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Chelsea FC Profile: Roy Bentley

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Full Name: Roy Thomas Frank Bentley

Born: Saturday, 17th May 1924
Place of birth: Bristol, Avon, England
Height: 5' 10"
Died: Friday, 20th April 2018 (aged 93)
Burial: Cremated - Reading Crematorium

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1948 to 1956

Currently (11/02/2021) there is a discrepancy between "official" records crediting a goal in Chelsea v Man U 10 Sep 1949 to Billy Gray v contemporary newspaper reports, crediting the goal to Roy Bentley. This site currently credits the goal to Gray, meaning his total shows as 150 agreeing with the "official" records. Currently looking for any contemporary evidence of the goal being re-credited to Billy Gray after the event.

I am reliably informed that Ron's final book 100 Years of the Blues gives it to Gray. Ron produced appendices between the 90 and 100-year books. These came out annually for the season just completed but also had corrections. The 2nd appendix has loads including the Gray one. Ron credits Derek Webster for most of these with thanks also to Roy Sandom and Dick Grant.

Playing Career:

Bristol City
Newcastle United
Chelsea (Jan 1948 to Sep 1956) - cost: £11,000
Queens Park Rangers

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 17th January 1948, Chelsea 2 - 4 Huddersfield Town

Age on debut: 23 years 8 months 0 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 8th April 1950, Aston Villa 4 - 0 Chelsea

200th Appearance: Saturday, 18th October 1952, Burnley 1 - 1 Chelsea

300th Appearance: Saturday, 22nd January 1955, Chelsea 0 - 2 Manchester City

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 19th September 1956, Chelsea 0 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1947 / 48 14100015
1948 / 49 40300043
1949 / 50 39600045
1950 / 51 38500043
1951 / 52 32900041
1952 / 53 37700044
1953 / 54 41100042
1954 / 55 41300044
1955 / 56 38700146
1956 / 57 400004


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1947 / 48 300003
1948 / 49 20200022
1949 / 50 17500022
1950 / 51 8300011
1951 / 52 12500017
1952 / 53 12500017
1953 / 54 21000021
1954 / 55 21000021
1955 / 56 14100116

