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Chelsea FC Profile: Arthur Wileman

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Full Name: Arthur Harold Wileman

Nickname(s): Nippy

Born: 1886
Place of birth: Newhall, Derbyshire, England
Height: 5' 7"
Died: Sunday, 28th April 1918 (aged 32)
Burial: Commemorated - Panel 86 to 88, Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1909 to 1911

Died from his wounds suffered during World War One. A member of The Royal Sussex Regiment and commemerated on the Tyne Cot memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetary, Belgium. (info courtesy of

Arthur's brother Henage Wileman (nicname 'Pudden') was at Chelsea the same time, but never made the 1st team.

Playing Career:

Burton United
Chelsea (Jul 1909 to Jan 1911) - cost: unknown
Luton Town

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 25th September 1909, Woolwich Arsenal 3 - 2 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 8 months 24 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 9th April 1910, Chelsea 4 - 1 The Wednesday


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1909 / 10 14000014


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1909 / 10 500005

* 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. Arthur Wileman made 14 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League25th Sep 1909Woolwich Arsenal32Chelsea20,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League2nd Oct 1909Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers35,000 match won
League9th Oct 1909Middlesbrough01Chelsea12,000 match won
League16th Oct 1909Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea10,000 match lost
League23rd Oct 1909Chelsea01Nottingham Forest30,000 match lost
League13th Nov 1909Manchester United20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League20th Nov 1909Chelsea03Bradford City24,000 match lost
League12th Feb 1910Bolton Wanderers52Chelsea8,000 match lost
League19th Feb 1910Chelsea21Middlesbrough20,000 match won
League19th Mar 1910Everton22Chelsea10,000 match drawn scored 2 goals
League26th Mar 1910Chelsea11Manchester United25,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League28th Mar 1910Chelsea01Woolwich Arsenal40,000 match lost
League2nd Apr 1910Bradford City41Chelsea16,000 match lost
League9th Apr 1910Chelsea41The Wednesday25,000 match won scored 1 goal

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

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Chelsea FC Player Arthur Wileman

Games Won: 4
Win Percentage: 28.57%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 14 appearances, Arthur Wileman played alongside the following 26 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (7)
Ted Birnie (1)
Billy Brawn (8)
Billy Bridgeman (1)
Jack Cameron (11)
Bill Cartwright (6)
Angus Douglas (6)
Sam Downing (14)
Norrie Fairgray (3)
Charlie Freeman (7)
Augustus Harding (3)
George Hilsdon (4)
Arthur Holden (7)
George Horn (2)
Percy Humphreys (3)
Evan Jones (6)
Tommy Mair (1)
Marshall McEwan (2)
Alec Ormiston (12)
Arthur Robinson (1)
Frederick Taylor (7)
Joseph Walton (1)
Ben Warren (7)
Jack Whitley (13)
Ernest Williams (1)
Jimmy Windridge (6)