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Chelsea FC Profile: George Henderson

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Full Name: George Turnbull Henderson

Born: Sunday, 8th June 1879
Place of birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 7 1/2 "
Died: Thursday, 23rd January 1930 (aged 50)
Place of death: Stechford, Worcestershire, England

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1906 to 1909

Playing Career:

Queens Park
Chelsea (Apr 1906 to Jun 1909) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Monday, 16th April 1906, Chelsea 0 - 0 Glossop

Age on debut: 26 years 10 months 8 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Wednesday, 31st March 1909, Bury 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 300003
1906 / 07 37200039
1907 / 08 14100015
1908 / 09 610007


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1907 / 08 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 Henderson made 64 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League16th Apr 1906Chelsea00Glossop30,000 match drawn
League21st Apr 1906Chelsea13Gainsborough Trinity10,000 match lost
League28th Apr 1906Bristol City21Chelsea14,000 match lost
League1st Sep 1906Chelsea92Glossop12,000 match won
League8th Sep 1906Blackpool00Chelsea6,000 match drawn
League15th Sep 1906Chelsea51Bradford City10,000 match won
League22nd Sep 1906West Bromwich Albion12Chelsea25,562 match won
League29th Sep 1906Chelsea10Leicester Fosse20,000 match won
League6th Oct 1906Nottingham Forest31Chelsea24,000 match lost
League13th Oct 1906Chelsea20Lincoln City10,000 match won
League20th Oct 1906Burton United21Chelsea4,000 match lost
League27th Oct 1906Chelsea20Grimsby Town18,000 match won
League3rd Nov 1906Burslem Port Vale20Chelsea5,000 match lost
League10th Nov 1906Chelsea20Burnley10,000 match won
League17th Nov 1906Leeds City01Chelsea8,000 match won
League24th Nov 1906Chelsea21Barnsley14,000 match won
League1st Dec 1906Chesterfield Town00Chelsea6,000 match drawn
League8th Dec 1906Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea8,000 match won
League15th Dec 1906Chelsea21Clapton Orient15,000 match won
League22nd Dec 1906Gainsborough Trinity11Chelsea3,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1906Hull City01Chelsea16,000 match won
League29th Dec 1906Glossop01Chelsea4,000 match won
League1st Jan 1907Stockport County12Chelsea7,000 match won
League5th Jan 1907Chelsea30Blackpool15,000 match won
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1907Lincoln City22Chelsea5,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1907Chelsea01Lincoln City11,883 match lost
League26th Jan 1907Chelsea20West Bromwich Albion41,168 match won
League2nd Feb 1907Leicester Fosse11Chelsea17,000 match drawn
League9th Feb 1907Chelsea02Nottingham Forest15,000 match lost
League16th Feb 1907Lincoln City05Chelsea3,000 match won
League23rd Feb 1907Chelsea10Burton United11,000 match won
League2nd Mar 1907Grimsby Town21Chelsea6,000 match lost
League4th Mar 1907Chelsea20Stockport County8,000 match won
League9th Mar 1907Chelsea21Burslem Port Vale8,000 match won
League16th Mar 1907Burnley11Chelsea7,000 match drawn
League19th Mar 1907Bradford City63Chelsea6,000 match lost
League23rd Mar 1907Chelsea20Leeds City25,000 match won
League30th Mar 1907Barnsley31Chelsea5,000 match lost
League6th Apr 1907Chelsea71Chesterfield Town12,000 match won
League13th Apr 1907Chelsea40Wolverhampton Wanderers30,000 match won
League20th Apr 1907Clapton Orient01Chelsea18,000 match won
League27th Apr 1907Chelsea41Gainsborough Trinity15,000 match won
League7th Sep 1907Chelsea24Sheffield United25,000 match lost
League14th Sep 1907Newcastle United10Chelsea35,000 match lost
League21st Sep 1907Nottingham Forest60Chelsea20,000 match lost
League19th Oct 1907Birmingham11Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League16th Nov 1907The Wednesday31Chelsea22,000 match lost
League23rd Nov 1907Chelsea41Bristol City20,000 match won
League14th Dec 1907Preston North End24Chelsea8,000 match won
League21st Dec 1907Chelsea34Bury35,000 match lost
League25th Dec 1907Liverpool14Chelsea30,000 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1907Chelsea10Middlesbrough40,000 match won
League28th Dec 1907Aston Villa00Chelsea30,000 match drawn
League1st Jan 1908Middlesbrough31Chelsea30,000 match lost
League4th Jan 1908Sheffield United03Chelsea5,000 match won
F.A. Cup11th Jan 1908Worksop Town19Chelsea18,995 match won
League18th Jan 1908Chelsea04Nottingham Forest35,000 match lost
F.A. Cup6th Feb 1909Blackburn Rovers21Chelsea31,897 match lost
League13th Feb 1909Sunderland12Chelsea16,000 match won
League27th Feb 1909Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers10,000 match drawn
League13th Mar 1909Chelsea11Manchester United30,000 match drawn
League20th Mar 1909Everton32Chelsea25,000 match lost
League22nd Mar 1909The Wednesday51Chelsea12,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1909Bury21Chelsea3,000 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1906 / 07 1
1907 / 08 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. George Henderson made 2 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly19th Sep 1906New Brompton24Chelsea1,000 match won
Friendly3rd May 1908Everton40Chelsea4,000 match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1906 / 07 4
1907 / 08 8
1908 / 09 20

