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Chelsea FC Profile: Peter Buchanan

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Full Name: Peter Symington Buchanan

Born: Wednesday, 13th October 1915
Place of birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: Sunday, 26th June 1977 (aged 61)
Burial: Cremated - Daldowie Crematorium

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1936 to 1946

Playing Career:

Wishaw Juniors
Chelsea (Feb 1936 to Jun 1946) - cost: unknown
Headington United

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 13th February 1937, Chelsea 0 - 0 Preston North End

Age on debut: 21 years 4 months 0 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 15th April 1939, Huddersfield Town 3 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1936 / 37 100001
1937 / 38 33100034
1938 / 39 500005


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1937 / 38 600006

* 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. Peter Buchanan made 40 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League13th Feb 1937Chelsea00Preston North End27,465 match drawn
League8th Sep 1937Chelsea41Leeds United17,300 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Sep 1937Chelsea20Birmingham34,072 match won
League15th Sep 1937Chelsea10Grimsby Town15,617 match won
League18th Sep 1937Middlesbrough43Chelsea19,631 match lost scored 1 goal
League25th Sep 1937Chelsea21Stoke City38,504 match won
League2nd Oct 1937Portsmouth24Chelsea25,233 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Oct 1937Chelsea22Arsenal75,952 match drawn
League16th Oct 1937Blackpool02Chelsea23,974 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Oct 1937Chelsea21Brentford56,810 match won
League30th Oct 1937Bolton Wanderers55Chelsea22,293 match drawn
League6th Nov 1937Chelsea00Sunderland50,554 match drawn
League13th Nov 1937Everton41Chelsea29,930 match lost
League20th Nov 1937Chelsea22Manchester City40,197 match drawn
League27th Nov 1937Leicester City10Chelsea18,883 match lost
League4th Dec 1937Chelsea31Huddersfield Town31,475 match won
League11th Dec 1937Derby County40Chelsea12,886 match lost
League18th Dec 1937Chelsea02Wolverhampton Wanderers31,314 match lost
League27th Dec 1937Charlton Athletic31Chelsea51,125 match lost
League1st Jan 1938Liverpool22Chelsea39,062 match drawn
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1938Chelsea01Everton41,946 match lost
League15th Jan 1938Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion20,378 match drawn
League22nd Jan 1938Birmingham11Chelsea18,480 match drawn scored 1 goal
League29th Jan 1938Chelsea01Middlesbrough27,081 match lost
League12th Feb 1938Chelsea31Portsmouth18,323 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Feb 1938Arsenal20Chelsea49,573 match lost
League26th Feb 1938Chelsea13Blackpool27,301 match lost
League9th Mar 1938Brentford11Chelsea20,401 match drawn
League12th Mar 1938Chelsea00Bolton Wanderers38,171 match drawn
League15th Apr 1938Chelsea02Preston North End54,735 match lost
League16th Apr 1938Huddersfield Town12Chelsea18,356 match won
League18th Apr 1938Preston North End00Chelsea32,096 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1938Chelsea30Derby County25,032 match won
League27th Apr 1938Chelsea11Charlton Athletic21,843 match drawn
League7th May 1938Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,601 match lost
League25th Mar 1939Chelsea21Aston Villa31,255 match won
League1st Apr 1939Wolverhampton Wanderers20Chelsea28,747 match lost
League7th Apr 1939Charlton Athletic20Chelsea29,014 match lost
League8th Apr 1939Chelsea02Everton51,481 match lost
League15th Apr 1939Huddersfield Town31Chelsea11,731 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Peter Buchanan

Games Won: 12
Win Percentage: 30%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 40 appearances, Peter Buchanan played alongside the following 29 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

David Alexander (1)
Len Allum (11)
Jimmy Argue (23)
Joe Bambrick (3)
George Barber (32)
Ned Barkas (13)
Sid Bidewell (4)
Harry Burgess (35)
Wilf Chitty (15)
Allan Craig (7)
Dickie Foss (7)
George Gibson (6)
Bob Gregg (2)
Bob Griffiths (28)
Alf Hanson (1)
Johnny Jackson (2)
Tommy Law (3)
Arnold Mayes (5)
Harold Miller (5)
George Mills (25)
Billy Mitchell (21)
John O'Hare (21)
Joe Payne (10)
Bob Salmond (5)
Jack Sherborne (4)
Jack Smith (11)
Dick Spence (24)
Sam Weaver (38)
Victor Woodley (38)