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Chelsea FC Profile: Billy Bridgeman

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Full Name: William Walter Bridgeman

Nickname(s): Bridgy

Born: Tuesday, 12th December 1882
Place of birth: Bromley-by-Bow, London, England
Height: 5' 7"
Died: Sunday, 9th March 1947 (aged 64)
Place of death: Romford, Essex, England
Burial: Buried - West Ham Cemetery, West Ham, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England - Plot B 213

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1906 to 1919

Playing Career:

West Ham United
Chelsea (Nov 1906 to Jun 1919) - cost: unknown
Southend United

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 1st December 1906, Chesterfield Town 0 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 11 months 19 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 2nd March 1912, Chelsea 3 - 0 Clapton Orient

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 12th December 1914, West Bromwich Albion 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1906 / 07 23200025
1907 / 08 18200020
1908 / 09 15100016
1909 / 10 200002
1910 / 11 15400019
1911 / 12 26200028
1912 / 13 17100018
1913 / 14 29100030
1914 / 15 100001


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1906 / 07 400004
1907 / 08 110002
1908 / 09 400004
1910 / 11 210003
1911 / 12 600006
1912 / 13 200002
1913 / 14 200002

* 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 Bridgeman made 159 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Dec 1906Chesterfield Town00Chelsea6,000 match drawn
League8th Dec 1906Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea8,000 match won
League15th Dec 1906Chelsea21Clapton Orient15,000 match won
League22nd Dec 1906Gainsborough Trinity11Chelsea3,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1906Hull City01Chelsea16,000 match won
League29th Dec 1906Glossop01Chelsea4,000 match won
League1st Jan 1907Stockport County12Chelsea7,000 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Jan 1907Chelsea30Blackpool15,000 match won
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1907Lincoln City22Chelsea5,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1907Chelsea01Lincoln City11,883 match lost
League26th Jan 1907Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion41,168 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Feb 1907Leicester Fosse11Chelsea17,000 match drawn
League9th Feb 1907Chelsea02Nottingham Forest15,000 match lost
League16th Feb 1907Lincoln City05Chelsea3,000 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Feb 1907Chelsea10Burton United11,000 match won
League2nd Mar 1907Grimsby Town21Chelsea6,000 match lost
League4th Mar 1907Chelsea20Stockport County8,000 match won
League9th Mar 1907Chelsea21Burslem Port Vale8,000 match won
League16th Mar 1907Burnley11Chelsea7,000 match drawn
League19th Mar 1907Bradford City63Chelsea6,000 match lost
League23rd Mar 1907Chelsea20Leeds City25,000 match won
League30th Mar 1907Barnsley31Chelsea5,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League13th Apr 1907Chelsea40Wolverhampton Wanderers30,000 match won
League20th Apr 1907Clapton Orient01Chelsea18,000 match won
League27th Apr 1907Chelsea41Gainsborough Trinity15,000 match won
League7th Sep 1907Chelsea24Sheffield United25,000 match lost
League14th Sep 1907Newcastle United10Chelsea35,000 match lost
League21st Sep 1907Nottingham Forest60Chelsea20,000 match lost
League23rd Sep 1907Chelsea20Newcastle United20,000 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Sep 1907Chelsea14Manchester United30,000 match lost
League5th Oct 1907Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League12th Oct 1907Chelsea13Bolton Wanderers35,000 match lost
League30th Nov 1907Notts County20Chelsea12,000 match lost
League14th Dec 1907Preston North End24Chelsea8,000 match won
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
League4th Jan 1908Sheffield United03Chelsea5,000 match won
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1908Worksop Town19Chelsea18,995 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Jan 1908Chelsea04Nottingham Forest35,000 match lost
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1908Manchester United10Chelsea25,184 match lost
League15th Feb 1908Chelsea22Birmingham30,000 match drawn
League4th Apr 1908Manchester City03Chelsea40,000 match won
League7th Sep 1908Preston North End60Chelsea6,000 match lost
League12th Sep 1908Chelsea41Bury50,000 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Sep 1908Sheffield United13Chelsea15,000 match won
League21st Sep 1908Chelsea21Nottingham Forest20,000 match won
League26th Sep 1908Chelsea02Aston Villa40,000 match lost
League3rd Oct 1908Nottingham Forest21Chelsea18,000 match lost
League24th Oct 1908Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League5th Dec 1908Notts County30Chelsea12,000 match lost
League12th Dec 1908Chelsea12Newcastle United25,000 match lost
League19th Dec 1908Bristol City10Chelsea10,000 match lost
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1909Hull City11Chelsea18,100 match drawn
League13th Feb 1909Sunderland12Chelsea16,000 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Mar 1909Chelsea11Manchester United30,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League20th Mar 1909Everton32Chelsea25,000 match lost
League22nd Mar 1909The Wednesday51Chelsea12,000 match lost
League29th Apr 1909Chelsea10Leicester Fosse10,000 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Nov 1909The Wednesday41Chelsea15,000 match lost
League2nd Apr 1910Bradford City41Chelsea16,000 match lost
F.A. Cup19th Jan 1911Leyton02Chelsea14,000 match won
League21st Jan 1911Chelsea20Leicester Fosse18,000 match won
League11th Feb 1911Chelsea10Clapton Orient41,000 match won
League18th Feb 1911Blackpool02Chelsea6,000 match won
F.A. Cup25th Feb 1911Wolverhampton Wanderers02Chelsea33,028 match won
