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Chelsea FC Profile: Harry Burgess

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Full Name: Harry Burgess

Born: Saturday, 20th August 1904
Place of birth: Alderley Edge, England
Height: 5' 8"
Died: Sunday, 6th October 1957 (aged 53)
Place of death: Wilmslow, Cheshire, England
Burial: Buried - Wilmslow Cemetery, Wilmslow, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England - Plot K290

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1935 to 1945

Playing Career:

Stockport County
--->Sandbach Ramblers (L)
Sheffield Wednesday
Chelsea (Mar 1935 to Dec 1945) - cost: unknown - Retired

* (L) = On Loan
* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 16th March 1935, Chelsea 7 - 1 Leeds United

Age on debut: 30 years 6 months 24 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 22nd January 1938, Birmingham 1 - 1 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 6th May 1939, Chelsea 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1934 / 35 10000010
1935 / 36 31500036
1936 / 37 29100030
1937 / 38 36100037
1938 / 39 36600042


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1934 / 35 300003
1935 / 36 11100012
1936 / 37 400004
1937 / 38 700007
1938 / 39 8300011

* 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. Harry Burgess made 155 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League16th Mar 1935Chelsea71Leeds United35,698 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Mar 1935West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea13,721 match drawn
League30th Mar 1935Chelsea42Blackburn Rovers34,470 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Apr 1935Arsenal22Chelsea54,020 match drawn
League13th Apr 1935Chelsea11Portsmouth44,787 match drawn
League19th Apr 1935Chelsea42Wolverhampton Wanderers44,636 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Apr 1935Liverpool60Chelsea14,297 match lost
League22nd Apr 1935Wolverhampton Wanderers61Chelsea32,703 match lost
League27th Apr 1935Chelsea42Manchester City22,593 match won
League4th May 1935Middlesbrough22Chelsea17,505 match drawn
League31st Aug 1935Chelsea22Liverpool41,224 match drawn
League4th Sep 1935Chelsea35Stoke City23,687 match lost
League7th Sep 1935Grimsby Town13Chelsea14,917 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Sep 1935Stoke City30Chelsea21,310 match lost
League14th Sep 1935Chelsea10Leeds United35,720 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Sep 1935Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea14,610 match lost
League5th Oct 1935Birmingham21Chelsea22,625 match lost scored 1 goal
League26th Oct 1935Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers36,080 match won
League25th Dec 1935Manchester City00Chelsea36,074 match drawn
League26th Dec 1935Chelsea21Manchester City41,732 match won
League28th Dec 1935Liverpool23Chelsea26,523 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Jan 1936Chelsea02Grimsby Town30,381 match lost
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1936Norwich City11Chelsea32,398 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1936Chelsea31Norwich City31,734 match won
League18th Jan 1936Leeds United20Chelsea18,999 match lost
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1936Chelsea41Plymouth Argyle53,703 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Feb 1936Sunderland33Chelsea23,755 match drawn
League8th Feb 1936Chelsea00Birmingham30,268 match drawn
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1936Chelsea00Fulham52,096 match drawn
League22nd Feb 1936Chelsea22Everton17,136 match drawn
F.A. Cup24th Feb 1936Fulham32Chelsea30,696 match lost
League4th Mar 1936Middlesbrough41Chelsea7,968 match lost
League7th Mar 1936Chelsea12Sheffield Wednesday27,221 match lost scored 1 goal
League11th Mar 1936Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion13,225 match drawn scored 1 goal
League14th Mar 1936Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea18,925 match won
League21st Mar 1936Chelsea10Aston Villa48,761 match won
League28th Mar 1936Brentford21Chelsea34,986 match lost
League4th Apr 1936Chelsea10Huddersfield Town22,369 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League10th Apr 1936Chelsea11Derby County54,336 match drawn
