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Chelsea FC Profile: Bobby Campbell

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Full Name: Robert Inglis Campbell

Born: Wednesday, 28th June 1922
Place of birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Sunday, 3rd May 2009 (aged 86)
Place of death: Bristol, Avon, England
Burial: Cremated - 13 May 2009 - Westerleigh Crematorium, Bristol.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1947 to 1954

Playing Career:

Chelsea (May 1947 to Aug 1954) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 4th October 1947, Chelsea 4 - 2 Aston Villa

Age on debut: 25 years 3 months 6 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 4th February 1950, Chelsea 2 - 2 Stoke City

200th Appearance: Saturday, 20th December 1952, Chelsea 2 - 3 Manchester United

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 5th September 1953, Chelsea 1 - 2 Sheffield United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1947 / 48 32200034
1948 / 49 36300039
1949 / 50 35600041
1950 / 51 33400037
1951 / 52 32400036
1952 / 53 18600024
1953 / 54 200002


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1947 / 48 11100012
1948 / 49 700007
1949 / 50 420006
1950 / 51 600006
1951 / 52 500005
1952 / 53 310004

* 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. Bobby Campbell made 213 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League4th Oct 1947Chelsea42Aston Villa67,789 match won scored 2 goals
League11th Oct 1947Liverpool30Chelsea51,449 match lost
League18th Oct 1947Chelsea42Middlesbrough49,398 match won
League25th Oct 1947Charlton Athletic31Chelsea58,866 match lost
League1st Nov 1947Chelsea00Arsenal67,277 match drawn
League8th Nov 1947Preston North End20Chelsea31,986 match lost
League15th Nov 1947Chelsea41Stoke City41,385 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Nov 1947Sheffield United31Chelsea28,103 match lost
League29th Nov 1947Chelsea04Manchester United43,617 match lost
League6th Dec 1947Burnley10Chelsea30,865 match lost
League13th Dec 1947Chelsea10Portsmouth41,906 match won
League20th Dec 1947Chelsea22Blackpool48,421 match drawn
League25th Dec 1947Grimsby Town00Chelsea19,666 match drawn
League27th Dec 1947Chelsea23Grimsby Town34,068 match lost scored 2 goals
League1st Jan 1948Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea18,365 match drawn scored 1 goal
League3rd Jan 1948Derby County51Chelsea27,929 match lost
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1948Chelsea50Barrow44,336 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Jan 1948Chelsea24Huddersfield Town41,908 match lost scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1948Manchester City20Chelsea45,059 match lost
League31st Jan 1948Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea24,232 match lost
League14th Feb 1948Chelsea11Wolverhampton Wanderers56,416 match drawn
League21st Feb 1948Aston Villa30Chelsea32,140 match lost
League28th Feb 1948Chelsea31Liverpool39,078 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Mar 1948Middlesbrough00Chelsea28,174 match drawn
League13th Mar 1948Chelsea30Charlton Athletic61,566 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Mar 1948Arsenal02Chelsea56,596 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Mar 1948Chelsea22Manchester City64,396 match drawn
League27th Mar 1948Chelsea20Preston North End55,561 match won
League29th Mar 1948Manchester City10Chelsea31,643 match lost
League3rd Apr 1948Stoke City20Chelsea26,408 match lost
League10th Apr 1948Chelsea10Sheffield United43,949 match won
League14th Apr 1948Everton23Chelsea28,366 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Apr 1948Manchester United50Chelsea44,366 match lost
League24th Apr 1948Chelsea02Burnley33,390 match lost
League21st Aug 1948Chelsea10Middlesbrough60,981 match won
League25th Aug 1948Newcastle United22Chelsea58,020 match drawn
League28th Aug 1948Birmingham City10Chelsea48,264 match lost
League1st Sep 1948Chelsea23Newcastle United50,207 match lost
League4th Sep 1948Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers42,971 match drawn scored 2 goals
League8th Sep 1948Charlton Athletic11Chelsea38,492 match drawn
League11th Sep 1948Chelsea60Everton42,736 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Sep 1948Chelsea22Charlton Athletic45,357 match drawn
League18th Sep 1948Preston North End32Chelsea32,164 match lost
League25th Sep 1948Chelsea10Burnley53,193 match won
League2nd Oct 1948Stoke City43Chelsea31,004 match lost
League9th Oct 1948Liverpool11Chelsea42,709 match drawn
League16th Oct 1948Chelsea33Blackpool77,696 match drawn
League6th Nov 1948Huddersfield Town34Chelsea18,693 match won
League13th Nov 1948Chelsea11Manchester United62,542 match drawn
League20th Nov 1948Sheffield United21Chelsea29,646 match lost
League27th Nov 1948Chelsea21Aston Villa32,920 match won
League4th Dec 1948Sunderland30Chelsea38,934 match lost
League11th Dec 1948Chelsea41Wolverhampton Wanderers43,971 match won
League18th Dec 1948Middlesbrough11Chelsea23,464 match drawn
League27th Dec 1948Portsmouth52Chelsea43,642 match lost
League1st Jan 1949Chelsea20Birmingham City28,850 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1949Bristol City13Chelsea36,454 match won
League22nd Jan 1949Everton21Chelsea52,700 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1949Chelsea20Everton56,671 match won
League5th Feb 1949Chelsea53Preston North End41,483 match won
