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Chelsea FC Profile: Sam Weaver

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Full Name: Samuel Weaver

Born: Monday, 8th February 1909
Place of birth: Pilsley, Derbyshire, England
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Monday, 15th April 1985 (aged 76)
Place of death: Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, England
Burial: Cremated - Ashes scattered on Field Mill Ground, Mansfield FC. No known memorial

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1936 to 1945

Playing Career:

Sutton Town
Hull City
Newcastle United
Chelsea (Aug 1936 to Dec 1945) - cost: £6,000
Stockport County

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 29th August 1936, Leeds United 2 - 3 Chelsea

Age on debut: 27 years 6 months 21 days

100th Appearance: Monday, 26th December 1938, Leeds United 1 - 1 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 6th May 1939, Chelsea 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1936 / 37 38200040
1937 / 38 39100040
1938 / 39 39600045


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1936 / 37 300003
1937 / 38 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. Sam Weaver made 125 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League29th Aug 1936Leeds United23Chelsea19,379 match won
League2nd Sep 1936Chelsea32Grimsby Town25,671 match won scored 2 goals (1 Pen)
League5th Sep 1936Chelsea13Birmingham32,803 match lost
League8th Sep 1936Grimsby Town30Chelsea12,667 match lost
League12th Sep 1936Middlesbrough20Chelsea21,278 match lost
League26th Sep 1936Manchester City00Chelsea30,004 match drawn
League10th Oct 1936Preston North End10Chelsea20,040 match lost
League17th Oct 1936Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday34,488 match drawn
League24th Oct 1936Manchester United00Chelsea29,854 match drawn
League31st Oct 1936Chelsea11Derby County15,529 match drawn
League7th Nov 1936Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea16,510 match won
League14th Nov 1936Chelsea13Sunderland48,901 match lost
League21st Nov 1936Huddersfield Town42Chelsea12,382 match lost
League28th Nov 1936Chelsea40Everton31,623 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Dec 1936Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea13,439 match lost
League12th Dec 1936Chelsea21Brentford51,079 match won
League19th Dec 1936Arsenal41Chelsea49,917 match lost
League25th Dec 1936Stoke City20Chelsea24,897 match lost
League26th Dec 1936Chelsea21Leeds United27,761 match won
League28th Dec 1936Chelsea10Stoke City16,675 match won
League9th Jan 1937Chelsea10Middlesbrough30,201 match won
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1937Chelsea40Leeds United34,859 match won
League23rd Jan 1937West Bromwich Albion20Chelsea9,642 match lost
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1937Millwall30Chelsea41,503 match lost
League3rd Feb 1937Chelsea44Manchester City11,620 match drawn
League6th Feb 1937Portsmouth41Chelsea16,447 match lost
League13th Feb 1937Chelsea00Preston North End27,465 match drawn
League20th Feb 1937Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea16,052 match drawn
League27th Feb 1937Chelsea42Manchester United16,382 match won
League6th Mar 1937Derby County11Chelsea15,010 match drawn
League13th Mar 1937Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers34,078 match lost
League20th Mar 1937Sunderland23Chelsea21,825 match won
League26th Mar 1937Chelsea30Charlton Athletic64,463 match won
League27th Mar 1937Chelsea00Huddersfield Town31,384 match drawn
League29th Mar 1937Charlton Athletic10Chelsea45,860 match lost
League3rd Apr 1937Everton00Chelsea20,648 match drawn
League10th Apr 1937Chelsea01Bolton Wanderers23,271 match lost
League17th Apr 1937Brentford10Chelsea22,042 match lost
League24th Apr 1937Chelsea20Arsenal53,325 match won
League1st May 1937Liverpool11Chelsea8,278 match drawn
League28th Aug 1937Chelsea61Liverpool41,553 match won
League1st Sep 1937Leeds United20Chelsea18,858 match lost
League4th Sep 1937West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea23,097 match lost
League8th Sep 1937Chelsea41Leeds United17,300 match won
League11th Sep 1937Chelsea20Birmingham34,072 match won
League15th Sep 1937Chelsea10Grimsby Town15,617 match won
League18th Sep 1937Middlesbrough43Chelsea19,631 match lost
League25th Sep 1937Chelsea21Stoke City38,504 match won
League2nd Oct 1937Portsmouth24Chelsea25,233 match won
League9th Oct 1937Chelsea22Arsenal75,952 match drawn
League16th Oct 1937Blackpool02Chelsea23,974 match won
League6th Nov 1937Chelsea00Sunderland50,554 match drawn
League13th Nov 1937Everton41Chelsea29,930 match lost
League20th Nov 1937Chelsea22Manchester City40,197 match drawn
League27th Nov 1937Leicester City10Chelsea18,883 match lost
League4th Dec 1937Chelsea31Huddersfield Town31,475 match won
League11th Dec 1937Derby County40Chelsea12,886 match lost
League18th Dec 1937Chelsea02Wolverhampton Wanderers31,314 match lost
League27th Dec 1937Charlton Athletic31Chelsea51,125 match lost
League1st Jan 1938Liverpool22Chelsea39,062 match drawn
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1938Chelsea01Everton41,946 match lost
League15th Jan 1938Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion20,378 match drawn
League22nd Jan 1938Birmingham11Chelsea18,480 match drawn
