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Chelsea FC Profile: William Whitton

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Full Name: William Alexander Whitton

Born: Sunday, 9th July 1899
Place of birth: Hartley Whitney, England
Height: 5' 8 1/2"
Died: Sunday, 21st August 1983 (aged 84)
Burial: Buried - Tomnahurich Cemetery

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1923 to 1926

Birth & Death Info from

Playing Career:

Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea (Mar 1923 to Apr 1926) - cost: unknown - Released

* Released = Contract not renewed by Chelsea

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 17th March 1923, West Bromwich Albion 0 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 8 months 8 days

Last Appearance: Monday, 13th April 1925, Chelsea 0 - 0 Manchester United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1922 / 23 600006
1923 / 24 10000010
1924 / 25 22100023


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1922 / 23 200002
1923 / 24 100001
1924 / 25 15000015

* 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. William Whitton made 39 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League17th Mar 1923West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea12,242 match drawn
League14th Apr 1923Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea15,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League21st Apr 1923Chelsea30Bolton Wanderers20,000 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Apr 1923Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion25,000 match drawn
League28th Apr 1923Blackburn Rovers00Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League5th May 1923Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers12,000 match drawn
League25th Aug 1923Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea15,000 match lost
League27th Aug 1923Chelsea01Tottenham Hotspur35,000 match lost
League1st Sep 1923Chelsea20Blackburn Rovers31,000 match won
League3rd Sep 1923Tottenham Hotspur01Chelsea40,000 match won
League8th Sep 1923Chelsea00Aston Villa46,000 match drawn
League15th Sep 1923Aston Villa00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1923Chelsea11Sheffield United26,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League29th Sep 1923Sheffield United10Chelsea20,000 match lost
League9th Feb 1924Chelsea06Notts County15,000 match lost
League16th Feb 1924Everton20Chelsea25,000 match lost
League6th Sep 1924Oldham Athletic05Chelsea9,993 match won scored 3 goals
League8th Sep 1924Chelsea40Leicester City32,000 match won scored 4 goals
League13th Sep 1924Chelsea00The Wednesday35,000 match drawn
League20th Sep 1924Clapton Orient00Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1924Stoke10Chelsea8,000 match lost
League1st Nov 1924Chelsea10Hull City8,500 match won
League8th Nov 1924Blackpool12Chelsea12,000 match won
League15th Nov 1924Chelsea11Derby County33,000 match drawn
League22nd Nov 1924South Shields11Chelsea27,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League29th Nov 1924Chelsea30Bradford City28,000 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Dec 1924Port Vale11Chelsea11,975 match drawn
League13th Dec 1924Chelsea20Middlesbrough22,000 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Dec 1924Barnsley33Chelsea11,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1924Chelsea10Wolverhampton Wanderers30,000 match won
League26th Dec 1924Wolverhampton Wanderers01Chelsea33,264 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Dec 1924Coventry City03Chelsea6,000 match won scored 2 goals
League1st Jan 1925Manchester United10Chelsea28,000 match lost
League3rd Jan 1925Chelsea41Oldham Athletic30,000 match won
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1925Birmingham20Chelsea32,000 match lost
League17th Jan 1925The Wednesday21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League24th Jan 1925Chelsea11Clapton Orient35,000 match drawn
League11th Apr 1925Chelsea10Port Vale30,000 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Apr 1925Chelsea00Manchester United40,000 match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player William Whitton

Games Won: 14
Win Percentage: 35.9%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 39 appearances, William Whitton played alongside the following 29 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Armstrong (2)
Benjamin Howard Baker (14)
Fred Barrett (12)
Walter Bennett (1)
Willie Brown (9)
David Cameron (5)
Sid Castle (8)
Jackie Crawford (20)
Willie Ferguson (28)
Harry Ford (8)
James Frew (20)
Colin Hampton (15)
Jack Harrow (26)
William Haywood (1)
Richard Jenkins (1)
Fred Linfoot (1)
Wilson Marsh (1)
Peter McKenna (9)
Bobby McNeil (34)
Tommy Meehan (14)
Harold Miller (26)
Leslie Odell (1)
Seth Plum (10)
John Priestley (32)
George Rodgers (3)
George Smith (39)
Albert Thain (5)
Harry Wilding (24)
Andy Wilson (21)