* 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. Roy Bentley made 367 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League17th Jan 1948Chelsea24Huddersfield Town41,908 match lost
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1948Manchester City20Chelsea45,059 match lost
League14th Feb 1948Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers56,416 match drawn
League21st Feb 1948Aston Villa30Chelsea32,140 match lost
League28th Feb 1948Chelsea31Liverpool39,078 match won
League20th Mar 1948Arsenal02Chelsea56,596 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Mar 1948Chelsea22Manchester City64,396 match drawn scored 1 goal
League27th Mar 1948Chelsea20Preston North End55,561 match won
League29th Mar 1948Manchester City10Chelsea31,643 match lost
League3rd Apr 1948Stoke City20Chelsea26,408 match lost
League10th Apr 1948Chelsea10Sheffield United43,949 match won
League14th Apr 1948Everton23Chelsea28,366 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Apr 1948Manchester United50Chelsea44,366 match lost
League24th Apr 1948Chelsea02Burnley33,390 match lost
League1st May 1948Portsmouth21Chelsea24,055 match lost
League21st Aug 1948Chelsea10Middlesbrough60,981 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Aug 1948Newcastle United22Chelsea58,020 match drawn scored 1 goal
League28th Aug 1948Birmingham City10Chelsea48,264 match lost
League1st Sep 1948Chelsea23Newcastle United50,207 match lost
League4th Sep 1948Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers42,971 match drawn
League8th Sep 1948Charlton Athletic11Chelsea38,492 match drawn
League11th Sep 1948Chelsea60Everton42,736 match won scored 2 goals
League16th Sep 1948Chelsea22Charlton Athletic45,357 match drawn
League18th Sep 1948Preston North End32Chelsea32,164 match lost
League25th Sep 1948Chelsea10Burnley53,193 match won
League2nd Oct 1948Stoke City43Chelsea31,004 match lost scored 2 goals
League9th Oct 1948Liverpool11Chelsea42,709 match drawn
League16th Oct 1948Chelsea33Blackpool77,696 match drawn
League23rd Oct 1948Derby County21Chelsea29,369 match lost
League30th Oct 1948Chelsea01Arsenal56,476 match lost
League6th Nov 1948Huddersfield Town34Chelsea18,693 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Nov 1948Chelsea11Manchester United62,542 match drawn scored 1 goal
League20th Nov 1948Sheffield United21Chelsea29,646 match lost
League27th Nov 1948Chelsea21Aston Villa32,920 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Dec 1948Sunderland30Chelsea38,934 match lost
League11th Dec 1948Chelsea41Wolverhampton Wanderers43,971 match won scored 2 goals
League18th Dec 1948Middlesbrough11Chelsea23,464 match drawn
League25th Dec 1948Chelsea12Portsmouth43,422 match lost
League27th Dec 1948Portsmouth52Chelsea43,642 match lost scored 2 goals
League1st Jan 1949Chelsea20Birmingham City28,850 match won
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1949Bristol City13Chelsea36,454 match won scored 2 goals
League22nd Jan 1949Everton21Chelsea52,700 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1949Chelsea20Everton56,671 match won
League5th Feb 1949Chelsea53Preston North End41,483 match won scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1949West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea57,843 match lost
League19th Feb 1949Burnley30Chelsea28,754 match lost
League26th Feb 1949Chelsea22Stoke City39,259 match drawn scored 1 goal
League5th Mar 1949Chelsea21Liverpool42,746 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Mar 1949Blackpool21Chelsea20,292 match lost scored 1 goal
League19th Mar 1949Chelsea10Sheffield United42,394 match won
League26th Mar 1949Aston Villa11Chelsea47,446 match drawn
League2nd Apr 1949Chelsea50Huddersfield Town48,136 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Apr 1949Manchester City10Chelsea36,554 match lost
League16th Apr 1949Chelsea03Derby County60,299 match lost
League18th Apr 1949Chelsea11Manchester City25,864 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1949Arsenal12Chelsea54,604 match won
League30th Apr 1949Chelsea01Sunderland32,003 match lost
League7th May 1949Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea36,720 match drawn scored 1 goal
League20th Aug 1949Birmingham City03Chelsea45,068 match won scored 1 goal
League24th Aug 1949Chelsea12Arsenal63,196 match lost
League27th Aug 1949Chelsea12Derby County59,038 match lost scored 1 goal
League31st Aug 1949Arsenal23Chelsea52,901 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Sep 1949West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea45,111 match drawn scored 1 goal
League7th Sep 1949Chelsea31Sunderland40,061 match won
League10th Sep 1949Chelsea11Manchester United61,357 match drawn
League17th Sep 1949Fulham11Chelsea45,924 match drawn
League24th Sep 1949Stoke City23Chelsea28,674 match won scored 2 goals
League1st Oct 1949Chelsea01Burnley54,574 match lost
League8th Oct 1949Chelsea30Manchester City45,153 match won scored 2 goals
League15th Oct 1949Charlton Athletic10Chelsea48,181 match lost
League22nd Oct 1949Chelsea13Aston Villa44,705 match lost
League29th Oct 1949Wolverhampton Wanderers22Chelsea42,008 match drawn scored 1 goal
League5th Nov 1949Chelsea14Portsmouth31,650 match lost
League12th Nov 1949Huddersfield Town12Chelsea12,565 match won
League19th Nov 1949Chelsea32Everton34,190 match won
League26th Nov 1949Middlesbrough21Chelsea24,815 match lost
League3rd Dec 1949Chelsea11Blackpool47,636 match drawn
League10th Dec 1949Newcastle United22Chelsea43,329 match drawn
League17th Dec 1949Chelsea30Birmingham City28,672 match won scored 1 goal
League24th Dec 1949Derby County22Chelsea28,899 match drawn
