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Chelsea FC Profile: Tommy Priestley

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Full Name: Thomas James Montgomery Priestley

Born: Saturday, 11th March 1911
Place of birth: Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Sunday, 28th July 1985 (aged 74)

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1933 to 1934

Wore a rugby style skull cap to cover his premature balding. The Petr Cech of his time.

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jun 1933 to Jun 1934) - cost: £2,000

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 26th August 1933, Stoke City 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 22 years 5 months 15 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 3rd March 1934, Chelsea 3 - 0 Blackburn Rovers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1933 / 34 23400027


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1933 / 34 110002

* 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 Priestley made 27 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League26th Aug 1933Stoke City10Chelsea32,725 match lost
League13th Sep 1933Chelsea23Huddersfield Town20,006 match lost
League16th Sep 1933Chelsea10Aston Villa44,679 match won
League23rd Sep 1933Leicester City11Chelsea21,164 match drawn
League30th Sep 1933Chelsea04Tottenham Hotspur67,454 match lost
League7th Oct 1933Liverpool30Chelsea31,039 match lost
League21st Oct 1933Blackburn Rovers42Chelsea12,570 match lost
League28th Oct 1933Chelsea21Newcastle United26,657 match won
League4th Nov 1933Sheffield Wednesday21Chelsea10,248 match lost
League11th Nov 1933Chelsea02Derby County24,422 match lost
League18th Nov 1933West Bromwich Albion31Chelsea12,325 match lost
League25th Nov 1933Chelsea11Birmingham17,843 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1933Everton21Chelsea15,584 match lost scored 1 goal
League9th Dec 1933Chelsea12Manchester City18,048 match lost
League16th Dec 1933Arsenal21Chelsea43,897 match lost
League23rd Dec 1933Chelsea11Leeds United18,157 match drawn
League26th Dec 1933Chelsea40Sunderland12,800 match won
League30th Dec 1933Chelsea20Stoke City24,487 match won
League1st Jan 1934Sunderland00Chelsea12,820 match drawn
League6th Jan 1934Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea21,459 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1934Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion51,451 match drawn
F.A. Cup17th Jan 1934West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea20,061 match won
League20th Jan 1934Chelsea50Sheffield United31,287 match won
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1934Chelsea11Nottingham Forest53,269 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1934Nottingham Forest03Chelsea37,187 match won
League7th Feb 1934Aston Villa20Chelsea15,688 match lost
League3rd Mar 1934Chelsea30Blackburn Rovers26,409 match won

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Tommy Priestley

Games Won: 8
Win Percentage: 29.63%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 27 appearances, Tommy Priestley played alongside the following 21 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Len Allum (17)
Jimmy Argue (1)
George Barber (21)
Wilf Chitty (5)
Allan Craig (17)
Hughie Gallacher (18)
George Gibson (17)
Bob Gregg (14)
Jack Horton (15)
Johnny Jackson (2)
Tommy Law (23)
Bob MacAulay (4)
Harold Miller (19)
George Mills (12)
Billy Mitchell (1)
Peter O'Dowd (16)
Eric Oakton (26)
Leslie Odell (6)
Johnnie Rankin (1)
Willie Russell (10)
Victor Woodley (25)