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Chelsea FC Player Profile: David Alexander

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Full Name: David Baxter Alexander

Born: Thursday, 18th October 1917
Place of Birth: Hamilton, Scotland
Died: Tuesday, 20th August 1974

David Baxter Alexander, listed in some places with a middle name "Bertram", was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, near Glasgow. His birth date was found in the 1939 census, which lead back to his birth certificate downloaded from Scotland's People website.

David was signed aged 18 on 26 November 1935 from Clydebank Juniors and after making his first team debut towards the end of the 38/39 season, he became a regular in the Chelsea side in the first season of World War II regional football.

He was noted as an athletically built and skilful player whose promising career was sadly ended by injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, which also caused him to be invalided from the forces.

David is recorded as lodging at the home of William Crump, 37 Silverton Road, Fulham in the 1939 census, during his time at Chelsea. Date of death confirmed from Probate record.

Playing Career:

Clydebank Juniors
Chelsea (Jan 1939 to Jun 1945) - cost: unknown

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Friday, 7th April 1939, Charlton Athletic 2 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 21 years 5 months 20 days

Last Appearance: Friday, 7th April 1939, Charlton Athletic 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1938 / 39 100001


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. David Alexander made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League7th Apr 1939Charlton Athletic20Chelsea29,014 match lost
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Games Won: 0
Win Percentage: 0%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 1 appearances, David Alexander played alongside the following 10 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Jimmy Argue (1)
George Barber (1)
Peter Buchanan (1)
Harry Burgess (1)
Joe Payne (1)
Bob Salmond (1)
Jack Smith (1)
Dickie Spence (1)
Sam Weaver (1)
Victor Woodley (1)