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Chelsea FC Profile: Ted Birnie

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Full Name: Edward Lawson Birnie

Born: Sunday, 25th August 1878
Place of birth: Sunderland, Co. Durham, England
Died: Sunday, 22nd December 1935 (aged 57)
Place of death: Westcliffe on Sea, Essex, England
Burial: Buried - Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend, Essex

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1906 to 1910

Date of death verified by gravestone

Playing Career:

Newcastle United
Crystal Palace
Chelsea (Aug 1906 to May 1910) - cost: unknown - Released

* Released = Contract not renewed by Chelsea

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 8th September 1906, Blackpool 0 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 28 years 0 months 14 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 11th September 1909, Aston Villa 4 - 1 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Monday, 27th December 1909, Chelsea 2 - 1 Newcastle United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1906 / 07 24200026
1907 / 08 36200038
1908 / 09 31300034
1909 / 10 900009


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1906 / 07 100001
1907 / 08 100001
1908 / 09 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. Ted Birnie made 107 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League8th Sep 1906Blackpool00Chelsea6,000 match drawn
League15th Sep 1906Chelsea51Bradford City10,000 match won
League22nd Sep 1906West Bromwich Albion12Chelsea25,562 match won
League29th Sep 1906Chelsea10Leicester Fosse20,000 match won
League6th Oct 1906Nottingham Forest31Chelsea24,000 match lost
League13th Oct 1906Chelsea20Lincoln City10,000 match won
League8th Dec 1906Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea8,000 match won
League15th Dec 1906Chelsea21Clapton Orient15,000 match won
League22nd Dec 1906Gainsborough Trinity11Chelsea3,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1906Hull City01Chelsea16,000 match won
League29th Dec 1906Glossop01Chelsea4,000 match won
League1st Jan 1907Stockport County12Chelsea7,000 match won
League5th Jan 1907Chelsea30Blackpool15,000 match won
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1907Lincoln City22Chelsea5,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1907Chelsea01Lincoln City11,883 match lost
League26th Jan 1907Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion41,168 match won
League2nd Feb 1907Leicester Fosse11Chelsea17,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League9th Feb 1907Chelsea02Nottingham Forest15,000 match lost
League16th Feb 1907Lincoln City05Chelsea3,000 match won
League23rd Feb 1907Chelsea10Burton United11,000 match won
League2nd Mar 1907Grimsby Town21Chelsea6,000 match lost
League4th Mar 1907Chelsea20Stockport County8,000 match won
League9th Mar 1907Chelsea21Burslem Port Vale8,000 match won
League16th Mar 1907Burnley11Chelsea7,000 match drawn
League23rd Mar 1907Chelsea20Leeds City25,000 match won
League29th Mar 1907Chelsea30Hull City48,000 match won
League7th Sep 1907Chelsea24Sheffield United25,000 match lost
League14th Sep 1907Newcastle United10Chelsea35,000 match lost
League21st Sep 1907Nottingham Forest60Chelsea20,000 match lost
League23rd Sep 1907Chelsea20Newcastle United20,000 match won
League5th Oct 1907Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League12th Oct 1907Chelsea13Bolton Wanderers35,000 match lost
League19th Oct 1907Birmingham11Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League26th Oct 1907Chelsea21Everton50,000 match won
League2nd Nov 1907Sunderland30Chelsea13,000 match lost
League9th Nov 1907Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match won
League16th Nov 1907The Wednesday31Chelsea22,000 match lost
League23rd Nov 1907Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League30th Nov 1907Notts County20Chelsea12,000 match lost
League2nd Dec 1907Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers18,000 match won
League7th Dec 1907Chelsea22Manchester City50,000 match drawn
League14th Dec 1907Preston North End24Chelsea8,000 match won
League21st Dec 1907Chelsea34Bury35,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1907Liverpool14Chelsea30,000 match won
League26th Dec 1907Chelsea10Middlesbrough40,000 match won
League28th Dec 1907Aston Villa00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League4th Jan 1908Sheffield United03Chelsea5,000 match won
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1908Worksop Town19Chelsea18,995 match won
League18th Jan 1908Chelsea04Nottingham Forest35,000 match lost
League25th Jan 1908Manchester United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1908Manchester United10Chelsea25,184 match lost
League8th Feb 1908Bolton Wanderers12Chelsea18,000 match won
League15th Feb 1908Chelsea22Birmingham30,000 match drawn
League29th Feb 1908Chelsea21Sunderland32,000 match won
League7th Mar 1908Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League14th Mar 1908Chelsea31The Wednesday30,000 match won
League21st Mar 1908Bristol City00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League1st Apr 1908Everton03Chelsea10,000 match won
League4th Apr 1908Manchester City03Chelsea40,000 match won
League11th Apr 1908Chelsea00Preston North End40,000 match drawn
League18th Apr 1908Bury11Chelsea11,000 match drawn
League20th Apr 1908Chelsea02Liverpool40,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1908Chelsea13Aston Villa30,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League29th Apr 1908Chelsea12Notts County10,000 match lost
League1st Sep 1908Chelsea00Preston North End25,000 match drawn
League5th Sep 1908Liverpool21Chelsea25,000 match lost
League26th Sep 1908Chelsea02Aston Villa40,000 match lost
League3rd Oct 1908Nottingham Forest21Chelsea18,000 match lost
League10th Oct 1908Chelsea20Sunderland35,000 match won
League17th Oct 1908Chelsea22The Wednesday25,000 match drawn
League24th Oct 1908Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League31st Oct 1908Chelsea11Bradford City30,000 match drawn
League7th Nov 1908Manchester United01Chelsea20,000 match won
League14th Nov 1908Chelsea33Everton40,000 match drawn
League21st Nov 1908Leicester Fosse52Chelsea15,000 match lost
League28th Nov 1908Chelsea12Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match lost
League19th Dec 1908Bristol City10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1908Manchester City12Chelsea35,000 match won
League26th Dec 1908Chelsea12Manchester City40,000 match lost
League1st Jan 1909Middlesbrough14Chelsea25,000 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Jan 1909Chelsea30Liverpool30,000 match won
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1909Hull City11Chelsea18,100 match drawn
F.A. Cup20th Jan 1909Chelsea10Hull City25,792 match won
League23rd Jan 1909Chelsea11Sheffield United25,000 match drawn
League30th Jan 1909Aston Villa00Chelsea18,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup6th Feb 1909Blackburn Rovers21Chelsea31,897 match lost
League13th Feb 1909Sunderland12Chelsea16,000 match won
League27th Feb 1909Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers10,000 match drawn
League20th Mar 1909Everton32Chelsea25,000 match lost
League22nd Mar 1909The Wednesday51Chelsea12,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1909Bury21Chelsea3,000 match lost
League3rd Apr 1909Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League9th Apr 1909Chelsea30Middlesbrough50,000 match won
League10th Apr 1909Chelsea32Notts County30,000 match won
League17th Apr 1909Newcastle United13Chelsea30,000 match won
League20th Apr 1909Bradford City30Chelsea14,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1909Chelsea31Bristol City12,000 match won
League29th Apr 1909Chelsea10Leicester Fosse10,000 match won
League1st Sep 1909Chelsea22Notts County12,000 match drawn
League11th Sep 1909Aston Villa41Chelsea30,000 match lost
League18th Sep 1909Chelsea22Sheffield United36,000 match drawn
League23rd Oct 1909Chelsea01Nottingham Forest30,000 match lost
League4th Dec 1909Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League11th Dec 1909Bury42Chelsea5,000 match lost
League18th Dec 1909Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur40,000 match won
League25th Dec 1909Notts County21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League27th Dec 1909Chelsea21Newcastle United70,000 match won

