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Chelsea FC Profile: Brian Nicholas

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Full Name: Charles Brian Nicholas

Born: Thursday, 20th April 1933
Place of birth: Aberdare, Wales
Height: 5' 9 1/2"
Died: Thursday, 14th October 2021 (aged 88)
Burial: Cremated - Canley Garden Cemetery & Crematorium, Coventry

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1955 to 1958

Playing Career:

Queens Park Rangers
Chelsea (Jul 1955 to Feb 1958) - cost: unknown
Coventry City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Monday, 5th September 1955, Blackpool 2 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 22 years 4 months 16 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 16th November 1957, Sunderland 2 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1955 / 56 10300013
1956 / 57 700007
1957 / 58 900009


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1956 / 57 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. Brian Nicholas made 29 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League5th Sep 1955Blackpool21Chelsea30,563 match lost
League10th Sep 1955Sunderland43Chelsea45,241 match lost
League11th Feb 1956Manchester City22Chelsea26,642 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1956Burnley00Chelsea42,757 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Feb 1956Burnley02Chelsea27,210 match won
F.A. Cup18th Feb 1956Everton10Chelsea61,572 match lost
League22nd Feb 1956Chelsea31Charlton Athletic8,473 match won
League25th Feb 1956Tottenham Hotspur40Chelsea46,767 match lost
League3rd Mar 1956Chelsea24Manchester United32,050 match lost
League10th Mar 1956Burnley50Chelsea18,670 match lost
League21st Mar 1956Chelsea12Birmingham City12,637 match lost
League2nd Apr 1956Chelsea00Luton Town26,364 match drawn
League7th Apr 1956Sheffield United21Chelsea23,398 match lost
League20th Feb 1957Tottenham Hotspur34Chelsea20,849 match won
League23rd Feb 1957Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers13,647 match drawn
League2nd Mar 1957Wolverhampton Wanderers31Chelsea33,000 match lost
League19th Apr 1957Newcastle United12Chelsea30,708 match won
League20th Apr 1957Chelsea51Everton28,317 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Apr 1957Chelsea62Newcastle United20,795 match won
League27th Apr 1957Preston North End10Chelsea13,592 match lost
League18th Sep 1957West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea36,835 match drawn
League21st Sep 1957Chelsea61Burnley42,449 match won
League28th Sep 1957Preston North End52Chelsea18,044 match lost
League5th Oct 1957Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday38,722 match won
League12th Oct 1957Chelsea42Aston Villa40,769 match won
League19th Oct 1957Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea37,524 match lost
League26th Oct 1957Chelsea00Arsenal66,007 match drawn
League2nd Nov 1957Blackpool21Chelsea17,817 match lost
League16th Nov 1957Sunderland22Chelsea32,678 match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Link to the findagrave profile for Charles Brian Nicholas View CGS profile for Charles Brian Nicholas on Find-A-Grave
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Chelsea FC Player Brian Nicholas

Games Won: 9
Win Percentage: 31.03%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 29 appearances, Brian Nicholas played alongside the following 31 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Les Allen (7)
Wally Bellett (4)
Roy Bentley (11)
Paul Berry (1)
Micky Block (7)
Frank Blunstone (12)
Peter Brabrook (22)
Len Casey (3)
Alan Dicks (7)
Jimmy Greaves (8)
John Harris (3)
Ray Kitchener (1)
Bobby Laverick (2)
Jim Lewis (16)
Bill Livingstone (2)
Ian MacFarlane (3)
Reg Matthews (15)
John McNichol (10)
John Mortimore (7)
Tony Nicholas (8)
Seamus O'Connell (1)
Eric Parsons (5)
Bill Robertson (8)
Derek Saunders (26)
Peter Sillett (27)
Les Stubbs (12)
Charlie Thomson (6)
Ron Tindall (22)
Dick Whittaker (12)
Stan Wicks (12)
Stan Willemse (10)