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Chelsea FC Profile: James Saunders

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Full Name: James Edward Saunders

Born: Friday, 20th September 1878
Place of birth: Birmingham, England
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Sunday, 22nd June 1952 (aged 73)
Burial: Buried - 26 Jun 1952, Failsworth cemetery, Oldham, Lancashire

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1909 to 1910

Playing Career:

Manchester United
Lincoln City
Chelsea (May 1909 to May 1910) - cost: unknown - Released

* Released = Contract not renewed by Chelsea

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 25th December 1909, Notts County 2 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 31 years 3 months 5 days

Last Appearance: Monday, 27th December 1909, Chelsea 2 - 1 Newcastle United


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1909 / 10 200002


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. James Saunders made 2 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League25th Dec 1909Notts County21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League27th Dec 1909Chelsea21Newcastle United70,000 match won

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Originally listed as born 30/09/1884 in Birmingham, we have now corrected this

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for James Edward Saunders View CGS profile for James Edward Saunders on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for James Edward Saunders View CGS profile for James Edward Saunders on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for James Edward Saunders View location on Zeemaps for James Edward Saunders

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Chelsea FC Player James Saunders

Games Won: 1
Win Percentage: 50%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 2 appearances, James Saunders played alongside the following 12 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (2)
Ted Birnie (2)
Joe Bradshaw (1)
Billy Brawn (2)
Bill Cartwright (2)
Sam Downing (2)
Evan Jones (2)
Tommy Mair (1)
Frederick Taylor (2)
Ernest Williams (1)
Jimmy Windridge (2)
Vivian Woodward (1)