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Chelsea FC Profile: Jim Ferris

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Full Name: James Ferris

Born: Wednesday, 28th November 1894
Place of birth: Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Height: 5' 7"
Died: Monday, 10th October 1932 (aged 37)
Place of death: Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Burial: Buried - Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland - Section 7

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1920 to 1922

Playing Career:

Belfast Celtic
Chelsea (Sep 1920 to Mar 1922) - cost: unknown
Preston North End
Belfast Celtic

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Monday, 6th September 1920, Bolton Wanderers 3 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 25 years 9 months 9 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 24th December 1921, Chelsea 1 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1920 / 21 27600033
1921 / 22 600006


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1920 / 21 810009

* 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. Jim Ferris made 39 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League6th Sep 1920Bolton Wanderers31Chelsea40,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League30th Oct 1920Oldham Athletic12Chelsea20,000 match won
League6th Nov 1920Chelsea11Preston North End35,000 match drawn
League13th Nov 1920Preston North End01Chelsea20,000 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Nov 1920Chelsea21Sheffield United25,000 match won
League27th Nov 1920Sheffield United01Chelsea15,000 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Dec 1920Chelsea12Arsenal60,000 match lost
League11th Dec 1920Arsenal11Chelsea50,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Dec 1920Chelsea41Bradford Park Avenue40,000 match won scored 2 goals
League25th Dec 1920Chelsea11Liverpool50,000 match drawn
League27th Dec 1920Liverpool21Chelsea50,000 match lost
League1st Jan 1921Bradford Park Avenue02Chelsea23,000 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1921Reading00Chelsea15,836 match drawn
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1921Chelsea22Reading34,582 match drawn
League15th Jan 1921Chelsea21Manchester City36,000 match won
F.A. Cup17th Jan 1921Chelsea31Reading29,450 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Jan 1921Manchester City10Chelsea30,000 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1921Swindon Town02Chelsea21,261 match won
League5th Feb 1921Chelsea20Newcastle United56,000 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Feb 1921Newcastle United10Chelsea40,000 match lost
League12th Feb 1921Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion42,000 match won
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1921Plymouth Argyle00Chelsea37,749 match drawn
F.A. Cup24th Feb 1921Chelsea00Plymouth Argyle59,871 match drawn
League12th Mar 1921Chelsea31Sunderland35,000 match won
League14th Mar 1921West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea15,000 match drawn
League19th Mar 1921Sunderland10Chelsea20,000 match lost
League26th Mar 1921Bradford City11Chelsea28,000 match drawn
League28th Mar 1921Aston Villa30Chelsea30,000 match lost
League6th Apr 1921Everton51Chelsea25,000 match lost
League9th Apr 1921Huddersfield Town20Chelsea14,200 match lost
League16th Apr 1921Chelsea11Huddersfield Town37,500 match drawn
League30th Apr 1921Chelsea11Middlesbrough30,000 match drawn
League2nd May 1921Blackburn Rovers00Chelsea8,000 match drawn
League24th Sep 1921Chelsea01Liverpool38,000 match lost
League1st Oct 1921Liverpool11Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League8th Oct 1921Chelsea11Newcastle United40,000 match drawn
League15th Oct 1921Newcastle United10Chelsea40,000 match lost
League17th Dec 1921Tottenham Hotspur00Chelsea50,000 match drawn
League24th Dec 1921Chelsea12Tottenham Hotspur60,000 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1920 / 21 1
1921 / 22 3

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1921 / 22 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jim Ferris made 4 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly14th Aug 1920Chelsea32Chelsea17,000 match lost
Friendly17th Aug 1921Chelsea32Chelsea10,000 match lost scored 1 goal
London Prof. Charity Fund26th Sep 1921Chelsea21Fulhamunknown match won
London Challenge Cup17th Oct 1921Chelsea03Millwallunknown match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1920 / 21 5
1921 / 22 10

Non-First-Team Goals

1921 / 22 2

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jim Ferris made 15 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League4th Sep 1920West Ham United32Chelsea10,000 match lost
Reserve League23rd Sep 1920Chelsea22West Ham United2,500 match drawn
Reserve League27th Sep 1920Chelsea00Millwall3,000 match drawn
Friendly4th Oct 1920Brentford12Chelsea1,000 match won
Reserve League7th Oct 1920Chelsea01Queens Park Rangersunknown match lost
Reserve League3rd Sep 1921Crystal Palace21Chelsea4,000 match lost
Reserve League10th Nov 1921Chelsea01Fulhamunknown match lost
Reserve League10th Dec 1921Chelsea20Queens Park Rangersunknown match won
Reserve League12th Jan 1922Chelsea31Charlton Athleticunknown match won
Reserve League19th Jan 1922Chelsea12Millwallunknown match lost scored 1 goal
Reserve League2nd Feb 1922Chelsea41Fulhamunknown match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League4th Feb 1922Chelsea00Arsenalunknown match drawn
Reserve League11th Feb 1922Brentford11Chelseaunknown match drawn
Reserve League16th Feb 1922Chelsea11Queens Park Rangersunknown match drawn
Reserve League2nd Mar 1922Chelsea22Crystal Palaceunknown match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Jim Ferris

Games Won: 12
Win Percentage: 30.77%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 39 appearances, Jim Ferris played alongside the following 31 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

James Ashford (2)
Benjamin Baker (3)
Fred Barrett (12)
John Bell (2)
Wally Bettridge (22)
David Cameron (13)
Jack Cock (28)
Jimmy Croal (30)
George Dale (3)
Bill Dickie (8)
Harry Ford (20)
Harold Halse (1)
Colin Hampton (5)
Jack Harrow (37)
Frank Hoddinott (5)
Joe Langton (1)
John Lee (1)
Fred Linfoot (15)
Tommy Logan (5)
Ken McKenzie (4)
Bobby McNeil (37)
Tommy Meehan (24)
Nils Middelboe (14)
James Molyneux (31)
John Priestley (1)
Buchanan Sharp (5)
George Smith (4)
Stephen Smith (2)
Bob Thomson (8)
Joe Ward (12)
Harry Wilding (35)