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Chelsea FC Profile: George Dale

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Full Name: George Herbert Dale

Born: Monday, 2nd May 1892
Place of birth: Belvedere, Kent, England
Height: 5' 6"
Died: Saturday, 28th October 1961 (aged 69)
Place of death: Belvedere, Kent, England
Burial: Cremated - Eltham Crematorium, Kent

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1919 to 1922

Previously believed widely to be a George Henry Gale, we now know he was George Herbert and was born in Belvedere in Kent, not as previously thought, Nottinghamshire, even though that was where he started his football career. Details all changed following contact from a relative who still has his medals that were won whilst at Chelsea and have been handed down through the family.

Playing Career:

Queens Park Rangers
Notts County
Chelsea (May 1919 to Jun 1922) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 30th August 1919, Everton 2 - 3 Chelsea

Age on debut: 27 years 3 months 28 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 4th March 1922, West Bromwich Albion 2 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1919 / 20 36300039
1920 / 21 800008
1921 / 22 500005


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1919 / 20 100001

* 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. George Dale made 52 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League30th Aug 1919Everton23Chelsea35,000 match won
League1st Sep 1919Chelsea20Sunderland50,000 match won
League10th Sep 1919Sunderland32Chelsea35,000 match lost
League13th Sep 1919Chelsea00Newcastle United12,000 match drawn
League20th Sep 1919Newcastle United30Chelsea40,000 match lost
League27th Sep 1919Chelsea01Burnley38,000 match lost
League4th Oct 1919Burnley23Chelsea25,000 match won
League11th Oct 1919Chelsea10Liverpool35,000 match won
League18th Oct 1919Liverpool01Chelsea25,000 match won
League25th Oct 1919Bradford Park Avenue10Chelsea18,000 match lost
League1st Nov 1919Chelsea40Bradford Park Avenue36,000 match won
League8th Nov 1919Preston North End31Chelsea20,000 match lost
League15th Nov 1919Chelsea40Preston North End34,000 match won
League22nd Nov 1919Middlesbrough00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League29th Nov 1919Chelsea31Middlesbrough50,000 match won
League6th Dec 1919Arsenal11Chelsea50,000 match drawn
League20th Dec 1919Sheffield United31Chelsea25,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1919Aston Villa52Chelsea30,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1919Chelsea10Oldham Athletic40,000 match won
League27th Dec 1919Chelsea10Sheffield United40,000 match won
League1st Jan 1920Oldham Athletic10Chelsea12,000 match lost
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1920Chelsea40Swindon Town67,054 match won
League4th Feb 1920Chelsea10Bradford City25,000 match won
League7th Feb 1920Bolton Wanderers12Chelsea20,000 match won
League14th Feb 1920Chelsea23Bolton Wanderers45,000 match lost
F.A. Cup21st Feb 1920Chelsea30Leicester City40,000 match won
League28th Feb 1920Chelsea21Blackburn Rovers52,000 match won
F.A. Cup6th Mar 1920Chelsea41Bradford Park Avenue61,223 match won
League11th Mar 1920Blackburn Rovers31Chelsea12,000 match lost
League13th Mar 1920Notts County01Chelsea15,000 match won
League17th Mar 1920Chelsea20Notts County25,000 match won
League2nd Apr 1920Chelsea21Aston Villa70,000 match won
League3rd Apr 1920Chelsea10Manchester City40,000 match won
League6th Apr 1920The Wednesday02Chelsea15,000 match won
League10th Apr 1920Manchester City10Chelsea25,000 match lost
League17th Apr 1920Chelsea00Derby County40,000 match drawn
League24th Apr 1920Derby County50Chelsea20,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1920Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion39,902 match won
League1st May 1920West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea35,668 match lost
League4th Sep 1920Chelsea11Derby County42,000 match drawn
League6th Sep 1920Bolton Wanderers31Chelsea40,000 match lost
League2nd Oct 1920Chelsea11Burnley45,000 match drawn
League9th Oct 1920Tottenham Hotspur50Chelsea50,000 match lost
League23rd Oct 1920Chelsea11Oldham Athletic38,000 match drawn
League30th Oct 1920Oldham Athletic12Chelsea20,000 match won
League6th Nov 1920Chelsea11Preston North End35,000 match drawn
League26th Feb 1921Chelsea01Everton44,000 match lost
League22nd Oct 1921Burnley50Chelsea15,000 match lost
League26th Nov 1921Bradford City01Chelsea15,000 match won
League3rd Dec 1921Chelsea00Preston North End30,000 match drawn
League10th Dec 1921Preston North End20Chelsea25,000 match lost
League4th Mar 1922West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea11,026 match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for George Herbert Dale View CGS profile for George Herbert Dale on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for George Herbert Dale View CGS profile for George Herbert Dale on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for George Herbert Dale View location on Zeemaps for George Herbert Dale

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Chelsea FC Player George Dale

Games Won: 24
Win Percentage: 46.15%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 52 appearances, George Dale played alongside the following 35 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Lawrence Abram (12)
Benjamin Howard Baker (4)
Fred Barrett (2)
Thomas Baxter (1)
Dr John Barr Bell (3)
Wally Bettridge (45)
Harold Brittan (10)
Johnny Browning (4)
Jack Cock (33)
Jimmy Croal (37)
Bill Dickie (28)
Jim Ferris (3)
Harry Ford (34)
James Gallon (2)
Harold Halse (33)
Colin Hampton (16)
Jack Harrow (49)
Frank Hoddinott (3)
John Lee (4)
Fred Linfoot (2)
Tommy Logan (28)
Owen Marshall (4)
Ken McKenzie (4)
Bobby McNeil (36)
Tommy Meehan (5)
Nils Middelboe (11)
James Molyneux (32)
Buchanan Sharp (15)
George Smith (5)
Stephen Smith (2)
Bob Thomson (1)
Andy Walker (2)
Joe Ward (4)
Bob Whittingham (5)
Harry Wilding (41)