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1949West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea57,843 match lost
League19th Feb 1949Burnley30Chelsea28,754 match lost
League26th Feb 1949Chelsea22Stoke City39,259 match drawn scored 1 goal
League5th Mar 1949Chelsea21Liverpool42,746 match won
League12th Mar 1949Blackpool21Chelsea20,292 match lost
League19th Mar 1949Chelsea10Sheffield United42,394 match won
League26th Mar 1949Aston Villa11Chelsea47,446 match drawn
League2nd Apr 1949Chelsea50Huddersfield Town48,136 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Apr 1949Manchester United11Chelsea30,123 match drawn
League15th Apr 1949Manchester City10Chelsea36,554 match lost
League16th Apr 1949Chelsea03Derby County60,299 match lost
League18th Apr 1949Chelsea11Manchester City25,864 match drawn scored 1 goal
League23rd Apr 1949Arsenal12Chelsea54,604 match won
League20th Aug 1949Birmingham City03Chelsea45,068 match won
League24th Aug 1949Chelsea12Arsenal63,196 match lost
League27th Aug 1949Chelsea12Derby County59,038 match lost
League31st Aug 1949Arsenal23Chelsea52,901 match won
League3rd Sep 1949West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea45,111 match drawn
League7th Sep 1949Chelsea31Sunderland40,061 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Sep 1949Chelsea11Manchester United61,357 match drawn
League17th Sep 1949Fulham11Chelsea45,924 match drawn
League24th Sep 1949Stoke City23Chelsea28,674 match won
League1st Oct 1949Chelsea01Burnley54,574 match lost
League8th Oct 1949Chelsea30Manchester City45,153 match won
League15th Oct 1949Charlton Athletic10Chelsea48,181 match lost
League22nd Oct 1949Chelsea13Aston Villa44,705 match lost
League29th Oct 1949Wolverhampton Wanderers22Chelsea42,008 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Nov 1949Middlesbrough21Chelsea24,815 match lost
League3rd Dec 1949Chelsea11Blackpool47,636 match drawn
League10th Dec 1949Newcastle United22Chelsea43,329 match drawn
League17th Dec 1949Chelsea30Birmingham City28,672 match won scored 1 goal
League24th Dec 1949Derby County22Chelsea28,899 match drawn
League26th Dec 1949Chelsea11Liverpool55,920 match drawn
League27th Dec 1949Liverpool22Chelsea58,757 match drawn
League31st Dec 1949Chelsea21West Bromwich Albion41,610 match won
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1950Brentford01Chelsea38,000 match won
League14th Jan 1950Manchester United10Chelsea48,466 match lost
League21st Jan 1950Chelsea00Fulham52,254 match drawn
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1950Chelsea30Newcastle United64,664 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Feb 1950Chelsea22Stoke City45,097 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1950Chesterfield Town11Chelsea27,500 match drawn
F.A. Cup15th Feb 1950Chelsea30Chesterfield Town59,660 match won
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1950Chelsea20Manchester United70,362 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup22nd Mar 1950Arsenal10Chelsea66,482 match lost
League25th Mar 1950Portsmouth40Chelsea28,574 match lost
League29th Mar 1950Chelsea21Middlesbrough15,513 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Apr 1950Chelsea31Huddersfield Town32,064 match won
League7th Apr 1950Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers52,985 match drawn
League8th Apr 1950Aston Villa40Chelsea35,147 match lost
League10th Apr 1950Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea23,658 match lost
League15th Apr 1950Chelsea00Wolverhampton Wanderers30,254 match drawn
League22nd Apr 1950Blackpool00Chelsea26,006 match drawn
League29th Apr 1950Chelsea13Newcastle United24,677 match lost
League6th May 1950Sunderland41Chelsea21,567 match lost
League26th Aug 1950Middlesbrough30Chelsea41,573 match lost
League30th Aug 1950Chelsea01Arsenal48,792 match lost
League2nd Sep 1950Chelsea12Huddersfield Town41,112 match lost
League4th Sep 1950Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea25,457 match lost
League9th Sep 1950Newcastle United31Chelsea56,903 match lost
League16th Sep 1950Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion39,570 match drawn
League23rd Sep 1950Stoke City21Chelsea25,521 match lost
League30th Sep 1950Chelsea21Everton34,970 match won scored 1 goal
League7th Oct 1950Blackpool32Chelsea29,240 match lost
League14th Oct 1950Chelsea02Tottenham Hotspur65,992 match lost
League21st Oct 1950Wolverhampton Wanderers21Chelsea40,014 match lost
League28th Oct 1950Chelsea30Sunderland51,315 match won scored 2 goals
League4th Nov 1950Charlton Athletic12Chelsea29,913 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Nov 1950Chelsea10Manchester United51,882 match won
League18th Nov 1950Aston Villa42Chelsea29,185 match lost
League25th Nov 1950Chelsea12Derby County26,908 match lost scored 1 goal
League20th Jan 1951West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea30,985 match drawn
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1951Exeter City11Chelsea20,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1951Chelsea20Exeter City46,134 match won
League3rd Feb 1951Chelsea11Stoke City27,061 match drawn
F.A. Cup10th Feb 1951Chelsea11Fulham69,434 match drawn
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1951Fulham30Chelsea29,346 match lost
League17th Feb 1951Everton30Chelsea33,005 match lost
League24th Feb 1951Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea40,964 match drawn
League28th Feb 1951Chelsea02Blackpool36,074 match lost
League3rd Mar 1951Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea59,449 match lost scored 1 goal
