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Chelsea FC Profile: Ralph Oelofse

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Full Name: Roelof Johannes Gysbertus Oelofse

Born: Friday, 12th November 1926
Place of birth: Lichtenburg, South Africa
Height: 5' 11"
Died: Wednesday, 24th October 2001 (aged 74)

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1951 to 1953

Playing Career:

Berea Park (South Africa)
Chelsea (Oct 1951 to Jul 1953) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 1st March 1952, West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 25 years 3 months 18 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 27th September 1952, Chelsea 1 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1951 / 52 300003
1952 / 53 500005


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. Ralph Oelofse made 8 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Mar 1952West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea24,431 match won
League12th Mar 1952Chelsea10Newcastle United42,948 match won
League15th Mar 1952Bolton Wanderers30Chelsea31,448 match lost
League10th Sep 1952Chelsea40Blackpool47,632 match won
League13th Sep 1952Chelsea40Aston Villa56,653 match won
League15th Sep 1952Blackpool31Chelsea28,892 match lost
League20th Sep 1952Sunderland21Chelsea40,388 match lost
League27th Sep 1952Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers63,781 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Roelof Johannes Gysbertus Oelofse View CGS profile for Roelof Johannes Gysbertus Oelofse on Ancestry

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Chelsea FC Player Ralph Oelofse

Games Won: 4
Win Percentage: 50%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 8 appearances, Ralph Oelofse played alongside the following 18 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jack Allister (2)
Ken Armstrong (8)
Sidney Bathgate (3)
Roy Bentley (8)
Bobby Campbell (5)
Jimmy D'Arcy (2)
Bill Dickson (8)
Billy Gray (8)
John Harris (5)
John McNichol (5)
Harry Medhurst (1)
Frank Mitchell (1)
Eric Parsons (6)
Bill Robertson (7)
Bobby Smith (1)
James Smith (2)
Sid Tickridge (3)
Stan Willemse (5)