League26th Dec 1949Chelsea11Liverpool55,920 match drawn
League27th Dec 1949Liverpool22Chelsea58,757 match drawn scored 1 goal
League31st Dec 1949Chelsea21West Bromwich Albion41,610 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Jan 1950Manchester United10Chelsea48,466 match lost
League21st Jan 1950Chelsea00Fulham52,254 match drawn
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1950Chelsea30Newcastle United64,664 match won
League4th Feb 1950Chelsea22Stoke City45,097 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1950Chesterfield Town11Chelsea27,500 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Feb 1950Chelsea30Chesterfield Town59,660 match won scored 2 goals
League18th Feb 1950Burnley12Chelsea23,446 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1950Chelsea20Manchester United70,362 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Mar 1950Chelsea13Charlton Athletic26,507 match lost scored 1 goal
League11th Mar 1950Everton11Chelsea50,328 match drawn
F.A. Cup18th Mar 1950Arsenal22Chelsea67,752 match drawn scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup22nd Mar 1950Arsenal10Chelsea66,482 match lost
League25th Mar 1950Portsmouth40Chelsea28,574 match lost
League29th Mar 1950Chelsea21Middlesbrough15,513 match won
League1st Apr 1950Chelsea31Huddersfield Town32,064 match won scored 2 goals
League7th Apr 1950Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers52,985 match drawn
League8th Apr 1950Aston Villa40Chelsea35,147 match lost
League22nd Apr 1950Blackpool00Chelsea26,006 match drawn
League29th Apr 1950Chelsea13Newcastle United24,677 match lost
League6th May 1950Sunderland41Chelsea21,567 match lost scored 1 goal
League19th Aug 1950Chelsea40Sheffield Wednesday48,468 match won scored 2 goals
League23rd Aug 1950Arsenal00Chelsea61,166 match drawn
League26th Aug 1950Middlesbrough30Chelsea41,573 match lost
League30th Aug 1950Chelsea01Arsenal48,792 match lost
League16th Sep 1950Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion39,570 match drawn
League23rd Sep 1950Stoke City21Chelsea25,521 match lost
League30th Sep 1950Chelsea21Everton34,970 match won
League7th Oct 1950Blackpool32Chelsea29,240 match lost scored 1 goal
League14th Oct 1950Chelsea02Tottenham Hotspur65,992 match lost
League21st Oct 1950Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea40,014 match lost
League28th Oct 1950Chelsea30Sunderland51,315 match won
League4th Nov 1950Charlton Athletic12Chelsea29,913 match won
League11th Nov 1950Chelsea10Manchester United51,882 match won
League18th Nov 1950Aston Villa42Chelsea29,185 match lost
League25th Nov 1950Chelsea12Derby County26,908 match lost
League2nd Dec 1950Liverpool10Chelsea28,717 match lost
League9th Dec 1950Chelsea20Fulham43,835 match won
League23rd Dec 1950Chelsea11Middlesbrough35,313 match drawn
League25th Dec 1950Portsmouth13Chelsea23,645 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1950Chelsea14Portsmouth41,909 match lost
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1951Rochdale23Chelsea17,249 match won scored 2 goals
League13th Jan 1951Chelsea31Newcastle United43,840 match won
League20th Jan 1951West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea30,985 match drawn
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1951Exeter City11Chelsea20,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1951Chelsea20Exeter City46,134 match won
League3rd Feb 1951Chelsea11Stoke City27,061 match drawn
F.A. Cup10th Feb 1951Chelsea11Fulham69,434 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1951Fulham30Chelsea29,346 match lost
League17th Feb 1951Everton30Chelsea33,005 match lost
League24th Feb 1951Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea40,964 match drawn
League28th Feb 1951Chelsea02Blackpool36,074 match lost
League3rd Mar 1951Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea59,449 match lost
League17th Mar 1951Sunderland11Chelsea24,270 match drawn
League23rd Mar 1951Burnley21Chelsea22,266 match lost
League24th Mar 1951Chelsea23Charlton Athletic38,196 match lost scored 1 goal
League26th Mar 1951Chelsea02Burnley23,723 match lost
League7th Apr 1951Chelsea11Aston Villa28,569 match drawn
League14th Apr 1951Derby County10Chelsea16,364 match lost
League18th Apr 1951Huddersfield Town21Chelsea23,999 match lost
League21st Apr 1951Chelsea10Liverpool30,134 match won Captain
League25th Apr 1951Chelsea21Wolverhampton Wanderers36,410 match won Captainscored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League28th Apr 1951Fulham12Chelsea24,897 match won Captain
League5th May 1951Chelsea40Bolton Wanderers38,928 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League8th Sep 1951Chelsea21Fulham47,582 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Sep 1951Chelsea21Huddersfield Town25,165 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Sep 1951Wolverhampton Wanderers53Chelsea35,184 match lost scored 1 goal
League29th Sep 1951Chelsea21Sunderland49,762 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Oct 1951Middlesbrough00Chelsea30,010 match drawn
League13th Oct 1951Chelsea13West Bromwich Albion34,917 match lost scored 1 goal
League20th Oct 1951Newcastle United31Chelsea52,168 match lost scored 1 goal
League27th Oct 1951Chelsea13Bolton Wanderers45,287 match lost
League3rd Nov 1951Stoke City12Chelsea26,121 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Nov 1951Chelsea42Manchester United48,960 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Nov 1951Tottenham Hotspur32Chelsea48,985 match lost scored 1 goal
League24th Nov 1951Chelsea00Preston North End43,873 match drawn
League1st Dec 1951Burnley11Chelsea21,773 match drawn
