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Chelsea FC Profile: George Rodgers

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Full Name: George Hay Shanks Burton Rodgers

Born: Tuesday, 19th December 1899
Place of birth: Cambuslang, Scotland
Height: 5' 10"
Died: Thursday, 26th August 1982 (aged 82)
Burial: Buried - Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1924 to 1931

After retiring from football due to a knee injury in 1932 he became player-coach, manager and much later president at Inverness Clachnacuddin.

Born George Hay Shanks Burton Rodgers (with an s) on 19th Dec 1899 in Kilsyth, Glasgow, but known and documented in every report/publication I've seen to date as George Rodger (without an s), in connection with his time at Chelsea.

Another Chelsea player that has either gained or lost letters in their name over the years.

Playing Career:

Kilsyth Rangers
Chelsea (Jun 1924 to Jun 1931) - cost: unknown - Retired

* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 17th January 1925, The Wednesday 2 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 25 years 0 months 29 days

100th Appearance: Wednesday, 1st January 1930, Barnsley 1 - 1 Chelsea

Last Appearance: Saturday, 28th March 1931, Chelsea 1 - 0 Leeds United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1924 / 25 10000010
1925 / 26 32200034
1926 / 27 20000020
1927 / 28 13000013
1928 / 29 200002
1929 / 30 28100029
1930 / 31 14000014


