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Chelsea FC Profile: Jack Saunders

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Full Name: Francis John Saunders

Nickname(s): Jack

Born: Sunday, 24th August 1924
Place of birth: Middlesbrough, England
Height: 6'
Died: Sunday, 23rd June 2013 (aged 88)
Burial: Cremated - Dukinfield Crematorium. No known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1948 to 1954

Playing Career:

Chelsea (May 1948 to Aug 1954) - cost: unknown
Crystal Palace
Chester City
Hyde United

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 10th December 1949, Newcastle United 2 - 2 Chelsea

Age on debut: 25 years 3 months 16 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 7th November 1953, Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1949 / 50 310004
1950 / 51 700007
1951 / 52 13000013
1952 / 53 20700027
1953 / 54 900009


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. Jack Saunders made 60 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League10th Dec 1949Newcastle United22Chelsea43,329 match drawn
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1950Chelsea30Newcastle United64,664 match won
League8th Mar 1950Chelsea13Charlton Athletic26,507 match lost
League10th Apr 1950Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea23,658 match lost
League30th Sep 1950Chelsea21Everton34,970 match won
League7th Oct 1950Blackpool32Chelsea29,240 match lost
League18th Apr 1951Huddersfield Town21Chelsea23,999 match lost
League21st Apr 1951Chelsea10Liverpool30,134 match won
League25th Apr 1951Chelsea21Wolverhampton Wanderers36,410 match won
League28th Apr 1951Fulham12Chelsea24,897 match won
League5th May 1951Chelsea40Bolton Wanderers38,928 match won
League18th Aug 1951Blackpool12Chelsea31,172 match won
League22nd Aug 1951Chelsea13Arsenal59,143 match lost
League29th Aug 1951Arsenal21Chelsea48,768 match lost
League1st Sep 1951Portsmouth10Chelsea23,901 match lost
League5th Sep 1951Chelsea01Derby County25,191 match lost
League8th Sep 1951Chelsea21Fulham47,582 match won
League15th Sep 1951Chelsea21Huddersfield Town25,165 match won
League22nd Sep 1951Wolverhampton Wanderers53Chelsea35,184 match lost
League29th Sep 1951Chelsea21Sunderland49,762 match won
League6th Oct 1951Middlesbrough00Chelsea30,010 match drawn
League13th Oct 1951Chelsea13West Bromwich Albion34,917 match lost
League27th Oct 1951Chelsea13Bolton Wanderers45,287 match lost
League3rd Nov 1951Stoke City12Chelsea26,121 match won
League6th Sep 1952Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea29,877 match drawn
League4th Oct 1952Charlton Athletic22Chelsea36,653 match drawn
League11th Oct 1952Chelsea53Preston North End51,426 match won
League18th Oct 1952Burnley11Chelsea27,692 match drawn
League20th Dec 1952Chelsea23Manchester United23,261 match lost
League26th Dec 1952Stoke City11Chelsea31,011 match drawn
League27th Dec 1952Chelsea00Stoke City17,173 match drawn
League3rd Jan 1953Portsmouth20Chelsea31,571 match lost
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1953Derby County44Chelsea24,867 match drawn
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1953Chelsea10Derby County38,115 match won
League17th Jan 1953Chelsea10Bolton Wanderers36,572 match won
League24th Jan 1953Aston Villa11Chelsea31,860 match drawn
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1953Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion58,912 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea37,974 match drawn
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea33,534 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion04Chelsea27,997 match won
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1953Chelsea04Birmingham City45,872 match lost
League18th Feb 1953Wolverhampton Wanderers22Chelsea13,957 match drawn
League21st Feb 1953Chelsea01Charlton Athletic53,176 match lost
League28th Feb 1953Preston North End21Chelsea30,501 match lost
League7th Mar 1953Chelsea02Burnley39,214 match lost
League14th Mar 1953Tottenham Hotspur23Chelsea47,903 match won
League21st Mar 1953Chelsea10Sheffield Wednesday36,191 match won
League23rd Mar 1953Chelsea30Liverpool17,337 match won
League28th Mar 1953Cardiff City33Chelsea19,830 match drawn
League4th Apr 1953Chelsea12Newcastle United40,218 match lost
League29th Apr 1953Chelsea31Manchester City48,594 match won
League5th Sep 1953Chelsea12Sheffield United49,824 match lost
League8th Sep 1953Arsenal12Chelsea54,946 match won
League12th Sep 1953Huddersfield Town31Chelsea29,613 match lost
League3rd Oct 1953Chelsea22Sunderland56,685 match drawn
League10th Oct 1953Sheffield Wednesday20Chelsea32,217 match lost
League17th Oct 1953Chelsea11Middlesbrough23,513 match drawn
League24th Oct 1953West Bromwich Albion52Chelsea32,254 match lost
League31st Oct 1953Chelsea52Liverpool32,867 match won
League7th Nov 1953Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea44,795 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Jack Saunders

Games Won: 21
Win Percentage: 35%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 60 appearances, Jack Saunders played alongside the following 39 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jack Allister (1)
Ken Armstrong (56)
Sidney Bathgate (21)
Roy Bentley (50)
Hugh Billington (4)
Frank Blunstone (14)
Jimmy Bowie (5)
Andy Bowman (1)
Bobby Campbell (38)
Jimmy D'Arcy (2)
Bill Dickson (41)
Bob Edwards (8)
Len Goulden (1)
Billy Gray (43)
John Harris (27)
Billy Hughes (2)
Freddie Jenkins (1)
Benny Jones (2)
Len Kell (2)
Jim Lewis (12)
Phil McKnight (14)
John McNichol (32)
Harry Medhurst (7)
Frank Mitchell (8)
Eric Parsons (28)
Ernie Randall (1)
Bill Robertson (34)
Derek Saunders (7)
Peter Sillett (1)
Bobby Smith (19)
James Smith (9)
Miles Spector (5)
Les Stubbs (7)
Charlie Thomson (19)
Sid Tickridge (28)
Peter Tuck (2)
Stan Willemse (39)
Reg Williams (5)
Danny Winter (4)