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Chelsea FC Profile: Harold Halse

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Full Name: Harold James Halse

Born: Friday, 1st January 1886
Place of birth: Leytonstone, Essex, England
Height: 5' 8"
Died: Friday, 25th March 1949 (aged 63)
Place of death: Colchester, Essex, England
Burial: Buried - Walton on The Naze Cemetery, Grave 223

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1913 to 1921

Playing Career:

Clapton Orient
Southend United
Manchester United
Aston Villa
Chelsea (Jun 1913 to Jun 1921) - cost: unknown
Charlton Athletic

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 6th September 1913, Chelsea 1 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Age on debut: 27 years 8 months 5 days

100th Appearance: Tuesday, 6th April 1920, The Wednesday 0 - 2 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Monday, 14th March 1921, West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1913 / 14 30200032
1914 / 15 27800035
1919 / 20 31500036
1920 / 21 800008


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1913 / 14 10000010
1914 / 15 9200011
1919 / 20 300003

* 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. Harold Halse made 111 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League6th Sep 1913Chelsea13Tottenham Hotspur61,500 match lost scored 1 goal
League8th Sep 1913Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion21,000 match drawn
League13th Sep 1913Oldham Athletic32Chelsea20,000 match lost
League20th Sep 1913Chelsea02Manchester United40,000 match lost
League4th Oct 1913Chelsea20Preston North End30,000 match won scored 2 goals
League11th Oct 1913Newcastle United10Chelsea22,000 match lost
League18th Oct 1913Chelsea30Liverpool40,000 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Oct 1913Aston Villa12Chelsea36,000 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Nov 1913Chelsea32Middlesbrough40,000 match won
League8th Nov 1913Sheffield United32Chelsea14,000 match lost
League15th Nov 1913Chelsea21Derby County28,000 match won
League22nd Nov 1913Manchester City21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League29th Nov 1913Chelsea21Bradford City45,000 match won
League6th Dec 1913Blackburn Rovers31Chelsea10,000 match lost
League13th Dec 1913Chelsea11Sunderland30,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League3rd Jan 1914Chelsea21Oldham Athletic30,000 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1914Millwall Athletic00Chelsea24,500 match drawn
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1914Chelsea01Millwall Athletic35,800 match lost
League17th Jan 1914Manchester United01Chelsea20,000 match won
League24th Jan 1914Chelsea00Burnley35,000 match drawn
League7th Feb 1914Preston North End33Chelsea25,000 match drawn
League11th Feb 1914Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea10,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League14th Feb 1914Chelsea01Newcastle United40,000 match lost
League7th Mar 1914Middlesbrough20Chelsea14,000 match lost
League14th Mar 1914Chelsea20Sheffield United19,000 match won
League28th Mar 1914Chelsea10Manchester City25,000 match won
League4th Apr 1914Bradford City00Chelsea10,000 match drawn
League11th Apr 1914Chelsea20Blackburn Rovers50,000 match won scored 1 goal
League13th Apr 1914Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers40,000 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Apr 1914West Bromwich Albion31Chelsea16,479 match lost
League18th Apr 1914Sunderland20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1914Chelsea20Everton30,000 match won
League5th Sep 1914Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea26,000 match drawn
League9th Sep 1914Bradford City22Chelsea14,000 match drawn
League12th Sep 1914Chelsea03Newcastle United14,000 match lost
League26th Sep 1914Chelsea11Sheffield United25,000 match drawn
League3rd Oct 1914Aston Villa21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League10th Oct 1914Chelsea31Liverpool20,000 match won
League17th Oct 1914Bradford Park Avenue30Chelsea20,000 match lost
League24th Oct 1914Chelsea22Oldham Athletic20,000 match drawn
League31st Oct 1914Manchester United22Chelsea15,000 match drawn scored 2 goals
League7th Nov 1914Chelsea21Bolton Wanderers24,000 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Nov 1914Blackburn Rovers32Chelsea21,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League21st Nov 1914Chelsea41Notts County16,000 match won
League28th Nov 1914Sunderland21Chelsea6,000 match lost
League5th Dec 1914Chelsea00The Wednesday15,000 match drawn
League2nd Jan 1915Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspur30,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1915Swindon Town11Chelsea28,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1915Chelsea52Swindon Town18,610 match won
League23rd Jan 1915Chelsea22Middlesbrough7,500 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1915Chelsea10Arsenal40,372 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Feb 1915Chelsea31Aston Villa15,000 match won
League13th Feb 1915Liverpool33Chelsea14,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup20th Feb 1915Manchester City01Chelsea39,000 match won
League27th Feb 1915Oldham Athletic00Chelsea6,000 match drawn
League1st Mar 1915Chelsea01Bradford Park Avenue19,000 match lost
F.A. Cup6th Mar 1915Chelsea11Newcastle United58,760 match drawn
League8th Mar 1915Sheffield United11Chelsea14,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Mar 1915Newcastle United01Chelsea49,827 match won
League20th Mar 1915Chelsea13Blackburn Rovers22,000 match lost
F.A. Cup27th Mar 1915Everton02Chelsea22,000 match won scored 1 goal
League2nd Apr 1915Chelsea20Bradford City24,000 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Apr 1915Chelsea41West Bromwich Albion25,000 match won scored 2 goals
League19th Apr 1915Chelsea13Manchester United30,000 match lost
F.A. Cup24th Apr 1915Sheffield United30Chelsea49,557 match lost
League26th Apr 1915Everton22Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League28th Apr 1915Notts County20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League30th Aug 1919Everton23Chelsea35,000 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Sep 1919Chelsea20Sunderland50,000 match won
League6th Sep 1919Chelsea01Everton60,000 match lost
League20th Sep 1919Newcastle United30Chelsea40,000 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
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
League13th Dec 1919Chelsea31Arsenal60,000 match won
League20th Dec 1919Sheffield United31Chelsea25,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1919Aston Villa52Chelsea30,000 match lost
League26th Dec 1919Chelsea10Oldham Athletic40,000 match won
League27th Dec 1919Chelsea10Sheffield United40,000 match won
League1st Jan 1920Oldham Athletic10Chelsea12,000 match lost
League3rd Jan 1920Manchester United02Chelsea25,000 match won
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1920Bolton Wanderers01Chelsea35,398 match won
League17th Jan 1920Chelsea10Manchester United40,000 match won
League24th Jan 1920Bradford City31Chelsea18,000 match lost
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1920Chelsea40Swindon Town67,054 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
League20th Mar 1920Chelsea11The Wednesday47,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup27th Mar 1920Aston Villa31Chelsea37,771 match lost
League6th Apr 1920The Wednesday02Chelsea15,000 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Apr 1920Chelsea00Derby County40,000 match drawn
League24th Apr 1920Derby County50Chelsea20,000 match lost
League26th Apr 1920Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion39,902 match won
League4th Sep 1920Chelsea11Derby County42,000 match drawn
League11th Sep 1920Manchester United31Chelsea40,000 match lost
League25th Sep 1920Burnley40Chelsea27,000 match lost
League2nd Oct 1920Chelsea11Burnley45,000 match drawn
League9th Oct 1920Tottenham Hotspur50Chelsea50,000 match lost
League23rd Oct 1920Chelsea11Oldham Athletic38,000 match drawn
League26th Feb 1921Chelsea01Everton44,000 match lost
League14th Mar 1921West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea15,000 match drawn

