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Chelsea FC Profile: Martin Moran

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Full Name: Martin Moran

Nickname(s): The Muscular Midget

Born: Monday, 8th December 1873
Place of birth: Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 5"
Died: Thursday, 26th January 1967 (aged 93)
Place of death: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Burial: Buried - Cimitiere Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1905 to 1908

Playing Career:

Sheffield United
Heart Of Midlothian
Chelsea (May 1905 to Jun 1908) - cost: unknown
Hamilton Academical
Albion Rovers

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 2nd September 1905, Stockport County 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 31 years 8 months 25 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 15th February 1908, Chelsea 2 - 2 Birmingham


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 34200036
1906 / 07 18200020
1907 / 08 10000010


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 410005
1906 / 07 200002

* 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. Martin Moran made 66 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League2nd Sep 1905Stockport County10Chelsea7,000 match lost
League9th Sep 1905Blackpool01Chelsea4,000 match won
League11th Sep 1905Chelsea51Hull City6,000 match won
League16th Sep 1905Bradford City11Chelsea17,000 match drawn
League23rd Sep 1905Chelsea10West Bromwich Albion10,123 match won
League30th Sep 1905Leicester Fosse01Chelsea7,000 match won
F.A. Cup7th Oct 1905Chelsea61First Grenadier Guards5,000 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Oct 1905Lincoln City14Chelsea3,000 match won
League21st Oct 1905Chelsea01Chesterfield Town10,000 match lost
F.A. Cup28th Oct 1905Southern United01Chelsea7,000 match won
League30th Oct 1905Burslem Port Vale32Chelsea5,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League4th Nov 1905Chelsea60Barnsley8,000 match won
League11th Nov 1905Clapton Orient03Chelsea8,000 match won
League18th Nov 1905Chelsea10Burnley8,000 match won
League25th Nov 1905Leeds City00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1905Chelsea30Burton United7,000 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Dec 1905Chelsea20Grimsby Town7,000 match won
League16th Dec 1905Gainsborough Trinity02Chelsea8,000 match won
League23rd Dec 1905Chelsea00Bristol City25,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1905Manchester United00Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League26th Dec 1905Glossop24Chelsea6,000 match won
League30th Dec 1905Chelsea42Stockport County12,000 match won
League6th Jan 1906Chelsea60Blackpool6,000 match won scored 1 goal
League5th Feb 1906Chelsea33Leicester Fosse6,000 match drawn
League17th Feb 1906Chelsea42Lincoln City3,000 match won
League24th Feb 1906Chesterfield Town02Chelsea7,000 match won
League3rd Mar 1906Chelsea70Burslem Port Vale10,000 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Mar 1906Barnsley12Chelsea7,900 match won
League17th Mar 1906Chelsea61Clapton Orient15,000 match won
League24th Mar 1906Burnley20Chelsea8,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1906Chelsea40Leeds City9,000 match won
League7th Apr 1906Burton United24Chelsea10,000 match won
League13th Apr 1906Chelsea11Manchester United67,000 match drawn
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 scored 1 goal
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
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1907Lincoln City22Chelsea5,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup16th Jan 1907Chelsea01Lincoln City11,883 match lost
League9th Feb 1907Chelsea02Nottingham Forest15,000 match lost
League20th Apr 1907Clapton Orient01Chelsea18,000 match won scored 1 goal
League27th Apr 1907Chelsea41Gainsborough Trinity15,000 match won
League23rd Sep 1907Chelsea20Newcastle United20,000 match won
League28th Sep 1907Chelsea14Manchester United30,000 match lost
League5th Oct 1907Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League12th Oct 1907Chelsea13Bolton Wanderers35,000 match lost
League19th Oct 1907Birmingham11Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League26th Oct 1907Chelsea21Everton50,000 match won
League2nd Nov 1907Sunderland30Chelsea13,000 match lost
League9th Nov 1907Chelsea21Woolwich Arsenal55,000 match won
League16th Nov 1907The Wednesday31Chelsea22,000 match lost
League15th Feb 1908Chelsea22Birmingham30,000 match drawn

