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Chelsea FC Profile: George Hilsdon

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Full Name: George Richard Hilsdon

Nickname(s): Gatling Gun

Born: Monday, 10th August 1885
Place of birth: Bromley-by-Bow, England
Died: Wednesday, 10th September 1941 (aged 56)
Burial: Buried - Wigston Cemetery, Wigston, Oadby and Wigston Borough, Leicestershire, England

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1906 to 1912

Gassed on Western front during World War One.

Playing Career:

West Ham United
Chelsea (May 1906 to Jun 1912) - cost: unknown
West Ham United

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 1st September 1906, Chelsea 9 - 2 Glossop

Age on debut: 21 years 0 months 22 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 3rd April 1909, Woolwich Arsenal 0 - 0 Chelsea

Last Appearance: Monday, 8th April 1912, Derby County 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1906 / 07 32200034
1907 / 08 33200035
1908 / 09 34300037
1909 / 10 15200017
1910 / 11 26500031
1911 / 12 10000010


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1906 / 07 28000028
1907 / 08 26600032
1908 / 09 25200027
1909 / 10 200002
1910 / 11 18000018
1911 / 12 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. George Hilsdon made 164 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Sep 1906Chelsea92Glossop12,000 match won scored 5 goals
League8th Sep 1906Blackpool00Chelsea6,000 match drawn
League15th Sep 1906Chelsea51Bradford City10,000 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Sep 1906West Bromwich Albion12Chelsea25,562 match won
League29th Sep 1906Chelsea10Leicester Fosse20,000 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Oct 1906Nottingham Forest31Chelsea24,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League20th Oct 1906Burton United21Chelsea4,000 match lost
League27th Oct 1906Chelsea20Grimsby Town18,000 match won scored 2 goals (1 Pen)
League3rd Nov 1906Burslem Port Vale20Chelsea5,000 match lost
League10th Nov 1906Chelsea20Burnley10,000 match won scored 2 goals
League17th Nov 1906Leeds City01Chelsea8,000 match won scored 1 goal
League24th Nov 1906Chelsea21Barnsley14,000 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Dec 1906Chesterfield Town00Chelsea6,000 match drawn
League8th Dec 1906Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea8,000 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Dec 1906Chelsea21Clapton Orient15,000 match won
League22nd Dec 1906Gainsborough Trinity11Chelsea3,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1906Hull City01Chelsea16,000 match won
League29th Dec 1906Glossop01Chelsea4,000 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Jan 1907Stockport County12Chelsea7,000 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Jan 1907Chelsea30Blackpool15,000 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1907Lincoln City22Chelsea5,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1907Chelsea01Lincoln City11,883 match lost
League26th Jan 1907Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion41,168 match won
League2nd Feb 1907Leicester Fosse11Chelsea17,000 match drawn
League9th Feb 1907Chelsea02Nottingham Forest15,000 match lost
League4th Mar 1907Chelsea20Stockport County8,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League9th Mar 1907Chelsea21Burslem Port Vale8,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League23rd Mar 1907Chelsea20Leeds City25,000 match won scored 2 goals (1 Pen)
League29th Mar 1907Chelsea30Hull City48,000 match won scored 2 goals
League30th Mar 1907Barnsley31Chelsea5,000 match lost
League6th Apr 1907Chelsea71Chesterfield Town12,000 match won scored 2 goals
League13th Apr 1907Chelsea40Wolverhampton Wanderers30,000 match won
League20th Apr 1907Clapton Orient01Chelsea18,000 match won
League27th Apr 1907Chelsea41Gainsborough Trinity15,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League7th Sep 1907Chelsea24Sheffield United25,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League14th Sep 1907Newcastle United10Chelsea35,000 match lost
League21st Sep 1907Nottingham Forest60Chelsea20,000 match lost
League23rd Sep 1907Chelsea20Newcastle United20,000 match won
League28th Sep 1907Chelsea14Manchester United30,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League5th Oct 1907Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League12th Oct 1907Chelsea13Bolton Wanderers35,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League19th Oct 1907Birmingham11Chelsea20,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Oct 1907Chelsea21Everton50,000 match won
League2nd Nov 1907Sunderland30Chelsea13,000 match lost
League9th Nov 1907Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match won scored 2 goals
League16th Nov 1907The Wednesday31Chelsea22,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League23rd Nov 1907Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won scored 4 goals
League2nd Dec 1907Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers18,000 match won
League7th Dec 1907Chelsea22Manchester City50,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League14th Dec 1907Preston North End24Chelsea8,000 match won
League21st Dec 1907Chelsea34Bury35,000 match lost scored 3 goals
League25th Dec 1907Liverpool14Chelsea30,000 match won scored 2 goals
League26th Dec 1907Chelsea10Middlesbrough40,000 match won
League28th Dec 1907Aston Villa00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League1st Jan 1908Middlesbrough31Chelsea30,000 match lost
League4th Jan 1908Sheffield United03Chelsea5,000 match won scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1908Worksop Town19Chelsea18,995 match won scored 6 goals
League18th Jan 1908Chelsea04Nottingham Forest35,000 match lost
League25th Jan 1908Manchester United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1908Manchester United10Chelsea25,184 match lost
League8th Feb 1908Bolton Wanderers12Chelsea18,000 match won scored 1 goal
League7th Mar 1908Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League14th Mar 1908Chelsea31The Wednesday30,000 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Mar 1908Bristol City00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League1st Apr 1908Everton03Chelsea10,000 match won scored 3 goals
League11th Apr 1908Chelsea00Preston North End40,000 match drawn
League18th Apr 1908Bury11Chelsea11,000 match drawn scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League20th Apr 1908Chelsea02Liverpool40,000 match lost
League29th Apr 1908Chelsea12Notts County10,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League1st Sep 1908Chelsea00Preston North End25,000 match drawn
League5th Sep 1908Liverpool21Chelsea25,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League7th Sep 1908Preston North End60Chelsea6,000 match lost