League8th Dec 1951Chelsea10Charlton Athletic38,343 match won
League15th Dec 1951Chelsea21Blackpool38,912 match won
League22nd Dec 1951Liverpool11Chelsea26,459 match drawn
League25th Dec 1951Chelsea03Manchester City34,850 match lost
League26th Dec 1951Manchester City31Chelsea49,791 match lost
League29th Dec 1951Chelsea11Portsmouth43,389 match drawn
League5th Jan 1952Fulham12Chelsea43,880 match won
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1952Chelsea22Chester City42,954 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1952Chester City23Chelsea20,500 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Jan 1952Huddersfield Town10Chelsea19,315 match lost
F.A. Cup2nd Feb 1952Chelsea40Tranmere Rovers59,101 match won scored 2 goals
League9th Feb 1952Sunderland41Chelsea37,928 match lost
League16th Feb 1952Chelsea50Middlesbrough37,805 match won Captainscored 2 goals
F.A. Cup23rd Feb 1952Leeds United11Chelsea52,328 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup27th Feb 1952Chelsea11Leeds United60,840 match drawn
League1st Mar 1952West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea24,431 match won Captain
F.A. Cup3rd Mar 1952Leeds United15Chelsea30,504 match won Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Mar 1952Sheffield United01Chelsea43,677 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League12th Mar 1952Chelsea10Newcastle United42,948 match won Captain
League15th Mar 1952Bolton Wanderers30Chelsea31,448 match lost Captain
League22nd Mar 1952Chelsea10Stoke City36,880 match won Captain
F.A. Cup5th Apr 1952Arsenal11Chelsea68,084 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup7th Apr 1952Arsenal30Chelsea57,450 match lost Captain
League19th Apr 1952Chelsea41Burnley26,349 match won Captain
League21st Apr 1952Manchester United30Chelsea37,434 match lost Captain
League26th Apr 1952Charlton Athletic11Chelsea20,851 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League30th Apr 1952Chelsea02Tottenham Hotspur46,574 match lost Captain
League3rd May 1952Derby County11Chelsea8,582 match drawn Captain
League23rd Aug 1952Manchester United20Chelsea43,629 match lost Captain
League27th Aug 1952Chelsea11Derby County34,467 match drawn Captain
League30th Aug 1952Chelsea20Portsmouth53,470 match won Captain
League3rd Sep 1952Derby County32Chelsea15,227 match lost Captain
League6th Sep 1952Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea29,877 match drawn Captain
League10th Sep 1952Chelsea40Blackpool47,632 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League13th Sep 1952Chelsea40Aston Villa56,653 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League15th Sep 1952Blackpool31Chelsea28,892 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League20th Sep 1952Sunderland21Chelsea40,388 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League27th Sep 1952Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers63,781 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League4th Oct 1952Charlton Athletic22Chelsea36,653 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League11th Oct 1952Chelsea53Preston North End51,426 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League18th Oct 1952Burnley11Chelsea27,692 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League25th Oct 1952Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur62,688 match won Captain
League1st Nov 1952Sheffield Wednesday10Chelsea48,186 match lost Captain
League8th Nov 1952Chelsea02Cardiff City52,139 match lost Captain
League15th Nov 1952Newcastle United21Chelsea37,178 match lost Captain
League22nd Nov 1952Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion33,304 match lost Captain
League29th Nov 1952Middlesbrough40Chelsea19,683 match lost Captain
League13th Dec 1952Manchester City40Chelsea20,733 match lost Captain
League20th Dec 1952Chelsea23Manchester United23,261 match lost Captain
League3rd Jan 1953Portsmouth20Chelsea31,571 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1953Derby County44Chelsea24,867 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1953Chelsea10Derby County38,115 match won Captain
League17th Jan 1953Chelsea10Bolton Wanderers36,572 match won Captain
League24th Jan 1953Aston Villa11Chelsea31,860 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1953Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion58,912 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup4th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea37,974 match drawn Captain
League7th Feb 1953Chelsea32Sunderland40,720 match won Captainscored 2 goals
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea33,534 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion04Chelsea27,997 match won Captainscored 2 goals
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1953Chelsea04Birmingham City45,872 match lost Captain
League18th Feb 1953Wolverhampton Wanderers22Chelsea13,957 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League21st Feb 1953Chelsea01Charlton Athletic53,176 match lost Captain
League28th Feb 1953Preston North End21Chelsea30,501 match lost Captain
League7th Mar 1953Chelsea02Burnley39,214 match lost Captain
League14th Mar 1953Tottenham Hotspur23Chelsea47,903 match won Captain
League21st Mar 1953Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday36,191 match won Captain
League23rd Mar 1953Chelsea30Liverpool17,337 match won Captain
League6th Apr 1953Arsenal20Chelsea40,536 match lost Captain
League11th Apr 1953West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea32,703 match won Captain
League18th Apr 1953Chelsea11Middlesbrough40,042 match drawn Captain
