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Chelsea FC Profile: Nils Middelboe

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Full Name: Nils Middelboe

Born: Wednesday, 5th October 1887
Place of birth: Brunnby, Sweden
Died: Tuesday, 21st September 1976 (aged 88)
Burial: Buried - Holmens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1913 to 1922

Playing Career:

Chelsea (A) (Jul 1913 to Jun 1922) - cost: unknown

* (A) = Amateur

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 15th November 1913, Chelsea 2 - 1 Derby County

Age on debut: 26 years 1 months 10 days

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 18th January 1922, Chelsea 0 - 3 Bolton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1913 / 14 600006
1914 / 15 700007
1919 / 20 9200011
1920 / 21 14300017
1921 / 22 500005


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1919 / 20 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. Nils Middelboe made 46 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League15th Nov 1913Chelsea21Derby County28,000 match won Captain
League22nd Nov 1913Manchester City21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League29th Nov 1913Chelsea21Bradford City45,000 match won
League13th Dec 1913Chelsea11Sunderland30,000 match drawn
League27th Dec 1913Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea29,305 match won
League25th Apr 1914Chelsea20Everton30,000 match won
League19th Sep 1914Middlesbrough30Chelsea12,000 match lost
League26th Sep 1914Chelsea11Sheffield United25,000 match drawn
League3rd Oct 1914Aston Villa21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League10th Oct 1914Chelsea31Liverpool20,000 match won
League21st Nov 1914Chelsea41Notts County16,000 match won
League8th Mar 1915Sheffield United11Chelsea14,000 match drawn
League28th Apr 1915Notts County20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League1st Nov 1919Chelsea40Bradford Park Avenue36,000 match won
League8th Nov 1919Preston North End31Chelsea20,000 match lost
League15th Nov 1919Chelsea40Preston North End34,000 match won scored 1 goal
League29th Nov 1919Chelsea31Middlesbrough50,000 match won
League6th Dec 1919Arsenal11Chelsea50,000 match drawn
League13th Dec 1919Chelsea31Arsenal60,000 match won
League26th Dec 1919Chelsea10Oldham Athletic40,000 match won
League27th Dec 1919Chelsea10Sheffield United40,000 match won
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1920Bolton Wanderers01Chelsea35,398 match won
League17th Jan 1920Chelsea10Manchester United40,000 match won
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1920Chelsea40Swindon Town67,054 match won
League1st Sep 1920Chelsea10Bolton Wanderers35,000 match won
League18th Sep 1920Chelsea12Manchester United35,000 match lost
League2nd Oct 1920Chelsea11Burnley45,000 match drawn
League6th Nov 1920Chelsea11Preston North End35,000 match drawn
League20th Nov 1920Chelsea21Sheffield United25,000 match won
League27th Nov 1920Sheffield United01Chelsea15,000 match won
League4th Dec 1920Chelsea12Arsenal60,000 match lost
League11th Dec 1920Arsenal11Chelsea50,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1920Chelsea11Liverpool50,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1921Swindon Town02Chelsea21,261 match won
League5th Feb 1921Chelsea20Newcastle United56,000 match won
League12th Feb 1921Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion42,000 match won
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1921Plymouth Argyle00Chelsea37,749 match drawn
League26th Feb 1921Chelsea01Everton44,000 match lost
F.A. Cup5th Mar 1921Cardiff City10Chelsea45,000 match lost
League12th Mar 1921Chelsea31Sunderland35,000 match won
League28th Mar 1921Aston Villa30Chelsea30,000 match lost
League24th Sep 1921Chelsea01Liverpool38,000 match lost
League1st Oct 1921Liverpool11Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League29th Oct 1921Chelsea41Burnley35,000 match won
League14th Jan 1922Arsenal10Chelsea40,000 match lost
League18th Jan 1922Chelsea03Bolton Wanderers15,000 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Nils Middelboe

Games Won: 23
Win Percentage: 50%
Starts as Captain: 1
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 46 appearances, Nils Middelboe played alongside the following 40 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Lawrence Abram (7)
Benjamin Howard Baker (3)
Fred Barrett (4)
Dr John Barr Bell (3)
Wally Bettridge (29)
Billy Bridgeman (4)
Harold Brittan (6)
David Cameron (5)
Jack Cock (27)
Jimmy Croal (30)
George Dale (11)
Bill Dickie (5)
Norrie Fairgray (2)
Jim Ferris (14)
Harry Ford (35)
Charlie Freeman (4)
Harold Halse (22)
Colin Hampton (11)
Jack Harrow (39)
Frank Hoddinott (3)
George Hunter (4)
John Lee (2)
Fred Linfoot (5)
Tommy Logan (18)
Alexander MacFarlane (1)
Owen Marshall (7)
Ken McKenzie (3)
Bobby McNeil (36)
Tommy Meehan (7)
James Molyneux (32)
Buchanan Sharp (5)
Jimmy Sharp (7)
George Smith (5)
Frederick Taylor (7)
Bob Thomson (9)
Andy Walker (2)
Joe Ward (4)
Bob Whittingham (5)
Harry Wilding (30)
Vivian Woodward (7)