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Chelsea FC Profile: Allan Craig

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Full Name: Allan Leggat Craig

Born: Sunday, 7th February 1904
Place of birth: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 10 1/2"
Died: Saturday, 12th November 1983 (aged 79)
Place of death: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Burial: Cremated - 15 Nov 1983 • Woodside Crematorium, Paisley, Scotland

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1933 to 1939

Playing Career:

Celtic Victoria (Paisley Juniors)
Chelsea (Jan 1933 to May 1939) - cost: unknown - Released

* Released = Contract not renewed by Chelsea

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 7th January 1933, Chelsea 0 - 1 Huddersfield Town

Age on debut: 28 years 11 months 0 days

100th Appearance: Wednesday, 4th September 1935, Chelsea 3 - 5 Stoke City

200th Appearance: Saturday, 1st October 1938, Chelsea 1 - 1 Stoke City

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


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1932 / 33 19000019
1933 / 34 30500035
1934 / 35 42200044
1935 / 36 41500046
1936 / 37 41200043
1937 / 38 700007
1938 / 39 16100017


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. Allan Craig made 211 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League7th Jan 1933Chelsea01Huddersfield Town23,844 match lost
League21st Jan 1933Sheffield United41Chelsea13,622 match lost
League28th Jan 1933Chelsea31Wolverhampton Wanderers16,919 match won
League4th Feb 1933Newcastle United20Chelsea29,405 match lost
League11th Feb 1933Chelsea01Aston Villa34,378 match lost
League25th Feb 1933Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers12,590 match drawn
League1st Mar 1933Middlesbrough21Chelsea8,219 match lost
League11th Mar 1933Chelsea10Blackpool31,222 match won
League18th Mar 1933Birmingham00Chelsea19,620 match drawn
League25th Mar 1933Chelsea12West Bromwich Albion33,371 match lost
League29th Mar 1933Derby County01Chelsea7,141 match won
League1st Apr 1933Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea10,121 match drawn
League8th Apr 1933Chelsea60Leeds United31,095 match won
League14th Apr 1933Chelsea41Leicester City45,608 match won
League15th Apr 1933Everton32Chelsea27,635 match lost
League18th Apr 1933Leicester City11Chelsea22,647 match drawn
League22nd Apr 1933Chelsea13Arsenal72,260 match lost
League3rd May 1933Manchester City14Chelsea14,827 match won
League6th May 1933Chelsea11Sunderland22,322 match drawn
League26th Aug 1933Stoke City10Chelsea32,725 match lost
League2nd Sep 1933Chelsea52Wolverhampton Wanderers31,792 match won
League4th Sep 1933Huddersfield Town61Chelsea7,508 match lost
League9th Sep 1933Sheffield United41Chelsea13,598 match lost
League13th Sep 1933Chelsea23Huddersfield Town20,006 match lost
League16th Sep 1933Chelsea10Aston Villa44,679 match won
League23rd Sep 1933Leicester City11Chelsea21,164 match drawn
League30th Sep 1933Chelsea04Tottenham Hotspur67,454 match lost
League7th Oct 1933Liverpool30Chelsea31,039 match lost
League26th Dec 1933Chelsea40Sunderland12,800 match won
League30th Dec 1933Chelsea20Stoke City24,487 match won
League1st Jan 1934Sunderland00Chelsea12,820 match drawn
League6th Jan 1934Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea21,459 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1934Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion51,451 match drawn
F.A. Cup17th Jan 1934West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea20,061 match won
League20th Jan 1934Chelsea50Sheffield United31,287 match won
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1934Chelsea11Nottingham Forest53,269 match drawn
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1934Nottingham Forest03Chelsea37,187 match won
League7th Feb 1934Aston Villa20Chelsea15,688 match lost
League10th Feb 1934Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea39,652 match lost
F.A. Cup17th Feb 1934Stoke City31Chelsea42,219 match lost
League21st Feb 1934Chelsea20Liverpool14,152 match won
League3rd Mar 1934Chelsea30Blackburn Rovers26,409 match won
League10th Mar 1934Newcastle United22Chelsea14,108 match drawn
League17th Mar 1934Chelsea01Sheffield Wednesday31,606 match lost
League24th Mar 1934Derby County10Chelsea13,644 match lost
League30th Mar 1934Portsmouth02Chelsea29,100 match won
League31st Mar 1934Chelsea32West Bromwich Albion36,593 match won
League2nd Apr 1934Chelsea40Portsmouth47,114 match won
League7th Apr 1934Birmingham03Chelsea29,104 match won
League14th Apr 1934Chelsea20Everton34,029 match won
League21st Apr 1934Manchester City42Chelsea25,861 match lost
League23rd Apr 1934Chelsea20Leicester City16,304 match won
League28th Apr 1934Chelsea22Arsenal65,344 match drawn
League5th May 1934Leeds United31Chelsea6,092 match lost
League25th Aug 1934Derby County30Chelsea20,265 match lost Captain
League29th Aug 1934Chelsea12Sheffield Wednesday19,756 match lost Captain
League1st Sep 1934Chelsea31Leicester City20,084 match won Captain
League3rd Sep 1934Sheffield Wednesday31Chelsea13,029 match lost Captain
League8th Sep 1934Sunderland40Chelsea33,592 match lost Captain
