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Chelsea FC Player Profile: Dickie Foss

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Full Name: Sidney Richard Foss

Born: Thursday, 28th November 1912
Place of Birth: Barking, England
Height: 5' 6"
Died: Tuesday, 1st August 1995

Date of death confirmed by headstone in Brompton Cemetery

Playing Career:

Chelsea (May 1936 to Jun 1952) - cost: unknown - Retired

* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 20th February 1937, Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 24 years 2 months 23 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 31st January 1948, Bolton Wanderers 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1936 / 37 400004
1937 / 38 11000011
1938 / 39 11000011
1945 / 46 050005
1946 / 47 12000012
1947 / 48 320005


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1937 / 38 300003

* 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. Dickie Foss made 48 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League20th Feb 1937Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea16,052 match drawn
League27th Feb 1937Chelsea42Manchester United16,382 match won
League6th Mar 1937Derby County11Chelsea15,010 match drawn
League13th Mar 1937Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers34,078 match lost
League9th Mar 1938Brentford11Chelsea20,401 match drawn scored 1 goal
League19th Mar 1938Sunderland11Chelsea19,327 match drawn
League26th Mar 1938Chelsea20Everton27,043 match won
League2nd Apr 1938Manchester City10Chelsea31,033 match lost
League9th Apr 1938Chelsea41Leicester City20,211 match won
League15th Apr 1938Chelsea02Preston North End54,735 match lost
League16th Apr 1938Huddersfield Town12Chelsea18,356 match won
League18th Apr 1938Preston North End00Chelsea32,096 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1938Chelsea30Derby County25,032 match won scored 2 goals
League27th Apr 1938Chelsea11Charlton Athletic21,843 match drawn
League7th May 1938Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,601 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
League1st Oct 1938Chelsea11Stoke City35,320 match drawn
League8th Oct 1938Blackpool51Chelsea24,878 match lost
League3rd Dec 1938Everton41Chelsea27,959 match lost
League8th Mar 1939Derby County01Chelsea6,697 match won
League10th Apr 1939Chelsea13Charlton Athletic27,070 match lost
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1946Leicester City02Chelsea25,368 match won
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1946Chelsea20West Ham United65,726 match won
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1946West Ham United10Chelsea35,000 match lost
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1946Chelsea01Aston Villa65,307 match lost
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1946Aston Villa10Chelsea55,000 match lost
League31st Aug 1946Chelsea43Bolton Wanderers62,850 match won
League4th Sep 1946Chelsea03Manchester United27,750 match lost
League14th Sep 1946Chelsea30Leeds United56,484 match won
League18th Sep 1946Manchester United11Chelsea30,275 match drawn
League21st Sep 1946Grimsby Town21Chelsea21,932 match lost
League28th Sep 1946Chelsea22Charlton Athletic63,859 match drawn
League5th Oct 1946Middlesbrough32Chelsea44,082 match lost
League12th Oct 1946Chelsea25Stoke City67,935 match lost
League4th Jan 1947Chelsea31Liverpool59,226 match won
League19th Apr 1947Chelsea10Huddersfield Town39,753 match won
League10th May 1947Chelsea20Middlesbrough22,482 match won
League26th May 1947Chelsea03Portsmouth26,048 match lost
League17th Sep 1947Sunderland23Chelsea31,444 match won
League20th Sep 1947Chelsea31Everton42,955 match won
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1948Chelsea50Barrow44,336 match won
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1948Manchester City20Chelsea45,059 match lost
League31st Jan 1948Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea24,232 match lost
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Chelsea FC Player Dickie Foss

Games Won: 19
Win Percentage: 39.58%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 48 appearances, Dickie Foss played alongside the following 51 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Len Allum (17)
Jimmy Argue (7)
Ken Armstrong (5)
Jimmy Bain (6)
Joe Bambrick (1)
George Barber (12)
Ned Barkas (15)
Bill Barraclough (2)
Sidney Bathgate (7)
Roy Bentley (1)
Jimmy Bowie (4)
Peter Buchanan (7)
Harry Burgess (16)
Bobby Campbell (3)
Wilf Chitty (5)
Allan Craig (17)
Len Dolding (9)
John Galloway (2)
George Gibson (5)
Ray Goddard (4)
Len Goulden (17)
Bob Griffiths (6)
Alf Hanson (11)
John Harris (20)
Johnny Jackson (1)
Benny Jones (2)
Tommy Lawton (14)
Fred Lewis (2)
James Macaulay (2)
Alex Machin (10)
Arnold Mayes (1)
John McInnes (5)
Harry Medhurst (5)
Harold Miller (1)
George Mills (13)
Billy Mitchell (8)
John O'Hare (5)
Johnny Paton (2)
Joe Payne (16)
Bill Robertson (17)
Robert Russell (1)
Bob Salmond (3)
Jack Smith (20)
Dickie Spence (43)
Albert Tennant (5)
Tommy Walker (15)
Sam Weaver (24)
Alex White (8)
Reg Williams (11)
Danny Winter (22)
Victor Woodley (25)