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Chelsea FC Profile: David Calderhead (Jnr)

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Full Name: David Calderhead Junior

Born: Friday, 25th October 1889
Place of birth: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: Friday, 15th January 1965 (aged 75)
Place of death: Balham, London, England

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1907 to 1914

David moved to Motherwell in April 1914, along with Norrie Fairgray & John Denoon as part of the deal that brought Colin Hampton in the other direction

Playing Career:

Lincoln City
Chelsea (Sep 1907 to Apr 1914) - cost: unknown
Leicester Fosse

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 14th January 1911, Chelsea 0 - 0 Leyton

Age on debut: 21 years 2 months 20 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 18th April 1914, Sunderland 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1910 / 11 10600016
1911 / 12 100001
1912 / 13 16300019
1913 / 14 700007


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1913 / 14 100001

* 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. David Calderhead (Jnr) made 43 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1911Chelsea00Leyton19,167 match drawn
F.A. Cup19th Jan 1911Leyton02Chelsea14,000 match won
League21st Jan 1911Chelsea20Leicester Fosse18,000 match won
League28th Jan 1911Wolverhampton Wanderers00Chelsea16,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Feb 1911Chesterfield Town14Chelsea28,400 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
League18th Mar 1911Birmingham21Chelsea25,000 match lost
League20th Mar 1911Chelsea20Huddersfield Town12,000 match won
F.A. Cup25th Mar 1911Newcastle United30Chelsea34,000 match lost
League15th Apr 1911Bradford Park Avenue21Chelsea15,000 match lost
League18th Apr 1911Huddersfield Town31Chelsea9,000 match lost
League11th Nov 1911Birmingham14Chelsea25,000 match won
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
League7th Dec 1912Tottenham Hotspur10Chelsea36,771 match lost
League14th Dec 1912Chelsea23Middlesbrough35,000 match lost
League21st Dec 1912Notts County00Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League4th Jan 1913Sheffield United33Chelsea7,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1913Chelsea52Southend United14,569 match won
League18th Jan 1913Chelsea10Newcastle United50,000 match won
League25th Jan 1913Oldham Athletic32Chelsea18,000 match lost
F.A. Cup1st Feb 1913Chelsea11The Wednesday35,606 match drawn
F.A. Cup5th Feb 1913The Wednesday60Chelsea35,860 match lost
League8th Feb 1913Sunderland40Chelsea12,000 match lost
League15th Feb 1913Chelsea11Woolwich Arsenal20,000 match drawn
League22nd Feb 1913Bradford City22Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League1st Mar 1913Chelsea21Manchester City35,000 match won
League8th Mar 1913West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea16,293 match won
League15th Mar 1913Chelsea13Everton45,000 match lost
League27th Sep 1913Burnley61Chelsea30,000 match lost
League25th Oct 1913Aston Villa12Chelsea36,000 match won
League1st Nov 1913Chelsea32Middlesbrough40,000 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1913The Wednesday30Chelsea30,000 match lost
League3rd Jan 1914Chelsea21Oldham Athletic30,000 match won
League18th Mar 1914Liverpool30Chelsea12,000 match lost
League18th Apr 1914Sunderland20Chelsea15,000 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1907 / 08 13
1908 / 09 25
1909 / 10 41
1910 / 11 12

