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Chelsea FC Player Profile: Tommy McDermott

Summary | Matches

Full Name: Thomas McDermott

Born: Saturday, 12th January 1878
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: Friday, 30th June 1961

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Also probable spells with Kilmarnock, Dundee Hibernian (now Dundee United) & Clyde according to

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Oct 1905 to Nov 1906) - cost: unknown
Bradford City

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 21st October 1905, Chelsea 0 - 1 Chesterfield Town

Age on debut: 27 years 9 months 9 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 3rd November 1906, Burslem Port Vale 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 22100023
1906 / 07 900009


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 810009
1906 / 07 300003

* 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. Tommy McDermott made 32 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League21st Oct 1905Chelsea01Chesterfield Town10,000 match lost
F.A. Cup28th Oct 1905Southern United01Chelsea7,000 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Oct 1905Burslem Port Vale32Chelsea5,000 match lost
League4th Nov 1905Chelsea60Barnsley8,000 match won scored 2 goals
League11th Nov 1905Clapton Orient03Chelsea8,000 match won
League18th Nov 1905Chelsea10Burnley8,000 match won
League2nd Dec 1905Chelsea30Burton United7,000 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Dec 1905Chelsea20Grimsby Town7,000 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Dec 1905Chelsea00Bristol City25,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1905Manchester United00Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League26th Dec 1905Glossop24Chelsea6,000 match won
League6th Jan 1906Chelsea60Blackpool6,000 match won
League20th Jan 1906Chelsea42Bradford City14,000 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Jan 1906West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea25,000 match drawn
League17th Feb 1906Chelsea42Lincoln City3,000 match won scored 1 goal
League24th Feb 1906Chesterfield Town02Chelsea7,000 match won
League10th Mar 1906Barnsley12Chelsea7,900 match won
League24th Mar 1906Burnley20Chelsea8,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1906Chelsea40Leeds City9,000 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Apr 1906Chelsea11Manchester United67,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League14th Apr 1906Grimsby Town11Chelsea6,000 match drawn
League16th Apr 1906Chelsea00Glossop30,000 match drawn
League28th Apr 1906Bristol City21Chelsea14,000 match lost
League1st Sep 1906Chelsea92Glossop12,000 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Sep 1906Chelsea51Bradford City10,000 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Sep 1906West Bromwich Albion12Chelsea25,562 match won scored 1 goal
League29th Sep 1906Chelsea10Leicester Fosse20,000 match won
League6th Oct 1906Nottingham Forest31Chelsea24,000 match lost
League13th Oct 1906Chelsea20Lincoln City10,000 match won
League20th Oct 1906Burton United21Chelsea4,000 match lost
League27th Oct 1906Chelsea20Grimsby Town18,000 match won
League3rd Nov 1906Burslem Port Vale20Chelsea5,000 match lost
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Chelsea FC Player Tommy McDermott

Games Won: 19
Win Percentage: 59.38%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 32 appearances, Tommy McDermott played alongside the following 25 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Ted Birnie (5)
Ron Brebner (1)
Michael Byrne (1)
David Copeland (16)
Charles Donaghy (1)
William Foulke (21)
Joe Goodwin (1)
Geordie Henderson (11)
George Hilsdon (8)
George Key (21)
Jack Kirwan (28)
Bob Mackie (22)
Bob McEwan (10)
Bob McRoberts (29)
Tommy Miller (24)
Martin Moran (29)
Frank Pearson (20)
Willie Porter (1)
Peter Proudfoot (4)
Jacky Robertson (22)
James Robertson (8)
Joseph Walton (9)
James Watson (7)
Bob Whiting (8)
Jimmy Windridge (12)