League12th Sep 1908Chelsea41Bury50,000 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Sep 1908Sheffield United13Chelsea15,000 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Sep 1908Chelsea21Nottingham Forest20,000 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Sep 1908Chelsea02Aston Villa40,000 match lost
League3rd Oct 1908Nottingham Forest21Chelsea18,000 match lost
League10th Oct 1908Chelsea20Sunderland35,000 match won
League17th Oct 1908Chelsea22The Wednesday25,000 match drawn
League31st Oct 1908Chelsea11Bradford City30,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League7th Nov 1908Manchester United01Chelsea20,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League14th Nov 1908Chelsea33Everton40,000 match drawn scored 3 goals (1 Pen)
League21st Nov 1908Leicester Fosse52Chelsea15,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League28th Nov 1908Chelsea12Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League5th Dec 1908Notts County30Chelsea12,000 match lost
League12th Dec 1908Chelsea12Newcastle United25,000 match lost
League19th Dec 1908Bristol City10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League1st Jan 1909Middlesbrough14Chelsea25,000 match won scored 3 goals
League2nd Jan 1909Chelsea30Liverpool30,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1909Hull City11Chelsea18,100 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup20th Jan 1909Chelsea10Hull City25,792 match won
League23rd Jan 1909Chelsea11Sheffield United25,000 match drawn
League30th Jan 1909Aston Villa00Chelsea18,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup6th Feb 1909Blackburn Rovers21Chelsea31,897 match lost scored 1 goal
League27th Feb 1909Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers10,000 match drawn scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League13th Mar 1909Chelsea11Manchester United30,000 match drawn
League20th Mar 1909Everton32Chelsea25,000 match lost scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League22nd Mar 1909The Wednesday51Chelsea12,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1909Bury21Chelsea3,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League3rd Apr 1909Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League9th Apr 1909Chelsea30Middlesbrough50,000 match won scored 2 goals
League10th Apr 1909Chelsea32Notts County30,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League17th Apr 1909Newcastle United13Chelsea30,000 match won scored 2 goals (1 Pen)
League20th Apr 1909Bradford City30Chelsea14,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1909Chelsea31Bristol City12,000 match won scored 2 goals
League29th Apr 1909Chelsea10Leicester Fosse10,000 match won
League1st Sep 1909Chelsea22Notts County12,000 match drawn
League4th Sep 1909Chelsea21Liverpool27,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League6th Nov 1909Chelsea01Everton35,000 match lost
League1st Jan 1910Newcastle United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
League8th Jan 1910Liverpool51Chelsea25,000 match lost
League10th Jan 1910Preston North End20Chelsea9,000 match lost
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1910Chelsea21Hull City34,700 match won
League22nd Jan 1910Chelsea00Aston Villa30,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup5th Feb 1910Chelsea01Tottenham Hotspur31,776 match lost
League19th Feb 1910Chelsea21Middlesbrough20,000 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Feb 1910Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers30,000 match won
League5th Mar 1910Nottingham Forest00Chelsea7,000 match drawn
League7th Mar 1910Sheffield United00Chelsea8,000 match drawn
League12th Mar 1910Chelsea14Sunderland15,000 match lost
League19th Mar 1910Everton22Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League26th Mar 1910Chelsea11Manchester United25,000 match drawn
League9th Apr 1910Chelsea41The Wednesday25,000 match won
League3rd Sep 1910Derby County14Chelsea12,000 match won scored 2 goals
League10th Sep 1910Chelsea31Barnsley21,000 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Sep 1910Leicester Fosse10Chelsea16,000 match lost
League24th Sep 1910Chelsea20Wolverhampton Wanderers29,000 match won
League1st Oct 1910Chelsea30Bolton Wanderers25,000 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Oct 1910Clapton Orient00Chelsea25,000 match drawn
League15th Oct 1910Chelsea00Blackpool30,000 match drawn
League22nd Oct 1910Glossop21Chelsea7,000 match lost
League29th Oct 1910Chelsea70Lincoln City25,000 match won scored 2 goals
League12th Nov 1910Chelsea22Birmingham17,000 match drawn
League10th Dec 1910Chelsea30Bradford Park Avenue14,000 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Dec 1910Burnley11Chelsea7,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League24th Dec 1910Chelsea30Gainsborough Trinity16,000 match won
League26th Dec 1910Leeds City33Chelsea18,000 match drawn scored 3 goals
League27th Dec 1910Chelsea20Stockport County30,000 match won
League31st Dec 1910Chelsea32Derby County32,000 match won
League2nd Jan 1911Stockport County22Chelsea5,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League7th Jan 1911Barnsley32Chelsea7,000 match lost scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1911Chelsea00Leyton19,167 match drawn
F.A. Cup19th Jan 1911Leyton02Chelsea14,000 match won
League21st Jan 1911Chelsea20Leicester Fosse18,000 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Jan 1911Wolverhampton Wanderers00Chelsea16,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Feb 1911Chesterfield Town14Chelsea28,400 match won
League11th Feb 1911Chelsea10Clapton Orient41,000 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Feb 1911Blackpool02Chelsea6,000 match won
F.A. Cup25th Feb 1911Wolverhampton Wanderers02Chelsea33,028 match won
League4th Mar 1911Lincoln City00Chelsea4,000 match drawn
League6th Mar 1911Chelsea20Glossop12,000 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup11th Mar 1911Chelsea31Swindon Town77,952 match won
League18th Mar 1911Birmingham21Chelsea25,000 match lost
League20th Mar 1911Chelsea20Huddersfield Town12,000 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Sep 1911Chelsea00Stockport County28,000 match drawn
League9th Sep 1911Leeds City00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League11th Sep 1911Chelsea10Derby County20,000 match won
League7th Oct 1911Grimsby Town21Chelsea8,000 match lost
League2nd Mar 1912Chelsea30Clapton Orient45,000 match won
League9th Mar 1912Bristol City11Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League20th Mar 1912Gainsborough Trinity02Chelsea3,000 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Mar 1912Huddersfield Town13Chelsea13,000 match won
League6th Apr 1912Glossop12Chelsea4,000 match won
League8th Apr 1912Derby County20Chelsea17,000 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player George Hilsdon

