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Chelsea FC Profile: Len Casey

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Full Name: Leonard John Casey MBE

Born: Sunday, 24th May 1931
Place of birth: Hackney, London, England
Height: 5' 8"
Died: Sunday, 3rd July 2022 (aged 91)
Burial: Cremated - Basildon and District Crematorium, Church Road, Bowers Gifford, Essex

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1954 to 1958

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Feb 1954 to Dec 1958) - cost: unknown
Plymouth Argyle

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 24th March 1956, West Bromwich Albion 3 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 24 years 10 months 0 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 13th December 1958, West Bromwich Albion 4 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1955 / 56 700007
1956 / 57 300003
1957 / 58 21300024
1958 / 59 300003


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. Len Casey made 37 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League24th Mar 1956West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea20,219 match lost
League30th Mar 1956Luton Town22Chelsea24,276 match drawn
League31st Mar 1956Chelsea01Preston North End31,450 match lost
League2nd Apr 1956Chelsea00Luton Town26,364 match drawn
League7th Apr 1956Sheffield United21Chelsea23,398 match lost
League14th Apr 1956Chelsea61Everton13,825 match won
League21st Apr 1956Newcastle United11Chelsea24,280 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1956West Bromwich Albion21Chelsea24,290 match lost
League29th Sep 1956Chelsea33Portsmouth31,620 match drawn
League6th Oct 1956Chelsea24Tottenham Hotspur55,788 match lost
League9th Nov 1957Chelsea13Luton Town34,102 match lost
League16th Nov 1957Sunderland22Chelsea32,678 match drawn
League23rd Nov 1957Chelsea40Leicester City27,757 match won
League30th Nov 1957Bolton Wanderers33Chelsea18,815 match drawn
League7th Dec 1957Chelsea21Leeds United17,038 match won
League14th Dec 1957Manchester United01Chelsea36,853 match won
League21st Dec 1957Chelsea24Tottenham Hotspur39,747 match lost
League25th Dec 1957Chelsea74Portsmouth27,036 match won
League26th Dec 1957Portsmouth30Chelsea32,236 match lost
League28th Dec 1957Birmingham City33Chelsea37,976 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1958Doncaster Rovers02Chelsea19,888 match won
League11th Jan 1958Chelsea31Everton29,490 match won
League18th Jan 1958Chelsea21Newcastle United37,327 match won
F.A. Cup25th Jan 1958Chelsea33Darlington40,759 match drawn
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1958Darlington41Chelsea15,150 match lost
League1st Feb 1958Burnley21Chelsea20,599 match lost
League8th Feb 1958Chelsea02Preston North End42,704 match lost
League15th Feb 1958Sheffield Wednesday23Chelsea16,876 match won
League22nd Feb 1958Aston Villa13Chelsea19,893 match won
League8th Mar 1958Arsenal54Chelsea41,570 match lost
League11th Mar 1958Chelsea12Wolverhampton Wanderers46,835 match lost
League15th Mar 1958Chelsea14Blackpool49,471 match lost
League22nd Mar 1958Leicester City32Chelsea27,849 match lost
League26th Apr 1958Chelsea21Manchester United45,011 match won
League29th Nov 1958Everton31Chelsea30,638 match lost
League6th Dec 1958Chelsea10Birmingham City27,773 match won
League13th Dec 1958West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea19,557 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Leonard John Casey MBE View CGS profile for Leonard John Casey MBE on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for Leonard John Casey MBE View CGS profile for Leonard John Casey MBE on Find-A-Grave
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Chelsea FC Player Len Casey

Games Won: 12
Win Percentage: 32.43%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 37 appearances, Len Casey played alongside the following 33 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Les Allen (6)
Ken Armstrong (3)
Wally Bellett (16)
Roy Bentley (7)
Micky Block (9)
Frank Blunstone (13)
Peter Brabrook (34)
David Cliss (9)
Alan Dicks (3)
Derek Gibbs (3)
Jimmy Greaves (20)
John Harris (2)
Mike Harrison (1)
Cliff Huxford (2)
Jim Lewis (20)
Bill Livingstone (7)
Ian MacFarlane (14)
Reg Matthews (27)
John McNichol (17)
John Mortimore (24)
Brian Nicholas (3)
Tony Nicholas (3)
Eric Parsons (4)
Bill Robertson (10)
Derek Saunders (21)
Mel Scott (6)
John Sillett (1)
Peter Sillett (31)
Les Stubbs (15)
Ron Tindall (24)
Dick Whittaker (3)
Stan Wicks (7)
Stan Willemse (5)