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Chelsea FC Profile: Jack Whitley

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Full Name: John Whitley

Born: Thursday, 18th April 1878
Place of birth: Seacombe, England
Died: Tuesday, 5th July 1955 (aged 77)
Place of death: Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Burial: Buried - Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England - Plot A/60.6/32.3

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1907 to 1914
Trainer from 1914 to 1939

Playing Career:

Aston Villa
Stoke City
Leeds City
Lincoln City
Chelsea (Jul 1907 to Jun 1914) - cost: unknown - Retired

* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Monday, 23rd September 1907, Chelsea 2 - 0 Newcastle United

Age on debut: 29 years 5 months 5 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 23rd April 1910, Chelsea 2 - 0 Bury

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 4th April 1914, Bradford City 0 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1907 / 08 23200025
1908 / 09 36300039
1909 / 10 35200037
1910 / 11 120003
1911 / 12 26200028
1912 / 13 300003
1913 / 14 300003


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* 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. Jack Whitley made 138 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League23rd Sep 1907Chelsea20Newcastle United20,000 match won
League28th Sep 1907Chelsea14Manchester United30,000 match lost
League5th Oct 1907Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1907Liverpool14Chelsea30,000 match won
League26th Dec 1907Chelsea10Middlesbrough40,000 match won
League28th Dec 1907Aston Villa00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League1st Jan 1908Middlesbrough31Chelsea30,000 match lost
League4th Jan 1908Sheffield United03Chelsea5,000 match won
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1908Worksop Town19Chelsea18,995 match won
League18th Jan 1908Chelsea04Nottingham Forest35,000 match lost
League25th Jan 1908Manchester United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1908Manchester United10Chelsea25,184 match lost
League8th Feb 1908Bolton Wanderers12Chelsea18,000 match won
League15th Feb 1908Chelsea22Birmingham30,000 match drawn
League29th Feb 1908Chelsea21Sunderland32,000 match won
League7th Mar 1908Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League14th Mar 1908Chelsea31The Wednesday30,000 match won
League21st Mar 1908Bristol City00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League1st Apr 1908Everton03Chelsea10,000 match won
League4th Apr 1908Manchester City03Chelsea40,000 match won
League11th Apr 1908Chelsea00Preston North End40,000 match drawn
League18th Apr 1908Bury11Chelsea11,000 match drawn
League20th Apr 1908Chelsea02Liverpool40,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1908Chelsea13Aston Villa30,000 match lost
League29th Apr 1908Chelsea12Notts County10,000 match lost
League1st Sep 1908Chelsea00Preston North End25,000 match drawn
League5th Sep 1908Liverpool21Chelsea25,000 match lost
League19th Sep 1908Sheffield United13Chelsea15,000 match won
League21st Sep 1908Chelsea21Nottingham Forest20,000 match won
League26th Sep 1908Chelsea02Aston Villa40,000 match lost
League3rd Oct 1908Nottingham Forest21Chelsea18,000 match lost
League10th Oct 1908Chelsea20Sunderland35,000 match won
League17th Oct 1908Chelsea22The Wednesday25,000 match drawn
League24th Oct 1908Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League31st Oct 1908Chelsea11Bradford City30,000 match drawn
League7th Nov 1908Manchester United01Chelsea20,000 match won
League14th Nov 1908Chelsea33Everton40,000 match drawn
League21st Nov 1908Leicester Fosse52Chelsea15,000 match lost
League28th Nov 1908Chelsea12Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match lost
League5th Dec 1908Notts County30Chelsea12,000 match lost
League12th Dec 1908Chelsea12Newcastle United25,000 match lost
League19th Dec 1908Bristol City10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1908Manchester City12Chelsea35,000 match won
League26th Dec 1908Chelsea12Manchester City40,000 match lost
League1st Jan 1909Middlesbrough14Chelsea25,000 match won
League2nd Jan 1909Chelsea30Liverpool30,000 match won
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1909Hull City11Chelsea18,100 match drawn
F.A. Cup20th Jan 1909Chelsea10Hull City25,792 match won
League23rd Jan 1909Chelsea11Sheffield United25,000 match drawn
League30th Jan 1909Aston Villa00Chelsea18,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup6th Feb 1909Blackburn Rovers21Chelsea31,897 match lost
League13th Feb 1909Sunderland12Chelsea16,000 match won
League27th Feb 1909Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers10,000 match drawn
League13th Mar 1909Chelsea11Manchester United30,000 match drawn
League20th Mar 1909Everton32Chelsea25,000 match lost
League22nd Mar 1909The Wednesday51Chelsea12,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1909Bury21Chelsea3,000 match lost
League3rd Apr 1909Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League9th Apr 1909Chelsea30Middlesbrough50,000 match won