League25th Apr 1953Liverpool20Chelsea47,699 match lost Captain
League29th Apr 1953Chelsea31Manchester City48,594 match won Captain
League19th Aug 1953Manchester United11Chelsea29,936 match drawn Captain
League22nd Aug 1953Blackpool21Chelsea28,440 match lost Captain
League25th Aug 1953Chelsea43Portsmouth40,090 match won Captain
League29th Aug 1953Chelsea31Charlton Athletic49,245 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League2nd Sep 1953Portsmouth32Chelsea29,571 match lost Captain
League5th Sep 1953Chelsea12Sheffield United49,824 match lost Captain
League8th Sep 1953Arsenal12Chelsea54,946 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League12th Sep 1953Huddersfield Town31Chelsea29,613 match lost Captain
League15th Sep 1953Chelsea02Arsenal60,652 match lost Captain
League19th Sep 1953Chelsea12Aston Villa47,487 match lost Captain
League26th Sep 1953Wolverhampton Wanderers81Chelsea36,134 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League3rd Oct 1953Chelsea22Sunderland56,685 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League10th Oct 1953Sheffield Wednesday20Chelsea32,217 match lost Captain
League17th Oct 1953Chelsea11Middlesbrough23,513 match drawn Captain
League24th Oct 1953West Bromwich Albion52Chelsea32,254 match lost Captainscored 2 goals
League31st Oct 1953Chelsea52Liverpool32,867 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League7th Nov 1953Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea44,795 match lost Captain
League14th Nov 1953Chelsea21Burnley39,731 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League21st Nov 1953Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea30,635 match drawn Captain
League28th Nov 1953Chelsea10Preston North End40,922 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League5th Dec 1953Newcastle United11Chelsea41,728 match drawn Captain
League12th Dec 1953Chelsea31Manchester United37,153 match won Captain
League19th Dec 1953Chelsea51Blackpool34,865 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1953Chelsea20Cardiff City61,336 match won Captain
League28th Dec 1953Cardiff City00Chelsea36,958 match drawn Captain
League2nd Jan 1954Charlton Athletic11Chelsea29,017 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1954West Bromwich Albion10Chelsea35,294 match lost Captain
League16th Jan 1954Sheffield United13Chelsea22,569 match won Captain
League23rd Jan 1954Chelsea22Huddersfield Town45,041 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League6th Feb 1954Aston Villa22Chelsea29,452 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League13th Feb 1954Chelsea42Wolverhampton Wanderers60,289 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League20th Feb 1954Sunderland12Chelsea45,755 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League27th Feb 1954Chelsea01Sheffield Wednesday54,498 match lost Captain
League6th Mar 1954Middlesbrough33Chelsea27,920 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League17th Mar 1954Chelsea50West Bromwich Albion46,089 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League20th Mar 1954Liverpool11Chelsea35,947 match drawn Captain
League27th Mar 1954Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur49,315 match won Captain
League3rd Apr 1954Burnley12Chelsea20,312 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League10th Apr 1954Chelsea20Bolton Wanderers49,433 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League17th Apr 1954Preston North End10Chelsea27,172 match lost Captain
League19th Apr 1954Manchester City11Chelsea30,620 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League24th Apr 1954Chelsea12Newcastle United46,991 match lost Captain
League21st Aug 1954Leicester City11Chelsea38,541 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League28th Aug 1954Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers52,756 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League31st Aug 1954Burnley11Chelsea52,756 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League4th Sep 1954Chelsea11Cardiff City42,688 match drawn Captain
League6th Sep 1954Chelsea01Preston North End36,947 match lost Captain
League11th Sep 1954Manchester City11Chelsea36,230 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League15th Sep 1954Preston North End12Chelsea27,549 match won Captain
League18th Sep 1954Chelsea02Everton59,199 match lost Captain
League20th Sep 1954Sheffield United12Chelsea14,137 match won Captain
League25th Sep 1954Newcastle United13Chelsea45,659 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League2nd Oct 1954Chelsea33West Bromwich Albion67,440 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League9th Oct 1954Huddersfield Town10Chelsea29,556 match lost Captain
League16th Oct 1954Chelsea56Manchester United55,966 match lost Captain
League23rd Oct 1954Blackpool10Chelsea19,694 match lost Captain
League30th Oct 1954Chelsea12Charlton Athletic54,113 match lost Captain
League6th Nov 1954Sunderland33Chelsea42,416 match drawn Captain
League13th Nov 1954Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur52,960 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League20th Nov 1954Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea25,913 match drawn Captain
League27th Nov 1954Chelsea41Portsmouth40,358 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League4th Dec 1954Wolverhampton Wanderers34Chelsea32,095 match won Captainscored 2 goals booked
League11th Dec 1954Chelsea40Aston Villa36,162 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League18th Dec 1954Chelsea31Leicester City33,215 match won Captain
