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Chelsea FC Profile: Ron Brebner

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Full Name: Ronald Gilchrist Brebner

Born: Friday, 23rd September 1881
Place of birth: Darlington, England
Height: 5' 11"
Died: Wednesday, 11th November 1914 (aged 33)
Place of death: Chiswick, Middlesex, England
Burial: Buried - Darlington West Cemetery, Darlington, Darlington Unitary Authority, County Durham, England - Section D(1) Row 5 Headstone number 1

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1906 to 1907
Player from 1912 to 1913

Playing Career:

Edinburgh University (A)
Sunderland (A)
Queens Park (A)
London Caledonians (A)
Northern Nomads (A)
Wanderers (A)
Darlington (A)
Stockton (A)
Chelsea (A) (Jan 1906 to Dec 1907) - cost: unknown
Huddersfield Town (A)
Chelsea (A) (Aug 1912 to Jul 1913) - cost: unknown
Leicester Fosse

* (A) = Amateur

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 27th October 1906, Chelsea 2 - 0 Grimsby Town

Age on debut: 25 years 1 months 4 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 11th January 1913, Chelsea 5 - 2 Southend United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1906 / 07 100001
1912 / 13 17100018


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

* 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. Ron Brebner made 19 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League27th Oct 1906Chelsea20Grimsby Town18,000 match won
League2nd Sep 1912Aston Villa10Chelsea28,000 match lost
League7th Sep 1912Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea21,666 match lost
League9th Sep 1912Chelsea12Liverpool25,000 match lost
League14th Sep 1912Chelsea42Sheffield United40,000 match won
League21st Sep 1912Newcastle United32Chelsea38,000 match lost
League28th Sep 1912Chelsea11Oldham Athletic30,000 match drawn
League12th Oct 1912Woolwich Arsenal01Chelsea22,000 match won
League19th Oct 1912Chelsea03Bradford City40,000 match lost
League26th Oct 1912Manchester City20Chelsea40,000 match lost
League2nd Nov 1912Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion35,100 match lost
League9th Nov 1912Everton10Chelsea20,000 match lost
League16th Nov 1912Chelsea04The Wednesday27,000 match lost
League21st Dec 1912Notts County00Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1912Chelsea14Manchester United30,000 match lost
League26th Dec 1912Manchester United42Chelsea25,000 match lost
League28th Dec 1912Chelsea23Bolton Wanderers35,000 match lost
League4th Jan 1913Sheffield United33Chelsea7,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1913Chelsea52Southend United14,569 match won

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Ronald Gilchrist Brebner View CGS profile for Ronald Gilchrist Brebner on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for Ronald Gilchrist Brebner View CGS profile for Ronald Gilchrist Brebner on Find-A-Grave
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Chelsea FC Player Ron Brebner

Games Won: 4
Win Percentage: 21.05%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 19 appearances, Ron Brebner played alongside the following 32 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (16)
Billy Bridgeman (11)
Billy Brown (5)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (5)
Jack Cameron (11)
Bill Cartwright (1)
George Dodd (10)
Angus Douglas (14)
Sam Downing (15)
Norrie Fairgray (6)
Harry Ford (11)
Jack Harrow (3)
Jack Harwood (1)
Geordie Henderson (1)
George Hilsdon (1)
George Johnson (2)
Jack Kirwan (1)
Tommy McDermott (1)
Bob McRoberts (1)
Tommy Miller (1)
Martin Moran (1)
Alec Ormiston (15)
Peter Proudfoot (1)
Jimmy Sharp (6)
William Steer (2)
Frederick Taylor (15)
Bob Thomson (6)
James Turnbull (4)
Joseph Walton (1)
Bob Whittingham (8)
Jimmy Windridge (1)
Vivian Woodward (13)