League10th Apr 1909Chelsea32Notts County30,000 match won
League17th Apr 1909Newcastle United13Chelsea30,000 match won
League20th Apr 1909Bradford City30Chelsea14,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1909Chelsea31Bristol City12,000 match won
League29th Apr 1909Chelsea10Leicester Fosse10,000 match won
League1st Sep 1909Chelsea22Notts County12,000 match drawn
League4th Sep 1909Chelsea21Liverpool27,000 match won
League11th Sep 1909Aston Villa41Chelsea30,000 match lost
League18th Sep 1909Chelsea22Sheffield United36,000 match drawn
League25th Sep 1909Woolwich Arsenal32Chelsea20,000 match lost
League2nd Oct 1909Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers35,000 match won
League9th Oct 1909Middlesbrough01Chelsea12,000 match won
League16th Oct 1909Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League23rd Oct 1909Chelsea01Nottingham Forest30,000 match lost
League27th Oct 1909Chelsea20Preston North End25,000 match won
League30th Oct 1909Sunderland40Chelsea10,000 match lost
League6th Nov 1909Chelsea01Everton35,000 match lost
League13th Nov 1909Manchester United20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League20th Nov 1909Chelsea03Bradford City24,000 match lost
League27th Nov 1909The Wednesday41Chelsea15,000 match lost
League4th Dec 1909Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League11th Dec 1909Bury42Chelsea5,000 match lost
League18th Dec 1909Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur40,000 match won
League1st Jan 1910Newcastle United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
League8th Jan 1910Liverpool51Chelsea25,000 match lost
League10th Jan 1910Preston North End20Chelsea9,000 match lost
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1910Chelsea21Hull City34,700 match won
League22nd Jan 1910Chelsea00Aston Villa30,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup5th Feb 1910Chelsea01Tottenham Hotspur31,776 match lost
League12th Feb 1910Bolton Wanderers52Chelsea8,000 match lost
League19th Feb 1910Chelsea21Middlesbrough20,000 match won
League26th Feb 1910Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers30,000 match won
League5th Mar 1910Nottingham Forest00Chelsea7,000 match drawn
League7th Mar 1910Sheffield United00Chelsea8,000 match drawn
League12th Mar 1910Chelsea14Sunderland15,000 match lost
League19th Mar 1910Everton22Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League26th Mar 1910Chelsea11Manchester United25,000 match drawn
League28th Mar 1910Chelsea01Woolwich Arsenal40,000 match lost
League2nd Apr 1910Bradford City41Chelsea16,000 match lost
League16th Apr 1910Bristol City10Chelsea16,000 match lost
League23rd Apr 1910Chelsea20Bury35,000 match won
League30th Apr 1910Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea35,000 match lost
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1911Chelsea00Leyton19,167 match drawn
F.A. Cup19th Jan 1911Leyton02Chelsea14,000 match won
League21st Jan 1911Chelsea20Leicester Fosse18,000 match won
League11th Sep 1911Chelsea10Derby County20,000 match won
League16th Sep 1911Chelsea40Wolverhampton Wanderers32,000 match won
League23rd Sep 1911Leicester Fosse20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League30th Sep 1911Chelsea10Gainsborough Trinity30,000 match won
League7th Oct 1911Grimsby Town21Chelsea8,000 match lost
League14th Oct 1911Chelsea20Nottingham Forest24,000 match won
League21st Oct 1911Burnley22Chelsea12,000 match drawn
League28th Oct 1911Clapton Orient14Chelsea25,000 match won
League4th Nov 1911Chelsea22Bristol City25,000 match drawn
League11th Nov 1911Birmingham14Chelsea25,000 match won
League18th Nov 1911Chelsea31Huddersfield Town5,000 match won
League25th Nov 1911Blackpool10Chelsea12,000 match lost
League2nd Dec 1911Chelsea10Glossop25,000 match won
League9th Dec 1911Hull City10Chelsea14,000 match lost
League16th Dec 1911Chelsea21Barnsley20,000 match won
League23rd Dec 1911Bradford Park Avenue11Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1911Fulham01Chelsea40,000 match won
League26th Dec 1911Chelsea10Fulham41,761 match won
League30th Dec 1911Stockport County01Chelsea7,000 match won
League6th Jan 1912Chelsea42Leeds City10,000 match won
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1912Chelsea10Sheffield United34,400 match won
League20th Jan 1912Wolverhampton Wanderers31Chelsea9,000 match lost
League27th Jan 1912Chelsea21Leicester Fosse27,000 match won
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1912Bradford City20Chelsea21,070 match lost
League10th Feb 1912Chelsea41Grimsby Town25,000 match won
League17th Feb 1912Nottingham Forest23Chelsea9,000 match won
League24th Feb 1912Chelsea02Burnley30,000 match lost
League16th Mar 1912Chelsea02Birmingham27,000 match lost
League24th Mar 1913Liverpool12Chelsea25,000 match won
League29th Mar 1913Chelsea16Blackburn Rovers30,000 match lost
League5th Apr 1913Derby County31Chelsea10,000 match lost
League21st Mar 1914Derby County01Chelsea10,000 match won
League28th Mar 1914Chelsea10Manchester City25,000 match won
League4th Apr 1914Bradford City00Chelsea10,000 match drawn

