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Chelsea FC Profile: Joe Bambrick

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Full Name: Joseph Gardiner Absolom Bambrick

Born: Friday, 3rd November 1905
Place of birth: Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Height: 5' 11"
Died: Thursday, 13th October 1983 (aged 77)
Burial: Buried - Plot S3027, Roselawn Cemetery, Ballygowan Road, Belfast

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1934 to 1938

Joe also guested for Belfast Celtic on at least one occasion (29th April 1929 whilst a Linfield player) in a friendly against Glasgow Celtic, scoring a hat trick in a 4-7 defeat.

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Dec 1934 to Mar 1938) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Tuesday, 25th December 1934, Chelsea 2 - 0 Aston Villa

Age on debut: 29 years 1 months 22 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 12th March 1938, Chelsea 0 - 0 Bolton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1934 / 35 21200023
1935 / 36 25500030
1936 / 37 10000010
1937 / 38 300003


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1934 / 35 16000016
1935 / 36 15400019
1936 / 37 200002
1937 / 38 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. Joe Bambrick made 66 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League25th Dec 1934Chelsea20Aston Villa46,746 match won
League26th Dec 1934Aston Villa03Chelsea52,886 match won scored 1 goal
League29th Dec 1934Chelsea11Derby County50,687 match drawn
League5th Jan 1935Leicester City10Chelsea14,593 match lost
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1935Chelsea11Luton Town46,492 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1935Luton Town20Chelsea23,041 match lost
League19th Jan 1935Chelsea22Sunderland37,096 match drawn
League30th Jan 1935Tottenham Hotspur13Chelsea28,121 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Feb 1935Chelsea00Preston North End31,994 match drawn
League9th Feb 1935Grimsby Town31Chelsea12,442 match lost scored 1 goal
League20th Feb 1935Chelsea30Everton11,701 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Feb 1935Huddersfield Town30Chelsea13,593 match lost
League6th Mar 1935Chelsea22Birmingham13,016 match drawn scored 1 goal
League9th Mar 1935Stoke City01Chelsea13,186 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Mar 1935Chelsea71Leeds United35,698 match won scored 4 goals
League23rd Mar 1935West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea13,721 match drawn scored 1 goal
League30th Mar 1935Chelsea42Blackburn Rovers34,470 match won
League6th Apr 1935Arsenal22Chelsea54,020 match drawn
League13th Apr 1935Chelsea11Portsmouth44,787 match drawn scored 1 goal
League19th Apr 1935Chelsea42Wolverhampton Wanderers44,636 match won
League20th Apr 1935Liverpool60Chelsea14,297 match lost
League27th Apr 1935Chelsea42Manchester City22,593 match won scored 4 goals
League4th May 1935Middlesbrough22Chelsea17,505 match drawn
League31st Aug 1935Chelsea22Liverpool41,224 match drawn scored 2 goals
League4th Sep 1935Chelsea35Stoke City23,687 match lost scored 3 goals
League7th Sep 1935Grimsby Town13Chelsea14,917 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Sep 1935Stoke City30Chelsea21,310 match lost
League14th Sep 1935Chelsea10Leeds United35,720 match won
League12th Oct 1935Chelsea11Arsenal82,905 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Oct 1935Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers36,080 match won
League2nd Nov 1935Huddersfield Town20Chelsea16,684 match lost
League9th Nov 1935Chelsea21Middlesbrough33,408 match won scored 2 goals
League16th Nov 1935Aston Villa22Chelsea58,717 match drawn
League23rd Nov 1935Chelsea21Brentford56,624 match won
League30th Nov 1935Sheffield Wednesday41Chelsea16,014 match lost sent off
League14th Dec 1935Preston North End20Chelsea16,178 match lost
League25th Dec 1935Manchester City00Chelsea36,074 match drawn
League26th Dec 1935Chelsea21Manchester City41,732 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Jan 1936Chelsea02Grimsby Town30,381 match lost
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1936Norwich City11Chelsea32,398 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1936Chelsea31Norwich City31,734 match won scored 3 goals
League18th Jan 1936Leeds United20Chelsea18,999 match lost
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1936Chelsea41Plymouth Argyle53,703 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Feb 1936Sunderland33Chelsea23,755 match drawn scored 2 goals
League8th Feb 1936Chelsea00Birmingham30,268 match drawn
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1936Chelsea00Fulham52,096 match drawn
League22nd Feb 1936Chelsea22Everton17,136 match drawn scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup24th Feb 1936Fulham32Chelsea30,696 match lost
League4th Mar 1936Middlesbrough41Chelsea7,968 match lost
League7th Mar 1936Chelsea12Sheffield Wednesday27,221 match lost
League11th Mar 1936Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion13,225 match drawn
League14th Mar 1936Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea18,925 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Apr 1936Chelsea11Derby County54,336 match drawn
League16th Sep 1936Chelsea20Liverpool18,123 match won scored 2 goals
League19th Sep 1936Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion41,112 match won
League26th Sep 1936Manchester City00Chelsea30,004 match drawn
League3rd Oct 1936Chelsea11Portsmouth45,735 match drawn
League10th Oct 1936Preston North End10Chelsea20,040 match lost
League17th Oct 1936Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday34,488 match drawn
League24th Oct 1936Manchester United00Chelsea29,854 match drawn
League31st Oct 1936Chelsea11Derby County15,529 match drawn
League3rd Apr 1937Everton00Chelsea20,648 match drawn
League10th Apr 1937Chelsea01Bolton Wanderers23,271 match lost
League23rd Oct 1937Chelsea21Brentford56,810 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Mar 1938Brentford11Chelsea20,401 match drawn
League12th Mar 1938Chelsea00Bolton Wanderers38,171 match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Joe Bambrick

Games Won: 21
Win Percentage: 31.82%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 66 appearances, Joe Bambrick played alongside the following 32 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Len Allum (28)
Jimmy Argue (32)
George Barber (56)
Bill Barraclough (48)
Peter Buchanan (3)
Harry Burgess (44)
Alec Cheyne (5)
Wilf Chitty (2)
Allan Craig (62)
Dickie Foss (1)
George Gibson (42)
Bob Gregg (4)
Bob Griffiths (4)
Jack Horton (7)
Jock Hutcheson (5)
Johnny Jackson (28)
Tommy Law (13)
Bob MacAulay (27)
Arnold Mayes (2)
Harold Miller (53)
George Mills (2)
Billy Mitchell (33)
John O'Hare (31)
Eric Oakton (8)
Leslie Odell (4)
Joe Payne (1)
Willie Russell (3)
Doug Smale (2)
Jack Smith (1)
Dick Spence (62)
Sam Weaver (9)
Victor Woodley (38)