Player Profile: Doug Smale
Full Name: Douglas Martin Smale
Born: Monday, 27th March 1916
Place of Birth: Victoria, England
Height: 5' 7"
Born in Victoria in London, the outside-left started out in non-league football with Kingstonian before signing for Chelsea in 1936. However, he found chances at Stamford Bridge hard to come by and made just nine appearances before the war, but did tour South America with the club. Prior to his passing at the age of 92 in 2006, he was the oldest living ex-Chelsea player.
Chelsea (Mar 1937 to Jun 1945) - cost: unknown - Retired
* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated
Debut: Monday, 29th March 1937, Charlton Athletic 1 - 0 Chelsea
Last Appearance: Saturday, 31st December 1938, Leicester City 3 - 2 Chelsea
* 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. Doug Smale made 9 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.
|League||29th Mar 1937||Charlton Athletic||1||0||Chelsea||45,860|
|League||3rd Apr 1937||Everton||0||0||Chelsea||20,648|
|League||10th Apr 1937||Chelsea||0||1||Bolton Wanderers||23,271|
|League||17th Apr 1937||Brentford||1||0||Chelsea||22,042|
|League||24th Apr 1937||Chelsea||2||0||Arsenal||53,325|
|League||1st May 1937||Liverpool||1||1||Chelsea||8,278|
|League||28th Aug 1937||Chelsea||6||1||Liverpool||41,553|
|League||30th Apr 1938||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1||1||Chelsea||27,718|
|League||31st Dec 1938||Leicester City||3||2||Chelsea||13,180|
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