Games Won: 77
Win Percentage: 46.95%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 164 appearances, George Hilsdon played alongside the following 61 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (49)
Ted Birnie (85)
Joe Bradshaw (2)
Billy Brawn (72)
Ron Brebner (1)
Billy Bridgeman (68)
Billy Brown (1)
Robert Bush (4)
Michael Byrne (1)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (13)
Jack Cameron (111)
Bill Cartwright (29)
David Copeland (6)
George Dodd (1)
Hugh Dolby (1)
Charles Donaghy (1)
Angus Douglas (44)
Sam Downing (59)
Norrie Fairgray (45)
Charlie Freeman (24)
James Frost (18)
Augustus Harding (2)
Jack Harrow (6)
Geordie Henderson (54)
Arthur Holden (12)
George Horn (1)
Percy Humphreys (31)
Evan Jones (3)
George Kennedy (10)
George Key (19)
Jack Kirwan (34)
Frank Lyon (6)
Bob Mackie (11)
Tommy Mair (4)
David McCartney (2)
English McConnell (15)
Tommy McDermott (8)
Marshall McEwan (23)
Bob McRoberts (60)
Tommy Miller (79)
James Molyneux (36)
Martin Moran (28)
Alec Ormiston (21)
Peter Proudfoot (8)
Edward Reilly (1)
Jacky Robertson (2)
James Robertson (7)
Arthur Robinson (3)
Fred Rouse (35)
Jimmy Stark (28)
Frederick Taylor (24)
Joseph Walton (43)
Ben Warren (72)
Ben Whitehouse (11)
Bob Whiting (46)
Jack Whitley (77)
Bob Whittingham (38)
Arthur Wileman (4)
Ernest Williams (5)
Jimmy Windridge (107)
Vivian Woodward (29)