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Chelsea FC Profile: Norrie Fairgray

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Full Name: Norman Murray Fairgray

Nickname(s): Norrie

Born: Thursday, 28th October 1880
Place of birth: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 5"
Died: Sunday, 24th March 1968 (aged 87)
Place of death: Holywood, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Burial: Buried - Mar 1968 - St Michael's Cemetery, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland - Section LXXVii, Grave 15

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1907 to 1914

Norrie moved to Motherwell in April 1914, along with David Calderhead Jnr & John Denoon as part of the deal that brought Colin Hampton in the other direction

Playing Career:

Maxwelltown Volunteers
--->Kilmarnock (L)
Lincoln City
Chelsea (Jul 1907 to Jun 1914) - cost: unknown
Queen Of The South

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 14th September 1907, Newcastle United 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 26 years 10 months 17 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 17th January 1914, Manchester United 0 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1907 / 08 28000028
1908 / 09 18200020
1909 / 10 600006
1910 / 11 200002
1911 / 12 10000010
1912 / 13 9200011
1913 / 14 610007


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1907 / 08 100001
1909 / 10 200002
1912 / 13 200002

* 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. Norrie Fairgray made 84 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League14th Sep 1907Newcastle United10Chelsea35,000 match lost
League21st Sep 1907Nottingham Forest60Chelsea20,000 match lost
League23rd Sep 1907Chelsea20Newcastle United20,000 match won
League28th Sep 1907Chelsea14Manchester United30,000 match lost
League5th Oct 1907Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League19th Oct 1907Birmingham11Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League26th Oct 1907Chelsea21Everton50,000 match won
League2nd Nov 1907Sunderland30Chelsea13,000 match lost
League9th Nov 1907Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match won
League16th Nov 1907The Wednesday31Chelsea22,000 match lost
League23rd Nov 1907Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League30th Nov 1907Notts County20Chelsea12,000 match lost
League2nd Dec 1907Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers18,000 match won
League7th Dec 1907Chelsea22Manchester City50,000 match drawn
League25th Jan 1908Manchester United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
League8th Feb 1908Bolton Wanderers12Chelsea18,000 match won
League15th Feb 1908Chelsea22Birmingham30,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League29th Feb 1908Chelsea21Sunderland32,000 match won
League7th Mar 1908Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League14th Mar 1908Chelsea31The Wednesday30,000 match won
League21st Mar 1908Bristol City00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League1st Apr 1908Everton03Chelsea10,000 match won
League4th Apr 1908Manchester City03Chelsea40,000 match won
League11th Apr 1908Chelsea00Preston North End40,000 match drawn
League18th Apr 1908Bury11Chelsea11,000 match drawn
League20th Apr 1908Chelsea02Liverpool40,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1908Chelsea13Aston Villa30,000 match lost
League29th Apr 1908Chelsea12Notts County10,000 match lost
League1st Sep 1908Chelsea00Preston North End25,000 match drawn
League5th Sep 1908Liverpool21Chelsea25,000 match lost
League10th Oct 1908Chelsea20Sunderland35,000 match won
League17th Oct 1908Chelsea22The Wednesday25,000 match drawn
League24th Oct 1908Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League31st Oct 1908Chelsea11Bradford City30,000 match drawn
League7th Nov 1908Manchester United01Chelsea20,000 match won
League14th Nov 1908Chelsea33Everton40,000 match drawn
League21st Nov 1908Leicester Fosse52Chelsea15,000 match lost
League28th Nov 1908Chelsea12Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match lost
League2nd Jan 1909Chelsea30Liverpool30,000 match won
F.A. Cup20th Jan 1909Chelsea10Hull City25,792 match won
League23rd Jan 1909Chelsea11Sheffield United25,000 match drawn
League30th Jan 1909Aston Villa00Chelsea18,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup6th Feb 1909Blackburn Rovers21Chelsea31,897 match lost
League13th Feb 1909Sunderland12Chelsea16,000 match won
League27th Feb 1909Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers10,000 match drawn
League13th Mar 1909Chelsea11Manchester United30,000 match drawn
League20th Mar 1909Everton32Chelsea25,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1909Bury21Chelsea3,000 match lost
League25th Sep 1909Woolwich Arsenal32Chelsea20,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League2nd Oct 1909Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers35,000 match won
League9th Oct 1909Middlesbrough01Chelsea12,000 match won
League27th Oct 1909Chelsea20Preston North End25,000 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Oct 1909Sunderland40Chelsea10,000 match lost
League6th Nov 1909Chelsea01Everton35,000 match lost
League18th Apr 1911Huddersfield Town31Chelsea9,000 match lost
League29th Apr 1911Gainsborough Trinity31Chelsea7,000 match lost
League2nd Sep 1911Chelsea00Stockport County28,000 match drawn
League9th Sep 1911Leeds City00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League11th Sep 1911Chelsea10Derby County20,000 match won
League16th Sep 1911Chelsea40Wolverhampton Wanderers32,000 match won
League23rd Sep 1911Leicester Fosse20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League30th Sep 1911Chelsea10Gainsborough Trinity30,000 match won
League25th Nov 1911Blackpool10Chelsea12,000 match lost
League10th Feb 1912Chelsea41Grimsby Town25,000 match won
League17th Feb 1912Nottingham Forest23Chelsea9,000 match won
League24th Feb 1912Chelsea02Burnley30,000 match lost
League7th Sep 1912Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea21,666 match lost
League9th Sep 1912Chelsea12Liverpool25,000 match lost
League14th Sep 1912Chelsea42Sheffield United40,000 match won
League21st Sep 1912Newcastle United32Chelsea38,000 match lost scored 2 goals
League28th Sep 1912Chelsea11Oldham Athletic30,000 match drawn
League28th Dec 1912Chelsea23Bolton Wanderers35,000 match lost
League25th Jan 1913Oldham Athletic32Chelsea18,000 match lost
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1913Chelsea11The Wednesday35,606 match drawn
F.A. Cup5th Feb 1913The Wednesday60Chelsea35,860 match lost
League8th Feb 1913Sunderland40Chelsea12,000 match lost
League22nd Feb 1913Bradford City22Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League20th Sep 1913Chelsea02Manchester United40,000 match lost
League27th Sep 1913Burnley61Chelsea30,000 match lost
League8th Nov 1913Sheffield United32Chelsea14,000 match lost
League15th Nov 1913Chelsea21Derby County28,000 match won
League27th Dec 1913Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea29,305 match won
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1914Chelsea01Millwall Athletic35,800 match lost
League17th Jan 1914Manchester United01Chelsea20,000 match won