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1907 / 08 1
1908 / 09 2
1910 / 11 3
1911 / 12 2
1912 / 13 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jack Whitley made 9 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly3rd May 1908Everton40Chelsea4,000 match lost
London Prof. Charity Fund7th Dec 1908Chelsea01Woolwich Arsenal6,000 match lost
Friendly20th Feb 1909Chelsea10Fulham20,000 match won
Friendly17th Aug 1910Chelsea32Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly20th Aug 1910Chelsea23Chelseaunknown match won
Friendly25th Aug 1910Chelsea30Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly16th Aug 1911Chelsea31Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly26th Aug 1911Chelsea32Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly24th Aug 1912Chelsea52Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly19th Jul 1919Fulham35Chelsea5,000 match won

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1907 / 08 9
1910 / 11 19
1911 / 12 9

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jack Whitley made 37 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League2nd Sep 1907Chelsea22Fulham4,000 match drawn
Reserve League7th Sep 1907Luton Town21Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League14th Sep 1907Chelsea140Hitchen Townunknown match won
Reserve League19th Oct 1907Chelsea60Watfordunknown match won
Reserve League26th Oct 1907Tottenham Hotspur41Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League9th Nov 1907Maidstone United12Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League16th Nov 1907Chelsea11Maidstone Unitedunknown match drawn
Reserve League30th Nov 1907Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal4,000 match won
Reserve League21st Dec 1907Woolwich Arsenal10Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League1st Sep 1910West Ham United41Chelsea3,000 match lost
Reserve League3rd Sep 1910Chelsea12Queens Park Rangersunknown match lost
Reserve League10th Sep 1910Swindon Town00Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League17th Sep 1910Barnet Alston Works12Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League12th Nov 1910Tunbridge Wells Rangers04Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League13th Feb 1911Chelsea00Crystal Palaceunknown match drawn
Reserve League18th Feb 1911Chelsea60Coventry Cityunknown match won
Reserve League25th Feb 1911Peterborough City02Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League4th Mar 1911Chelsea20Peterborough Cityunknown match won
Reserve League18th Mar 1911Chelsea10Reading2,000 match won
Reserve League22nd Mar 1911Chelsea12Croydon Commonunknown match lost
Reserve League27th Mar 1911Chelsea11Brentfordunknown match drawn
Reserve League3rd Apr 1911Fulham41Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League5th Apr 1911Chelsea54Leytonunknown match won
Reserve League8th Apr 1911Reading12Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League12th Apr 1911Croydon Common00Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League15th Apr 1911Chelsea41Brighton And Hove Albion5,000 match won
Reserve League22nd Apr 1911Coventry City01Chelsea1,500 match won
Reserve League24th Apr 1911Chelsea10Fulhamunknown match won
Reserve League2nd Sep 1911Tottenham Hotspur32Chelsea10,000 match lost
Reserve League4th Mar 1912Chelsea51Norwich Cityunknown match won
Reserve League9th Mar 1912Chelsea30Bristol City7,000 match won
Reserve League13th Mar 1912Watford24Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League18th Mar 1912Clapton Orient22Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League25th Mar 1912Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenalunknown match won
Reserve League6th Apr 1912Chelsea40Readingunknown match won
Reserve League8th Apr 1912Chelsea51Tottenham Hotspur10,000 match won
Reserve League17th Apr 1912Croydon Common01Chelseaunknown match won

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Chelsea FC Player Jack Whitley

Games Won: 56
Win Percentage: 40.58%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 138 appearances, Jack Whitley played alongside the following 62 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (39)
Ted Birnie (64)
Joe Bradshaw (5)
Billy Brawn (77)
Billy Bridgeman (52)
Billy Brown (2)
John Brown (3)
Robert Buchanan (3)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (4)
Jack Cameron (114)
Bill Cartwright (35)
George Dodd (19)
Hugh Dolby (1)
Angus Douglas (47)
Sam Downing (75)
Norrie Fairgray (51)
Harry Ford (6)
Charlie Freeman (33)
Harold Halse (2)
Augustus Harding (4)
Jack Harrow (7)
George Henderson (14)
Tom Hewitt (8)
George Hilsdon (77)
Arthur Holden (20)
George Horn (1)
Percy Humphreys (45)
George Hunter (3)
George Johnson (1)
Evan Jones (16)
George Kennedy (12)
George Key (7)
Tommy Logan (2)
Frank Lyon (4)
Bob Mackie (3)
Tommy Mair (8)
Owen Marshall (3)
English McConnell (3)
Marshall McEwan (5)
Bob McRoberts (31)
Tommy Miller (42)
Martin Moran (4)
Andrew Ormiston (54)
Peter Proudfoot (1)
William Read (4)
Edward Reilly (1)
Fred Rouse (29)
Jimmy Sharp (3)
Philip Smith (1)
Jimmy Stark (21)
Frederick Taylor (45)
Bob Thomson (23)
Jimmy Turnbull (3)
Joseph Walton (17)
Ben Warren (63)
Ben Whitehouse (5)
Bob Whittingham (31)
Arthur Wileman (13)
Ernest Williams (7)
Jimmy Windridge (80)
Vivian Woodward (25)
Max Woosnam (2)