn
Reserve League12th Apr 1923Chelsea32Brentfordunknown match won
Reserve League26th Apr 1923Chelsea31Crystal Palaceunknown match won
Reserve League25th Aug 1923Southend United33Chelsea6,000 match drawn
Reserve League1st Sep 1923Tottenham Hotspur01Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League8th Sep 1923Clapton Orient00Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League13th Sep 1923Chelsea32Queens Park Rangers2,000 match won
Reserve League24th Sep 1923Chelsea20Millwall2,500 match won
Reserve League27th Sep 1923Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspurunknown match won
Reserve League4th Oct 1923Fulham21Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League6th Oct 1923Queens Park Rangers30Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League11th Oct 1923Chelsea31Brentfordunknown match won
Reserve League25th Oct 1923Chelsea41Clapton Orientunknown match won
Reserve League29th Oct 1923Chelsea61Southend Unitedunknown match won
Reserve League8th Nov 1923Chelsea13Fulhamunknown match lost
Reserve League10th Nov 1923Charlton Athletic12Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League29th Nov 1923Chelsea11Arsenalunknown match drawn
Reserve League13th Dec 1923Chelsea07West Ham Unitedunknown match lost
Reserve League26th Dec 1923Southend United11Chelsea6,000 match drawn
Reserve League3rd Jan 1924Fulham10Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League12th Jan 1924Clapton Orient11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League17th Jan 1924Chelsea22Millwallunknown match drawn
Reserve League26th Jan 1924Tottenham Hotspur42Chelsea8,000 match lost
Reserve League31st Jan 1924Chelsea12Crystal Palaceunknown match lost
Reserve League14th Feb 1924Chelsea10Fulhamunknown match won
Reserve League8th Mar 1924Crystal Palace10Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League20th Mar 1924Chelsea00Queens Park Rangersunknown match drawn
Reserve League24th Mar 1924Chelsea10Southend Unitedunknown match won
Reserve League3rd Apr 1924Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspurunknown match won
Reserve League10th Apr 1924Chelsea21West Ham Unitedunknown match won
Reserve League14th Apr 1924Chelsea11Brentfordunknown match drawn
Reserve League28th Apr 1924Chelsea00Arsenalunknown match drawn

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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 Baker (2)
John 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)