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1927 / 28 100001
1929 / 30 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. George Rodgers made 122 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League17th Jan 1925The Wednesday21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League14th Mar 1925Chelsea30Blackpool27,000 match won
League21st Mar 1925Derby County10Chelsea18,000 match lost
League1st Apr 1925Crystal Palace10Chelsea20,000 match lost
League4th Apr 1925Bradford City20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League11th Apr 1925Chelsea10Port Vale30,000 match won
League13th Apr 1925Chelsea00Manchester United40,000 match drawn
League18th Apr 1925Middlesbrough11Chelsea14,000 match drawn
League20th Apr 1925Chelsea11South Shields24,000 match drawn
League25th Apr 1925Chelsea01Barnsley20,000 match lost
League29th Aug 1925Chelsea20Bradford City31,443 match won
League31st Aug 1925Nottingham Forest15Chelsea9,981 match won
League5th Sep 1925Port Vale06Chelsea12,801 match won
League7th Sep 1925Chelsea00Nottingham Forest22,352 match drawn
League12th Sep 1925Chelsea32Barnsley35,161 match won
League19th Sep 1925Clapton Orient12Chelsea15,538 match won
League26th Sep 1925Chelsea40Fulham49,379 match won
League3rd Oct 1925Chelsea40Hull City47,428 match won
League10th Oct 1925Darlington11Chelsea16,217 match drawn
League17th Oct 1925South Shields00Chelsea11,805 match drawn
League24th Oct 1925Chelsea50Preston North End40,539 match won
League5th Dec 1925Chelsea11Stoke City23,382 match drawn
League12th Dec 1925Middlesbrough12Chelsea14,395 match won
League19th Dec 1925Chelsea00Portsmouth29,010 match drawn
League25th Dec 1925Blackpool00Chelsea13,690 match drawn
League26th Dec 1925Chelsea23Blackpool49,707 match lost
League28th Dec 1925Derby County42Chelsea25,108 match lost
League2nd Jan 1926Bradford City42Chelsea14,702 match lost
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1926Plymouth Argyle12Chelsea31,025 match won
League16th Jan 1926Chelsea31Port Vale15,568 match won
League23rd Jan 1926Barnsley23Chelsea7,031 match won
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1926Crystal Palace21Chelsea41,000 match lost
League6th Feb 1926Fulham03Chelsea42,611 match won
League10th Feb 1926Chelsea13Clapton Orient14,000 match lost
League20th Feb 1926Chelsea52Darlington34,442 match won
League27th Feb 1926Chelsea00South Shields38,242 match drawn
League6th Mar 1926Preston North End31Chelsea16,463 match lost
League3rd Apr 1926Swansea Town00Chelsea20,993 match drawn
League5th Apr 1926Southampton01Chelsea14,408 match won
League10th Apr 1926Chelsea00The Wednesday41,817 match drawn
League17th Apr 1926Stoke City13Chelsea10,268 match won
League24th Apr 1926Chelsea01Middlesbrough25,552 match lost
League26th Apr 1926Chelsea21Derby County9,335 match won
League1st May 1926Portsmouth40Chelsea17,235 match lost
League28th Aug 1926Chelsea30Middlesbrough29,849 match won
League30th Aug 1926Wolverhampton Wanderers03Chelsea16,874 match won
League4th Sep 1926Port Vale00Chelsea14,720 match drawn
League6th Sep 1926Chelsea20Notts County15,572 match won
League11th Sep 1926Chelsea23Southampton30,298 match lost
League13th Sep 1926Notts County50Chelsea9,094 match lost
League25th Sep 1926Chelsea22Fulham46,084 match drawn
League2nd Oct 1926Chelsea21Preston North End32,398 match won
League9th Oct 1926South Shields51Chelsea3,705 match lost
League16th Oct 1926Portsmouth23Chelsea17,689 match won
League23rd Oct 1926Chelsea10Oldham Athletic25,232 match won
League30th Oct 1926Grimsby Town00Chelsea12,423 match drawn
League6th Nov 1926Chelsea11Blackpool25,366 match drawn
League13th Nov 1926Reading21Chelsea11,589 match lost
League20th Nov 1926Chelsea22Swansea Town18,140 match drawn
League27th Nov 1926Nottingham Forest41Chelsea12,841 match lost
League4th Dec 1926Chelsea42Barnsley21,904 match won
League11th Dec 1926Manchester City10Chelsea26,868 match lost
League18th Dec 1926Chelsea22Darlington19,953 match drawn
League25th Dec 1926Chelsea10Hull City34,306 match won
League3rd Mar 1928Hull City02Chelsea12,679 match won
League10th Mar 1928Chelsea21Preston North End47,780 match won
League14th Mar 1928Chelsea40Grimsby Town14,278 match won
League17th Mar 1928Swansea Town00Chelsea15,563 match drawn
League24th Mar 1928Chelsea01Manchester City51,813 match lost
League31st Mar 1928Nottingham Forest22Chelsea10,989 match drawn
League6th Apr 1928Chelsea21Oldham Athletic53,309 match won
League7th Apr 1928Chelsea10Port Vale39,278 match won
League9th Apr 1928Oldham Athletic21Chelsea18,992 match lost
League14th Apr 1928South Shields21Chelsea3,395 match lost
League21st Apr 1928Chelsea23Leeds United47,562 match lost scored 1 goal
League28th Apr 1928Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea16,727 match won
League5th May 1928Chelsea12Barnsley13,707 match lost
League20th Oct 1928Oldham Athletic10Chelsea13,385 match lost
League23rd Feb 1929Clapton Orient10Chelsea18,844 match lost
League7th Sep 1929Oldham Athletic42Chelsea20,299 match lost
League11th Sep 1929Chelsea20Barnsley11,353 match won
League14th Sep 1929Chelsea30Millwall35,858 match won
League21st Sep 1929Southampton42Chelsea16,569 match lost
League23rd Sep 1929Chelsea53Bury12,640 match won
League28th Sep 1929Chelsea30Tottenham Hotspur46,770 match won
League12th Oct 1929Chelsea12Bradford Park Avenue27,171 match lost
League19th Oct 1929Notts County22Chelsea13,878 match drawn
League26th Oct 1929Chelsea10Reading29,238 match won
League2nd Nov 1929Charlton Athletic11Chelsea27,642 match drawn
League9th Nov 1929Chelsea30Hull City23,416 match won
League16th Nov 1929Stoke City11Chelsea10,298 match drawn
League23rd Nov 1929Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers16,144 match drawn
League30th Nov 1929Bradford City01Chelsea11,333 match won
League7th Dec 1929Chelsea10Swansea Town16,548 match won
League14th Dec 1929Cardiff City10Chelsea10,526 match lost
League21st Dec 1929Chelsea50Preston North End12,769 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1929Blackpool11Chelsea14,882 match drawn
League26th Dec 1929Chelsea40Blackpool53,819 match won
League28th Dec 1929Nottingham Forest00Chelsea14,772 match drawn
League1st Jan 1930Barnsley11Chelsea8,773 match drawn
League4th Jan 1930Chelsea11Oldham Athletic33,345 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1930Arsenal20Chelsea55,579 match lost
League18th Jan 1930Millwall00Chelsea31,355 match drawn
League25th Jan 1930Chelsea20Southampton25,268 match won
League1st Feb 1930Tottenham Hotspur33Chelsea33,623 match drawn
League8th Feb 1930Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion23,146 match won
League22nd Feb 1930Chelsea31Notts County27,103 match won
League1st Mar 1930Reading31Chelsea14,672 match lost
League4th Oct 1930Chelsea40Middlesbrough48,395 match won
League11th Oct 1930Huddersfield Town11Chelsea25,853 match drawn
League18th Oct 1930Chelsea10Sheffield United59,700 match won
League25th Oct 1930Birmingham62Chelsea17,277 match lost
League1st Nov 1930Chelsea30Blackpool32,755 match won
League15th Nov 1930Chelsea20Manchester City25,671 match won
League22nd Nov 1930Leeds United23Chelsea13,602 match won
League29th Nov 1930Chelsea15Arsenal74,667 match lost
League6th Dec 1930Derby County62Chelsea12,731 match lost
League7th Mar 1931Blackpool21Chelsea12,271 match lost
League14th Mar 1931Chelsea32Blackburn Rovers32,623 match won
League21st Mar 1931Manchester City20Chelsea27,866 match lost
League25th Mar 1931Chelsea10Birmingham12,968 match won
League28th Mar 1931Chelsea10Leeds United25,446 match won