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1908 / 09 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Norrie Fairgray made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly20th Feb 1909Chelsea10Fulham20,000 match won

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1907 / 08 3
1908 / 09 1
1909 / 10 18
1910 / 11 4

Non-First-Team Goals

1909 / 10 5
1910 / 11 2

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Norrie Fairgray made 26 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League10th Oct 1907Chelsea12Hastings & St Leonards United2,000 match lost
Reserve League12th Oct 1907Hitchen Town26Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League4th Jan 1908Chelsea30Luton Town0 match won
Reserve League6th Mar 1909Chelsea00Croydon Common0 match drawn
Reserve League2nd Sep 1909Fulham35Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League8th Sep 1909Chelsea52Woolwich Arsenal2,000 match won
Reserve League16th Oct 1909Chelsea31Coventry City4,000 match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League23rd Oct 1909Barnet Alston Works11Chelsea1,000 match drawn
Reserve League29th Jan 1910Chelsea01Portsmouth0 match lost
Reserve League19th Feb 1910Portsmouth00Chelsea1,500 match drawn
Reserve League23rd Feb 1910Chelsea60Brentford0 match won
Reserve League5th Mar 1910Chelsea50Watford0 match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League7th Mar 1910Chelsea10Norwich City2,000 match won
Reserve League16th Mar 1910Chelsea40Clapton Orient0 match won
Reserve League19th Mar 1910Chelsea30Hastings & St Leonards United0 match won
Reserve League25th Mar 1910Brentford13Chelsea3,000 match won
Reserve League26th Mar 1910Luton Town10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League29th Mar 1910Fulham00Chelsea4,000 match drawn
Reserve League2nd Apr 1910Chelsea70Queens Park Rangers0 match won scored 2 goals
Reserve League7th Apr 1910Norwich City12Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League9th Apr 1910Swindon Town22Chelsea0 match drawn
Reserve League16th Apr 1910Watford14Chelsea0 match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League1st Sep 1910West Ham United41Chelsea3,000 match lost
Reserve League3rd Sep 1910Chelsea12Queens Park Rangers0 match lost
Reserve League24th Oct 1910Chelsea62Watford600 match won scored 2 goals
Reserve League12th Nov 1910Tunbridge Wells Rangers04Chelsea0 match won

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Norrie passed away at Gribton Hospital in Holywood, Dumfriesshire.

Norrie's burial information was confirmed by information received from football historian Ian Black.

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Chelsea FC Player Norrie Fairgray

Games Won: 27
Win Percentage: 32.14%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 84 appearances, Norrie Fairgray played alongside the following 55 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (25)
Ted Birnie (46)
Billy Brawn (38)
Ron Brebner (6)
Billy Bridgeman (13)
Billy Brown (5)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (7)
Jack Cameron (68)
Bill Cartwright (4)
George Dodd (5)
Angus Douglas (22)
Sam Downing (24)
Harry Ford (15)
Charlie Freeman (18)
James Frost (2)
Harold Halse (5)
Augustus Harding (2)
Jack Harrow (5)
Jack Harwood (2)
George Henderson (11)
George Hilsdon (45)
Percy Humphreys (23)
George Hunter (6)
George Johnson (2)
Evan Jones (5)
George Kennedy (5)
George Key (12)
Tommy Logan (6)
Frank Lyon (6)
Alexander MacFarlane (2)
Bob Mackie (5)
Owen Marshall (4)
Bob McRoberts (25)
Nils Middelboe (2)
Tommy Miller (38)
James Molyneux (16)
Martin Moran (9)
Andrew Ormiston (27)
Peter Proudfoot (1)
William Read (1)
Fred Rouse (28)
Jimmy Sharp (7)
Jimmy Stark (21)
Frederick Taylor (20)
Bob Thomson (6)
Jimmy Turnbull (9)
Joseph Walton (6)
Ben Warren (30)
Ben Whitehouse (5)
Bob Whiting (11)
Jack Whitley (51)
Bob Whittingham (19)
Arthur Wileman (3)
Jimmy Windridge (44)
Vivian Woodward (17)