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Chelsea FC Profile: Albert Thain

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Full Name: Albert Edward Thain

Born: Friday, 20th April 1900
Place of birth: Fulham, London, England
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Tuesday, 27th November 1979 (aged 79)
Place of death: Beverley, East Yorkshire, England
Burial: Cremated - Chanterlands Crematorium, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull. Ashes were scattered on the crematorium grounds, on Lawn D

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1922 to 1931

Playing Career:

Metropolitan Railway
Chelsea (Apr 1922 to Jun 1931) - cost: unknown
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 30th September 1922, Oldham Athletic 2 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 22 years 5 months 10 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 24th September 1927, Chelsea 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Monday, 21st April 1930, Bristol City 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1922 / 23 900009
1923 / 24 600006
1924 / 25 200002
1925 / 26 32100033
1926 / 27 39500044
1927 / 28 31000031
1928 / 29 23300026
1929 / 30 200002


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1922 / 23 100001
1923 / 24 100001
1925 / 26 15100016
1926 / 27 13500018
1927 / 28 10000010
1928 / 29 500005

* 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. Albert Thain made 153 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League30th Sep 1922Oldham Athletic20Chelsea20,000 match lost
League18th Nov 1922Burnley10Chelsea15,000 match lost
League25th Nov 1922Chelsea01Burnley25,000 match lost
League2nd Dec 1922Chelsea22Huddersfield Town25,000 match drawn
League3rd Mar 1923Chelsea11Cardiff City32,000 match drawn
League10th Mar 1923Cardiff City61Chelsea26,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League17th Mar 1923West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea12,242 match drawn
League31st Mar 1923Manchester City30Chelsea30,000 match lost
League2nd Apr 1923Chelsea11Aston Villa30,000 match drawn
League1st Sep 1923Chelsea20Blackburn Rovers31,000 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Sep 1923Tottenham Hotspur01Chelsea40,000 match won
League15th Sep 1923Aston Villa00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1923Chelsea11Sheffield United26,000 match drawn
League6th Oct 1923Chelsea12Cardiff City47,000 match lost
League12th Apr 1924Newcastle United21Chelsea15,000 match lost
League30th Aug 1924Chelsea10Coventry City35,000 match won
League18th Oct 1924Chelsea11Stockport County35,000 match drawn
League29th Aug 1925Chelsea20Bradford City31,443 match won scored 1 goal
League31st Aug 1925Nottingham Forest15Chelsea9,981 match won
League5th Sep 1925Port Vale06Chelsea12,801 match won scored 1 goal
League7th Sep 1925Chelsea00Nottingham Forest22,352 match drawn
League12th Sep 1925Chelsea32Barnsley35,161 match won
League19th Sep 1925Clapton Orient12Chelsea15,538 match won
League26th Sep 1925Chelsea40Fulham49,379 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Oct 1925Chelsea40Hull City47,428 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Oct 1925Darlington11Chelsea16,217 match drawn
League17th Oct 1925South Shields00Chelsea11,805 match drawn
League24th Oct 1925Chelsea50Preston North End40,539 match won scored 2 goals
League31st Oct 1925Oldham Athletic11Chelsea15,531 match drawn scored 1 goal
League7th Nov 1925Chelsea32Stockport County29,139 match won
League14th Nov 1925Wolverhampton Wanderers00Chelsea17,185 match drawn
League5th Dec 1925Chelsea11Stoke City23,382 match drawn scored 1 goal
League12th Dec 1925Middlesbrough12Chelsea14,395 match won
League19th Dec 1925Chelsea00Portsmouth29,010 match drawn
League25th Dec 1925Blackpool00Chelsea13,690 match drawn
League26th Dec 1925Chelsea23Blackpool49,707 match lost scored 1 goal
League28th Dec 1925Derby County42Chelsea25,108 match lost scored 1 goal
League2nd Jan 1926Bradford City42Chelsea14,702 match lost
League16th Jan 1926Chelsea31Port Vale15,568 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Jan 1926Barnsley23Chelsea7,031 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1926Crystal Palace21Chelsea41,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League6th Feb 1926Fulham03Chelsea42,611 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Feb 1926Chelsea13Clapton Orient14,000 match lost
League13th Feb 1926Hull City01Chelsea9,464 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Feb 1926Chelsea52Darlington34,442 match won
League27th Feb 1926Chelsea00South Shields38,242 match drawn
League6th Mar 1926Preston North End31Chelsea16,463 match lost
League3rd Apr 1926Swansea Town00Chelsea20,993 match drawn
League26th Apr 1926Chelsea21Derby County9,335 match won scored 1 goal
League1st May 1926Portsmouth40Chelsea17,235 match lost
League28th Aug 1926Chelsea30Middlesbrough29,849 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Sep 1926Port Vale00Chelsea14,720 match drawn
League6th Sep 1926Chelsea20Notts County15,572 match won
League11th Sep 1926Chelsea23Southampton30,298 match lost
League13th Sep 1926Notts County50Chelsea9,094 match lost
League18th Sep 1926Bradford City01Chelsea16,350 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Sep 1926Chelsea22Fulham46,084 match drawn
League2nd Oct 1926Chelsea21Preston North End32,398 match won scored 2 goals
League9th Oct 1926South Shields51Chelsea3,705 match lost
League16th Oct 1926Portsmouth23Chelsea17,689 match won
League23rd Oct 1926Chelsea10Oldham Athletic25,232 match won
League30th Oct 1926Grimsby Town00Chelsea12,423 match drawn
League6th Nov 1926Chelsea11Blackpool25,366 match drawn
League13th Nov 1926Reading21Chelsea11,589 match lost scored 1 goal
League20th Nov 1926Chelsea22Swansea Town18,140 match drawn
League27th Nov 1926Nottingham Forest41Chelsea12,841 match lost