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Born George Hay Shanks Burton Rodgers (with an s) on 19th Dec 1899 in Kilsyth, Glasgow, but known and documented in every report/publication I've seen to date as George Rodger (without an s), in connection with his time at Chelsea.

Another Chelsea player that has either gained or lost letters in their name over the years.

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Chelsea FC Player George Rodgers

Games Won: 54
Win Percentage: 44.26%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 122 appearances, George Rodgers played alongside the following 50 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

George Anderson (3)
Jimmy Armstrong (2)
Benjamin Howard Baker (15)
George Barber (1)
Fred Barrett (30)
Sid Bishop (31)
George Biswell (4)
Baishe Bower (6)
Willie Brown (19)
David Cameron (10)
Alec Cheyne (11)
Jackie Crawford (101)
Alec Donald (6)
Sidney Elliot (14)
Chris Ferguson (1)
Willie Ferguson (81)
James Frew (1)
Hughie Gallacher (9)
Jack Harrow (18)
Frank Higgs (1)
Sam Irving (32)
Alex Jackson (11)
William Jackson (12)
Richard Jenkins (1)
Tommy Law (62)
Stan Macintosh (1)
Peter McKenna (40)
Bobby McNeil (35)
Jack Meredith (2)
Harold Miller (76)
Sam Millington (65)
George Mills (10)
William Morrison (1)
Leslie Odell (21)
George Pearson (62)
Seth Plum (5)
John Priestley (57)
Johnnie Rankin (1)
Willie Russell (20)
Arthur Sales (2)
George Smith (100)
George Stone (19)
Albert Thain (61)
Jimmy Thompson (8)
Jack Townrow (1)
Bob Turnbull (43)
Reg Weaver (7)
William Whitton (3)
Harry Wilding (13)
Andy Wilson (85)