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Chelsea FC Profile: Bob Salmond

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Full Name: Robert Craig Salmond

Born: Friday, 22nd September 1911
Place of birth: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 11 1/2"
Died: October 1998
Burial: Cremated - Falkirk Crematorium. Ashes interred in the Garden of Remembrance. No known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1938 to 1945

Playing Career:

Dundee North End
Chelsea (Nov 1938 to Jun 1945) - cost: unknown
Banbury Spencer

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 12th November 1938, Chelsea 4 - 0 Sunderland

Age on debut: 27 years 1 months 21 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 15th April 1939, Huddersfield Town 3 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1938 / 39 24500029


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. Bob Salmond made 29 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League12th Nov 1938Chelsea40Sunderland37,103 match won
League19th Nov 1938Aston Villa62Chelsea41,678 match lost
League26th Nov 1938Chelsea13Wolverhampton Wanderers32,456 match lost
League3rd Dec 1938Everton41Chelsea27,959 match lost
League10th Dec 1938Chelsea30Huddersfield Town23,257 match won
League17th Dec 1938Portsmouth21Chelsea21,536 match lost
League24th Dec 1938Chelsea41Liverpool6,801 match won
League26th Dec 1938Leeds United11Chelsea27,586 match drawn
League27th Dec 1938Chelsea22Leeds United32,692 match drawn
League31st Dec 1938Leicester City32Chelsea13,180 match lost
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1939Chelsea21Arsenal58,095 match won
League14th Jan 1939Chelsea42Middlesbrough26,750 match won
F.A. Cup21st Jan 1939Chelsea30Fulham69,987 match won
League28th Jan 1939Chelsea01Manchester United31,265 match lost
League4th Feb 1939Stoke City61Chelsea25,205 match lost
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1939Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday60,920 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea47,549 match drawn
League18th Feb 1939Arsenal10Chelsea54,510 match lost
F.A. Cup20th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday13Chelsea51,879 match won
League8th Mar 1939Derby County01Chelsea6,697 match won
League11th Mar 1939Chelsea51Grimsby Town17,102 match won
League15th Mar 1939Chelsea11Blackpool12,971 match drawn
League18th Mar 1939Sunderland32Chelsea10,954 match lost
League25th Mar 1939Chelsea21Aston Villa31,255 match won
League1st Apr 1939Wolverhampton Wanderers20Chelsea28,747 match lost
League7th Apr 1939Charlton Athletic20Chelsea29,014 match lost
League8th Apr 1939Chelsea02Everton51,481 match lost
League10th Apr 1939Chelsea13Charlton Athletic27,070 match lost
League15th Apr 1939Huddersfield Town31Chelsea11,731 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Robert Craig Salmond View CGS profile for Robert Craig Salmond on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for Robert Craig Salmond View CGS profile for Robert Craig Salmond on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for Robert Craig Salmond View location on Zeemaps for Robert Craig Salmond

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Chelsea FC Player Bob Salmond

Games Won: 10
Win Percentage: 34.48%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 29 appearances, Bob Salmond played alongside the following 21 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

David Alexander (1)
Len Allum (2)
Jimmy Argue (22)
George Barber (26)
Ned Barkas (1)
Peter Buchanan (5)
Harry Burgess (25)
Dickie Foss (3)
George Gibson (1)
Alf Hanson (24)
Johnny Jackson (2)
Arnold Mayes (4)
George Mills (13)
Billy Mitchell (22)
John O'Hare (12)
Joe Payne (24)
Doug Smale (1)
Jack Smith (19)
Dick Spence (28)
Sam Weaver (28)
Victor Woodley (27)