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1905 / 06 4

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1905 / 06 1

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

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly4th Sep 1905Chelsea40Liverpool6,000 match won scored 1 goal
Friendly6th Nov 1905Chelsea03Everton3,000 match lost
Friendly20th Nov 1905Southampton52Chelsea3,000 match lost
Friendly13th Dec 1905Chelsea01Corinthians (UK)8,000 match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1906 / 07 11
1907 / 08 21

Non-First-Team Goals

1906 / 07 1
1907 / 08 3

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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League22nd Dec 1906Chelsea12Sittingbourne2,000 match lost
Reserve League5th Jan 1907Brighton And Hove Albion33Chelsea0 match drawn
Reserve League19th Jan 1907Chelsea12Tottenham Hotspur0 match lost
Friendly30th Jan 1907Southend United31Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League7th Feb 1907Chelsea23Clapton Orient0 match lost
Reserve League23rd Feb 1907Tottenham Hotspur22Chelsea0 match drawn
Reserve League2nd Mar 1907Chelsea01Woolwich Arsenal0 match lost
Friendly6th Mar 1907Tunbridge Wells Rangers22Chelsea3,000 match drawn
Reserve League9th Mar 1907Luton Town52Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League11th Mar 1907Chelsea71Brentford0 match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League16th Mar 1907Watford21Chelsea300 match lost
Reserve League2nd Sep 1907Chelsea22Fulham4,000 match drawn
Reserve League7th Sep 1907Luton Town21Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League14th Sep 1907Chelsea140Hitchen Town0 match won scored 1 goal
Friendly14th Dec 1907Chelsea21Dumfries0 match won
Reserve League21st Dec 1907Woolwich Arsenal10Chelsea0 match lost
Reserve League25th Dec 1907Chelsea60Leyton0 match won
Reserve League26th Dec 1907Southend United01Chelsea4,500 match won
Friendly28th Dec 1907Chelsea52Hammersmith League0 match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League4th Jan 1908Chelsea30Luton Town0 match won scored 1 goal
Reserve League18th Jan 1908Watford00Chelsea500 match drawn
Reserve League25th Jan 1908Chelsea31Queens Park Rangers0 match won
Reserve League1st Feb 1908Norwich City01Chelsea0 match won
Reserve League8th Feb 1908Sittingbourne01Chelsea1,000 match won
Reserve League19th Feb 1908Chelsea40Tunbridge Wells Rangers0 match won
Reserve League21st Mar 1908Chelsea40Croydon Common0 match won
Reserve League4th Apr 1908Chelsea21Southend United0 match won
Reserve League6th Apr 1908Chelsea21Sittingbourne0 match won
Reserve League13th Apr 1908Chelsea13Clapton Orient0 match lost
Reserve League17th Apr 1908Tunbridge Wells Rangers22Chelsea3,000 match drawn
Reserve League20th Apr 1908Hastings & St Leonards United11Chelsea2,000 match drawn
Reserve League21st Apr 1908Fulham01Chelsea0 match won

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Dob changed from 19 Dec 1879 and Dod changed from 28 Nov 1944 following research by the CGS.

Martin passed away at the Reddy Memorial Hospital in Montreal, Canada

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Chelsea FC Player Martin Moran

Games Won: 38
Win Percentage: 57.58%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 66 appearances, Martin Moran played alongside the following 40 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ted Birnie (19)
Billy Brawn (1)
Ron Brebner (1)
Billy Bridgeman (12)
Robert Bush (4)
Michael Byrne (3)
Jack Cameron (7)
David Copeland (23)
James Craigie (1)
Charles Donaghy (2)
Norrie Fairgray (9)
William Foulke (32)
Joe Goodwin (1)
Charles Harris (1)
George Henderson (25)
George Hilsdon (28)
George Key (44)
Jack Kirwan (52)
Frank Lyon (2)
Bob Mackie (41)
David McCartney (2)
Tommy McDermott (29)
Bob McEwan (18)
Bob McRoberts (51)
Jimmy Miller (1)
Tommy Miller (47)
Francis O'Hara (2)
Frank Pearson (26)
Willie Porter (1)
Peter Proudfoot (7)
Jacky Robertson (33)
James Robertson (19)
Fred Rouse (5)
Jimmy Stark (7)
Joseph Walton (18)
James Watson (13)
Ben Whitehouse (4)
Bob Whiting (25)
Jack Whitley (4)
Jimmy Windridge (40)