League15th Sep 1934Chelsea13Tottenham Hotspur46,715 match lost Captain
League22nd Sep 1934Preston North End20Chelsea18,332 match lost Captain
League29th Sep 1934Chelsea20Grimsby Town25,373 match won Captain
League6th Oct 1934Everton32Chelsea17,827 match lost Captain
League13th Oct 1934Chelsea21Huddersfield Town32,151 match won Captain
League20th Oct 1934Birmingham01Chelsea22,572 match won Captain
League27th Oct 1934Chelsea02Stoke City39,160 match lost Captain
League3rd Nov 1934Leeds United52Chelsea13,295 match lost Captain
League10th Nov 1934Chelsea23West Bromwich Albion18,362 match lost Captain
League17th Nov 1934Blackburn Rovers12Chelsea10,781 match won Captain
League24th Nov 1934Chelsea25Arsenal43,419 match lost Captain
League1st Dec 1934Portsmouth11Chelsea18,076 match drawn Captain
League8th Dec 1934Chelsea41Liverpool29,005 match won Captain
League15th Dec 1934Manchester City20Chelsea28,797 match lost Captain
League22nd Dec 1934Chelsea21Middlesbrough23,724 match won Captain
League25th Dec 1934Chelsea20Aston Villa46,746 match won Captain
League26th Dec 1934Aston Villa03Chelsea52,886 match won Captain
League29th Dec 1934Chelsea11Derby County50,687 match drawn Captain
League5th Jan 1935Leicester City10Chelsea14,593 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1935Chelsea11Luton Town46,492 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1935Luton Town20Chelsea23,041 match lost Captain
League19th Jan 1935Chelsea22Sunderland37,096 match drawn Captain
League30th Jan 1935Tottenham Hotspur13Chelsea28,121 match won Captain
League2nd Feb 1935Chelsea00Preston North End31,994 match drawn Captain
League9th Feb 1935Grimsby Town31Chelsea12,442 match lost Captain
League20th Feb 1935Chelsea30Everton11,701 match won Captain
League23rd Feb 1935Huddersfield Town30Chelsea13,593 match lost Captain
League6th Mar 1935Chelsea22Birmingham13,016 match drawn Captain
League9th Mar 1935Stoke City01Chelsea13,186 match won Captain
League16th Mar 1935Chelsea71Leeds United35,698 match won Captain
League23rd Mar 1935West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea13,721 match drawn Captain
League30th Mar 1935Chelsea42Blackburn Rovers34,470 match won Captain
League6th Apr 1935Arsenal22Chelsea54,020 match drawn Captain
League13th Apr 1935Chelsea11Portsmouth44,787 match drawn Captain
League19th Apr 1935Chelsea42Wolverhampton Wanderers44,636 match won Captain
League20th Apr 1935Liverpool60Chelsea14,297 match lost Captain
League22nd Apr 1935Wolverhampton Wanderers61Chelsea32,703 match lost Captain
League27th Apr 1935Chelsea42Manchester City22,593 match won Captain
League4th May 1935Middlesbrough22Chelsea17,505 match drawn Captain
League31st Aug 1935Chelsea22Liverpool41,224 match drawn Captain
League4th Sep 1935Chelsea35Stoke City23,687 match lost Captain
League7th Sep 1935Grimsby Town13Chelsea14,917 match won Captain
League9th Sep 1935Stoke City30Chelsea21,310 match lost Captain
League14th Sep 1935Chelsea10Leeds United35,720 match won Captain
League16th Sep 1935Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea14,610 match lost Captain
League21st Sep 1935West Bromwich Albion12Chelsea17,183 match won Captain
League28th Sep 1935Chelsea31Sunderland61,051 match won Captain
League5th Oct 1935Birmingham21Chelsea22,625 match lost Captain
League12th Oct 1935Chelsea11Arsenal82,905 match drawn Captain
League19th Oct 1935Everton51Chelsea18,934 match lost Captain
League26th Oct 1935Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers36,080 match won Captain
League2nd Nov 1935Huddersfield Town20Chelsea16,684 match lost Captain
League16th Nov 1935Aston Villa22Chelsea58,717 match drawn Captain
League23rd Nov 1935Chelsea21Brentford56,624 match won Captain
League30th Nov 1935Sheffield Wednesday41Chelsea16,014 match lost Captain
League14th Dec 1935Preston North End20Chelsea16,178 match lost Captain
League21st Dec 1935Chelsea22Wolverhampton Wanderers20,063 match drawn Captain
League25th Dec 1935Manchester City00Chelsea36,074 match drawn Captain
League26th Dec 1935Chelsea21Manchester City41,732 match won Captain
League28th Dec 1935Liverpool23Chelsea26,523 match won Captain
League4th Jan 1936Chelsea02Grimsby Town30,381 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1936Norwich City11Chelsea32,398 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1936Chelsea31Norwich City31,734 match won Captain
League18th Jan 1936Leeds United20Chelsea18,999 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1936Chelsea41Plymouth Argyle53,703 match won Captain
League1st Feb 1936Sunderland33Chelsea23,755 match drawn Captain
League8th Feb 1936Chelsea00Birmingham30,268 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1936Chelsea00Fulham52,096 match drawn Captain
League22nd Feb 1936Chelsea22Everton17,136 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup24th Feb 1936Fulham32Chelsea30,696 match lost Captain
League4th Mar 1936Middlesbrough41Chelsea7,968 match lost Captain
League7th Mar 1936Chelsea12Sheffield Wednesday27,221 match lost Captain
League11th Mar 1936Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion13,225 match drawn Captain
League14th Mar 1936Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea18,925 match won Captain
