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Chelsea FC Player Profile: Harold Brittan

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Full Name: Harold Pemberton Brittan

Born: Thursday, 14th December 1893
Place of Birth: Derby, England
Height: 5' 8"
Died: Sunday, 3rd May 1959

Date of death changed from 1964 (as incorrectly listed in many places) to 3rd May 1959 as per death certificate. Harold passed away in Philadelphia, not New York and was cremated 7 May 1959 at Chelten Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

See Ancestry profile and certificates here:

Playing Career:

Ilkeston United
Chelsea (Dec 1913 to May 1920) - cost: unknown
Bethlehem Steel (USA)
Philadelphia Field Club
Fall River Marksmen
New Bedford Whalers
Fall River Marksmen

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 18th April 1914, Sunderland 2 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 20 years 4 months 4 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 20th March 1920, Chelsea 1 - 1 The Wednesday


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1913 / 14 200002
1914 / 15 900009
1919 / 20 13000013


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1913 / 14 200002
1914 / 15 200002
1919 / 20 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. Harold Brittan made 24 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League18th Apr 1914Sunderland20Chelsea15,000 match lost
League25th Apr 1914Chelsea20Everton30,000 match won scored 2 goals
League19th Sep 1914Middlesbrough30Chelsea12,000 match lost
League26th Sep 1914Chelsea11Sheffield United25,000 match drawn
League3rd Oct 1914Aston Villa21Chelsea20,000 match lost
League5th Dec 1914Chelsea00The Wednesday15,000 match drawn
League28th Dec 1914Chelsea14Burnley20,000 match lost
League5th Apr 1915Burnley20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League14th Apr 1915Bolton Wanderers31Chelsea10,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League26th Apr 1915Everton22Chelsea30,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League28th Apr 1915Notts County20Chelsea10,000 match lost
League10th Sep 1919Sunderland32Chelsea35,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League13th Sep 1919Chelsea00Newcastle United12,000 match drawn
League27th Sep 1919Chelsea01Burnley38,000 match lost
League4th Oct 1919Burnley23Chelsea25,000 match won
League11th Oct 1919Chelsea10Liverpool35,000 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Oct 1919Liverpool01Chelsea25,000 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Oct 1919Bradford Park Avenue10Chelsea18,000 match lost
League1st Jan 1920Oldham Athletic10Chelsea12,000 match lost
League3rd Jan 1920Manchester United02Chelsea25,000 match won
League17th Jan 1920Chelsea10Manchester United40,000 match won
League13th Mar 1920Notts County01Chelsea15,000 match won
League17th Mar 1920Chelsea20Notts County25,000 match won
League20th Mar 1920Chelsea11The Wednesday47,000 match drawn
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Chelsea FC Player Harold Brittan

Games Won: 8
Win Percentage: 33.33%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 24 appearances, Harold Brittan played alongside the following 31 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Lawrence Abram (15)
Thomas Baxter (1)
Wally Bettridge (20)
Billy Bridgeman (2)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (1)
Jack Cock (4)
Jimmy Croal (14)
George Dale (10)
Bill Dickie (8)
Harry Ford (16)
Charlie Freeman (5)
Harold Halse (17)
Colin Hampton (6)
Jack Harrow (20)
John Lee (2)
Tommy Logan (11)
Alexander MacFarlane (1)
Owen Marshall (4)
Bobby McNeil (14)
Nils Middelboe (6)
James Molyneux (18)
Buchanan Sharp (3)
Jimmy Sharp (3)
Joseph Spottiswood (1)
Frederick Taylor (8)
Bob Thomson (6)
Edward Tye (1)
Andy Walker (7)
Bob Whittingham (2)
Harry Wilding (12)
Vivian Woodward (2)