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Chelsea FC Profile: Eric Oakton

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Full Name: Albert Eric Oakton

Born: Friday, 28th December 1906
Place of birth: Kiveton Park, England
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Wednesday, 5th August 1981 (aged 74)
Place of death: Harthill, South Yorkshire, England
Burial: Cremated - 11 Aug 1981 • Rotherham Crematorium. His cremated remains were scattered in the summer section of the garden of remembrance.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1932 to 1937

Playing Career:

Grimsby Town (A)
Rotherham United
Worksop Town
Sheffield United
Scunthorpe United
Bristol Rovers
Chelsea (May 1932 to Jun 1937) - cost: unknown
Nottingham Forest

* (A) = Amateur

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 27th August 1932, Chelsea 2 - 2 Blackburn Rovers

Age on debut: 25 years 7 months 30 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 3rd October 1936, Chelsea 1 - 1 Portsmouth

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 23rd January 1937, West Bromwich Albion 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1932 / 33 34000034
1933 / 34 41500046
1934 / 35 800008
1935 / 36 800008
1936 / 37 16000016


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1932 / 33 800008
1933 / 34 14100015
1934 / 35 100001
1935 / 36 300003
1936 / 37 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. Eric Oakton made 112 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League27th Aug 1932Chelsea22Blackburn Rovers32,657 match drawn
League31st Aug 1932Portsmouth20Chelsea20,856 match lost
League3rd Sep 1932Huddersfield Town20Chelsea13,032 match lost
League7th Sep 1932Chelsea44Portsmouth20,984 match drawn
League10th Sep 1932Chelsea30Sheffield United32,775 match won
League17th Sep 1932Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea31,922 match won
League24th Sep 1932Chelsea01Newcastle United51,857 match lost
League1st Oct 1932Aston Villa31Chelsea32,684 match lost
League8th Oct 1932Chelsea21Middlesbrough18,181 match won
League15th Oct 1932Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea15,021 match won
League22nd Oct 1932Chelsea13Derby County37,834 match lost scored 1 goal
League29th Oct 1932Blackpool40Chelsea7,311 match lost
League5th Nov 1932Chelsea42Birmingham25,619 match won scored 1 goal
League12th Nov 1932West Bromwich Albion32Chelsea21,569 match lost scored 1 goal
League19th Nov 1932Chelsea02Sheffield Wednesday20,677 match lost
League26th Nov 1932Leeds United20Chelsea19,739 match lost
League31st Dec 1932Blackburn Rovers13Chelsea10,583 match won
League7th Jan 1933Chelsea01Huddersfield Town23,844 match lost
League21st Jan 1933Sheffield United41Chelsea13,622 match lost
League28th Jan 1933Chelsea31Wolverhampton Wanderers16,919 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Feb 1933Newcastle United20Chelsea29,405 match lost
League11th Feb 1933Chelsea01Aston Villa34,378 match lost
League25th Feb 1933Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers12,590 match drawn
League1st Mar 1933Middlesbrough21Chelsea8,219 match lost
League11th Mar 1933Chelsea10Blackpool31,222 match won
League29th Mar 1933Derby County01Chelsea7,141 match won
League1st Apr 1933Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea10,121 match drawn scored 1 goal
League8th Apr 1933Chelsea60Leeds United31,095 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Apr 1933Chelsea41Leicester City45,608 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Apr 1933Everton32Chelsea27,635 match lost
League18th Apr 1933Leicester City11Chelsea22,647 match drawn
League22nd Apr 1933Chelsea13Arsenal72,260 match lost
League3rd May 1933Manchester City14Chelsea14,827 match won scored 1 goal
League6th May 1933Chelsea11Sunderland22,322 match drawn
League26th Aug 1933Stoke City10Chelsea32,725 match lost
League2nd Sep 1933Chelsea52Wolverhampton Wanderers31,792 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Sep 1933Huddersfield Town61Chelsea7,508 match lost scored 1 goal
League9th Sep 1933Sheffield United41Chelsea13,598 match lost
League13th Sep 1933Chelsea23Huddersfield Town20,006 match lost scored 2 goals
League16th Sep 1933Chelsea10Aston Villa44,679 match won
League23rd Sep 1933Leicester City11Chelsea21,164 match drawn
League30th Sep 1933Chelsea04Tottenham Hotspur67,454 match lost
League7th Oct 1933Liverpool30Chelsea31,039 match lost
League14th Oct 1933Chelsea23Middlesbrough16,078 match lost
League21st Oct 1933Blackburn Rovers42Chelsea12,570 match lost
League28th Oct 1933Chelsea21Newcastle United26,657 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Nov 1933Sheffield Wednesday21Chelsea10,248 match lost
League11th Nov 1933Chelsea02Derby County24,422 match lost
League25th Nov 1933Chelsea11Birmingham17,843 match drawn scored 1 goal
League2nd Dec 1933Everton21Chelsea15,584 match lost
League9th Dec 1933Chelsea12Manchester City18,048 match lost
League16th Dec 1933Arsenal21Chelsea43,897 match lost
League23rd Dec 1933Chelsea11Leeds United18,157 match drawn
League26th Dec 1933Chelsea40Sunderland12,800 match won