League25th Dec 1954Arsenal10Chelsea47,178 match lost Captain
League27th Dec 1954Chelsea11Arsenal65,922 match drawn Captain
League1st Jan 1955Bolton Wanderers25Chelsea30,988 match won Captainscored 2 goals
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1955Chelsea20Walsall40,020 match won Captain
League22nd Jan 1955Chelsea02Manchester City34,160 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1955Bristol Rovers13Chelsea35,952 match won Captain
League5th Feb 1955Everton11Chelsea50,658 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League12th Feb 1955Chelsea43Newcastle United50,667 match won Captainscored 3 goals
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1955Notts County10Chelsea41,930 match lost Captain
League26th Feb 1955Chelsea41Huddersfield Town35,786 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League5th Mar 1955Aston Villa32Chelsea24,822 match lost Captain
League9th Mar 1955West Bromwich Albion24Chelsea7,764 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League12th Mar 1955Chelsea00Blackpool55,227 match drawn Captain
League19th Mar 1955Charlton Athletic02Chelsea41,415 match won Captain
League23rd Mar 1955Cardiff City01Chelsea16,649 match won Captain
League29th Mar 1955Chelsea21Sunderland33,203 match won Captain
League2nd Apr 1955Tottenham Hotspur24Chelsea53,159 match won Captain booked
League8th Apr 1955Chelsea11Sheffield United50,978 match drawn Captain
League9th Apr 1955Chelsea10Wolverhampton Wanderers75,043 match won Captain
League16th Apr 1955Portsmouth00Chelsea40,230 match drawn Captain
League23rd Apr 1955Chelsea30Sheffield Wednesday51,421 match won Captain
League30th Apr 1955Manchester United21Chelsea34,933 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League20th Aug 1955Chelsea02Bolton Wanderers44,454 match lost Captain
League24th Aug 1955Huddersfield Town13Chelsea28,308 match won Captain
League27th Aug 1955Arsenal11Chelsea56,034 match drawn Captain
League29th Aug 1955Chelsea00Huddersfield Town25,883 match drawn Captain
League3rd Sep 1955Chelsea15Portsmouth48,273 match lost Captain
League5th Sep 1955Blackpool21Chelsea30,563 match lost Captain
League10th Sep 1955Sunderland43Chelsea45,241 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Charity Shield14th Sep 1955Chelsea30Newcastle United12,802 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League17th Sep 1955Chelsea00Aston Villa35,221 match drawn Captain
League24th Sep 1955Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea43,017 match lost Captain
League1st Oct 1955Chelsea21Manchester City44,583 match won Captain
League8th Oct 1955Charlton Athletic12Chelsea40,949 match won Captain
League15th Oct 1955Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspur48,195 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League22nd Oct 1955Preston North End23Chelsea17,799 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League29th Oct 1955Chelsea00Burnley39,069 match drawn Captain
League5th Nov 1955Birmingham City30Chelsea30,499 match lost Captain
League12th Nov 1955Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion41,898 match won Captain
League19th Nov 1955Manchester United30Chelsea22,192 match lost Captain
League26th Nov 1955Chelsea10Sheffield United30,032 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League3rd Dec 1955Everton33Chelsea33,473 match drawn Captain
League10th Dec 1955Chelsea21Newcastle United37,327 match won Captain
League17th Dec 1955Bolton Wanderers40Chelsea24,129 match lost Captain
League24th Dec 1955Chelsea20Arsenal43,022 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1955Cardiff City11Chelsea26,794 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
League27th Dec 1955Chelsea21Cardiff City36,740 match won Captain
League31st Dec 1955Portsmouth44Chelsea28,995 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1956Hartlepools United01Chelsea16,700 match won Captain
League14th Jan 1956Chelsea23Sunderland43,999 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1956Burnley11Chelsea44,897 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1956Chelsea11Burnley26,661 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup6th Feb 1956Burnley22Chelsea21,921 match drawn Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1956Burnley00Chelsea42,757 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup15th Feb 1956Burnley02Chelsea27,210 match won Captain
F.A. Cup18th Feb 1956Everton10Chelsea61,572 match lost Captain
League22nd Feb 1956Chelsea31Charlton Athletic8,473 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League25th Feb 1956Tottenham Hotspur40Chelsea46,767 match lost Captain
League3rd Mar 1956Chelsea24Manchester United32,050 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League21st Mar 1956Chelsea12Birmingham City12,637 match lost Captain
League24th Mar 1956West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea20,219 match lost Captain
League30th Mar 1956Luton Town22Chelsea24,276 match drawn Captain
League31st Mar 1956Chelsea01Preston North End31,450 match lost Captain
League2nd Apr 1956Chelsea00Luton Town26,364 match drawn Captain
League7th Apr 1956Sheffield United21Chelsea23,398 match lost Captain
League14th Apr 1956Chelsea61Everton13,825 match won Captainscored 3 goals
League21st Apr 1956Newcastle United11Chelsea24,280 match drawn Captain
League28th Apr 1956Chelsea21Blackpool35,427 match won Captainscored 2 goals
League18th Aug 1956Burnley20Chelsea21,960 match lost
League22nd Aug 1956Sheffield Wednesday40Chelsea36,543 match lost
League15th Sep 1956Chelsea10Birmingham City40,530 match won
League19th Sep 1956Chelsea00Sheffield Wednesday21,971 match drawn