League4th Mar 1911Lincoln City00Chelsea4,000 match drawn
League6th Mar 1911Chelsea20Glossop12,000 match won
F.A. Cup11th Mar 1911Chelsea31Swindon Town77,952 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Mar 1911Birmingham21Chelsea25,000 match lost
League20th Mar 1911Chelsea20Huddersfield Town12,000 match won
F.A. Cup25th Mar 1911Newcastle United30Chelsea34,000 match lost
League29th Mar 1911Chelsea21West Bromwich Albion12,600 match won
League1st Apr 1911Hull City11Chelsea12,000 match drawn
League8th Apr 1911Chelsea20Fulham45,000 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Apr 1911Chelsea41Leeds City35,000 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Apr 1911Bradford Park Avenue21Chelsea15,000 match lost
League18th Apr 1911Huddersfield Town31Chelsea9,000 match lost
League22nd Apr 1911Chelsea30Burnley36,000 match won
League26th Apr 1911Bolton Wanderers20Chelsea35,000 match lost
League7th Oct 1911Grimsby Town21Chelsea8,000 match lost
League14th Oct 1911Chelsea20Nottingham Forest24,000 match won
League21st Oct 1911Burnley22Chelsea12,000 match drawn scored 2 goals
League28th Oct 1911Clapton Orient14Chelsea25,000 match won
League4th Nov 1911Chelsea22Bristol City25,000 match drawn
League11th Nov 1911Birmingham14Chelsea25,000 match won
League18th Nov 1911Chelsea31Huddersfield Town5,000 match won
League16th Dec 1911Chelsea21Barnsley20,000 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Dec 1911Bradford Park Avenue11Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1911Fulham01Chelsea40,000 match won
League26th Dec 1911Chelsea10Fulham41,761 match won
League30th Dec 1911Stockport County01Chelsea7,000 match won
League6th Jan 1912Chelsea42Leeds City10,000 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1912Chelsea10Sheffield United34,400 match won
League20th Jan 1912Wolverhampton Wanderers31Chelsea9,000 match lost
League27th Jan 1912Chelsea21Leicester Fosse27,000 match won
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1912Bradford City20Chelsea21,070 match lost
League2nd Mar 1912Chelsea30Clapton Orient45,000 match won
League9th Mar 1912Bristol City11Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League16th Mar 1912Chelsea02Birmingham27,000 match lost
League20th Mar 1912Gainsborough Trinity02Chelsea3,000 match won
League23rd Mar 1912Huddersfield Town13Chelsea13,000 match won
League6th Apr 1912Glossop12Chelsea4,000 match won
League8th Apr 1912Derby County20Chelsea17,000 match lost
League13th Apr 1912Chelsea10Hull City35,000 match won
League22nd Apr 1912Chelsea41Blackpool27,000 match won scored 2 goals
League25th Apr 1912Barnsley02Chelsea7,000 match won
League27th Apr 1912Chelsea10Bradford Park Avenue40,000 match won
League2nd Sep 1912Aston Villa10Chelsea28,000 match lost
League5th Oct 1912Chelsea20Sunderland25,000 match won
League12th Oct 1912Woolwich Arsenal01Chelsea22,000 match won scored 1 goal
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
League23rd Nov 1912Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League30th Nov 1912Chelsea31Derby County30,000 match won scored 1 goal
League7th Dec 1912Tottenham Hotspur10Chelsea36,771 match lost
League14th Dec 1912Chelsea23Middlesbrough35,000 match lost
League21st Dec 1912Notts County00Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1912Chelsea14Manchester United30,000 match lost
League4th Jan 1913Sheffield United33Chelsea7,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1913Chelsea52Southend United14,569 match won
League18th Jan 1913Chelsea10Newcastle United50,000 match won
League15th Feb 1913Chelsea11Woolwich Arsenal20,000 match drawn
League4th Oct 1913Chelsea20Preston North End30,000 match won
League11th Oct 1913Newcastle United10Chelsea22,000 match lost
League18th Oct 1913Chelsea30Liverpool40,000 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Oct 1913Aston Villa12Chelsea36,000 match won
League1st Nov 1913Chelsea32Middlesbrough40,000 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Nov 1913Manchester City21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League29th Nov 1913Chelsea21Bradford City45,000 match won
League6th Dec 1913Blackburn Rovers31Chelsea10,000 match lost
League13th Dec 1913Chelsea11Sunderland30,000 match drawn
League20th Dec 1913Everton00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1913Chelsea21The Wednesday40,000 match won
League26th Dec 1913The Wednesday30Chelsea30,000 match lost
League3rd Jan 1914Chelsea21Oldham Athletic30,000 match won
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1914Millwall Athletic00Chelsea24,500 match drawn
League24th Jan 1914Chelsea00Burnley35,000 match drawn
League7th Feb 1914Preston North End33Chelsea25,000 match drawn
League11th Feb 1914Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League14th Feb 1914Chelsea01Newcastle United40,000 match lost
League28th Feb 1914Chelsea03Aston Villa58,000 match lost
League7th Mar 1914Middlesbrough20Chelsea14,000 match lost
League14th Mar 1914Chelsea20Sheffield United19,000 match won
League18th Mar 1914Liverpool30Chelsea12,000 match lost
League21st Mar 1914Derby County01Chelsea10,000 match won
League28th Mar 1914Chelsea10Manchester City25,000 match won
League4th Apr 1914Bradford City00Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League11th Apr 1914Chelsea20Blackburn Rovers50,000 match won
League13th Apr 1914Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers40,000 match won
League14th Apr 1914West Bromwich Albion31Chelsea16,479 match lost
League18th Apr 1914Sunderland20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1914Chelsea20Everton30,000 match won
League12th Dec 1914West Bromwich Albion20Chelsea6,421 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1907 / 08 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly3rd May 1908Everton40Chelsea4,000 match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1907 / 08 13
1908 / 09 7