League4th Dec 1926Chelsea42Barnsley21,904 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Dec 1926Manchester City10Chelsea26,868 match lost
League25th Dec 1926Chelsea10Hull City34,306 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Dec 1926Hull City01Chelsea23,440 match won
League1st Jan 1927Chelsea21Clapton Orient28,279 match won
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1927Chelsea40Luton Town41,441 match won scored 2 goals
League15th Jan 1927Middlesbrough00Chelsea23,964 match drawn
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1927Chelsea72Accrington Stanley30,142 match won scored 2 goals
League5th Feb 1927Chelsea52Bradford City25,835 match won scored 2 goals
League12th Feb 1927Fulham12Chelsea31,501 match won
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1927Chelsea21Burnley63,238 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Feb 1927Chelsea41South Shields31,191 match won scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup5th Mar 1927Chelsea00Cardiff City70,184 match drawn
F.A. Cup9th Mar 1927Cardiff City32Chelsea47,353 match lost
League12th Mar 1927Oldham Athletic12Chelsea12,298 match won
League16th Mar 1927Chelsea20Port Vale18,169 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Mar 1927Chelsea20Grimsby Town35,239 match won
League21st Mar 1927Preston North End02Chelsea14,995 match won
League26th Mar 1927Blackpool31Chelsea8,251 match lost scored 1 goal
League2nd Apr 1927Chelsea00Reading35,424 match drawn
League9th Apr 1927Swansea Town21Chelsea10,435 match lost
League16th Apr 1927Chelsea20Nottingham Forest44,855 match won
League18th Apr 1927Chelsea10Wolverhampton Wanderers28,945 match won
League23rd Apr 1927Barnsley30Chelsea9,641 match lost
League28th Apr 1927Clapton Orient30Chelsea25,329 match lost
League30th Apr 1927Chelsea00Manchester City39,995 match drawn
League4th May 1927Chelsea00Portsmouth40,037 match drawn
League7th May 1927Darlington22Chelsea12,937 match drawn
League27th Aug 1927Reading12Chelsea24,529 match won
League3rd Sep 1927Chelsea30Blackpool36,529 match won
League7th Sep 1927Chelsea50Notts County18,416 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Sep 1927Fulham11Chelsea39,860 match drawn scored 1 goal
League17th Sep 1927Clapton Orient21Chelsea34,838 match lost
League24th Sep 1927Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion44,724 match drawn
League1st Oct 1927Bristol City11Chelsea24,005 match drawn
League6th Oct 1927Notts County01Chelsea9,127 match won
League8th Oct 1927Chelsea10Stoke City41,472 match won
League15th Oct 1927Southampton24Chelsea14,724 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Oct 1927Chelsea20Hull City15,153 match won
League29th Oct 1927Preston North End03Chelsea23,107 match won
League5th Nov 1927Chelsea40Swansea Town41,220 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Nov 1927Manchester City01Chelsea52,830 match won
League19th Nov 1927Chelsea21Nottingham Forest28,743 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Jan 1928Chelsea21Fulham42,297 match won
League28th Jan 1928Chelsea10Clapton Orient17,875 match won
League11th Feb 1928Chelsea52Bristol City31,949 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Feb 1928Stoke City10Chelsea15,770 match lost
League25th Feb 1928Chelsea02Southampton46,567 match lost
League3rd Mar 1928Hull City02Chelsea12,679 match won
League10th Mar 1928Chelsea21Preston North End47,780 match won
League14th Mar 1928Chelsea40Grimsby Town14,278 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Mar 1928Swansea Town00Chelsea15,563 match drawn
League24th Mar 1928Chelsea01Manchester City51,813 match lost
League31st Mar 1928Nottingham Forest22Chelsea10,989 match drawn
League6th Apr 1928Chelsea21Oldham Athletic53,309 match won scored 2 goals
League7th Apr 1928Chelsea10Port Vale39,278 match won
League9th Apr 1928Oldham Athletic21Chelsea18,992 match lost scored 1 goal
League14th Apr 1928South Shields21Chelsea3,395 match lost
League21st Apr 1928Chelsea23Leeds United47,562 match lost
League1st Sep 1928Blackpool01Chelsea17,653 match won
League5th Sep 1928Chelsea31Bradford Park Avenue21,556 match won
League8th Sep 1928Chelsea20Middlesbrough48,775 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Sep 1928Chelsea10Barnsley34,793 match won
League22nd Sep 1928Bristol City00Chelsea24,748 match drawn
League29th Sep 1928Chelsea30Nottingham Forest38,139 match won
League6th Oct 1928West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea28,969 match lost
League13th Oct 1928Chelsea22Clapton Orient39,890 match drawn
League20th Oct 1928Oldham Athletic10Chelsea13,385 match lost
League24th Nov 1928Chelsea33Port Vale23,305 match drawn scored 1 goal
League1st Dec 1928Hull City22Chelsea16,925 match drawn scored 1 goal
League8th Dec 1928Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspur45,840 match drawn
League22nd Dec 1928Chelsea11Notts County19,560 match drawn scored 1 goal
League29th Dec 1928Swansea Town01Chelsea12,659 match won
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1929Chelsea20Everton61,316 match won
League19th Jan 1929Middlesbrough45Chelsea24,768 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1929Chelsea10Birmingham56,953 match won
League30th Jan 1929Barnsley01Chelsea7,886 match won
League2nd Feb 1929Chelsea30Bristol City19,768 match won
League9th Feb 1929Nottingham Forest30Chelsea10,829 match lost
F.A. Cup20th Feb 1929Portsmouth10Chelsea31,966 match lost
League23rd Feb 1929Clapton Orient10Chelsea18,844 match lost
League9th Mar 1929Southampton12Chelsea23,829 match won
League23rd Mar 1929Preston North End30Chelsea14,415 match lost
League30th Mar 1929Chelsea03Millwall42,637 match lost
League20th Apr 1929Tottenham Hotspur41Chelsea24,356 match lost
League16th Nov 1929Stoke City11Chelsea10,298 match drawn
League21st Apr 1930Bristol City21Chelsea17,488 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Albert Thain made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Albert Thain made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player Albert Thain

