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Chelsea FC Profile: Bill Cartwright

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Full Name: William Cartwright

Born: Tuesday, 24th June 1884
Place of birth: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Died: Tuesday, 13th July 1971 (aged 87)
Place of death: Repton, Derbyshire, England
Burial: Buried - Stapenhill Cemetery, Burton upon Trent, East Staffordshire Borough, Staffordshire, England - Section F2 Grave 14831

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1908 to 1913

Playing Career:

Gainsborough Trinity
Chelsea (May 1908 to Jul 1913) - cost: unknown
Tottenham Hotspur
Swansea Town

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 12th September 1908, Chelsea 4 - 1 Bury

Age on debut: 24 years 2 months 19 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 26th April 1913, Chelsea 5 - 2 Notts County


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1908 / 09 12000012
1909 / 10 24200026
1910 / 11 500005
1911 / 12 100001
1912 / 13 200002


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* 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. Bill Cartwright made 46 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League12th Sep 1908Chelsea41Bury50,000 match won
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
League10th Oct 1908Chelsea20Sunderland35,000 match won
League31st Oct 1908Chelsea11Bradford City30,000 match drawn
League12th Dec 1908Chelsea12Newcastle United25,000 match lost
League19th Dec 1908Bristol City10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League3rd Apr 1909Woolwich Arsenal00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League10th Apr 1909Chelsea32Notts County30,000 match won
League29th Apr 1909Chelsea10Leicester Fosse10,000 match won
League16th Oct 1909Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League23rd Oct 1909Chelsea01Nottingham Forest30,000 match lost
League27th Oct 1909Chelsea20Preston North End25,000 match won
League30th Oct 1909Sunderland40Chelsea10,000 match lost
League4th Dec 1909Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League11th Dec 1909Bury42Chelsea5,000 match lost
League18th Dec 1909Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur40,000 match won
League25th Dec 1909Notts County21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League27th Dec 1909Chelsea21Newcastle United70,000 match won
League1st Jan 1910Newcastle United10Chelsea30,000 match lost
League8th Jan 1910Liverpool51Chelsea25,000 match lost
League10th Jan 1910Preston North End20Chelsea9,000 match lost
F.A. Cup15th Jan 1910Chelsea21Hull City34,700 match won
League22nd Jan 1910Chelsea00Aston Villa30,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup5th Feb 1910Chelsea01Tottenham Hotspur31,776 match lost
League12th Feb 1910Bolton Wanderers52Chelsea8,000 match lost
League19th Feb 1910Chelsea21Middlesbrough20,000 match won
League26th Feb 1910Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers30,000 match won
League5th Mar 1910Nottingham Forest00Chelsea7,000 match drawn
League7th Mar 1910Sheffield United00Chelsea8,000 match drawn
League12th Mar 1910Chelsea14Sunderland15,000 match lost
League19th Mar 1910Everton22Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League26th Mar 1910Chelsea11Manchester United25,000 match drawn
League16th Apr 1910Bristol City10Chelsea16,000 match lost
League23rd Apr 1910Chelsea20Bury35,000 match won
League30th Apr 1910Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea35,000 match lost
League27th Dec 1910Chelsea20Stockport County30,000 match won
League31st Dec 1910Chelsea32Derby County32,000 match won
League2nd Jan 1911Stockport County22Chelsea5,000 match drawn
League7th Jan 1911Barnsley32Chelsea7,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1911Bolton Wanderers20Chelsea35,000 match lost
League27th Apr 1912Chelsea10Bradford Park Avenue40,000 match won
League26th Dec 1912Manchester United42Chelsea25,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1913Chelsea52Notts County20,000 match won

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1908 / 09 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
London Prof. Charity Fund7th Dec 1908Chelsea01Woolwich Arsenal6,000 match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1908 / 09 12

Non-First-Team Goals

1908 / 09 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Bill Cartwright made 12 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League2nd Sep 1908Swindon Town12Chelsea2,500 match won
Reserve League7th Sep 1908Chelsea10Fulham4,000 match won
Reserve League14th Sep 1908Fulham30Chelsea3,500 match lost
Reserve League14th Nov 1908Luton Town10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League28th Nov 1908Maidstone United21Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League5th Dec 1908Chelsea21Leyton0 match won
Reserve League23rd Jan 1909Sittingbourne01Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League30th Jan 1909Chelsea40Tottenham Hotspur0 match won scored 1 goal
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

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Bill Cartwright

Games Won: 18
Win Percentage: 39.13%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 46 appearances, Bill Cartwright played alongside the following 48 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (19)
Ted Birnie (14)
Joe Bradshaw (6)
Billy Brawn (25)
Ron Brebner (1)
Billy Bridgeman (10)
Billy Brown (1)
John Brown (1)
Jack Cameron (23)
George Dodd (1)
Hugh Dolby (1)
Angus Douglas (19)
Sam Downing (35)
Norrie Fairgray (4)
Harry Ford (2)
Charlie Freeman (11)
Jack Harrow (1)
George Hilsdon (29)
Arthur Holden (9)
Percy Humphreys (13)
George Hunter (1)
Evan Jones (12)
George Kennedy (3)
George Key (3)
Ken Mackenzie (1)
Tommy Mair (5)
English McConnell (4)
Marshall McEwan (7)
Bob McRoberts (7)
James Molyneux (7)
Andrew Ormiston (20)
Edward Reilly (1)
Arthur Robinson (1)
Fred Rouse (3)
James Saunders (2)
Jimmy Sharp (2)
Philip Smith (1)
Frederick Taylor (24)
Bob Thomson (1)
Jimmy Turnbull (1)
Joseph Walton (2)
Ben Warren (20)
Jack Whitley (35)
Bob Whittingham (10)
Arthur Wileman (6)
Ernest Williams (8)
Jimmy Windridge (29)
Vivian Woodward (19)