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Chelsea FC Profile: Alex Machin

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Full Name: Alec Harold Machin

Born: Tuesday, 6th July 1920
Place of birth: Shepherds Bush, England
Died: Friday, 18th February 2005 (aged 84)
Burial: Cremated - Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England - Ashes interred at crematorium. Private Circular Tree Garden in Valley View with a Plaque

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1944 to 1948

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 1944 to Jun 1948) - cost: unknown
Plymouth Argyle

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 26th January 1946, Chelsea 2 - 0 West Ham United

Age on debut: 25 years 6 months 20 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 3rd January 1948, Derby County 5 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1945 / 46 030003
1946 / 47 37500042
1947 / 48 16000016


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1945 / 46 010001
1946 / 47 700007
1947 / 48 100001

* 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. Alex Machin made 61 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1946Chelsea20West Ham United65,726 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1946Chelsea01Aston Villa65,307 match lost
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1946Aston Villa10Chelsea55,000 match lost
League7th Sep 1946Liverpool74Chelsea49,995 match lost scored 2 goals
League9th Sep 1946Sheffield United22Chelsea41,545 match drawn
League18th Sep 1946Manchester United11Chelsea30,275 match drawn scored 1 goal
League28th Sep 1946Chelsea22Charlton Athletic63,859 match drawn
League5th Oct 1946Middlesbrough32Chelsea44,082 match lost
League12th Oct 1946Chelsea25Stoke City67,935 match lost
League19th Oct 1946Portsmouth02Chelsea36,474 match won
League26th Oct 1946Chelsea21Arsenal56,432 match won
League2nd Nov 1946Blackpool10Chelsea23,365 match lost
League9th Nov 1946Chelsea32Brentford50,242 match won
League16th Nov 1946Sunderland12Chelsea41,227 match won
League23rd Nov 1946Chelsea13Aston Villa63,896 match lost
League30th Nov 1946Derby County31Chelsea27,946 match lost
League7th Dec 1946Chelsea11Everton41,255 match drawn
League14th Dec 1946Huddersfield Town14Chelsea9,011 match won
League21st Dec 1946Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers43,006 match lost
League25th Dec 1946Chelsea12Preston North End37,126 match lost
League26th Dec 1946Preston North End11Chelsea40,167 match drawn
League28th Dec 1946Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea36,048 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1947Chelsea11Arsenal70,257 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1947Arsenal11Chelsea53,350 match drawn
League18th Jan 1947Leeds United21Chelsea37,884 match lost
F.A. Cup20th Jan 1947Arsenal02Chelsea59,590 match won
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1947Chelsea22Derby County49,484 match drawn
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1947Derby County10Chelsea19,079 match lost
League1st Feb 1947Charlton Athletic23Chelsea32,959 match won
League8th Feb 1947Chelsea00Grimsby Town17,896 match drawn
League15th Feb 1947Stoke City61Chelsea30,408 match lost scored 1 goal
League1st Mar 1947Arsenal12Chelsea52,606 match won
League8th Mar 1947Chelsea14Blackpool30,365 match lost
League15th Mar 1947Brentford02Chelsea33,244 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Mar 1947Chelsea21Sunderland45,415 match won
League29th Mar 1947Aston Villa20Chelsea35,786 match lost
League4th Apr 1947Chelsea02Blackburn Rovers37,840 match lost
League5th Apr 1947Chelsea30Derby County52,886 match won
League7th Apr 1947Blackburn Rovers12Chelsea35,646 match won
League12th Apr 1947Everton20Chelsea30,970 match lost
League19th Apr 1947Chelsea10Huddersfield Town39,753 match won
League26th Apr 1947Wolverhampton Wanderers64Chelsea44,260 match lost scored 1 goal
League3rd May 1947Chelsea14Sheffield United32,110 match lost
League10th May 1947Chelsea20Middlesbrough22,482 match won scored 1 goal
League26th May 1947Chelsea03Portsmouth26,048 match lost
League23rd Aug 1947Blackpool30Chelsea27,389 match lost
League30th Aug 1947Chelsea10Derby County59,919 match won
League6th Sep 1947Huddersfield Town31Chelsea24,837 match lost
League10th Sep 1947Chelsea11Sunderland30,085 match drawn
League13th Sep 1947Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers41,242 match drawn
League18th Oct 1947Chelsea42Middlesbrough49,398 match won
League25th Oct 1947Charlton Athletic31Chelsea58,866 match lost
League1st Nov 1947Chelsea00Arsenal67,277 match drawn
League8th Nov 1947Preston North End20Chelsea31,986 match lost
League15th Nov 1947Chelsea41Stoke City41,385 match won
League22nd Nov 1947Sheffield United31Chelsea28,103 match lost scored 1 goal
League29th Nov 1947Chelsea04Manchester United43,617 match lost
League20th Dec 1947Chelsea22Blackpool48,421 match drawn
League25th Dec 1947Grimsby Town00Chelsea19,666 match drawn
League27th Dec 1947Chelsea23Grimsby Town34,068 match lost
League3rd Jan 1948Derby County51Chelsea27,929 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Alec Harold Machin View CGS profile for Alec Harold Machin on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for Alec Harold Machin View CGS profile for Alec Harold Machin on Find-A-Grave
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Chelsea FC Player Alex Machin

Games Won: 18
Win Percentage: 29.51%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 61 appearances, Alex Machin played alongside the following 32 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Argue (1)
Ken Armstrong (16)
Jimmy Bain (9)
Sidney Bathgate (23)
Jimmy Bowie (9)
Bobby Campbell (11)
Alex Davidson (2)
Murdoch Dickie (1)
Len Dolding (21)
Dickie Foss (10)
John Galloway (2)
Ray Goddard (9)
Len Goulden (53)
John Harris (59)
Benny Jones (5)
Tommy Lawton (41)
Fred Lewis (6)
James Macaulay (34)
John McInnes (9)
Harry Medhurst (32)
Johnny Paton (22)
Joe Payne (3)
Fred Richardson (2)
Bill Robertson (29)
Robert Russell (2)
Dick Spence (40)
Willi Steffen (20)
Albert Tennant (4)
Tommy Walker (56)
Alex White (15)
Reg Williams (9)
Danny Winter (55)