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Chelsea FC Profile: Tommy Walker

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Full Name: Thomas Walker OBE

Born: Wednesday, 26th May 1915
Place of birth: Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Monday, 11th January 1993 (aged 77)
Place of death: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Burial: Cremated - 15 Jan 1993 - Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1946 to 1948

Tommy was awarded the OBE in the Queen in her 1960 birthday honours list, for services to Scottish Association football.

Playing Career:

Berryburn Rangers
Livingstone Violet
Broxburn Rangers
Heart Of Midlothian
Chelsea (Sep 1946 to Dec 1948) - cost: £6,000
Heart Of Midlothian

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Monday, 9th September 1946, Sheffield United 2 - 2 Chelsea

Age on debut: 31 years 3 months 14 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 27th November 1948, Chelsea 2 - 1 Aston Villa

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Monday, 27th December 1948, Portsmouth 5 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1946 / 47 39500044
1947 / 48 38200040
1948 / 49 21000021


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1946 / 47 9100010
1947 / 48 700007
1948 / 49 700007

* 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. Tommy Walker made 105 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League9th Sep 1946Sheffield United22Chelsea41,545 match drawn
League14th Sep 1946Chelsea30Leeds United56,484 match won scored 2 goals
League18th Sep 1946Manchester United11Chelsea30,275 match drawn
League21st Sep 1946Grimsby Town21Chelsea21,932 match lost
League28th Sep 1946Chelsea22Charlton Athletic63,859 match drawn scored 1 goal
League5th Oct 1946Middlesbrough32Chelsea44,082 match lost
League12th Oct 1946Chelsea25Stoke City67,935 match lost
League19th Oct 1946Portsmouth02Chelsea36,474 match won
League26th Oct 1946Chelsea21Arsenal56,432 match won
League2nd Nov 1946Blackpool10Chelsea23,365 match lost
League9th Nov 1946Chelsea32Brentford50,242 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Nov 1946Sunderland12Chelsea41,227 match won
League23rd Nov 1946Chelsea13Aston Villa63,896 match lost
League30th Nov 1946Derby County31Chelsea27,946 match lost scored 1 goal
League7th Dec 1946Chelsea11Everton41,255 match drawn
League14th Dec 1946Huddersfield Town14Chelsea9,011 match won
League21st Dec 1946Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers43,006 match lost
League25th Dec 1946Chelsea12Preston North End37,126 match lost
League26th Dec 1946Preston North End11Chelsea40,167 match drawn
League28th Dec 1946Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea36,048 match drawn
League4th Jan 1947Chelsea31Liverpool59,226 match won
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1947Chelsea11Arsenal70,257 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1947Arsenal11Chelsea53,350 match drawn
League18th Jan 1947Leeds United21Chelsea37,884 match lost
F.A. Cup20th Jan 1947Arsenal02Chelsea59,590 match won
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1947Chelsea22Derby County49,484 match drawn
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1947Derby County10Chelsea19,079 match lost
League1st Feb 1947Charlton Athletic23Chelsea32,959 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Feb 1947Chelsea00Grimsby Town17,896 match drawn
League15th Feb 1947Stoke City61Chelsea30,408 match lost
League1st Mar 1947Arsenal12Chelsea52,606 match won
League8th Mar 1947Chelsea14Blackpool30,365 match lost
League15th Mar 1947Brentford02Chelsea33,244 match won
League22nd Mar 1947Chelsea21Sunderland45,415 match won
League29th Mar 1947Aston Villa20Chelsea35,786 match lost
League4th Apr 1947Chelsea02Blackburn Rovers37,840 match lost
League5th Apr 1947Chelsea30Derby County52,886 match won
League7th Apr 1947Blackburn Rovers12Chelsea35,646 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Apr 1947Everton20Chelsea30,970 match lost
League19th Apr 1947Chelsea10Huddersfield Town39,753 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Apr 1947Wolverhampton Wanderers64Chelsea44,260 match lost
League3rd May 1947Chelsea14Sheffield United32,110 match lost
League10th May 1947Chelsea20Middlesbrough22,482 match won scored 1 goal
League26th May 1947Chelsea03Portsmouth26,048 match lost
League23rd Aug 1947Blackpool30Chelsea27,389 match lost
League27th Aug 1947Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers36,375 match won
League30th Aug 1947Chelsea10Derby County59,919 match won
League6th Sep 1947Huddersfield Town31Chelsea24,837 match lost scored 1 goal
League10th Sep 1947Chelsea11Sunderland30,085 match drawn
League13th Sep 1947Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers41,242 match drawn
League17th Sep 1947Sunderland23Chelsea31,444 match won
League20th Sep 1947Chelsea31Everton42,955 match won
League27th Sep 1947Wolverhampton Wanderers10Chelsea51,365 match lost