League21st Mar 1936Chelsea10Aston Villa48,761 match won Captain
League28th Mar 1936Brentford21Chelsea34,986 match lost Captain
League4th Apr 1936Chelsea10Huddersfield Town22,369 match won Captain
League10th Apr 1936Chelsea11Derby County54,336 match drawn Captain
League11th Apr 1936Portsmouth20Chelsea18,605 match lost Captain
League13th Apr 1936Derby County11Chelsea21,407 match drawn Captain
League18th Apr 1936Chelsea52Preston North End26,274 match won Captain
League22nd Apr 1936Chelsea10Portsmouth13,982 match won Captain
League25th Apr 1936Wolverhampton Wanderers33Chelsea12,683 match drawn Captain
League27th Apr 1936Arsenal11Chelsea40,402 match drawn Captain
League2nd May 1936Chelsea51Blackburn Rovers18,078 match won Captain
League29th Aug 1936Leeds United23Chelsea19,379 match won Captain
League2nd Sep 1936Chelsea32Grimsby Town25,671 match won Captain
League5th Sep 1936Chelsea13Birmingham32,803 match lost Captain
League8th Sep 1936Grimsby Town30Chelsea12,667 match lost Captain
League12th Sep 1936Middlesbrough20Chelsea21,278 match lost Captain
League16th Sep 1936Chelsea20Liverpool18,123 match won Captain
League19th Sep 1936Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion41,112 match won Captain
League26th Sep 1936Manchester City00Chelsea30,004 match drawn Captain
League3rd Oct 1936Chelsea11Portsmouth45,735 match drawn Captain
League10th Oct 1936Preston North End10Chelsea20,040 match lost Captain
League17th Oct 1936Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday34,488 match drawn Captain
League24th Oct 1936Manchester United00Chelsea29,854 match drawn Captain
League31st Oct 1936Chelsea11Derby County15,529 match drawn Captain
League7th Nov 1936Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea16,510 match won Captain
League14th Nov 1936Chelsea13Sunderland48,901 match lost Captain
League21st Nov 1936Huddersfield Town42Chelsea12,382 match lost Captain
League28th Nov 1936Chelsea40Everton31,623 match won Captain
League5th Dec 1936Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea13,439 match lost Captain
League12th Dec 1936Chelsea21Brentford51,079 match won Captain
League19th Dec 1936Arsenal41Chelsea49,917 match lost Captain
League25th Dec 1936Stoke City20Chelsea24,897 match lost Captain
League26th Dec 1936Chelsea21Leeds United27,761 match won Captain
League28th Dec 1936Chelsea10Stoke City16,675 match won Captain
League9th Jan 1937Chelsea10Middlesbrough30,201 match won Captain
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1937Chelsea40Leeds United34,859 match won Captain
League23rd Jan 1937West Bromwich Albion20Chelsea9,642 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1937Millwall30Chelsea41,503 match lost Captain
League3rd Feb 1937Chelsea44Manchester City11,620 match drawn Captain
League6th Feb 1937Portsmouth41Chelsea16,447 match lost Captain
League13th Feb 1937Chelsea00Preston North End27,465 match drawn Captain
League20th Feb 1937Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea16,052 match drawn Captain
League27th Feb 1937Chelsea42Manchester United16,382 match won Captain
League6th Mar 1937Derby County11Chelsea15,010 match drawn Captain
League13th Mar 1937Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers34,078 match lost Captain
League20th Mar 1937Sunderland23Chelsea21,825 match won Captain
League26th Mar 1937Chelsea30Charlton Athletic64,463 match won Captain
League27th Mar 1937Chelsea00Huddersfield Town31,384 match drawn Captain
League29th Mar 1937Charlton Athletic10Chelsea45,860 match lost Captain
League3rd Apr 1937Everton00Chelsea20,648 match drawn Captain
League10th Apr 1937Chelsea01Bolton Wanderers23,271 match lost Captain
League17th Apr 1937Brentford10Chelsea22,042 match lost Captain
League24th Apr 1937Chelsea20Arsenal53,325 match won Captain
League1st May 1937Liverpool11Chelsea8,278 match drawn Captain
League15th Apr 1938Chelsea02Preston North End54,735 match lost Captain
League16th Apr 1938Huddersfield Town12Chelsea18,356 match won Captain
League18th Apr 1938Preston North End00Chelsea32,096 match drawn Captain
League23rd Apr 1938Chelsea30Derby County25,032 match won Captain
League27th Apr 1938Chelsea11Charlton Athletic21,843 match drawn Captain
League30th Apr 1938Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea27,718 match drawn Captain
League7th May 1938Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,601 match lost Captain
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
League1st Oct 1938Chelsea11Stoke City35,320 match drawn
League8th Oct 1938Blackpool51Chelsea24,878 match lost
League15th Oct 1938Chelsea42Arsenal64,443 match won
League22nd Oct 1938Brentford10Chelsea31,425 match lost
League29th Oct 1938Chelsea02Derby County37,919 match lost
League5th Nov 1938Grimsby Town21Chelsea11,461 match lost
League25th Feb 1939Chelsea13Brentford33,511 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1939Chelsea01Grimsby Town45,409 match lost
League22nd Apr 1939Chelsea10Portsmouth28,744 match won
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. Allan Craig 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. Allan Craig 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 Allan Craig