Non-First-Team Goals

1909 / 10 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. David Calderhead (Jnr) made 91 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League7th Sep 1907Luton Town21Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League14th Sep 1907Chelsea140Hitchen Town0 match won
Reserve League28th Sep 1907Leyton10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League5th Oct 1907Chelsea30West Ham United0 match won
Reserve League12th Oct 1907Hitchen Town26Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League19th Oct 1907Chelsea60Watford0 match won
Reserve League26th Oct 1907Tottenham Hotspur41Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League9th Nov 1907Maidstone United12Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League30th Nov 1907Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal4,000 match won
Friendly14th Dec 1907Chelsea21Dumfries0 match won
Reserve League26th Dec 1907Southend United01Chelsea4,500 match won
Reserve League6th Apr 1908Chelsea21Sittingbourne0 match won
Reserve League20th Apr 1908Hastings & St Leonards United11Chelsea2,000 match drawn
Reserve League14th Sep 1908Fulham30Chelsea3,500 match lost
Reserve League10th Oct 1908Southend United10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League12th Oct 1908Chelsea23Crystal Palace0 match lost
Friendly21st Nov 1908Chelsea10Salisbury City0 match won
Reserve League5th Dec 1908Chelsea21Leyton0 match won
Reserve League19th Dec 1908Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal0 match won
Reserve League25th Dec 1908Chelsea22Clapton Orient0 match drawn
Reserve League26th Dec 1908Clapton Orient11Chelsea0 match drawn
Reserve League9th Jan 1909Chelsea50Maidstone United0 match won
Reserve League23rd Jan 1909Sittingbourne01Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League30th Jan 1909Chelsea40Tottenham Hotspur0 match won
Reserve League6th Feb 1909Chelsea31Norwich City2,500 match won
Reserve League13th Feb 1909Chelsea11Southend United0 match drawn
Reserve League20th Feb 1909Chelsea20Sittingbourne0 match won
Reserve League27th Feb 1909Norwich City11Chelsea2,307 match drawn
Reserve League6th Mar 1909Chelsea00Croydon Common0 match drawn
Reserve League8th Mar 1909Chelsea60Swindon Town0 match won
Reserve League20th Mar 1909Chelsea30Luton Town0 match won
Reserve League22nd Mar 1909Chelsea20Hastings & St Leonards United0 match won
Reserve League27th Mar 1909Queens Park Rangers14Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League9th Apr 1909Tunbridge Wells Rangers11Chelsea2,500 match drawn
Reserve League12th Apr 1909Portsmouth02Chelsea1,336 match won
Reserve League14th Apr 1909Croydon Common10Chelsea4,000 match lost
Reserve League19th Apr 1909Chelsea31Tunbridge Wells Rangers14,000 match won
Reserve League22nd Apr 1909Chelsea61West Ham United0 match won
Reserve League4th Sep 1909Brighton And Hove Albion14Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League8th Sep 1909Chelsea52Woolwich Arsenal2,000 match won
Reserve League27th Sep 1909West Ham United11Chelsea2,000 match drawn
Reserve League29th Sep 1909Chelsea15Fulham0 match lost
Reserve League4th Oct 1909Chelsea51Millwall Athletic0 match won
Reserve League9th Oct 1909Chelsea41Swindon Town0 match won
Reserve League16th Oct 1909Chelsea31Coventry City4,000 match won
Reserve League18th Oct 1909Woolwich Arsenal31Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League23rd Oct 1909Barnet Alston Works11Chelsea1,000 match drawn
Reserve League30th Oct 1909Chelsea31Leyton0 match won
Reserve League1st Nov 1909Clapton Orient22Chelsea2,000 match drawn
Reserve League6th Nov 1909Deptford Invicta03Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League10th Nov 1909Chelsea20Clapton Orient0 match won
Reserve League13th Nov 1909Chelsea21Luton Town0 match won
Reserve League15th Nov 1909Leyton22Chelsea300 match drawn
Reserve League27th Nov 1909Chelsea12Southend United0 match lost
Reserve League8th Dec 1909Chelsea32Leyton0 match won
Reserve League15th Dec 1909Chelsea10Crystal Palace0 match won
Reserve League18th Dec 1909Tottenham Hotspur31Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League25th Dec 1909Chelsea70Croydon Common2,000 match won
Reserve League27th Dec 1909Hastings & St Leonards United27Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League1st Jan 1910Chelsea31Fulham16,000 match won
Reserve League8th Jan 1910Chelsea00Brighton And Hove Albion2,000 match drawn
Reserve League29th Jan 1910Chelsea01Portsmouth0 match lost
Reserve League9th Feb 1910Chelsea91Deptford Invicta0 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
Reserve League12th Feb 1910Chelsea40West Ham United0 match won
Reserve League19th Feb 1910Portsmouth00Chelsea1,500 match drawn
Reserve League23rd Feb 1910Chelsea60Brentford0 match won
Reserve League26th Feb 1910Coventry City24Chelsea4,000 match won
Reserve League5th Mar 1910Chelsea50Watford0 match won
Reserve League16th Mar 1910Chelsea40Clapton Orient0 match won
Reserve League25th Mar 1910Brentford13Chelsea3,000 match won
Reserve League26th Mar 1910Luton Town10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League28th Mar 1910Croydon Common01Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League29th Mar 1910Fulham00Chelsea4,000 match drawn
Reserve League2nd Apr 1910Chelsea70Queens Park Rangers0 match won
Reserve League7th Apr 1910Norwich City12Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League9th Apr 1910Swindon Town22Chelsea0 match drawn
Reserve League16th Apr 1910Watford14Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League18th Apr 1910Chelsea11West Ham United4,000 match drawn
Reserve League30th Apr 1910Chelsea40Tottenham Hotspur0 match won
Reserve League3rd Sep 1910Chelsea12Queens Park Rangers0 match lost
Reserve League10th Sep 1910Swindon Town00Chelsea0 match drawn
Reserve League17th Sep 1910Barnet Alston Works12Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League1st Oct 1910Leyton11Chelsea0 match drawn
Reserve League12th Oct 1910Watford14Chelsea400 match won
Reserve League17th Oct 1910Fulham14Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League24th Oct 1910Chelsea62Watford600 match won
Reserve League29th Oct 1910Luton Town14Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League31st Oct 1910Chelsea30Clapton Orient3,000 match won
Reserve League5th Nov 1910Chelsea31Norwich City2,000 match won
Reserve League12th Nov 1910Tunbridge Wells Rangers04Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League19th Nov 1910Chelsea40Wood Green Town0 match won

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Chelsea FC Player David Calderhead (Jnr)

Games Won: 18
Win Percentage: 41.86%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 43 appearances, David Calderhead (Jnr) played alongside the following 34 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (32)
Ron Brebner (5)
Billy Bridgeman (31)
Harold Brittan (1)
Billy Brown (4)
John Brown (3)
Jack Cameron (24)
George Dodd (2)
Angus Douglas (20)
Sam Downing (20)
Norrie Fairgray (7)
Harry Ford (25)
Charlie Freeman (21)
Harold Halse (4)
Jack Harrow (7)
Jack Harwood (4)
George Hilsdon (13)
George Hunter (5)
George Johnson (4)
Tommy Logan (7)
Alexander MacFarlane (1)
Owen Marshall (4)
Marshall McEwan (5)
James Molyneux (34)
Andrew Ormiston (7)
Jimmy Sharp (17)
William Steer (3)
Frederick Taylor (28)
Bob Thomson (9)
Jimmy Turnbull (9)
Ben Warren (13)
Jack Whitley (4)
Bob Whittingham (33)
Vivian Woodward (24)