League4th Oct 1947Chelsea42Aston Villa67,789 match won
League11th Oct 1947Liverpool30Chelsea51,449 match lost
League18th Oct 1947Chelsea42Middlesbrough49,398 match won
League25th Oct 1947Charlton Athletic31Chelsea58,866 match lost
League1st Nov 1947Chelsea00Arsenal67,277 match drawn
League8th Nov 1947Preston North End20Chelsea31,986 match lost
League22nd Nov 1947Sheffield United31Chelsea28,103 match lost
League29th Nov 1947Chelsea04Manchester United43,617 match lost
League6th Dec 1947Burnley10Chelsea30,865 match lost
League13th Dec 1947Chelsea10Portsmouth41,906 match won
League20th Dec 1947Chelsea22Blackpool48,421 match drawn scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1947Grimsby Town00Chelsea19,666 match drawn
League27th Dec 1947Chelsea23Grimsby Town34,068 match lost
League3rd Jan 1948Derby County51Chelsea27,929 match lost
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1948Chelsea50Barrow44,336 match won
League17th Jan 1948Chelsea24Huddersfield Town41,908 match lost
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1948Manchester City20Chelsea45,059 match lost
League31st Jan 1948Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea24,232 match lost
League21st Feb 1948Aston Villa30Chelsea32,140 match lost
League28th Feb 1948Chelsea31Liverpool39,078 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League6th Mar 1948Middlesbrough00Chelsea28,174 match drawn
League13th Mar 1948Chelsea30Charlton Athletic61,566 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Mar 1948Arsenal02Chelsea56,596 match won
League26th Mar 1948Chelsea22Manchester City64,396 match drawn
League27th Mar 1948Chelsea20Preston North End55,561 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Apr 1948Stoke City20Chelsea26,408 match lost
League10th Apr 1948Chelsea10Sheffield United43,949 match won
League14th Apr 1948Everton23Chelsea28,366 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Apr 1948Manchester United50Chelsea44,366 match lost
League24th Apr 1948Chelsea02Burnley33,390 match lost
League1st May 1948Portsmouth21Chelsea24,055 match lost scored 1 goal
League21st Aug 1948Chelsea10Middlesbrough60,981 match won
League25th Aug 1948Newcastle United22Chelsea58,020 match drawn
League28th Aug 1948Birmingham City10Chelsea48,264 match lost
League1st Sep 1948Chelsea23Newcastle United50,207 match lost scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League4th Sep 1948Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers42,971 match drawn
League8th Sep 1948Charlton Athletic11Chelsea38,492 match drawn
League11th Sep 1948Chelsea60Everton42,736 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League16th Sep 1948Chelsea22Charlton Athletic45,357 match drawn
League18th Sep 1948Preston North End32Chelsea32,164 match lost scored 2 goals (2 Pen)
League25th Sep 1948Chelsea10Burnley53,193 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League2nd Oct 1948Stoke City43Chelsea31,004 match lost scored 1 goal
League9th Oct 1948Liverpool11Chelsea42,709 match drawn
League16th Oct 1948Chelsea33Blackpool77,696 match drawn
League23rd Oct 1948Derby County21Chelsea29,369 match lost
League30th Oct 1948Chelsea01Arsenal56,476 match lost
League27th Nov 1948Chelsea21Aston Villa32,920 match won
League4th Dec 1948Sunderland30Chelsea38,934 match lost
League11th Dec 1948Chelsea41Wolverhampton Wanderers43,971 match won
League18th Dec 1948Middlesbrough11Chelsea23,464 match drawn scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1948Chelsea12Portsmouth43,422 match lost
League27th Dec 1948Portsmouth52Chelsea43,642 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Tommy Walker made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Tommy Walker made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Tommy passed away at St Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh, Scotland and was cremated on 15th January 1993 at Warriston Crematorium, 36 Warriston Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HW where he is commemorated in the Book of Remembrance.

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Chelsea FC Player Tommy Walker

Games Won: 35
Win Percentage: 33.33%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 105 appearances, Tommy Walker played alongside the following 37 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ken Armstrong (48)
Jimmy Bain (7)
Sidney Bathgate (53)
Roy Bentley (34)
Hugh Billington (15)
Jimmy Bowie (35)
Bobby Campbell (48)
Alex Davidson (2)
Bill Dickson (1)
Len Dolding (25)
Charlie Dyke (13)
Dickie Foss (15)
John Galloway (2)
Ray Goddard (12)
Len Goulden (72)
John Harris (101)
Billy Hughes (27)
Benny Jones (27)
Tommy Lawton (44)
Fred Lewis (15)
James Macaulay (69)
Alex Machin (56)
John McInnes (23)
Phil McKnight (3)
Harry Medhurst (62)
Johnny Paton (23)
Peter Pickering (10)
Fred Richardson (2)
Bill Robertson (33)
Robert Russell (2)
Joseph Simner (1)
Dick Spence (41)
Willi Steffen (20)
Albert Tennant (1)
Alex White (17)
Reg Williams (13)
Danny Winter (78)