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Chelsea FC Profile: Fred Wolff

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Full Name: Frederick Reuben Wolff

Born: Friday, 3rd March 1882
Place of birth: Stoke Newington, London, England
Died: Saturday, 24th March 1951 (aged 69)
Place of death: Alameda, California, USA

Involvement with Chelsea:


Men's 1st Team Player from 1905 to 1906


Fred Wolff was signed from Hull City prior to the start of Chelsea’s first season. He was registered with the FA on 5th May 1905. He had also previously been with Everton.

He was noted in the 1905/06 Handbook as being "A Chelseaite by birth"

There is some confusion concerning the correct spelling of his surname. He is listed in various Chelsea publications, including the 1905/06 handbook as Wolff, but was registered with the FA as Wolfe. it has also been shown elsewhere as Woolf.

Playing Career:


Everton
Hull City
Chelsea (A) (May 1905 to May 1906) - cost: unknown

* (A) = Amateur

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 18th November 1905, Crystal Palace 7 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 8 months 15 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 18th November 1905, Crystal Palace 7 - 1 Chelsea

Appearances

Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 010001
Total010001

Goals

Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
Total000000


* 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. Fred Wolff made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
F.A. Cup18th Nov 1905Crystal Palace71Chelsea3,000 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1905 / 06 3
Total3

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

SeasonGoals
Total0


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Fred Wolff made 3 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly19th Aug 1905Chelsea10Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly24th Aug 1905Chelsea70Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly19th Mar 1906Chelsea20Derby Countyunknown match won

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1905 / 06 27
Total27

Non-First-Team Goals

SeasonGoals
1905 / 06 1
Total1


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Fred Wolff made 27 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League2nd Sep 1905Felstead22Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League9th Sep 1905Chelsea70Eastbourne FC500 match won scored 1 goal
Friendly21st Sep 1905Chelsea60Marcians2,000 match won
Reserve League23rd Sep 1905Queens Park Rangers10Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League30th Sep 1905Grays United50Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League7th Oct 1905Brighton And Hove Albion11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League14th Oct 1905Chelsea23Hitchen Townunknown match lost
Reserve League28th Oct 1905Watford03Chelsea800 match won
Reserve League4th Nov 1905Maidstone United20Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League11th Nov 1905Chelsea26Queens Park Rangersunknown match lost
Reserve League25th Nov 1905Chelsea12Tottenham Hotspurunknown match lost
Reserve League2nd Dec 1905Luton Town41Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League16th Dec 1905Chelsea24Maidstone Unitedunknown match lost
Reserve League23rd Dec 1905Hastings and St Leonards53Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League25th Dec 1905Chelsea13Woolwich Arsenalunknown match lost
Friendly26th Dec 1905Chelsea43Darlington3,000 match won
Reserve League6th Jan 1906Finchley21Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League27th Jan 1906Chelsea12Leytonunknown match lost
Reserve League10th Feb 1906Chelsea31Brighton And Hove Albionunknown match won
Reserve League24th Feb 1906Chelsea60Hastings and St Leonardsunknown match won
Reserve League3rd Mar 1906Barnet Alston Works23Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League10th Mar 1906Leyton10Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League22nd Mar 1906Chelsea32Southern Unitedunknown match won
Reserve League14th Apr 1906Chelsea71Finchleyunknown match won
Reserve League16th Apr 1906Woolwich Arsenal81Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League17th Apr 1906Chelsea81Felsteadunknown match won
Reserve League21st Apr 1906Southern United41Chelseaunknown match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:


Widely named as Frank Wolff/Wolfe in many Chelsea-related publications, all contemporary press reports of his various transfers, etc. list him as either simply F Wolfe or FRED Wolfe, so we've no idea where Frank originated from. We now believe his family mainly originated in Liverpool, but Fred was born (in 1882) during a period they lived in London (Stoke Newington area). This would explain the latter return to the Merseyside area and the commencement of his footballing career at Everton. We know he had a brother called George as there are reports after his short time with Chelsea of a period where they both played for Ince Utd and were indeed both banned for one imitating the other in a match and being found out.

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Frederick Reuben Wolff View CGS profile for Frederick Reuben Wolff on Ancestry

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Chelsea FC Player Fred Wolff

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

Teammates

During his Chelsea first-team career of 1 appearances, Fred Wolff played alongside the following 10 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Michael Byrne (1)
James Craigie (1)
Charles Donaghy (1)
Johnny Goodwin (1)
H Harris (1)
Tommy Miller (1)
Francis O'Hara (1)
Jacky Robertson (1)
James Robertson (1)
Walter Toomer (1)