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Chelsea FC Profile: Billy Brawn

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Full Name: William Frederick Brawn

Born: Thursday, 1st August 1878
Place of birth: Wellingborough, England
Height: 6' 2 1/2"
Died: Thursday, 18th August 1932 (aged 54)
Place of death: Brentford, Middlesex, England
Burial: Buried - Section ), Row D, Grave 6, South Ealing Cemetery, 28 Chilton Ave, London W5 4RU

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1907 to 1911

Playing Career:

Northampton Town
Sheffield United
Aston Villa
Chelsea (Nov 1907 to Jun 1911) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 23rd November 1907, Chelsea 4 - 1 Bristol City

Age on debut: 29 years 3 months 22 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 29th April 1911, Gainsborough Trinity 3 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1907 / 08 26200028
1908 / 09 32200034
1909 / 10 23200025
1910 / 11 12000012


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1907 / 08 400004
1908 / 09 300003
1909 / 10 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. Billy Brawn made 99 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League23rd Nov 1907Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League30th Nov 1907Notts County20Chelsea12,000 match lost
League2nd Dec 1907Chelsea10Blackburn Rovers18,000 match won
League7th Dec 1907Chelsea22Manchester City50,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League14th Dec 1907Preston North End24Chelsea8,000 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Dec 1907Chelsea34Bury35,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1907Liverpool14Chelsea30,000 match won
League26th Dec 1907Chelsea10Middlesbrough40,000 match won
League28th Dec 1907Aston Villa00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League1st Jan 1908Middlesbrough31Chelsea30,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League4th Jan 1908Sheffield United03Chelsea5,000 match won
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1908Worksop Town19Chelsea18,995 match won
League18th Jan 1908Chelsea04Nottingham Forest35,000 match lost
League25th Jan 1908Manchester United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1908Manchester United10Chelsea25,184 match lost
League8th Feb 1908Bolton Wanderers12Chelsea18,000 match won
League15th Feb 1908Chelsea22Birmingham30,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League29th Feb 1908Chelsea21Sunderland32,000 match won
League7th Mar 1908Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League14th Mar 1908Chelsea31The Wednesday30,000 match won
League21st Mar 1908Bristol City00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League1st Apr 1908Everton03Chelsea10,000 match won
League4th Apr 1908Manchester City03Chelsea40,000 match won
League11th Apr 1908Chelsea00Preston North End40,000 match drawn
League18th Apr 1908Bury11Chelsea11,000 match drawn
League20th Apr 1908Chelsea02Liverpool40,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1908Chelsea13Aston Villa30,000 match lost
League29th Apr 1908Chelsea12Notts County10,000 match lost
League12th Sep 1908Chelsea41Bury50,000 match won
League19th Sep 1908Sheffield United13Chelsea15,000 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Sep 1908Chelsea21Nottingham Forest20,000 match won
League26th Sep 1908Chelsea02Aston Villa40,000 match lost
League3rd Oct 1908Nottingham Forest21Chelsea18,000 match lost
League10th Oct 1908Chelsea20Sunderland35,000 match won
League17th Oct 1908Chelsea22The Wednesday25,000 match drawn
League24th Oct 1908Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League7th Nov 1908Manchester United01Chelsea20,000 match won
League14th Nov 1908Chelsea33Everton40,000 match drawn
League21st Nov 1908Leicester Fosse52Chelsea15,000 match lost
League28th Nov 1908Chelsea12Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match lost
League5th Dec 1908Notts County30Chelsea12,000 match lost
League12th Dec 1908Chelsea12Newcastle United25,000 match lost
League19th Dec 1908Bristol City10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1908Manchester City12Chelsea35,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League26th Dec 1908Chelsea12Manchester City40,000 match lost
League1st Jan 1909Middlesbrough14Chelsea25,000 match won
League2nd Jan 1909Chelsea30Liverpool30,000 match won
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1909Hull City11Chelsea18,100 match drawn
F.A. Cup20th Jan 1909Chelsea10Hull City25,792 match won
League23rd Jan 1909Chelsea11Sheffield United25,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League30th Jan 1909Aston Villa00Chelsea18,000 match drawn
League27th Feb 1909Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers10,000 match drawn
League13th Mar 1909Chelsea11Manchester United30,000 match drawn
League20th Mar 1909Everton32Chelsea25,000 match lost
League22nd Mar 1909The Wednesday51Chelsea12,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1909Bury21Chelsea3,000 match lost
League3rd Apr 1909Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League9th Apr 1909Chelsea30Middlesbrough50,000 match won
League10th Apr 1909Chelsea32Notts County30,000 match won
League17th Apr 1909Newcastle United13Chelsea30,000 match won
League20th Apr 1909Bradford City30Chelsea14,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1909Chelsea31Bristol City12,000 match won
League1st Sep 1909Chelsea22Notts County12,000 match drawn
League4th Sep 1909Chelsea21Liverpool27,000 match won
League11th Sep 1909Aston Villa41Chelsea30,000 match lost
League18th Sep 1909Chelsea22Sheffield United36,000 match drawn
League25th Sep 1909Woolwich Arsenal32Chelsea20,000 match lost
League2nd Oct 1909Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers35,000 match won
League9th Oct 1909Middlesbrough01Chelsea12,000 match won
League16th Oct 1909Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League23rd Oct 1909Chelsea01Nottingham Forest30,000 match lost
League6th Nov 1909Chelsea01Everton35,000 match lost
League27th Nov 1909The Wednesday41Chelsea15,000 match lost
League4th Dec 1909Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League18th Dec 1909Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur40,000 match won
League25th Dec 1909Notts County21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League27th Dec 1909Chelsea21Newcastle United70,000 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Jan 1910Newcastle United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
League8th Jan 1910Liverpool51Chelsea25,000 match lost
League10th Jan 1910Preston North End20Chelsea9,000 match lost
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1910Chelsea21Hull City34,700 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Jan 1910Chelsea00Aston Villa30,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup5th Feb 1910Chelsea01Tottenham Hotspur31,776 match lost
League19th Feb 1910Chelsea21Middlesbrough20,000 match won
League2nd Apr 1910Bradford City41Chelsea16,000 match lost
League9th Apr 1910Chelsea41The Wednesday25,000 match won scored 2 goals
League16th Apr 1910Bristol City10Chelsea16,000 match lost
League1st Oct 1910Chelsea30Bolton Wanderers25,000 match won
League8th Oct 1910Clapton Orient00Chelsea25,000 match drawn
League15th Oct 1910Chelsea00Blackpool30,000 match drawn
League22nd Oct 1910Glossop21Chelsea7,000 match lost
League29th Oct 1910Chelsea70Lincoln City25,000 match won
League12th Nov 1910Chelsea22Birmingham17,000 match drawn
League19th Nov 1910West Bromwich Albion13Chelsea21,305 match won
League26th Nov 1910Chelsea20Hull City17,000 match won
League3rd Dec 1910Fulham10Chelsea35,000 match lost
League17th Dec 1910Burnley11Chelsea7,000 match drawn
League26th Apr 1911Bolton Wanderers20Chelsea35,000 match lost
League29th Apr 1911Gainsborough Trinity31Chelsea7,000 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1907 / 08 1
1908 / 09 1
1910 / 11 2

