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Chelsea FC Profile: Willie Brown

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Full Name: William Brown

Born: Wednesday, 22nd August 1900
Place of birth: Fence Houses, England
Height: 5' 7 1/2"
Died: Monday, 7th January 1985 (aged 84)
Place of death: Easington, Co. Durham, England

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1924 to 1929

Playing Career:

West Ham United
Chelsea (Feb 1924 to Jul 1929) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 1st March 1924, West Bromwich Albion 2 - 2 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 6 months 8 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 14th January 1928, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1923 / 24 11000011
1924 / 25 18100019
1925 / 26 12100013
1926 / 27 11000011
1927 / 28 210003


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1923 / 24 400004
1924 / 25 800008
1925 / 26 100001
1926 / 27 700007
1927 / 28 110002

* 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. Willie Brown made 57 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Mar 1924West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea11,485 match drawn scored 1 goal
League5th Mar 1924Notts County00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League12th Mar 1924Chelsea00West Bromwich Albion28,000 match drawn
League15th Mar 1924Chelsea11Birmingham34,000 match drawn
League22nd Mar 1924Birmingham10Chelsea25,000 match lost
League5th Apr 1924Manchester City10Chelsea20,000 match lost
League12th Apr 1924Newcastle United21Chelsea15,000 match lost
League18th Apr 1924Chelsea21Liverpool35,000 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Apr 1924Chelsea10Newcastle United30,000 match won
League26th Apr 1924Chelsea41Sunderland24,000 match won scored 2 goals
League30th Apr 1924Chelsea31Manchester City40,000 match won
League30th Aug 1924Chelsea10Coventry City35,000 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Sep 1924Leicester City40Chelsea25,000 match lost
League6th Sep 1924Oldham Athletic05Chelsea9,993 match won scored 2 goals
League8th Sep 1924Chelsea40Leicester City32,000 match won
League13th Sep 1924Chelsea00The Wednesday35,000 match drawn
League20th Sep 1924Clapton Orient00Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1924Stoke10Chelsea8,000 match lost
League27th Sep 1924Chelsea22Crystal Palace42,000 match drawn scored 2 goals
League4th Oct 1924Southampton00Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League11th Oct 1924Chelsea00Fulham40,000 match drawn
League27th Dec 1924Coventry City03Chelsea6,000 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1925Birmingham20Chelsea32,000 match lost
League17th Jan 1925The Wednesday21Chelsea20,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League24th Jan 1925Chelsea11Clapton Orient35,000 match drawn
League28th Feb 1925Chelsea23Portsmouth37,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League7th Mar 1925Hull City10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League4th Apr 1925Bradford City20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1925Chelsea01Barnsley20,000 match lost
League27th Apr 1925Chelsea21Stoke25,000 match won
League21st Nov 1925Chelsea13Swansea Town43,827 match lost
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1926Plymouth Argyle12Chelsea31,025 match won
League6th Feb 1926Fulham03Chelsea42,611 match won
League10th Feb 1926Chelsea13Clapton Orient14,000 match lost
League6th Mar 1926Preston North End31Chelsea16,463 match lost
League13th Mar 1926Chelsea30Oldham Athletic28,889 match won
League20th Mar 1926Stockport County00Chelsea7,828 match drawn
League27th Mar 1926Chelsea33Wolverhampton Wanderers26,889 match drawn scored 1 goal
League2nd Apr 1926Chelsea00Southampton43,391 match drawn
League5th Apr 1926Southampton01Chelsea14,408 match won
League10th Apr 1926Chelsea00The Wednesday41,817 match drawn
League17th Apr 1926Stoke City13Chelsea10,268 match won
League24th Apr 1926Chelsea01Middlesbrough25,552 match lost
League30th Aug 1926Wolverhampton Wanderers03Chelsea16,874 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Nov 1926Reading21Chelsea11,589 match lost
League20th Nov 1926Chelsea22Swansea Town18,140 match drawn scored 2 goals
League27th Nov 1926Nottingham Forest41Chelsea12,841 match lost
League4th Dec 1926Chelsea42Barnsley21,904 match won scored 3 goals
League11th Dec 1926Manchester City10Chelsea26,868 match lost
League18th Dec 1926Chelsea22Darlington19,953 match drawn
League25th Dec 1926Chelsea10Hull City34,306 match won
League27th Dec 1926Hull City01Chelsea23,440 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Jan 1927Chelsea21Clapton Orient28,279 match won
League4th Apr 1927Southampton11Chelsea5,368 match drawn
League26th Nov 1927Port Vale11Chelsea14,115 match drawn
League7th Jan 1928Blackpool24Chelsea8,704 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1928Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea32,134 match lost scored 1 goal

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1924 / 25 1
1925 / 26 2
1926 / 27 1
1928 / 29 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1926 / 27 2

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Willie Brown made 5 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
London Prof. Charity Fund17th Nov 1924Chelsea01Fulham1,500 match lost
London Prof. Charity Fund9th Nov 1925Millwall22Chelsea2,700 match drawn
London Prof. Charity Fund30th Nov 1925Millwall31Chelsea2,300 match lost
London Prof. Charity Fund8th Nov 1926ChelseaFulhamunknown match drawn scored 2 goals
London Prof. Charity Fund8th Oct 1928Fulham23Chelseaunknown match won

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player Willie Brown

Games Won: 20
Win Percentage: 35.09%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 57 appearances, Willie Brown played alongside the following 34 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Armstrong (4)
James Ashford (1)
Benjamin Baker (28)
Fred Barrett (17)
Baishe Bower (3)
David Cameron (10)
Sid Castle (5)
Jackie Crawford (46)
Bernard Duffy (1)
Willie Ferguson (34)
Jimmy Frew (16)
Jack Harrow (27)
Richard Jenkins (3)
Tommy Law (13)
Peter McKenna (17)
Bobby McNeil (35)
Tommy Meehan (1)
Harold Miller (29)
Sam Millington (12)
Leslie Odell (1)
George Pearson (12)
Seth Plum (21)
John Priestley (45)
George Rodgers (19)
Arthur Sales (5)
George Smith (52)
George Stone (3)
Albert Thain (13)
Jimmy Thompson (3)
Jack Townrow (3)
Bob Turnbull (16)
William Whitton (9)
Harry Wilding (33)
Andy Wilson (33)