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1913 / 14 6
1914 / 15 2
1919 / 20 2
1920 / 21 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1913 / 14 8
1914 / 15 2
1919 / 20 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Harold Halse made 11 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly16th Aug 1913Chelsea41Chelseaunknown match lost scored 3 goals
London Challenge Cup22nd Sep 1913Bromley22Chelseaunknown match drawn scored 1 goal
London Challenge Cup20th Oct 1913Chelsea01Arsenalunknown match lost
London Prof. Charity Fund17th Nov 1913Millwall Athletic21Chelsea6,000 match lost scored 1 goal
Friendly31st Jan 1914Chelsea23Fulham20,000 match lost
Friendly21st Feb 1914Tottenham Hotspur37Chelsea6,000 match won scored 3 goals
Friendly15th Aug 1914Chelsea10Chelseaunknown match lost scored 1 goal
Friendly27th Aug 1914Chelsea22Fulham6,500 match drawn scored 1 goal
Friendly19th Jul 1919Fulham35Chelsea5,000 match won scored 1 goal
London Prof. Charity Fund27th Oct 1919Chelsea32Fulham6,000 match won
London Prof. Charity Fund25th Oct 1920Fulham11Chelseaunknown match drawn

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1920 / 21 1

Non-First-Team Goals


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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League17th Feb 1921Chelsea00West Ham Unitedunknown match drawn

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Chelsea FC Player Harold Halse

Games Won: 45
Win Percentage: 40.54%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 111 appearances, Harold Halse played alongside the following 45 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Lawrence Abram (37)
Fred Barrett (3)
John Bell (2)
Wally Bettridge (78)
Billy Bridgeman (24)
Harold Brittan (17)
John Brown (4)
Johnny Browning (6)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (4)
Jack Cock (28)
Jimmy Croal (59)
George Dale (33)
Bill Dickie (21)
Sam Downing (4)
Norrie Fairgray (5)
Jim Ferris (1)
Harry Ford (96)
Charlie Freeman (28)
Colin Hampton (17)
Jack Harrow (84)
George Hunter (16)
George Lake (1)
John Lee (4)
Fred Linfoot (1)
Tommy Logan (83)
Alexander MacFarlane (2)
Owen Marshall (32)
Ken McKenzie (3)
Bobby McNeil (61)
Tommy Meehan (1)
Nils Middelboe (22)
James Molyneux (92)
Andrew Ormiston (10)
Buchanan Sharp (12)
Jimmy Sharp (28)
Joseph Spottiswood (1)
Frederick Taylor (56)
Bob Thomson (36)
Andy Walker (13)
Joe Ward (1)
Jack Whitley (2)
Bob Whittingham (18)
Harry Wilding (36)
Vivian Woodward (26)
Max Woosnam (2)