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Chelsea FC Profile: George Dale

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Full Name: George Herbert Dale

Born: Monday, 2nd May 1892
Place of birth: Belvedere, Kent, England
Height: 5' 6"
Died: Saturday, 28th October 1961 (aged 69)
Place of death: Belvedere, Kent, England
Burial: Cremated - Eltham Crematorium, Kent

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1919 to 1923

Previously believed widely to be a George Henry Gale, we now know he was George Herbert and was born in Belvedere in Kent, not as previously thought, Nottinghamshire, even though that was where he started his football career. Details all changed following contact from a relative who still has his medals that were won whilst at Chelsea and have been handed down through the family.

Playing Career:

Queens Park Rangers
Notts County
Chelsea (May 1919 to Jun 1923) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

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

Age on debut: 27 years 3 months 28 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 4th March 1922, West Bromwich Albion 2 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1919 / 20 36300039
1920 / 21 800008
1921 / 22 500005


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1919 / 20 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. George Dale made 52 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
League10th Sep 1919Sunderland32Chelsea35,000 match lost
League13th Sep 1919Chelsea00Newcastle United12,000 match drawn
League20th Sep 1919Newcastle United30Chelsea40,000 match lost
League27th Sep 1919Chelsea01Burnley38,000 match lost
League4th Oct 1919Burnley23Chelsea25,000 match won
League11th Oct 1919Chelsea10Liverpool35,000 match won
League18th Oct 1919Liverpool01Chelsea25,000 match won
League25th Oct 1919Bradford Park Avenue10Chelsea18,000 match lost
League1st Nov 1919Chelsea40Bradford Park Avenue36,000 match won
League8th Nov 1919Preston North End31Chelsea20,000 match lost
League15th Nov 1919Chelsea40Preston North End34,000 match won
League22nd Nov 1919Middlesbrough00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League29th Nov 1919Chelsea31Middlesbrough50,000 match won
League6th Dec 1919Arsenal11Chelsea50,000 match drawn
League20th Dec 1919Sheffield United31Chelsea25,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1919Aston Villa52Chelsea30,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1919Chelsea10Oldham Athletic40,000 match won
League27th Dec 1919Chelsea10Sheffield United40,000 match won
League1st Jan 1920Oldham Athletic10Chelsea12,000 match lost
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1920Chelsea40Swindon Town67,054 match won
League4th Feb 1920Chelsea10Bradford City25,000 match won
League7th Feb 1920Bolton Wanderers12Chelsea20,000 match won
League14th Feb 1920Chelsea23Bolton Wanderers45,000 match lost
F.A. Cup21st Feb 1920Chelsea30Leicester City40,000 match won
League28th Feb 1920Chelsea21Blackburn Rovers52,000 match won
F.A. Cup6th Mar 1920Chelsea41Bradford Park Avenue61,223 match won
League11th Mar 1920Blackburn Rovers31Chelsea12,000 match lost
League13th Mar 1920Notts County01Chelsea15,000 match won
League17th Mar 1920Chelsea20Notts County25,000 match won
League2nd Apr 1920Chelsea21Aston Villa70,000 match won
League3rd Apr 1920Chelsea10Manchester City40,000 match won
League6th Apr 1920The Wednesday02Chelsea15,000 match won
League10th Apr 1920Manchester City10Chelsea25,000 match lost
League17th Apr 1920Chelsea00Derby County40,000 match drawn
League24th Apr 1920Derby County50Chelsea20,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1920Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion39,902 match won
League1st May 1920West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea35,668 match lost
League4th Sep 1920Chelsea11Derby County42,000 match drawn
League6th Sep 1920Bolton Wanderers31Chelsea40,000 match lost
League2nd Oct 1920Chelsea11Burnley45,000 match drawn
League9th Oct 1920Tottenham Hotspur50Chelsea50,000 match lost
League23rd Oct 1920Chelsea11Oldham Athletic38,000 match drawn
League30th Oct 1920Oldham Athletic12Chelsea20,000 match won
League6th Nov 1920Chelsea11Preston North End35,000 match drawn
League26th Feb 1921Chelsea01Everton44,000 match lost
League22nd Oct 1921Burnley50Chelsea15,000 match lost
League26th Nov 1921Bradford City01Chelsea15,000 match won
League3rd Dec 1921Chelsea00Preston North End30,000 match drawn
League10th Dec 1921Preston North End20Chelsea25,000 match lost
League4th Mar 1922West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea11,026 match drawn