League17th Mar 1951Sunderland11Chelsea24,270 match drawn
League23rd Mar 1951Burnley21Chelsea22,266 match lost
League24th Mar 1951Chelsea23Charlton Athletic38,196 match lost
League26th Mar 1951Chelsea02Burnley23,723 match lost
League31st Mar 1951Manchester United41Chelsea25,779 match lost
League7th Apr 1951Chelsea11Aston Villa28,569 match drawn
League14th Apr 1951Derby County10Chelsea16,364 match lost
League18th Apr 1951Huddersfield Town21Chelsea23,999 match lost
League21st Apr 1951Chelsea10Liverpool30,134 match won
League28th Apr 1951Fulham12Chelsea24,897 match won
League5th May 1951Chelsea40Bolton Wanderers38,928 match won
League18th Aug 1951Blackpool12Chelsea31,172 match won Captainscored 1 goal
League22nd Aug 1951Chelsea13Arsenal59,143 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League25th Aug 1951Chelsea13Liverpool44,055 match lost Captain
League29th Aug 1951Arsenal21Chelsea48,768 match lost Captain
League1st Sep 1951Portsmouth10Chelsea23,901 match lost Captain
League5th Sep 1951Chelsea01Derby County25,191 match lost Captain
League8th Sep 1951Chelsea21Fulham47,582 match won Captain
League15th Sep 1951Chelsea21Huddersfield Town25,165 match won Captain
League22nd Sep 1951Wolverhampton Wanderers53Chelsea35,184 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League29th Sep 1951Chelsea21Sunderland49,762 match won Captain
League6th Oct 1951Middlesbrough00Chelsea30,010 match drawn Captain
League13th Oct 1951Chelsea13West Bromwich Albion34,917 match lost Captain
League20th Oct 1951Newcastle United31Chelsea52,168 match lost Captain
League27th Oct 1951Chelsea13Bolton Wanderers45,287 match lost Captain
League3rd Nov 1951Stoke City12Chelsea26,121 match won Captain
League10th Nov 1951Chelsea42Manchester United48,960 match won Captain
League17th Nov 1951Tottenham Hotspur32Chelsea48,985 match lost Captainscored 1 goal
League24th Nov 1951Chelsea00Preston North End43,873 match drawn Captain
League1st Dec 1951Burnley11Chelsea21,773 match drawn Captain
League8th Dec 1951Chelsea10Charlton Athletic38,343 match won Captain
League15th Dec 1951Chelsea21Blackpool38,912 match won Captain
League22nd Dec 1951Liverpool11Chelsea26,459 match drawn Captain
League25th Dec 1951Chelsea03Manchester City34,850 match lost Captain
League26th Dec 1951Manchester City31Chelsea49,791 match lost Captain
League29th Dec 1951Chelsea11Portsmouth43,389 match drawn Captain
League5th Jan 1952Fulham12Chelsea43,880 match won Captainscored 1 goal
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1952Chelsea22Chester City42,954 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1952Chester City23Chelsea20,500 match won Captain
League19th Jan 1952Huddersfield Town10Chelsea19,315 match lost Captain
League26th Jan 1952Chelsea01Wolverhampton Wanderers40,586 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup2nd Feb 1952Chelsea40Tranmere Rovers59,101 match won Captain
League9th Feb 1952Sunderland41Chelsea37,928 match lost Captain
F.A. Cup27th Feb 1952Chelsea11Leeds United60,840 match drawn Captain
League14th Apr 1952Chelsea22Aston Villa28,005 match drawn Captain
League15th Apr 1952Aston Villa71Chelsea29,882 match lost Captain
League21st Apr 1952Manchester United30Chelsea37,434 match lost
League6th Sep 1952Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea29,877 match drawn
League10th Sep 1952Chelsea40Blackpool47,632 match won
League13th Sep 1952Chelsea40Aston Villa56,653 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Sep 1952Blackpool31Chelsea28,892 match lost
League20th Sep 1952Sunderland21Chelsea40,388 match lost
League27th Sep 1952Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers63,781 match lost
League4th Oct 1952Charlton Athletic22Chelsea36,653 match drawn
League11th Oct 1952Chelsea53Preston North End51,426 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Oct 1952Burnley11Chelsea27,692 match drawn
League25th Oct 1952Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur62,688 match won
League29th Nov 1952Middlesbrough40Chelsea19,683 match lost
League13th Dec 1952Manchester City40Chelsea20,733 match lost
League20th Dec 1952Chelsea23Manchester United23,261 match lost
League26th Dec 1952Stoke City11Chelsea31,011 match drawn scored 1 goal
League27th Dec 1952Chelsea00Stoke City17,173 match drawn Captain
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1953Derby County44Chelsea24,867 match drawn
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1953Chelsea10Derby County38,115 match won
League17th Jan 1953Chelsea10Bolton Wanderers36,572 match won
League24th Jan 1953Aston Villa11Chelsea31,860 match drawn
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1953Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion58,912 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion00Chelsea37,974 match drawn
League7th Feb 1953Chelsea32Sunderland40,720 match won
F.A. Cup9th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea33,534 match drawn
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1953West Bromwich Albion04Chelsea27,997 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Sep 1953Portsmouth32Chelsea29,571 match lost
League5th Sep 1953Chelsea12Sheffield United49,824 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1950 / 51 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly15th Nov 1950Chelsea30Lille Olympique9,696 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. Bobby Campbell 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 Bobby Campbell

