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Chelsea FC Profile: Reg Williams

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Full Name: Reginald Frederick Williams

Born: Saturday, 28th January 1922
Place of birth: Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Height: 5' 11"
Died: Thursday, 6th October 2011 (aged 89)
Place of death: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England
Burial: Cremated - West Herts Crematorium. No known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1945 to 1951

Playing Career:

Watford (A)
Chelsea (Oct 1945 to Oct 1951) - cost: unknown - Retired

* (A) = Amateur

* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 5th January 1946, Chelsea 1 - 1 Leicester City

Age on debut: 23 years 11 months 8 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Wednesday, 29th August 1951, Arsenal 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1945 / 46 060006
1946 / 47 9100010
1948 / 49 13300016
1949 / 50 21400025
1950 / 51 13200015
1951 / 52 200002


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1945 / 46 010001
1946 / 47 210003
1948 / 49 310004
1949 / 50 500005
1950 / 51 310004

* 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. Reg Williams made 74 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1946Chelsea11Leicester City39,678 match drawn
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1946Leicester City02Chelsea25,368 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1946Chelsea20West Ham United65,726 match won
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1946West Ham United10Chelsea35,000 match lost
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1946Chelsea01Aston Villa65,307 match lost
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1946Aston Villa10Chelsea55,000 match lost
League31st Aug 1946Chelsea43Bolton Wanderers62,850 match won
League4th Sep 1946Chelsea03Manchester United27,750 match lost
League9th Sep 1946Sheffield United22Chelsea41,545 match drawn
League14th Sep 1946Chelsea30Leeds United56,484 match won
League18th Sep 1946Manchester United11Chelsea30,275 match drawn
League21st Sep 1946Grimsby Town21Chelsea21,932 match lost
League28th Sep 1946Chelsea22Charlton Athletic63,859 match drawn
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1947Chelsea22Derby County49,484 match drawn scored 1 goal
League1st Mar 1947Arsenal12Chelsea52,606 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Mar 1947Chelsea14Blackpool30,365 match lost scored 1 goal
League8th Sep 1948Charlton Athletic11Chelsea38,492 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Sep 1948Preston North End32Chelsea32,164 match lost
League25th Sep 1948Chelsea10Burnley53,193 match won
League2nd Oct 1948Stoke City43Chelsea31,004 match lost
League30th Oct 1948Chelsea01Arsenal56,476 match lost
League6th Nov 1948Huddersfield Town34Chelsea18,693 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Nov 1948Chelsea11Manchester United62,542 match drawn
League20th Nov 1948Sheffield United21Chelsea29,646 match lost
League1st Jan 1949Chelsea20Birmingham City28,850 match won
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1949Bristol City13Chelsea36,454 match won
League22nd Jan 1949Everton21Chelsea52,700 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1949Chelsea20Everton56,671 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Feb 1949Chelsea53Preston North End41,483 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1949West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea57,843 match lost
League19th Feb 1949Burnley30Chelsea28,754 match lost
League4th May 1949Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea19,084 match drawn
League20th Aug 1949Birmingham City03Chelsea45,068 match won scored 2 goals
League24th Aug 1949Chelsea12Arsenal63,196 match lost
League27th Aug 1949Chelsea12Derby County59,038 match lost
League7th Sep 1949Chelsea31Sunderland40,061 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Sep 1949Chelsea11Manchester United61,357 match drawn
League29th Oct 1949Wolverhampton Wanderers22Chelsea42,008 match drawn
League5th Nov 1949Chelsea14Portsmouth31,650 match lost
League27th Dec 1949Liverpool22Chelsea58,757 match drawn
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1950Brentford01Chelsea38,000 match won
League4th Feb 1950Chelsea22Stoke City45,097 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Feb 1950Burnley12Chelsea23,446 match won
League25th Feb 1950Manchester City11Chelsea32,824 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1950Chelsea20Manchester United70,362 match won
League8th Mar 1950Chelsea13Charlton Athletic26,507 match lost
League11th Mar 1950Everton11Chelsea50,328 match drawn
F.A. Cup18th Mar 1950Arsenal22Chelsea67,752 match drawn
F.A. Cup22nd Mar 1950Arsenal10Chelsea66,482 match lost
League25th Mar 1950Portsmouth40Chelsea28,574 match lost
League1st Apr 1950Chelsea31Huddersfield Town32,064 match won
League7th Apr 1950Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers52,985 match drawn scored 1 goal
League8th Apr 1950Aston Villa40Chelsea35,147 match lost
League15th Apr 1950Chelsea00Wolverhampton Wanderers30,254 match drawn
League22nd Apr 1950Blackpool00Chelsea26,006 match drawn
League29th Apr 1950Chelsea13Newcastle United24,677 match lost
League6th May 1950Sunderland41Chelsea21,567 match lost
League23rd Aug 1950Arsenal00Chelsea61,166 match drawn
League13th Jan 1951Chelsea31Newcastle United43,840 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Jan 1951West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea30,985 match drawn
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1951Exeter City11Chelsea20,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1951Chelsea20Exeter City46,134 match won
League17th Feb 1951Everton30Chelsea33,005 match lost
League3rd Mar 1951Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea59,449 match lost
League17th Mar 1951Sunderland11Chelsea24,270 match drawn
League23rd Mar 1951Burnley21Chelsea22,266 match lost
League24th Mar 1951Chelsea23Charlton Athletic38,196 match lost scored 1 goal
League31st Mar 1951Manchester United41Chelsea25,779 match lost
League7th Apr 1951Chelsea11Aston Villa28,569 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Apr 1951Huddersfield Town21Chelsea23,999 match lost
League21st Apr 1951Chelsea10Liverpool30,134 match won
League28th Apr 1951Fulham12Chelsea24,897 match won
League25th Aug 1951Chelsea13Liverpool44,055 match lost
League29th Aug 1951Arsenal21Chelsea48,768 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1945 / 46 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1945 / 46 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Reg Williams made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly13th Nov 1945Chelsea33Dynamo Moscow72,926 match drawn scored 1 goal

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Reg Williams 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:

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Chelsea FC Player Reg Williams

Games Won: 21
Win Percentage: 28.38%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 74 appearances, Reg Williams played alongside the following 45 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ken Armstrong (47)
Jimmy Bain (7)
Sidney Bathgate (22)
Roy Bentley (51)
Hugh Billington (21)
Jimmy Bowie (19)
Bobby Campbell (48)
Bill Dickson (16)
Len Dolding (6)
Charlie Dyke (2)
Dickie Foss (11)
John Galloway (2)
Ray Goddard (1)
Len Goulden (25)
Billy Gray (36)
John Harris (69)
Wally Hinshelwood (7)
Billy Hughes (34)
Harry Hughes (1)
Freddie Jenkins (3)
Benny Jones (14)
Tommy Lawton (12)
Fred Lewis (9)
James Macaulay (21)
Alex Machin (9)
John McInnes (7)
Harry Medhurst (42)
Frank Mitchell (27)
Eric Parsons (2)
Johnny Paton (3)
Joe Payne (5)
Peter Pickering (15)
Bill Robertson (13)
Bill Robertson (4)
Robert Russell (2)
Jack Saunders (5)
Bobby Smith (11)
Dick Spence (14)
Willi Steffen (3)
Albert Tennant (6)
Sid Tickridge (7)
Tommy Walker (13)
Alex White (4)
Stan Willemse (14)
Danny Winter (50)