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Chelsea FC Profile: Jimmy Stark

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Full Name: James Robertson Stark

Born: Wednesday, 15th August 1877
Place of birth: Ruchazie, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: Tuesday, 18th March 1969 (aged 91)
Place of death: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Burial: Cremated - Woodside Crematorium, Paisley. No known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1907 to 1908

Playing Career:

Pollokshaws Eastwood
Glasgow Perthshire
Chelsea (May 1907 to Oct 1908) - cost: unknown
Greenock Morton

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 5th October 1907, Blackburn Rovers 2 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 30 years 1 months 20 days

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 29th April 1908, Chelsea 1 - 2 Notts County


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1907 / 08 30200032


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1907 / 08 200002

* 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. Jimmy Stark made 32 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League5th Oct 1907Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League12th Oct 1907Chelsea13Bolton Wanderers35,000 match lost
League26th Oct 1907Chelsea21Everton50,000 match won
League2nd Nov 1907Sunderland30Chelsea13,000 match lost
League9th Nov 1907Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match won
League16th Nov 1907The Wednesday31Chelsea22,000 match lost
League23rd Nov 1907Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League30th Nov 1907Notts County20Chelsea12,000 match lost
League2nd Dec 1907Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers18,000 match won
League7th Dec 1907Chelsea22Manchester City50,000 match drawn
League14th Dec 1907Preston North End24Chelsea8,000 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Dec 1907Chelsea34Bury35,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1907Liverpool14Chelsea30,000 match won
League26th Dec 1907Chelsea10Middlesbrough40,000 match won
League28th Dec 1907Aston Villa00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League1st Jan 1908Middlesbrough31Chelsea30,000 match lost
League4th Jan 1908Sheffield United03Chelsea5,000 match won
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1908Worksop Town19Chelsea18,995 match won
League18th Jan 1908Chelsea04Nottingham Forest35,000 match lost
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1908Manchester United10Chelsea25,184 match lost
League8th Feb 1908Bolton Wanderers12Chelsea18,000 match won
League15th Feb 1908Chelsea22Birmingham30,000 match drawn
League29th Feb 1908Chelsea21Sunderland32,000 match won
League7th Mar 1908Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League14th Mar 1908Chelsea31The Wednesday30,000 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Mar 1908Bristol City00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League1st Apr 1908Everton03Chelsea10,000 match won
League11th Apr 1908Chelsea00Preston North End40,000 match drawn
League18th Apr 1908Bury11Chelsea11,000 match drawn
League20th Apr 1908Chelsea02Liverpool40,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1908Chelsea13Aston Villa30,000 match lost
League29th Apr 1908Chelsea12Notts County10,000 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Date of death and middle name were confirmed from a newspaper obituary that also mentions 'former Chelsea player'. Death and birth certificates were obtained via Scotland's People website.

Jimmy passed away at the Royal Alexandra Infirmary in Paisley.

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Chelsea FC Player Jimmy Stark

Games Won: 13
Win Percentage: 40.63%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 32 appearances, Jimmy Stark played alongside the following 21 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ted Birnie (31)
Billy Brawn (26)
Billy Bridgeman (14)
Jack Cameron (31)
Norrie Fairgray (21)
Augustus Harding (2)
George Henderson (11)
George Hilsdon (28)
Percy Humphreys (10)
George Key (8)
Jack Kirwan (1)
Frank Lyon (2)
Bob Mackie (2)
Bob McRoberts (14)
Tommy Miller (27)
Martin Moran (7)
Fred Rouse (18)
Ben Whitehouse (10)
Bob Whiting (11)
Jack Whitley (21)
Jimmy Windridge (25)