Games Won: 72
Win Percentage: 47.06%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 153 appearances, Albert Thain played alongside the following 52 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

George Anderson (6)
Jimmy Armstrong (3)
Benjamin Baker (18)
Fred Barrett (28)
Walter Bennett (1)
Sid Bishop (13)
George Biswell (11)
Baishe Bower (6)
Willie Brown (13)
David Cameron (5)
Sid Castle (4)
Jack Cock (3)
Jackie Crawford (124)
Bernard Duffy (1)
Sidney Elliot (7)
Willie Ferguson (122)
Bill Finlayson (1)
Harry Ford (6)
Jimmy Frew (5)
Colin Hampton (10)
Jack Harrow (28)
William Haywood (3)
Frank Hoddinott (1)
Sam Irving (34)
William Jackson (9)
Richard Jenkins (2)
Tommy Law (96)
Fred Linfoot (5)
Peter McKenna (35)
Bobby McNeil (35)
Tommy Meehan (14)
Jack Meredith (5)
Harold Miller (57)
Sam Millington (90)
George Mills (1)
Leslie Odell (5)
George Pearson (88)
Seth Plum (3)
John Priestley (95)
George Rodgers (61)
Willie Russell (5)
Arthur Sales (3)
Buchanan Sharp (5)
George Smith (143)
George Stone (21)
Jimmy Thompson (32)
Jack Townrow (51)
Bob Turnbull (62)
Reg Weaver (3)
William Whitton (5)
Harry Wilding (60)
Andy Wilson (86)