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Chelsea FC Profile: William Read

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Full Name: William Henry Read

Born: Thursday, 1st October 1885
Place of birth: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Died: Wednesday, 18th April 1951 (aged 65)
Place of death: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Burial: Cremated - 21/04/1951 - Carleton Crematorium, Blackpool. William's ashes were scattered in Memorial Rose Garden on rose bed 56.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1911 to 1913

Playing Career:

Chelsea (May 1911 to Mar 1913) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 20th January 1912, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 26 years 3 months 19 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 10th February 1912, Chelsea 4 - 1 Grimsby Town


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1911 / 12 310004


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl

* 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. William Read made 4 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League20th Jan 1912Wolverhampton Wanderers31Chelsea9,000 match lost
League27th Jan 1912Chelsea21Leicester Fosse27,000 match won
F.A. Cup3rd Feb 1912Bradford City20Chelsea21,070 match lost
League10th Feb 1912Chelsea41Grimsby Town25,000 match won

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

DOB amended from 17 Dec 1885 following research by Robert Randall / CGS

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Chelsea FC Player William Read

Games Won: 2
Win Percentage: 50%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 4 appearances, William Read played alongside the following 12 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (4)
Billy Bridgeman (3)
Jack Cameron (4)
George Dodd (3)
Sam Downing (4)
Norrie Fairgray (1)
Charlie Freeman (1)
Alec Ormiston (4)
Frederick Taylor (4)
Bob Thomson (4)
Jack Whitley (4)
Bob Whittingham (4)