Games Won: 65
Win Percentage: 30.52%
Starts as Captain: 36
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 213 appearances, Bobby Campbell played alongside the following 57 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jack Allister (1)
Ken Armstrong (190)
Sidney Bathgate (102)
Roy Bentley (174)
Hugh Billington (73)
Jimmy Bowie (67)
Jimmy D'Arcy (18)
Alan Dicks (1)
Bill Dickson (84)
Charlie Dyke (20)
Bob Edwards (3)
Dickie Foss (3)
John Galloway (1)
Ray Goddard (7)
Len Goulden (52)
Billy Gray (127)
Ron Greenwood (3)
John Harris (180)
Wally Hinshelwood (14)
Billy Hughes (90)
Harry Hughes (1)
Freddie Jenkins (4)
Benny Jones (46)
Tommy Lawton (2)
Jimmy Leadbetter (2)
Fred Lewis (16)
Jim Lewis (3)
James Macaulay (49)
Alex Machin (11)
John McInnes (25)
Phil McKnight (17)
John McNichol (25)
Harry Medhurst (112)
Frank Mitchell (66)
Ralph Oelofse (5)
Eric Parsons (31)
Peter Pickering (30)
Ernie Randall (3)
Bill Robertson (6)
Bill Robertson (54)
Derek Saunders (1)
Jack Saunders (38)
Peter Sillett (2)
Joseph Simner (1)
Bobby Smith (44)
James Smith (8)
Miles Spector (4)
Les Stubbs (1)
Charlie Thomson (11)
Sid Tickridge (49)
Peter Tuck (3)
Tommy Walker (48)
Bob Warren (1)
Alex White (4)
Stan Willemse (61)
Reg Williams (48)
Danny Winter (88)