League29th Jan 1938Chelsea01Middlesbrough27,081 match lost
League5th Feb 1938Stoke City21Chelsea22,693 match lost
League12th Feb 1938Chelsea31Portsmouth18,323 match won
League19th Feb 1938Arsenal20Chelsea49,573 match lost
League26th Feb 1938Chelsea13Blackpool27,301 match lost
League9th Mar 1938Brentford11Chelsea20,401 match drawn
League12th Mar 1938Chelsea00Bolton Wanderers38,171 match drawn
League19th Mar 1938Sunderland11Chelsea19,327 match drawn
League2nd Apr 1938Manchester City10Chelsea31,033 match lost
League9th Apr 1938Chelsea41Leicester City20,211 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Apr 1938Chelsea02Preston North End54,735 match lost
League16th Apr 1938Huddersfield Town12Chelsea18,356 match won
League18th Apr 1938Preston North End00Chelsea32,096 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1938Chelsea30Derby County25,032 match won
League27th Apr 1938Chelsea11Charlton Athletic21,843 match drawn
League30th Apr 1938Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea27,718 match drawn
League7th May 1938Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,601 match lost
League27th Aug 1938Liverpool21Chelsea33,868 match lost Captain
League31st Aug 1938Chelsea31Preston North End24,821 match won Captain
League3rd Sep 1938Chelsea30Leicester City37,323 match won Captain
League5th Sep 1938Bolton Wanderers02Chelsea19,616 match won Captain
League10th Sep 1938Middlesbrough11Chelsea28,359 match drawn Captain
League17th Sep 1938Chelsea22Birmingham39,505 match drawn Captain
League24th Sep 1938Manchester United51Chelsea34,557 match lost Captain
League1st Oct 1938Chelsea11Stoke City35,320 match drawn Captain
League8th Oct 1938Blackpool51Chelsea24,878 match lost Captain
League15th Oct 1938Chelsea42Arsenal64,443 match won Captain
League22nd Oct 1938Brentford10Chelsea31,425 match lost Captain
League29th Oct 1938Chelsea02Derby County37,919 match lost Captain
League12th Nov 1938Chelsea40Sunderland37,103 match won Captain
League19th Nov 1938Aston Villa62Chelsea41,678 match lost Captain
League26th Nov 1938Chelsea13Wolverhampton Wanderers32,456 match lost Captain
League3rd Dec 1938Everton41Chelsea27,959 match lost Captain
League10th Dec 1938Chelsea30Huddersfield Town23,257 match won Captain
League17th Dec 1938Portsmouth21Chelsea21,536 match lost Captain
League24th Dec 1938Chelsea41Liverpool6,801 match won Captain
League26th Dec 1938Leeds United11Chelsea27,586 match drawn Captain
League27th Dec 1938Chelsea22Leeds United32,692 match drawn Captain
League31st Dec 1938Leicester City32Chelsea13,180 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1939Chelsea21Arsenal58,095 match won Captain
League14th Jan 1939Chelsea42Middlesbrough26,750 match won Captain
F.A. Cup21st Jan 1939Chelsea30Fulham69,987 match won Captain
League28th Jan 1939Chelsea01Manchester United31,265 match lost Captain
League4th Feb 1939Stoke City61Chelsea25,205 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1939Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday60,920 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea47,549 match drawn Captain
League18th Feb 1939Arsenal10Chelsea54,510 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup20th Feb 1939Sheffield Wednesday13Chelsea51,879 match won Captain
League25th Feb 1939Chelsea13Brentford33,511 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1939Chelsea01Grimsby Town45,409 match lost Captain
League8th Mar 1939Derby County01Chelsea6,697 match won Captain
League11th Mar 1939Chelsea51Grimsby Town17,102 match won Captain
League15th Mar 1939Chelsea11Blackpool12,971 match drawn Captain
League18th Mar 1939Sunderland32Chelsea10,954 match lost Captain
League25th Mar 1939Chelsea21Aston Villa31,255 match won Captain
League1st Apr 1939Wolverhampton Wanderers20Chelsea28,747 match lost Captain
League7th Apr 1939Charlton Athletic20Chelsea29,014 match lost Captain
League8th Apr 1939Chelsea02Everton51,481 match lost Captain
League15th Apr 1939Huddersfield Town31Chelsea11,731 match lost Captain
League22nd Apr 1939Chelsea10Portsmouth28,744 match won Captain
League26th Apr 1939Birmingham11Chelsea28,637 match drawn Captain
League6th May 1939Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers18,232 match drawn Captain

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. Sam Weaver 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. Sam Weaver made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Sam passed away at Newstead Hospital, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

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Chelsea FC Player Sam Weaver

Games Won: 40
Win Percentage: 32%
Starts as Captain: 45
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 125 appearances, Sam Weaver played alongside the following 33 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

David Alexander (1)
Len Allum (30)
Jimmy Argue (80)
Joe Bambrick (9)
George Barber (97)
Ned Barkas (27)
Bill Barraclough (15)
Sid Bidewell (4)
Peter Buchanan (38)
Harry Burgess (99)
Wilf Chitty (24)
Allan Craig (62)
Dickie Foss (24)
George Gibson (27)
Bob Gregg (5)
Bob Griffiths (35)
Alf Hanson (40)
Jack Horton (3)
Johnny Jackson (5)
Tommy Law (4)
Jack Mayes (8)
Harold Miller (16)
George Mills (87)
Billy Mitchell (72)
John O'Hare (71)
Eric Oakton (13)
Joe Payne (39)
Bob Salmond (28)
Jack Sherborne (5)
Doug Smale (9)
Jack Smith (45)
Dick Spence (108)
Victor Woodley (120)