Non-First-Team Goals

1907 / 08 12
1908 / 09 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Billy Bridgeman made 20 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League2nd Sep 1907Chelsea22Fulham4,000 match drawn
Reserve League19th Oct 1907Chelsea60Watford0 match won scored 5 goals
Reserve League26th Oct 1907Tottenham Hotspur41Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League2nd Nov 1907Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur0 match drawn
Reserve League16th Nov 1907Chelsea11Maidstone United0 match drawn
Reserve League7th Dec 1907Clapton Orient30Chelsea2,000 match lost
Reserve League21st Mar 1908Chelsea40Croydon Common0 match won scored 2 goals
Reserve League28th Mar 1908Croydon Common21Chelsea4,000 match lost
Reserve League13th Apr 1908Chelsea13Clapton Orient0 match lost scored 1 goal
Reserve League17th Apr 1908Tunbridge Wells Rangers22Chelsea3,000 match drawn
Reserve League20th Apr 1908Hastings & St Leonards United11Chelsea2,000 match drawn
Reserve League21st Apr 1908Fulham01Chelsea0 match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League30th Apr 1908Chelsea82Norwich City0 match won scored 3 goals
Reserve League2nd Sep 1908Swindon Town12Chelsea2,500 match won
Reserve League5th Sep 1908Chelsea20Portsmouth0 match won
Reserve League12th Oct 1908Chelsea23Crystal Palace0 match lost
Reserve League19th Oct 1908West Ham United52Chelsea0 match lost scored 1 goal
Reserve League7th Nov 1908Chelsea32Brighton And Hove Albion0 match won
Reserve League14th Nov 1908Luton Town10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League28th Nov 1908Maidstone United21Chelsea0 match lost

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Chelsea FC Player Billy Bridgeman

Games Won: 76
Win Percentage: 47.8%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 159 appearances, Billy Bridgeman played alongside the following 75 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Lawrence Abram (1)
Wally Bettridge (68)
Ted Birnie (46)
Billy Brawn (29)
Ron Brebner (11)
Harold Brittan (2)
Billy Brown (4)
Robert Buchanan (3)
Robert Bush (1)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (31)
Jack Cameron (83)
Bill Cartwright (10)
Jimmy Croal (1)
George Dodd (23)
Angus Douglas (55)
Sam Downing (55)
Norrie Fairgray (13)
Harry Ford (41)
Charlie Freeman (44)
James Frost (21)
Harold Halse (24)
Colin Hampton (1)
Augustus Harding (3)
Jack Harrow (35)
Jack Harwood (2)
George Henderson (41)
Tom Hewitt (6)
George Hilsdon (68)
Arthur Holden (2)
George Horn (1)
Percy Humphreys (11)
George Hunter (13)
George Johnson (4)
George Kennedy (4)
George Key (12)
Jack Kirwan (26)
George Lake (1)
Tommy Logan (29)
Frank Lyon (4)
Ken Mackenzie (1)
Bob Mackie (11)
Tommy Mair (1)
Owen Marshall (14)
David McCartney (3)
Marshall McEwan (7)
Bobby McNeil (1)
Bob McRoberts (38)
Nils Middelboe (4)
Tommy Miller (45)
James Molyneux (61)
Martin Moran (12)
Andrew Ormiston (52)
Willie Porter (1)
Peter Proudfoot (5)
William Read (3)
James Robertson (6)
Arthur Robinson (2)
Fred Rouse (14)
Jimmy Sharp (25)
Jimmy Stark (14)
William Steer (2)
Frederick Taylor (71)
Bob Thomson (34)
Jimmy Turnbull (4)
Andy Walker (2)
Joseph Walton (26)
Ben Warren (32)
Ben Whitehouse (10)
Bob Whiting (32)
Jack Whitley (52)
Bob Whittingham (68)
Arthur Wileman (1)
Jimmy Windridge (50)
Vivian Woodward (54)
Max Woosnam (3)