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Chelsea FC Profile: Bill Finlayson

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Full Name: William Finlayson

Born: Wednesday, 29th March 1899
Place of birth: Thornliebank, Scotland
Height: 5' 7"
Died: 1979

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1920 to 1923

Playing Career:

Ashfield (Glasgow)
Chelsea (Jun 1920 to Dec 1923) - cost: unknown
Clapton Orient
Springfield Babes
Providence Clam Diggers
--->CNR Montréal (L)
Bethlehem Steel (USA)

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 21st January 1922, Bolton Wanderers 0 - 2 Chelsea

Age on debut: 22 years 9 months 23 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 3rd November 1923, Chelsea 0 - 0 Bolton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1921 / 22 100001
1923 / 24 400004


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1923 / 24 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. Bill Finlayson made 5 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League21st Jan 1922Bolton Wanderers02Chelsea20,000 match won
League6th Oct 1923Chelsea12Cardiff City47,000 match lost
League13th Oct 1923Cardiff City11Chelsea37,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League17th Oct 1923Sunderland20Chelsea20,000 match lost
League3rd Nov 1923Chelsea00Bolton Wanderers26,500 match drawn

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Chelsea FC Player Bill Finlayson

Games Won: 1
Win Percentage: 20%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 5 appearances, Bill Finlayson played alongside the following 19 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Benjamin Howard Baker (1)
Dr John Barr Bell (1)
David Cameron (3)
Sid Castle (4)
Jack Cock (1)
Willie Ferguson (3)
Harry Ford (1)
Colin Hampton (4)
Jack Harrow (5)
Joe Langton (1)
Ken McKenzie (1)
Bobby McNeil (4)
Tommy Meehan (3)
Harold Miller (4)
John Priestley (4)
Buchanan Sharp (1)
George Smith (5)
Albert Thain (1)
Harry Wilding (3)