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Chelsea FC Profile: Johnnie Rankin

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Full Name: John Paterson Rankin

Born: Friday, 10th May 1901
Place of birth: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 8 1/2"
Died: Wednesday, 24th September 1952 (aged 51)
Burial: Buried - Old Monkland Cemetery, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Lair 42 Section 105

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1930 to 1934

Information for early career from

Possibly played for Doncaster (6 games in 1924)?

Playing Career:

Bellshill Athletic (Glasgow)
Hamilton Academical
--->Ayr United (L)
--->Mid Annandale (L)
Bradford City
Charlton Athletic
Chelsea (May 1930 to May 1934) - cost: unknown
Notts County
Burton Town

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Wednesday, 25th March 1931, Chelsea 1 - 0 Birmingham

Age on debut: 29 years 10 months 15 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 21st October 1933, Blackburn Rovers 4 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1930 / 31 600006
1931 / 32 24300027
1932 / 33 29100030
1933 / 34 300003


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1930 / 31 100001
1931 / 32 400004
1932 / 33 400004

* 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. Johnnie Rankin made 66 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League25th Mar 1931Chelsea10Birmingham12,968 match won
League4th Apr 1931Arsenal21Chelsea53,867 match lost
League6th Apr 1931Chelsea10Leicester City26,157 match won
League7th Apr 1931Leicester City21Chelsea19,848 match lost scored 1 goal
League11th Apr 1931Chelsea11Derby County28,224 match drawn
League18th Apr 1931Sunderland20Chelsea8,854 match lost
League10th Oct 1931Grimsby Town12Chelsea16,050 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Oct 1931Sunderland21Chelsea17,294 match lost
League24th Oct 1931Chelsea12Blackburn Rovers35,688 match lost
League31st Oct 1931Portsmouth10Chelsea19,813 match lost
League7th Nov 1931Chelsea21Derby County31,991 match won
League14th Nov 1931Everton72Chelsea32,758 match lost
League21st Nov 1931Chelsea21Arsenal64,427 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Nov 1931Sheffield United42Chelsea16,264 match lost scored 1 goal
League5th Dec 1931Chelsea32Manchester City27,509 match won
League12th Dec 1931West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea24,186 match lost
League19th Dec 1931Chelsea21Birmingham17,551 match won
League25th Dec 1931Blackpool24Chelsea20,378 match won
League26th Dec 1931Chelsea41Blackpool38,569 match won
League1st Jan 1932Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea28,232 match lost
League2nd Jan 1932Chelsea40Middlesbrough25,259 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1932Tranmere Rovers22Chelsea13,300 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1932Chelsea53Tranmere Rovers35,402 match won
League16th Jan 1932Huddersfield Town21Chelsea16,645 match lost
F.A. Cup23rd Jan 1932Chelsea31West Ham United36,657 match won
League5th Mar 1932Blackburn Rovers22Chelsea13,691 match drawn
League16th Mar 1932Chelsea00Portsmouth13,050 match drawn
League9th Apr 1932Chelsea11Sheffield United16,840 match drawn
League14th Apr 1932Chelsea41Newcastle United12,605 match won
League16th Apr 1932Manchester City11Chelsea20,124 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1932Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion23,873 match lost
League30th Apr 1932Birmingham40Chelsea14,861 match lost
League7th May 1932Chelsea32West Ham United24,386 match won
League27th Aug 1932Chelsea22Blackburn Rovers32,657 match drawn
League31st Aug 1932Portsmouth20Chelsea20,856 match lost
League3rd Sep 1932Huddersfield Town20Chelsea13,032 match lost
League7th Sep 1932Chelsea44Portsmouth20,984 match drawn scored 1 goal
League10th Sep 1932Chelsea30Sheffield United32,775 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Sep 1932Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea31,922 match won
League24th Sep 1932Chelsea01Newcastle United51,857 match lost
League1st Oct 1932Aston Villa31Chelsea32,684 match lost
League8th Oct 1932Chelsea21Middlesbrough18,181 match won
League15th Oct 1932Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea15,021 match won
League29th Oct 1932Blackpool40Chelsea7,311 match lost
League5th Nov 1932Chelsea42Birmingham25,619 match won
League12th Nov 1932West Bromwich Albion32Chelsea21,569 match lost
League19th Nov 1932Chelsea02Sheffield Wednesday20,677 match lost
League26th Nov 1932Leeds United20Chelsea19,739 match lost
League3rd Dec 1932Chelsea10Everton33,962 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Dec 1932Arsenal41Chelsea53,206 match lost
League17th Dec 1932Chelsea31Manchester City26,240 match won
League24th Dec 1932Sunderland21Chelsea21,494 match lost
League26th Dec 1932Liverpool30Chelsea34,777 match lost
League7th Jan 1933Chelsea01Huddersfield Town23,844 match lost
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1933Brighton And Hove Albion21Chelsea23,580 match lost
League21st Jan 1933Sheffield United41Chelsea13,622 match lost
League28th Jan 1933Chelsea31Wolverhampton Wanderers16,919 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Feb 1933Newcastle United20Chelsea29,405 match lost
League25th Feb 1933Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers12,590 match drawn
League11th Mar 1933Chelsea10Blackpool31,222 match won
League18th Mar 1933Birmingham00Chelsea19,620 match drawn
League25th Mar 1933Chelsea12West Bromwich Albion33,371 match lost
League3rd May 1933Manchester City14Chelsea14,827 match won
League9th Sep 1933Sheffield United41Chelsea13,598 match lost
League14th Oct 1933Chelsea23Middlesbrough16,078 match lost
League21st Oct 1933Blackburn Rovers42Chelsea12,570 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for John Paterson Rankin View CGS profile for John Paterson Rankin on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for John Paterson Rankin View CGS profile for John Paterson Rankin on Find-A-Grave
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Chelsea FC Player Johnnie Rankin

Games Won: 24
Win Percentage: 36.36%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 66 appearances, Johnnie Rankin played alongside the following 37 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Len Allum (11)
George Barber (40)
Sid Bishop (14)
Robert Carter (16)
Alec Cheyne (4)
Wilf Chitty (8)
James Copeland (1)
Allan Craig (10)
Jackie Crawford (32)
Alec Donald (7)
Sam Dudley (1)
Willie Ferguson (36)
Hughie Gallacher (57)
George Gibson (7)
Bob Griffiths (3)
James Hope (1)
Jack Horton (5)
Sam Irving (6)
Alex Jackson (23)
Johnny Jackson (1)
William Jackson (2)
Tommy Law (52)
Bob MacAulay (6)
Harold Miller (26)
Sam Millington (32)
George Mills (35)
Peter O'Dowd (45)
Eric Oakton (25)
Leslie Odell (28)
George Pearson (23)
Tommy Priestley (1)
Stanley Prout (13)
George Rodgers (1)
Willie Russell (41)
Jack Townrow (9)
Andy Wilson (5)
Victor Woodley (33)