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1906 / 07 1
1908 / 09 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Ted Birnie made 2 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly19th Sep 1906New Brompton24Chelsea1,000 match won
Friendly20th Feb 1909Chelsea10Fulham20,000 match won

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1906 / 07 3

Non-First-Team Goals

1906 / 07 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Ted Birnie made 3 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League20th Oct 1906Chelsea31Norwich City0 match won
Reserve League24th Nov 1906Woolwich Arsenal20Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League1st Dec 1906Chelsea51Luton Town0 match won scored 1 goal

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Ted Birnie

Games Won: 47
Win Percentage: 43.93%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 107 appearances, Ted Birnie played alongside the following 49 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (4)
Joe Bradshaw (4)
Billy Brawn (63)
Billy Bridgeman (46)
Jack Cameron (69)
Bill Cartwright (14)
David Copeland (4)
Hugh Dolby (1)
Angus Douglas (6)
Sam Downing (15)
Norrie Fairgray (46)
Charlie Freeman (5)
James Frost (19)
Augustus Harding (2)
George Henderson (45)
George Hilsdon (85)
Arthur Holden (8)
Percy Humphreys (35)
Evan Jones (7)
George Kennedy (10)
George Key (12)
Jack Kirwan (25)
Frank Lyon (5)
Bob Mackie (10)
Tommy Mair (7)
David McCartney (2)
Tommy McDermott (5)
Bob McRoberts (52)
Tommy Miller (76)
Martin Moran (19)
Andrew Ormiston (2)
Willie Porter (1)
Peter Proudfoot (1)
Edward Reilly (1)
Jacky Robertson (2)
James Robertson (7)
Fred Rouse (38)
James Saunders (2)
Jimmy Stark (31)
Frederick Taylor (2)
Joseph Walton (36)
Ben Warren (35)
Ben Whitehouse (13)
Bob Whiting (41)
Jack Whitley (64)
Arthur Wileman (1)
Ernest Williams (2)
Jimmy Windridge (88)
Vivian Woodward (2)