Non-First-Team Goals

1908 / 09 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. George Henderson made 32 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League10th Sep 1906Brentford31Chelsea8,000 match lost
Reserve League24th Sep 1906Chelsea00Reading2,000 match drawn
Reserve League10th Oct 1906Reading21Chelsea8,000 match lost
Reserve League26th Dec 1906Chelsea21Fulham16,000 match won
Reserve League10th Oct 1907Chelsea12Hastings & St Leonards United2,000 match lost
Reserve League7th Dec 1907Clapton Orient30Chelsea2,000 match lost
Reserve League15th Feb 1908West Ham United20Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League19th Feb 1908Chelsea40Tunbridge Wells Rangers0 match won
Reserve League28th Mar 1908Croydon Common21Chelsea4,000 match lost
Reserve League4th Apr 1908Chelsea21Southend United0 match won
Reserve League21st Apr 1908Fulham01Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League30th Apr 1908Chelsea82Norwich City0 match won
Reserve League2nd Sep 1908Swindon Town12Chelsea2,500 match won
Reserve League19th Sep 1908Woolwich Arsenal12Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League26th Sep 1908Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea3,000 match drawn
Reserve League10th Oct 1908Southend United10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League19th Oct 1908West Ham United52Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League14th Nov 1908Luton Town10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League28th Nov 1908Maidstone United21Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League5th Dec 1908Chelsea21Leyton0 match won
Reserve League19th Dec 1908Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal0 match won
Reserve League25th Dec 1908Chelsea22Clapton Orient0 match drawn
Reserve League26th Dec 1908Clapton Orient11Chelsea0 match drawn
Reserve League4th Jan 1909Chelsea50Queens Park Rangers0 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
Reserve League9th Jan 1909Chelsea50Maidstone United0 match won
Reserve League23rd Jan 1909Sittingbourne01Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League20th Feb 1909Chelsea20Sittingbourne0 match won
Reserve League8th Mar 1909Chelsea60Swindon Town0 match won
Reserve League12th Apr 1909Portsmouth02Chelsea1,336 match won
Reserve League14th Apr 1909Croydon Common10Chelsea4,000 match lost
Reserve League19th Apr 1909Chelsea31Tunbridge Wells Rangers14,000 match won
Reserve League22nd Apr 1909Chelsea61West Ham United0 match won

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Born in the Gorbles area of Glasgow, Henderson started his football career as an amateur with his local team Queens Park.

Henderson is noted in the Cheshire/Hockings "Who's Who" book as being "George H Henderson" and possibly due to this, in some places as being "George Hunter Henderson" born in Glashiels. This George Henderson actually emigrated to Canada in the early 20th century.

Contemporary Chelsea programme notes, vintage pictures etc. confirm the "T" and his birth in Glasgow. A newspaper report from 1930 confirms Chelsea's George Henderson's death "in Birmingham" where it is also known he lived and visited Stamford Bridge from in years following his retirement (programme note in Jan 1915). George Turnbull Henderson is the only George Henderson registered as passing away in Birmingham in Q1 of 1930.

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for George Turnbull Henderson View CGS profile for George Turnbull Henderson on Ancestry

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Chelsea FC Player George Henderson

Games Won: 32
Win Percentage: 50%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 64 appearances, George Henderson played alongside the following 44 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ted Birnie (45)
Billy Brawn (15)
Ron Brebner (1)
Billy Bridgeman (41)
Robert Bush (4)
Michael Byrne (2)
Jack Cameron (18)
David Copeland (8)
Charles Donaghy (1)
Angus Douglas (1)
Norrie Fairgray (11)
William Foulke (1)
Charlie Freeman (2)
James Frost (22)
Augustus Harding (2)
Charles Harris (1)
George Hilsdon (54)
Percy Humphreys (3)
George Key (5)
Jack Kirwan (40)
Frank Lyon (2)
Bob Mackie (10)
Tommy Mair (1)
David McCartney (3)
Tommy McDermott (11)
Bob McRoberts (40)
Jimmy Miller (1)
Tommy Miller (57)
Martin Moran (25)
Francis O'Hara (1)
Frank Pearson (3)
Willie Porter (1)
Peter Proudfoot (8)
Jacky Robertson (4)
James Robertson (12)
Fred Rouse (10)
Jimmy Stark (11)
Joseph Walton (41)
Ben Warren (5)
James Watson (1)
Ben Whitehouse (7)
Bob Whiting (46)
Jack Whitley (14)
Jimmy Windridge (49)