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Chelsea FC Profile: Jack Allister

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Full Name: John Grandison Allister

Born: Thursday, 30th June 1927
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Thursday, 11th February 1999 (aged 71)
Place of death: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Burial: Cremated - Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh. There is no known memorial

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1949 to 1952

'Jack' Alister was a strong attacking wing half and occasional centre forward whose appearences for Chelsea's first team were limited. On his return to Scotland, he bacame an integral part of the Aberdeen team for six seasons, before returning south and finishing his career with Chesterfield Town

Playing Career:

Tranent Juniors
Chelsea (Jul 1949 to Oct 1952) - cost: unknown
Chesterfield Town

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Wednesday, 12th March 1952, Chelsea 1 - 0 Newcastle United

Age on debut: 24 years 8 months 11 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 4th October 1952, Charlton Athletic 2 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1951 / 52 300003
1952 / 53 100001


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1951 / 52 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. Jack Allister made 4 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League12th Mar 1952Chelsea10Newcastle United42,948 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Mar 1952Bolton Wanderers30Chelsea31,448 match lost
League12th Apr 1952Preston North End10Chelsea28,081 match lost
League4th Oct 1952Charlton Athletic22Chelsea36,653 match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Jack Allister

Games Won: 1
Win Percentage: 25%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 4 appearances, Jack Allister played alongside the following 19 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ken Armstrong (4)
Sidney Bathgate (4)
Roy Bentley (3)
Bobby Campbell (1)
Jimmy D'Arcy (2)
Bill Dickson (2)
Billy Gray (4)
John Harris (1)
Jimmy Leadbetter (1)
Jim Lewis (1)
Phil McKnight (1)
John McNichol (1)
Ralph Oelofse (2)
Bill Robertson (4)
Jack Saunders (1)
Bobby Smith (1)
James Smith (3)
Sid Tickridge (3)
Stan Willemse (1)