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Chelsea FC Profile: Alf Hanson

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Full Name: Adolf Jonathan Hanson

Born: Tuesday, 27th February 1912
Place of birth: Bootle, England
Height: 5' 8 1/2"
Died: Monday, 4th October 1993 (aged 81)
Burial: Cremated - St Helens Crematorium

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1938 to 1946

Son of a Norwegian Mariner

Date of birth in February confirmed from 1939 census, backed up by birth registration in Q2 (Apr-Jun) 1912

Date of Death discovered by Chelsea Graves Society from public records search for his cremation.

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 1938 to Jun 1946) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 27th August 1938, Liverpool 2 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 26 years 6 months 0 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 6th May 1939, Chelsea 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1938 / 39 37600043


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1938 / 39 810009

* 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. Alf Hanson made 43 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League27th Aug 1938Liverpool21Chelsea33,868 match lost
League31st Aug 1938Chelsea31Preston North End24,821 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Sep 1938Chelsea30Leicester City37,323 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Sep 1938Bolton Wanderers02Chelsea19,616 match won scored 2 goals
League10th Sep 1938Middlesbrough11Chelsea28,359 match drawn
League17th Sep 1938Chelsea22Birmingham39,505 match drawn
League24th Sep 1938Manchester United51Chelsea34,557 match lost
League1st Oct 1938Chelsea11Stoke City35,320 match drawn
League8th Oct 1938Blackpool51Chelsea24,878 match lost
League15th Oct 1938Chelsea42Arsenal64,443 match won scored 2 goals
League22nd Oct 1938Brentford10Chelsea31,425 match lost
League29th Oct 1938Chelsea02Derby County37,919 match lost
League5th Nov 1938Grimsby Town21Chelsea11,461 match lost
League12th Nov 1938Chelsea40Sunderland37,103 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Nov 1938Aston Villa62Chelsea41,678 match lost
League26th Nov 1938Chelsea13Wolverhampton Wanderers32,456 match lost
League3rd Dec 1938Everton41Chelsea27,959 match lost
League10th Dec 1938Chelsea30Huddersfield Town23,257 match won
League17th Dec 1938Portsmouth21Chelsea21,536 match lost
League24th Dec 1938Chelsea41Liverpool6,801 match won
League26th Dec 1938Leeds United11Chelsea27,586 match drawn
League27th Dec 1938Chelsea22Leeds United32,692 match drawn
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1939Chelsea21Arsenal58,095 match won
League14th Jan 1939Chelsea42Middlesbrough26,750 match won
F.A. Cup21st Jan 1939Chelsea30Fulham69,987 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Jan 1939Chelsea01Manchester United31,265 match lost
League4th Feb 1939Stoke City61Chelsea25,205 match lost
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1939Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday60,920 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea47,549 match drawn
League18th Feb 1939Arsenal10Chelsea54,510 match lost
F.A. Cup20th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday13Chelsea51,879 match won
League25th Feb 1939Chelsea13Brentford33,511 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1939Chelsea01Grimsby Town45,409 match lost
League8th Mar 1939Derby County01Chelsea6,697 match won
League11th Mar 1939Chelsea51Grimsby Town17,102 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Mar 1939Chelsea11Blackpool12,971 match drawn
League18th Mar 1939Sunderland32Chelsea10,954 match lost
League8th Apr 1939Chelsea02Everton51,481 match lost
League10th Apr 1939Chelsea13Charlton Athletic27,070 match lost
League22nd Apr 1939Chelsea10Portsmouth28,744 match won
League26th Apr 1939Birmingham11Chelsea28,637 match drawn
League29th Apr 1939Preston North End11Chelsea13,333 match drawn
League6th May 1939Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers18,232 match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Adolf Jonathan Hanson View CGS profile for Adolf Jonathan Hanson on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for Adolf Jonathan Hanson View CGS profile for Adolf Jonathan Hanson on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for Adolf Jonathan Hanson View location on Zeemaps for Adolf Jonathan Hanson

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Chelsea FC Player Alf Hanson

Games Won: 14
Win Percentage: 32.56%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 43 appearances, Alf Hanson played alongside the following 22 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Len Allum (13)
Jimmy Argue (25)
George Barber (29)
Ned Barkas (8)
Peter Buchanan (1)
Harry Burgess (37)
Allan Craig (17)
Dickie Foss (11)
George Gibson (1)
Bob Griffiths (2)
Johnny Jackson (2)
Arnold Mayes (5)
George Mills (28)
Billy Mitchell (26)
John O'Hare (15)
Joe Payne (28)
Ernest Reid (1)
Bob Salmond (24)
Jack Smith (34)
Dick Spence (42)
Sam Weaver (40)
Victor Woodley (41)