Games Won: 74
Win Percentage: 35.07%
Starts as Captain: 140
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 211 appearances, Allan Craig played alongside the following 45 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Len Allum (71)
Jimmy Argue (79)
Joe Bambrick (62)
George Barber (168)
Ned Barkas (12)
Bill Barraclough (80)
Peter Buchanan (7)
Harry Burgess (94)
Alec Cheyne (8)
Wilf Chitty (9)
James Copeland (2)
Jackie Crawford (1)
Sam Dudley (1)
Willie Ferguson (8)
Dickie Foss (17)
Hughie Gallacher (46)
George Gibson (129)
Bob Gregg (43)
Bob Griffiths (2)
Alf Hanson (17)
Jack Horton (60)
Jock Hutcheson (22)
Johnny Jackson (47)
Tommy Law (51)
Bob MacAulay (68)
Jack Mayes (5)
Harold Miller (110)
George Mills (119)
Billy Mitchell (72)
Peter O'Dowd (23)
John O'Hare (72)
Eric Oakton (84)
Leslie Odell (22)
Joe Payne (14)
George Pearson (1)
Tommy Priestley (17)
Stanley Prout (6)
Johnnie Rankin (10)
Ernest Reid (1)
Willie Russell (50)
Doug Smale (7)
Jack Smith (23)
Dick Spence (144)
Sam Weaver (62)
Victor Woodley (164)