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Chelsea FC Profile: Alec Donald

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Full Name: Alexander Donald

Born: Tuesday, 3rd May 1898
Place of birth: Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Thursday, 10th April 1952 (aged 53)
Place of death: Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Burial: Buried - 12 April 1952 - Auld Aisle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland - Section A, Row Q, Grave 984D

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1930 to 1932

Playing Career:

Partick Thistle
Indiana Flooring
Heart Of Midlothian
New York Nationals
Chelsea (Jul 1930 to Jun 1932) - cost: unknown
Bristol Rovers
Dunfermline Athletic

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 8th November 1930, Blackburn Rovers 2 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 32 years 6 months 5 days

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 2nd March 1932, Chelsea 2 - 2 Sunderland


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1930 / 31 12000012
1931 / 32 12000012


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. Alec Donald made 24 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League8th Nov 1930Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea21,008 match lost
League15th Nov 1930Chelsea20Manchester City25,671 match won
League22nd Nov 1930Leeds United23Chelsea13,602 match won
League14th Mar 1931Chelsea32Blackburn Rovers32,623 match won
League21st Mar 1931Manchester City20Chelsea27,866 match lost
League25th Mar 1931Chelsea10Birmingham12,968 match won
League28th Mar 1931Chelsea10Leeds United25,446 match won
League7th Apr 1931Leicester City21Chelsea19,848 match lost
League11th Apr 1931Chelsea11Derby County28,224 match drawn
League18th Apr 1931Sunderland20Chelsea8,854 match lost
League25th Apr 1931Chelsea20Portsmouth19,521 match won
League2nd May 1931Chelsea11Newcastle United22,860 match drawn
League29th Aug 1931Middlesbrough02Chelsea24,510 match won
League31st Aug 1931West Ham United31Chelsea28,338 match lost
League5th Sep 1931Chelsea01Huddersfield Town42,961 match lost
League9th Sep 1931Chelsea23Sheffield Wednesday31,426 match lost
League12th Sep 1931Newcastle United41Chelsea28,562 match lost
League19th Sep 1931Chelsea36Aston Villa56,698 match lost
League26th Sep 1931Leicester City10Chelsea19,189 match lost
League3rd Oct 1931Chelsea20Liverpool40,597 match won
League10th Oct 1931Grimsby Town12Chelsea16,050 match won
League17th Oct 1931Sunderland21Chelsea17,294 match lost
League12th Dec 1931West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea24,186 match lost
League2nd Mar 1932Chelsea22Sunderland20,087 match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Alexander Donald View CGS profile for Alexander Donald on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for Alexander Donald View CGS profile for Alexander Donald on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for Alexander Donald View location on Zeemaps for Alexander Donald

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Chelsea FC Player Alec Donald

Games Won: 9
Win Percentage: 37.5%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 24 appearances, Alec Donald played alongside the following 22 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

George Barber (9)
Sid Bishop (11)
Robert Carter (4)
Alec Cheyne (17)
Jackie Crawford (18)
Willie Ferguson (16)
Hughie Gallacher (19)
Sam Irving (17)
Alex Jackson (18)
William Jackson (2)
Harold Miller (7)
Sam Millington (18)
George Mills (3)
Peter O'Dowd (2)
Leslie Odell (15)
George Pearson (14)
Johnnie Rankin (7)
George Rodgers (6)
Willie Russell (1)
Jack Townrow (15)
Andy Wilson (15)
Victor Woodley (6)