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Billy Brawn made 4 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly3rd May 1908Everton40Chelsea4,000 match lost
Friendly20th Feb 1909Chelsea10Fulham20,000 match won
Friendly17th Aug 1910Chelsea32Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly25th Aug 1910Chelsea30Chelseaunknown match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1909 / 10 3
1910 / 11 12

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Billy Brawn made 15 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League12th Feb 1910Chelsea40West Ham Unitedunknown match won
Friendly10th Mar 1910Fulham03Chelsea4,000 match won
Reserve League29th Mar 1910Fulham00Chelsea4,000 match drawn
Reserve League10th Sep 1910Swindon Town00Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League12th Sep 1910Chelsea31Fulham2,000 match won
Reserve League12th Oct 1910Watford14Chelsea400 match won
Reserve League29th Dec 1910Northampton Town12Chelsea3,000 match won
Reserve League21st Jan 1911Brighton And Hove Albion13Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League13th Feb 1911Chelsea00Crystal Palaceunknown match drawn
Friendly27th Mar 1911Queens Park Rangers10Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League1st Apr 1911Chelsea22Northampton Town2,000 match drawn
Reserve League3rd Apr 1911Fulham41Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League5th Apr 1911Chelsea54Leytonunknown match won
Reserve League8th Apr 1911Reading12Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League12th Apr 1911Croydon Common00Chelseaunknown match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Billy Brawn

Games Won: 38
Win Percentage: 38.38%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 99 appearances, Billy Brawn played alongside the following 46 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (25)
Ted Birnie (63)
Joe Bradshaw (5)
Billy Bridgeman (29)
Jack Cameron (86)
Bill Cartwright (25)
Angus Douglas (1)
Sam Downing (39)
Norrie Fairgray (38)
Charlie Freeman (8)
Augustus Harding (5)
George Henderson (15)
George Hilsdon (72)
Arthur Holden (10)
George Horn (2)
Percy Humphreys (39)
Evan Jones (16)
George Kennedy (12)
George Key (8)
Frank Lyon (2)
Ken Mackenzie (1)
Tommy Mair (8)
English McConnell (11)
Marshall McEwan (13)
Bob McRoberts (27)
Tommy Miller (42)
James Molyneux (12)
Martin Moran (1)
Andrew Ormiston (15)
Edward Reilly (1)
Arthur Robinson (2)
Fred Rouse (33)
James Saunders (2)
Philip Smith (1)
Jimmy Stark (26)
Frederick Taylor (16)
Joseph Walton (15)
Ben Warren (54)
Ben Whitehouse (10)
Bob Whiting (6)
Jack Whitley (77)
Bob Whittingham (13)
Arthur Wileman (8)
Ernest Williams (7)
Jimmy Windridge (68)
Vivian Woodward (21)