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Chelsea FC Profile: Tommy Lawton

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Full Name: Thomas Lawton

Born: Monday, 6th October 1919
Place of birth: Bolton, Lancashire, England
Height: 6'
Died: Wednesday, 6th November 1996 (aged 77)
Burial: Cremated - Bramcote Cemetery. Commemorated in Book of Remembrance. Ashes held at the National Football Museum, Preston.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1945 to 1947

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Nov 1945 to Nov 1947) - cost: £11,500
Notts County

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 5th January 1946, Chelsea 1 - 1 Leicester City

Age on debut: 26 years 2 months 30 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 11th October 1947, Liverpool 3 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1945 / 46 060006
1946 / 47 34500039
1947 / 48 800008


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1945 / 46 010001
1946 / 47 26400030
1947 / 48 400004

* 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. Tommy Lawton made 53 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1946Chelsea11Leicester City39,678 match drawn scored 1 goal
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 scored 2 goals
League4th Sep 1946Chelsea03Manchester United27,750 match lost
League7th Sep 1946Liverpool74Chelsea49,995 match lost
League9th Sep 1946Sheffield United22Chelsea41,545 match drawn scored 1 goal
League14th Sep 1946Chelsea30Leeds United56,484 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Sep 1946Grimsby Town21Chelsea21,932 match lost scored 1 goal
League5th Oct 1946Middlesbrough32Chelsea44,082 match lost
League12th Oct 1946Chelsea25Stoke City67,935 match lost scored 2 goals
League19th Oct 1946Portsmouth02Chelsea36,474 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Oct 1946Chelsea21Arsenal56,432 match won scored 2 goals
League2nd Nov 1946Blackpool10Chelsea23,365 match lost
League9th Nov 1946Chelsea32Brentford50,242 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Nov 1946Sunderland12Chelsea41,227 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Nov 1946Chelsea13Aston Villa63,896 match lost
League30th Nov 1946Derby County31Chelsea27,946 match lost
League7th Dec 1946Chelsea11Everton41,255 match drawn
League14th Dec 1946Huddersfield Town14Chelsea9,011 match won scored 3 goals
League21st Dec 1946Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers43,006 match lost scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1946Chelsea12Preston North End37,126 match lost scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1946Preston North End11Chelsea40,167 match drawn
League28th Dec 1946Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea36,048 match drawn
League4th Jan 1947Chelsea31Liverpool59,226 match won scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1947Chelsea11Arsenal70,257 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1947Arsenal11Chelsea53,350 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Jan 1947Leeds United21Chelsea37,884 match lost scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup20th Jan 1947Arsenal02Chelsea59,590 match won scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1947Chelsea22Derby County49,484 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1947Derby County10Chelsea19,079 match lost
League1st Feb 1947Charlton Athletic23Chelsea32,959 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Feb 1947Chelsea00Grimsby Town17,896 match drawn
League15th Feb 1947Stoke City61Chelsea30,408 match lost
League15th Mar 1947Brentford02Chelsea33,244 match won
League22nd Mar 1947Chelsea21Sunderland45,415 match won scored 1 goal
League29th Mar 1947Aston Villa20Chelsea35,786 match lost
League4th Apr 1947Chelsea02Blackburn Rovers37,840 match lost
League5th Apr 1947Chelsea30Derby County52,886 match won scored 2 goals
League7th Apr 1947Blackburn Rovers12Chelsea35,646 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Apr 1947Chelsea10Huddersfield Town39,753 match won
League26th Apr 1947Wolverhampton Wanderers64Chelsea44,260 match lost scored 1 goal
League30th Aug 1947Chelsea10Derby County59,919 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Sep 1947Huddersfield Town31Chelsea24,837 match lost
League10th Sep 1947Chelsea11Sunderland30,085 match drawn
League13th Sep 1947Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers41,242 match drawn
League17th Sep 1947Sunderland23Chelsea31,444 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Sep 1947Wolverhampton Wanderers10Chelsea51,365 match lost
League4th Oct 1947Chelsea42Aston Villa67,789 match won scored 2 goals
League11th Oct 1947Liverpool30Chelsea51,449 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Tommy Lawton

Games Won: 20
Win Percentage: 37.74%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 53 appearances, Tommy Lawton played alongside the following 30 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Argue (1)
Ken Armstrong (8)
Jimmy Bain (13)
Sidney Bathgate (15)
Jimmy Bowie (4)
Bobby Campbell (2)
Alex Davidson (1)
Murdoch Dickie (1)
Len Dolding (22)
Dickie Foss (14)
John Galloway (3)
Ray Goddard (4)
Len Goulden (44)
John Harris (52)
Fred Lewis (8)
James Macaulay (30)
Alex Machin (41)
John McInnes (4)
Harry Medhurst (21)
Johnny Paton (21)
Joe Payne (5)
Bill Robertson (32)
Robert Russell (4)
Dick Spence (40)
Willi Steffen (18)
Albert Tennant (6)
Tommy Walker (44)
Alex White (10)
Reg Williams (12)
Danny Winter (50)