League11th Apr 1936Portsmouth20Chelsea18,605 match lost
League13th Apr 1936Derby County11Chelsea21,407 match drawn
League18th Apr 1936Chelsea52Preston North End26,274 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Apr 1936Chelsea10Portsmouth13,982 match won
League25th Apr 1936Wolverhampton Wanderers33Chelsea12,683 match drawn scored 1 goal
League27th Apr 1936Arsenal11Chelsea40,402 match drawn
League2nd May 1936Chelsea51Blackburn Rovers18,078 match won scored 2 goals
League29th Aug 1936Leeds United23Chelsea19,379 match won
League5th Sep 1936Chelsea13Birmingham32,803 match lost
League8th Sep 1936Grimsby Town30Chelsea12,667 match lost
League12th Sep 1936Middlesbrough20Chelsea21,278 match lost
League16th Sep 1936Chelsea20Liverpool18,123 match won
League19th Sep 1936Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion41,112 match won
League26th Sep 1936Manchester City00Chelsea30,004 match drawn
League3rd Oct 1936Chelsea11Portsmouth45,735 match drawn scored 1 goal
League10th Oct 1936Preston North End10Chelsea20,040 match lost
League17th Oct 1936Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday34,488 match drawn scored 1 goal
League24th Oct 1936Manchester United00Chelsea29,854 match drawn
League31st Oct 1936Chelsea11Derby County15,529 match drawn
League7th Nov 1936Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea16,510 match won
League14th Nov 1936Chelsea13Sunderland48,901 match lost
League21st Nov 1936Huddersfield Town42Chelsea12,382 match lost
League28th Nov 1936Chelsea40Everton31,623 match won
League5th Dec 1936Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea13,439 match lost scored 1 goal
League12th Dec 1936Chelsea21Brentford51,079 match won
League19th Dec 1936Arsenal41Chelsea49,917 match lost
League2nd Jan 1937Birmingham00Chelsea17,673 match drawn
League9th Jan 1937Chelsea10Middlesbrough30,201 match won
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1937Chelsea40Leeds United34,859 match won
League23rd Jan 1937West Bromwich Albion20Chelsea9,642 match lost
League13th Mar 1937Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers34,078 match lost
League20th Mar 1937Sunderland23Chelsea21,825 match won
League26th Mar 1937Chelsea30Charlton Athletic64,463 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League27th Mar 1937Chelsea00Huddersfield Town31,384 match drawn
League3rd Apr 1937Everton00Chelsea20,648 match drawn
League17th Apr 1937Brentford10Chelsea22,042 match lost
League24th Apr 1937Chelsea20Arsenal53,325 match won
League28th Aug 1937Chelsea61Liverpool41,553 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Sep 1937Leeds United20Chelsea18,858 match lost
League4th Sep 1937West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea23,097 match lost
League8th Sep 1937Chelsea41Leeds United17,300 match won
League11th Sep 1937Chelsea20Birmingham34,072 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League15th Sep 1937Chelsea10Grimsby Town15,617 match won
League18th Sep 1937Middlesbrough43Chelsea19,631 match lost scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League25th Sep 1937Chelsea21Stoke City38,504 match won
League2nd Oct 1937Portsmouth24Chelsea25,233 match won
League9th Oct 1937Chelsea22Arsenal75,952 match drawn
League16th Oct 1937Blackpool02Chelsea23,974 match won
League23rd Oct 1937Chelsea21Brentford56,810 match won
League30th Oct 1937Bolton Wanderers55Chelsea22,293 match drawn
League6th Nov 1937Chelsea00Sunderland50,554 match drawn
League20th Nov 1937Chelsea22Manchester City40,197 match drawn scored 1 goal
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 scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1938Chelsea01Everton41,946 match lost
League15th Jan 1938Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion20,378 match drawn scored 1 goal
League22nd Jan 1938Birmingham11Chelsea18,480 match drawn
League29th Jan 1938Chelsea01Middlesbrough27,081 match lost
League12th Feb 1938Chelsea31Portsmouth18,323 match won
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
League19th Mar 1938Sunderland11Chelsea19,327 match drawn
League26th Mar 1938Chelsea20Everton27,043 match won
League2nd Apr 1938Manchester City10Chelsea31,033 match lost