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1919 / 20 2
1920 / 21 2
1922 / 23 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1919 / 20 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. George Dale made 5 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
London Prof. Charity Fund27th Oct 1919Chelsea32Fulham6,000 match won scored 1 goal
Friendly14th Apr 1920Chelsea11Brentford4,300 match drawn
Friendly15th Sep 1920Chelsea20British Army5,000 match won
London Prof. Charity Fund25th Oct 1920Fulham11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Friendly17th Aug 1922Chelsea13Chelseaunknown match won

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1920 / 21 5
1921 / 22 13
1922 / 23 12

Non-First-Team Goals

1922 / 23 2

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. George Dale made 30 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League20th Sep 1920Tottenham Hotspur40Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League17th Feb 1921Chelsea00West Ham Unitedunknown match drawn
Reserve League17th Mar 1921Chelsea00Queens Park Rangersunknown match drawn
Reserve League25th Mar 1921Tottenham Hotspur30Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League7th Apr 1921Chelsea21Crystal Palace3,000 match won
Reserve League27th Aug 1921Tottenham Hotspur10Chelsea12,000 match lost
Reserve League3rd Sep 1921Crystal Palace21Chelsea4,000 match lost
Reserve League8th Sep 1921Clapton Orient10Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League15th Sep 1921Chelsea21Tottenham Hotspur5,000 match won
Reserve League26th Jan 1922Fulham32Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League2nd Feb 1922Chelsea41Fulhamunknown match won
Reserve League16th Feb 1922Chelsea11Queens Park Rangersunknown match drawn
Reserve League23rd Mar 1922Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspurunknown match drawn
Reserve League1st Apr 1922Tottenham Hotspur21Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League6th Apr 1922Chelsea31Brentfordunknown match won
Reserve League20th Apr 1922Chelsea11Millwallunknown match drawn
Reserve League29th Apr 1922Clapton Orient11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Friendly3rd May 1922Guildford United02Chelseaunknown match won
Reserve League16th Sep 1922West Ham United11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Friendly23rd Sep 1922Margate21Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League30th Sep 1922Millwall31Chelseaunknown match lost scored 1 goal
Reserve League26th Oct 1922Chelsea00Fulhamunknown match drawn
Reserve League20th Jan 1923Crystal Palace00Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League25th Jan 1923Chelsea22West Ham Unitedunknown match drawn
Reserve League8th Feb 1923Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspurunknown match drawn
Friendly14th Feb 1923Guildford United41Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League22nd Feb 1923Chelsea13Fulhamunknown match lost
Reserve League26th Feb 1923Chelsea75Charlton Athleticunknown match won
Reserve League17th Mar 1923Tottenham Hotspur30Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League12th Apr 1923Chelsea32Brentfordunknown match won scored 1 goal

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player George Dale

Games Won: 24
Win Percentage: 46.15%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 52 appearances, George Dale played alongside the following 35 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Lawrence Abram (12)
Benjamin Baker (4)
Fred Barrett (2)
Thomas Baxter (1)
John Bell (3)
Wally Bettridge (45)
Harold Brittan (10)
Johnny Browning (4)
Jack Cock (33)
Jimmy Croal (37)
Bill Dickie (28)
Jim Ferris (3)
Harry Ford (34)
James Gallon (2)
Harold Halse (33)
Colin Hampton (16)
Jack Harrow (49)
Frank Hoddinott (3)
John Lee (4)
Fred Linfoot (2)
Tommy Logan (28)
Owen Marshall (4)
Ken McKenzie (4)
Bobby McNeil (36)
Tommy Meehan (5)
Nils Middelboe (11)
James Molyneux (32)
Buchanan Sharp (15)
George Smith (5)
Stephen Smith (2)
Bob Thomson (1)
Andy Walker (2)
Joe Ward (4)
Bob Whittingham (5)
Harry Wilding (41)