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Chelsea FC Profile: Ian MacFarlane

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Full Name: Ian Macfarlane

Born: Thursday, 26th January 1933
Place of birth: Lanark, Scotland
Height: 6' 1"
Died: Monday, 17th June 2019 (aged 86)
Burial: Cremated - Great Glen Crematorium. No known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1956 to 1958

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Aug 1956 to May 1958) - cost: unknown
Leicester City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Wednesday, 22nd August 1956, Sheffield Wednesday 4 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 6 months 27 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 15th March 1958, Chelsea 1 - 4 Blackpool


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1956 / 57 30000030
1957 / 58 10300013


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. Ian MacFarlane made 43 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League22nd Aug 1956Sheffield Wednesday40Chelsea36,543 match lost
League25th Aug 1956Chelsea10Preston North End21,832 match won
League1st Sep 1956Leeds United00Chelsea38,679 match drawn
League5th Sep 1956Chelsea12Manchester United29,082 match lost
League8th Sep 1956Cardiff City11Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League15th Sep 1956Chelsea10Birmingham City40,530 match won
League19th Sep 1956Chelsea00Sheffield Wednesday21,971 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1956West Bromwich Albion21Chelsea24,290 match lost
League29th Sep 1956Chelsea33Portsmouth31,620 match drawn
League6th Oct 1956Chelsea24Tottenham Hotspur55,788 match lost
League13th Oct 1956Everton03Chelsea34,897 match won
League20th Oct 1956Chelsea33Wolverhampton Wanderers43,558 match drawn
League27th Oct 1956Bolton Wanderers22Chelsea21,299 match drawn
League3rd Nov 1956Chelsea13Charlton Athletic28,722 match lost
League10th Nov 1956Sunderland13Chelsea27,182 match won
League17th Nov 1956Chelsea41Luton Town30,823 match won
League24th Nov 1956Aston Villa11Chelsea27,000 match drawn
League1st Dec 1956Chelsea22Blackpool45,327 match drawn
League8th Dec 1956Manchester City54Chelsea24,412 match lost
League15th Dec 1956Chelsea20Burnley18,371 match won
League25th Dec 1956Chelsea11Arsenal32,094 match drawn
League26th Dec 1956Arsenal20Chelsea22,326 match lost
League29th Dec 1956Chelsea11Leeds United43,860 match drawn
League2nd Feb 1957Chelsea24West Bromwich Albion29,361 match lost
League9th Feb 1957Portsmouth22Chelsea22,964 match drawn
League20th Feb 1957Tottenham Hotspur34Chelsea20,849 match won
League23rd Feb 1957Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers13,647 match drawn
League2nd Mar 1957Wolverhampton Wanderers31Chelsea33,000 match lost
League9th Mar 1957Chelsea42Manchester City35,664 match won
League16th Mar 1957Charlton Athletic31Chelsea20,701 match lost
League31st Aug 1957Chelsea51Birmingham City43,806 match won
League4th Sep 1957Manchester City52Chelsea27,943 match lost sent off
League28th Dec 1957Birmingham City33Chelsea37,976 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1958Doncaster Rovers02Chelsea19,888 match won
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1958Chelsea33Darlington40,759 match drawn
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1958Darlington41Chelsea15,150 match lost
League1st Feb 1958Burnley21Chelsea20,599 match lost
League8th Feb 1958Chelsea02Preston North End42,704 match lost
League15th Feb 1958Sheffield Wednesday23Chelsea16,876 match won
League22nd Feb 1958Aston Villa13Chelsea19,893 match won
League8th Mar 1958Arsenal54Chelsea41,570 match lost
League11th Mar 1958Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers46,835 match lost
League15th Mar 1958Chelsea14Blackpool49,471 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Ian Macfarlane View CGS profile for Ian Macfarlane on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for Ian Macfarlane View CGS profile for Ian Macfarlane on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for Ian Macfarlane View location on Zeemaps for Ian Macfarlane

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Chelsea FC Player Ian MacFarlane

Games Won: 12
Win Percentage: 27.91%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 43 appearances, Ian MacFarlane played alongside the following 30 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Les Allen (15)
Ken Armstrong (26)
Wally Bellett (10)
Roy Bentley (3)
Paul Berry (2)
Micky Block (7)
Frank Blunstone (23)
Peter Brabrook (40)
Len Casey (14)
David Cliss (6)
Alan Dicks (12)
Derek Gibbs (2)
Jimmy Greaves (11)
Bobby Laverick (5)
Jim Lewis (18)
Bill Livingstone (13)
Reg Matthews (25)
John McNichol (24)
John Mortimore (14)
Brian Nicholas (3)
Tony Nicholas (20)
Eric Parsons (4)
Bill Robertson (18)
Derek Saunders (37)
Mel Scott (2)
Peter Sillett (31)
Les Stubbs (12)
Ron Tindall (25)
Dick Whittaker (1)
Stan Wicks (7)