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Chelsea FC Profile: Bill Robertson

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Full Name: William Harold Robertson

Born: Sunday, 25th March 1923
Place of birth: Crowthorne, Berkshire, England
Height: 6' 1 1/2"
Died: Saturday, 15th March 2003 (aged 79)
Place of death: Hanworth, Middlesex, England
Burial: Cremated - South West Middlesex Crematorium. No known memorial

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1945 to 1948

Playing Career:

R.A.F. Lossiemouth
Chelsea (Oct 1945 to Dec 1948) - cost: unknown
Birmingham City
Stoke City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 5th January 1946, Chelsea 1 - 1 Leicester City

Age on debut: 22 years 9 months 11 days

Last Appearance: Monday, 29th March 1948, Manchester City 1 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1945 / 46 060006
1946 / 47 22000022
1947 / 48 15000015


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. Bill Robertson made 43 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1946Chelsea11Leicester City39,678 match drawn
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1946Leicester City02Chelsea25,368 match won
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1946Chelsea20West Ham United65,726 match won
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1946West Ham United10Chelsea35,000 match lost
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1946Chelsea01Aston Villa65,307 match lost
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1946Aston Villa10Chelsea55,000 match lost
League31st Aug 1946Chelsea43Bolton Wanderers62,850 match won
League4th Sep 1946Chelsea03Manchester United27,750 match lost
League7th Sep 1946Liverpool74Chelsea49,995 match lost
League9th Sep 1946Sheffield United22Chelsea41,545 match drawn
League14th Sep 1946Chelsea30Leeds United56,484 match won
League18th Sep 1946Manchester United11Chelsea30,275 match drawn
League21st Sep 1946Grimsby Town21Chelsea21,932 match lost
League28th Sep 1946Chelsea22Charlton Athletic63,859 match drawn
League5th Oct 1946Middlesbrough32Chelsea44,082 match lost
League12th Oct 1946Chelsea25Stoke City67,935 match lost
League19th Oct 1946Portsmouth02Chelsea36,474 match won
League26th Oct 1946Chelsea21Arsenal56,432 match won
League2nd Nov 1946Blackpool10Chelsea23,365 match lost
League9th Nov 1946Chelsea32Brentford50,242 match won
League16th Nov 1946Sunderland12Chelsea41,227 match won
League23rd Nov 1946Chelsea13Aston Villa63,896 match lost
League30th Nov 1946Derby County31Chelsea27,946 match lost
League7th Dec 1946Chelsea11Everton41,255 match drawn
League14th Dec 1946Huddersfield Town14Chelsea9,011 match won
League21st Dec 1946Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers43,006 match lost
League10th May 1947Chelsea20Middlesbrough22,482 match won
League26th May 1947Chelsea03Portsmouth26,048 match lost
League23rd Aug 1947Blackpool30Chelsea27,389 match lost
League27th Aug 1947Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers36,375 match won
League30th Aug 1947Chelsea10Derby County59,919 match won
League6th Sep 1947Huddersfield Town31Chelsea24,837 match lost
League10th Sep 1947Chelsea11Sunderland30,085 match drawn
League13th Sep 1947Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers41,242 match drawn
League17th Sep 1947Sunderland23Chelsea31,444 match won
League20th Sep 1947Chelsea31Everton42,955 match won
League27th Sep 1947Wolverhampton Wanderers10Chelsea51,365 match lost
League4th Oct 1947Chelsea42Aston Villa67,789 match won
League11th Oct 1947Liverpool30Chelsea51,449 match lost
League18th Oct 1947Chelsea42Middlesbrough49,398 match won
League25th Oct 1947Charlton Athletic31Chelsea58,866 match lost
League1st Nov 1947Chelsea00Arsenal67,277 match drawn
League29th Mar 1948Manchester City10Chelsea31,643 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for William Harold Robertson View CGS profile for William Harold Robertson on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for William Harold Robertson View CGS profile for William Harold Robertson on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for William Harold Robertson View location on Zeemaps for William Harold Robertson

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Chelsea FC Player Bill Robertson

Games Won: 16
Win Percentage: 37.21%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 43 appearances, Bill Robertson played alongside the following 33 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Argue (1)
Ken Armstrong (15)
Jimmy Bain (11)
Sidney Bathgate (14)
Roy Bentley (1)
Hugh Billington (1)
Jimmy Bowie (8)
Bobby Campbell (6)
Alex Davidson (1)
Murdoch Dickie (1)
Len Dolding (20)
Charlie Dyke (1)
Dickie Foss (17)
John Galloway (2)
Ray Goddard (7)
Len Goulden (37)
John Harris (43)
Billy Hughes (1)
Tommy Lawton (32)
Fred Lewis (8)
James Macaulay (13)
Alex Machin (29)
John McInnes (10)
Johnny Paton (3)
Joe Payne (5)
Robert Russell (2)
Dick Spence (32)
Willi Steffen (4)
Albert Tennant (6)
Tommy Walker (33)
Alex White (12)
Reg Williams (13)
Danny Winter (41)