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Chelsea FC Profile: Fred Linfoot

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Full Name: Fred Linfoot

Born: Tuesday, 12th March 1901
Place of birth: Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England
Height: 5' 11"
Died: Tuesday, 10th April 1979 (aged 78)
Place of death: Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England
Burial: Cremated - Whitley Bay Crematorium. Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance. No known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1920 to 1924

Playing Career:

Leeds City
Chelsea (Jul 1920 to Mar 1924) - cost: unknown
Lincoln City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 4th September 1920, Chelsea 1 - 1 Derby County

Age on debut: 19 years 5 months 23 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Wednesday, 16th January 1924, Southampton 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1920 / 21 13400017
1921 / 22 200002
1922 / 23 14200016
1923 / 24 510006


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1923 / 24 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. Fred Linfoot made 41 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League4th Sep 1920Chelsea11Derby County42,000 match drawn
League6th Sep 1920Bolton Wanderers31Chelsea40,000 match lost
League18th Dec 1920Chelsea41Bradford Park Avenue40,000 match won
League25th Dec 1920Chelsea11Liverpool50,000 match drawn
League27th Dec 1920Liverpool21Chelsea50,000 match lost
League1st Jan 1921Bradford Park Avenue02Chelsea23,000 match won
League15th Jan 1921Chelsea21Manchester City36,000 match won
F.A. Cup17th Jan 1921Chelsea31Reading29,450 match won
League22nd Jan 1921Manchester City10Chelsea30,000 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1921Swindon Town02Chelsea21,261 match won
League5th Feb 1921Chelsea20Newcastle United56,000 match won
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
League2nd Apr 1921Chelsea31Bradford City38,500 match won
League6th Apr 1921Everton51Chelsea25,000 match lost
League18th Mar 1922Chelsea00Manchester City40,000 match drawn
League6th May 1922Huddersfield Town20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League18th Nov 1922Burnley10Chelsea15,000 match lost
League25th Nov 1922Chelsea01Burnley25,000 match lost
League2nd Dec 1922Chelsea22Huddersfield Town25,000 match drawn
League9th Dec 1922Huddersfield Town30Chelsea15,000 match lost
League26th Dec 1922Nottingham Forest04Chelsea20,000 match won
League30th Dec 1922Chelsea00Liverpool40,000 match drawn
League6th Jan 1923Liverpool10Chelsea30,000 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1923Chelsea10Rotherham County30,500 match won
League20th Jan 1923Chelsea30Newcastle United27,000 match won
League27th Jan 1923Newcastle United00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1923Chelsea00Southampton67,105 match drawn
League14th Feb 1923Chelsea31Everton20,000 match won
League17th Feb 1923Chelsea00Arsenal45,000 match drawn
League24th Feb 1923Arsenal31Chelsea40,000 match lost
League3rd Mar 1923Chelsea11Cardiff City32,000 match drawn
League30th Mar 1923Aston Villa10Chelsea30,000 match lost
League3rd Sep 1923Tottenham Hotspur01Chelsea40,000 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Nov 1923Bolton Wanderers40Chelsea20,000 match lost
League1st Dec 1923Preston North End11Chelsea16,000 match drawn
League1st Jan 1924Liverpool31Chelsea30,000 match lost
League5th Jan 1924Chelsea00Arsenal38,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1924Southampton20Chelsea18,415 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1920 / 21 15

Non-First-Team Goals

1920 / 21 5

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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League13th Sep 1920Clapton Orient42Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly4th Oct 1920Brentford12Chelsea1,000 match won
Reserve League7th Oct 1920Chelsea01Queens Park Rangersunknown match lost
Reserve League28th Oct 1920Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspur8,000 match drawn
Reserve League30th Oct 1920Chelsea31Brentfordunknown match won
Reserve League11th Nov 1920Chelsea31Arsenalunknown match won
Friendly2nd Dec 1920Cambridge University62Chelseaunknown match lost scored 1 goal
Reserve League9th Dec 1920Chelsea11Clapton Orientunknown match drawn
Reserve League16th Dec 1920Fulham20Chelseaunknown match lost
Reserve League3rd Mar 1921Chelsea11Arsenalunknown match drawn scored 1 goal
Reserve League17th Mar 1921Chelsea00Queens Park Rangersunknown match drawn
Reserve League28th Mar 1921Chelsea20Tottenham Hotspurunknown match won
Reserve League21st Apr 1921Chelsea62Brentfordunknown match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League25th Apr 1921Chelsea41Clapton Orientunknown match won scored 2 goals
Reserve League5th May 1921Fulham00Chelseaunknown match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Fred Linfoot

Games Won: 13
Win Percentage: 31.71%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 41 appearances, Fred Linfoot played alongside the following 37 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Armstrong (12)
Benjamin Baker (5)
Fred Barrett (3)
Walter Bennett (3)
Wally Bettridge (14)
David Cameron (20)
Sid Castle (1)
Jack Cock (19)
Jackie Crawford (1)
Jimmy Croal (10)
George Dale (2)
Bill Dickie (7)
Willie Ferguson (5)
Jim Ferris (15)
Harry Ford (14)
Jimmy Frew (5)
Harold Halse (1)
Colin Hampton (16)
Jack Harrow (40)
William Haywood (2)
Tommy Logan (2)
Wilson Marsh (3)
Bobby McNeil (39)
Tommy Meehan (32)
Nils Middelboe (5)
Harold Miller (4)
James Molyneux (17)
John Priestley (17)
Buchanan Sharp (20)
George Smith (24)
Stephen Smith (1)
Albert Thain (5)
Bob Thomson (5)
Joe Ward (5)
William Whitton (1)
Harry Wilding (31)
Andy Wilson (4)