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Chelsea FC Profile: Johnny Browning

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Full Name: John Browning

Nickname(s): Smiley

Born: Thursday, 29th November 1888
Place of birth: Dumbarton, Scotland
Height: 5' 6 1/2"
Died: Saturday, 14th November 1964 (aged 75)
Burial: Buried - Vale of Leven Cemetery, Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland - Section D Grave 37

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1919 to 1920

info about career and dob/dod from Celtic Wiki:

Playing Career:

Dumbarton Harp
Vale of Levan
Chelsea (Jun 1919 to Jun 1920) - cost: unknown
Vale of Levan
Dumbarton Harp

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 30th August 1919, Everton 2 - 3 Chelsea

Age on debut: 30 years 9 months 1 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 21st February 1920, Chelsea 3 - 0 Leicester City


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1919 / 20 510006


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1919 / 20 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. Johnny Browning made 6 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League30th Aug 1919Everton23Chelsea35,000 match won
League1st Sep 1919Chelsea20Sunderland50,000 match won
League6th Sep 1919Chelsea01Everton60,000 match lost
League24th Jan 1920Bradford City31Chelsea18,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League14th Feb 1920Chelsea23Bolton Wanderers45,000 match lost
F.A. Cup21st Feb 1920Chelsea30Leicester City40,000 match won scored 1 goal

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Link to the findagrave profile for John Browning View CGS profile for John Browning on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for John Browning View location on Zeemaps for John Browning

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Chelsea FC Player Johnny Browning

Games Won: 3
Win Percentage: 50%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 6 appearances, Johnny Browning played alongside the following 17 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Lawrence Abram (3)
Wally Bettridge (5)
Jack Cock (2)
Jimmy Croal (6)
George Dale (4)
Bill Dickie (5)
Harry Ford (4)
Charlie Freeman (1)
Harold Halse (6)
Jack Harrow (5)
Tommy Logan (2)
Owen Marshall (2)
Bobby McNeil (1)
James Molyneux (6)
Andy Walker (1)
Bob Whittingham (3)
Harry Wilding (4)