League30th Dec 1933Chelsea20Stoke City24,487 match won scored 1 goal
League1st Jan 1934Sunderland00Chelsea12,820 match drawn
League6th Jan 1934Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea21,459 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1934Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion51,451 match drawn
F.A. Cup17th Jan 1934West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea20,061 match won
League20th Jan 1934Chelsea50Sheffield United31,287 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1934Chelsea11Nottingham Forest53,269 match drawn
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1934Nottingham Forest03Chelsea37,187 match won
League7th Feb 1934Aston Villa20Chelsea15,688 match lost
League10th Feb 1934Tottenham Hotspur21Chelsea39,652 match lost
F.A. Cup17th Feb 1934Stoke City31Chelsea42,219 match lost scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League21st Feb 1934Chelsea20Liverpool14,152 match won scored 1 goal
League24th Feb 1934Middlesbrough22Chelsea12,962 match drawn
League3rd Mar 1934Chelsea30Blackburn Rovers26,409 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Mar 1934Newcastle United22Chelsea14,108 match drawn
League17th Mar 1934Chelsea01Sheffield Wednesday31,606 match lost
League24th Mar 1934Derby County10Chelsea13,644 match lost
League30th Mar 1934Portsmouth02Chelsea29,100 match won
League31st Mar 1934Chelsea32West Bromwich Albion36,593 match won
League2nd Apr 1934Chelsea40Portsmouth47,114 match won scored 1 goal
League7th Apr 1934Birmingham03Chelsea29,104 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Apr 1934Chelsea20Everton34,029 match won scored 1 goal
League21st Apr 1934Manchester City42Chelsea25,861 match lost
League23rd Apr 1934Chelsea20Leicester City16,304 match won
League28th Apr 1934Chelsea22Arsenal65,344 match drawn
League5th May 1934Leeds United31Chelsea6,092 match lost
League25th Aug 1934Derby County30Chelsea20,265 match lost
League29th Aug 1934Chelsea12Sheffield Wednesday19,756 match lost scored 1 goal
League1st Sep 1934Chelsea31Leicester City20,084 match won
League3rd Sep 1934Sheffield Wednesday31Chelsea13,029 match lost
League8th Sep 1934Sunderland40Chelsea33,592 match lost
League15th Sep 1934Chelsea13Tottenham Hotspur46,715 match lost
League22nd Sep 1934Preston North End20Chelsea18,332 match lost
League29th Sep 1934Chelsea20Grimsby Town25,373 match won
League28th Dec 1935Liverpool23Chelsea26,523 match won scored 2 goals
League11th Apr 1936Portsmouth20Chelsea18,605 match lost
League13th Apr 1936Derby County11Chelsea21,407 match drawn
League18th Apr 1936Chelsea52Preston North End26,274 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Apr 1936Chelsea10Portsmouth13,982 match won
League25th Apr 1936Wolverhampton Wanderers33Chelsea12,683 match drawn
League27th Apr 1936Arsenal11Chelsea40,402 match drawn
League2nd May 1936Chelsea51Blackburn Rovers18,078 match won
League16th Sep 1936Chelsea20Liverpool18,123 match won
League19th Sep 1936Chelsea30West Bromwich Albion41,112 match won scored 2 goals
League26th Sep 1936Manchester City00Chelsea30,004 match drawn
League3rd Oct 1936Chelsea11Portsmouth45,735 match drawn
League10th Oct 1936Preston North End10Chelsea20,040 match lost
League17th Oct 1936Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday34,488 match drawn
League24th Oct 1936Manchester United00Chelsea29,854 match drawn
League31st Oct 1936Chelsea11Derby County15,529 match drawn
League7th Nov 1936Wolverhampton Wanderers12Chelsea16,510 match won
League14th Nov 1936Chelsea13Sunderland48,901 match lost
League21st Nov 1936Huddersfield Town42Chelsea12,382 match lost
League19th Dec 1936Arsenal41Chelsea49,917 match lost scored 1 goal
League25th Dec 1936Stoke City20Chelsea24,897 match lost
League26th Dec 1936Chelsea21Leeds United27,761 match won
League28th Dec 1936Chelsea10Stoke City16,675 match won
League23rd Jan 1937West Bromwich Albion20Chelsea9,642 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. Eric Oakton 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

Non-First-Team Goals


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

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player Eric Oakton

Games Won: 39
Win Percentage: 34.82%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 112 appearances, Eric Oakton played alongside the following 39 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Len Allum (28)
Jimmy Argue (14)
Joe Bambrick (8)
George Barber (83)
Bill Barraclough (4)
Sid Bishop (7)
Harry Burgess (21)
Robert Carter (1)
Alec Cheyne (2)
Wilf Chitty (12)
James Copeland (1)
Allan Craig (84)
Jackie Crawford (9)
Sam Dudley (1)
Willie Ferguson (11)
Hughie Gallacher (58)
George Gibson (64)
Bob Gregg (36)
Bob Griffiths (4)
Jack Horton (49)
Jock Hutcheson (9)
Johnny Jackson (7)
Tommy Law (57)
Bob MacAulay (33)
Jack Mayes (1)
Harold Miller (67)
George Mills (73)
Billy Mitchell (18)
Peter O'Dowd (46)
John O'Hare (17)
Leslie Odell (31)
George Pearson (3)
Tommy Priestley (26)
Stanley Prout (10)
Johnnie Rankin (25)
Willie Russell (62)
Dick Spence (20)
Sam Weaver (13)
Victor Woodley (105)