League23rd Apr 1938Chelsea30Derby County25,032 match won
League27th Apr 1938Chelsea11Charlton Athletic21,843 match drawn
League30th Apr 1938Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea27,718 match drawn scored 1 goal
League7th May 1938Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,601 match lost
League27th Aug 1938Liverpool21Chelsea33,868 match lost
League31st Aug 1938Chelsea31Preston North End24,821 match won
League3rd Sep 1938Chelsea30Leicester City37,323 match won
League5th Sep 1938Bolton Wanderers02Chelsea19,616 match won
League10th Sep 1938Middlesbrough11Chelsea28,359 match drawn
League17th Sep 1938Chelsea22Birmingham39,505 match drawn
League24th Sep 1938Manchester United51Chelsea34,557 match lost scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League1st Oct 1938Chelsea11Stoke City35,320 match drawn scored 1 goal
League15th Oct 1938Chelsea42Arsenal64,443 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Oct 1938Brentford10Chelsea31,425 match lost
League29th Oct 1938Chelsea02Derby County37,919 match lost
League5th Nov 1938Grimsby Town21Chelsea11,461 match lost
League12th Nov 1938Chelsea40Sunderland37,103 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Nov 1938Aston Villa62Chelsea41,678 match lost
League26th Nov 1938Chelsea13Wolverhampton Wanderers32,456 match lost
League10th Dec 1938Chelsea30Huddersfield Town23,257 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Dec 1938Portsmouth21Chelsea21,536 match lost
League24th Dec 1938Chelsea41Liverpool6,801 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League27th Dec 1938Chelsea22Leeds United32,692 match drawn
League31st Dec 1938Leicester City32Chelsea13,180 match lost
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1939Chelsea21Arsenal58,095 match won
League14th Jan 1939Chelsea42Middlesbrough26,750 match won
F.A. Cup21st Jan 1939Chelsea30Fulham69,987 match won
League28th Jan 1939Chelsea01Manchester United31,265 match lost
League4th Feb 1939Stoke City61Chelsea25,205 match lost
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1939Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday60,920 match drawn scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea47,549 match drawn
F.A. Cup20th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday13Chelsea51,879 match won scored 2 goals
League25th Feb 1939Chelsea13Brentford33,511 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1939Chelsea01Grimsby Town45,409 match lost
League11th Mar 1939Chelsea51Grimsby Town17,102 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Mar 1939Chelsea11Blackpool12,971 match drawn
League18th Mar 1939Sunderland32Chelsea10,954 match lost scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
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
League10th Apr 1939Chelsea13Charlton Athletic27,070 match lost
League15th Apr 1939Huddersfield Town31Chelsea11,731 match lost
League26th Apr 1939Birmingham11Chelsea28,637 match drawn
League29th Apr 1939Preston North End11Chelsea13,333 match drawn
League6th May 1939Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers18,232 match drawn

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. Harry Burgess 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. Harry Burgess 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 Harry Burgess

Games Won: 53
Win Percentage: 34.19%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 155 appearances, Harry Burgess played alongside the following 38 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

David Alexander (1)
Len Allum (45)
Jimmy Argue (79)
Joe Bambrick (44)
George Barber (126)
Ned Barkas (24)
Bill Barraclough (51)
Sid Bidewell (4)
Peter Buchanan (35)
Wilf Chitty (21)
Allan Craig (94)
Dickie Foss (16)
George Gibson (45)
Bob Gregg (4)
Bob Griffiths (36)
Alf Hanson (37)
Jack Horton (1)
Jock Hutcheson (7)
Johnny Jackson (20)
Tommy Law (16)
Bob MacAulay (16)
Jack Mayes (11)
Harold Miller (55)
George Mills (87)
Billy Mitchell (88)
John O'Hare (83)
Eric Oakton (21)
Leslie Odell (2)
Joe Payne (33)
Ernest Reid (1)
Willie Russell (3)
Bob Salmond (25)
Jack Sherborne (4)
Doug Smale (6)
Jack Smith (40)
Dick Spence (135)
Sam Weaver (99)
Victor Woodley (135)