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Chelsea FC Player Roy Bentley

Games Won: 133
Win Percentage: 36.24%
Starts as Captain: 195
Total Bookings: 2
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 367 appearances, Roy Bentley played alongside the following 68 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Les Allen (2)
Jack Allister (3)
Ken Armstrong (317)
Sidney Bathgate (100)
Wally Bellett (4)
Hugh Billington (81)
Frank Blunstone (116)
Jimmy Bowie (57)
Andy Bowman (1)
Peter Brabrook (21)
Bobby Campbell (174)
Len Casey (7)
Mike Collins (1)
John Compton (1)
Jimmy D'Arcy (30)
Alan Dicks (10)
Bill Dickson (103)
Charlie Dyke (21)
Bob Edwards (9)
Dickie Foss (1)
Ray Goddard (2)
Len Goulden (37)
Billy Gray (151)
Ron Greenwood (63)
John Harris (267)
Wally Hinshelwood (13)
Billy Hughes (100)
Freddie Jenkins (3)
Benny Jones (51)
Len Kell (3)
Fred Lewis (16)
Jim Lewis (53)
Bill Livingstone (1)
James Macaulay (55)
Ian MacFarlane (3)
John McInnes (19)
Phil McKnight (22)
John McNichol (155)
Harry Medhurst (107)
Frank Mitchell (78)
John Mortimore (1)
Brian Nicholas (11)
Tony Nicholas (1)
Seamus O'Connell (16)
Ralph Oelofse (8)
Eric Parsons (160)
Peter Pickering (35)
Ernie Randall (1)
Bill Robertson (170)
Bill Robertson (1)
Derek Saunders (122)
Jack Saunders (50)
Peter Sillett (81)
Bobby Smith (74)
James Smith (21)
Miles Spector (6)
Les Stubbs (85)
Albert Tennant (1)
Charlie Thomson (53)
Sid Tickridge (61)
Ron Tindall (14)
Peter Tuck (3)
Tommy Walker (34)
Dick Whittaker (2)
Stan Wicks (73)
Stan Willemse (201)
Reg Williams (51)
Danny Winter (76)