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Chelsea FC Profile: Jimmy Turnbull

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Full Name: James McLachlan Turnbull

Born: Sunday, 21st May 1882
Place of birth: Plean, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 10"
Died: Monday, 19th September 1960 (aged 78)
Place of death: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Burial: Buried - 22 Sep 1960 - Manchester Southern Cemetery - Roman Catholic plot 524

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1912 to 1913

Playing Career:

East Stirling
Preston North End
Manchester United
Bradford City
Chelsea (Jul 1912 to Dec 1913) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Monday, 2nd September 1912, Aston Villa 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 30 years 3 months 12 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 27th September 1913, Burnley 6 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1912 / 13 19200021
1913 / 14 100001


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1912 / 13 800008

* 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 Turnbull made 22 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League2nd Sep 1912Aston Villa10Chelsea28,000 match lost
League14th Sep 1912Chelsea42Sheffield United40,000 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Sep 1912Newcastle United32Chelsea38,000 match lost
League28th Sep 1912Chelsea11Oldham Athletic30,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League5th Oct 1912Chelsea20Sunderland25,000 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Jan 1913Chelsea10Newcastle United50,000 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Jan 1913Oldham Athletic32Chelsea18,000 match lost scored 2 goals
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1913Chelsea11The Wednesday35,606 match drawn
F.A. Cup5th Feb 1913The Wednesday60Chelsea35,860 match lost
League8th Feb 1913Sunderland40Chelsea12,000 match lost
League15th Feb 1913Chelsea11Woolwich Arsenal20,000 match drawn
League22nd Feb 1913Bradford City22Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League1st Mar 1913Chelsea21Manchester City35,000 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Mar 1913Chelsea12Aston Villa65,000 match lost
League22nd Mar 1913The Wednesday32Chelsea8,000 match lost
League24th Mar 1913Liverpool12Chelsea25,000 match won
League29th Mar 1913Chelsea16Blackburn Rovers30,000 match lost
League5th Apr 1913Derby County31Chelsea10,000 match lost
League12th Apr 1913Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur50,000 match won
League19th Apr 1913Middlesbrough03Chelsea8,000 match won
League26th Apr 1913Chelsea52Notts County20,000 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Sep 1913Burnley61Chelsea30,000 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Dob amended from May 1884 to May 1882 following more Ancestry research. 22/05/23

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Chelsea FC Player Jimmy Turnbull

Games Won: 8
Win Percentage: 36.36%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 22 appearances, Jimmy Turnbull played alongside the following 28 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (16)
Ron Brebner (4)
Billy Bridgeman (4)
Billy Brown (2)
John Brown (9)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (9)
Jack Cameron (11)
Bill Cartwright (1)
George Dodd (3)
Angus Douglas (6)
Sam Downing (12)
Norrie Fairgray (9)
Harry Ford (17)
Charlie Freeman (9)
Jack Harrow (1)
Jack Harwood (3)
George Hunter (9)
George Johnson (2)
Tommy Logan (1)
Alexander MacFarlane (1)
James Molyneux (15)
Alec Ormiston (12)
Jimmy Sharp (13)
Frederick Taylor (19)
Bob Thomson (1)
Jack Whitley (3)
Bob Whittingham (12)
Vivian Woodward (16)