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Chelsea FC Profile: Alec Cheyne

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Full Name: Alexander George Cheyne

Born: Sunday, 28th April 1907
Place of birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 8"
Died: Tuesday, 5th July 1983 (aged 76)
Place of death: Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
Burial: Cremated - Dundee crematorium. His ashes were scattered in the woodland area of the gardens. There is no known memorial

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1930 to 1932
Men's 1st Team Player from 1934 to 1936

Playing Career:

Shettleston Juniors
Chelsea (Jun 1930 to Jun 1932) - cost: £6,000
Chelsea (Jul 1934 to Jun 1936) - cost: unknown
Colchester United

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 30th August 1930, Grimsby Town 0 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 4 months 2 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 21st December 1935, Chelsea 2 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1930 / 31 34500039
1931 / 32 19200021
1934 / 35 300003
1935 / 36 600006


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1930 / 31 9100010
1931 / 32 100001
1934 / 35 100001
1935 / 36 100001

* 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. Alec Cheyne made 69 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League30th Aug 1930Grimsby Town01Chelsea20,294 match won
League3rd Sep 1930Newcastle United10Chelsea68,386 match lost
League6th Sep 1930Chelsea62Manchester United48,648 match won scored 3 goals
League8th Sep 1930Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea21,182 match drawn
League13th Sep 1930West Ham United41Chelsea31,334 match lost
League15th Sep 1930Chelsea00Sheffield Wednesday51,960 match drawn
League20th Sep 1930Chelsea01Bolton Wanderers48,347 match lost
League27th Sep 1930Liverpool31Chelsea41,386 match lost scored 1 goal
League4th Oct 1930Chelsea40Middlesbrough48,395 match won
League11th Oct 1930Huddersfield Town11Chelsea25,853 match drawn
League18th Oct 1930Chelsea10Sheffield United59,700 match won
League1st Nov 1930Chelsea30Blackpool32,755 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Nov 1930Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea21,008 match lost
League15th Nov 1930Chelsea20Manchester City25,671 match won scored 1 goal
League22nd Nov 1930Leeds United23Chelsea13,602 match won
League29th Nov 1930Chelsea15Arsenal74,667 match lost
League13th Dec 1930Chelsea50Sunderland31,295 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Dec 1930Portsmouth11Chelsea22,687 match drawn
League25th Dec 1930Chelsea02Aston Villa40,990 match lost
League26th Dec 1930Aston Villa33Chelsea53,580 match drawn
League27th Dec 1930Chelsea50Grimsby Town23,467 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Jan 1931Manchester United10Chelsea8,966 match lost
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1931West Ham United13Chelsea21,000 match won
League17th Jan 1931Chelsea21West Ham United40,011 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup24th Jan 1931Chelsea21Arsenal62,945 match won
League31st Jan 1931Chelsea22Liverpool35,936 match drawn
League4th Feb 1931Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea9,678 match drawn
League7th Feb 1931Middlesbrough22Chelsea16,443 match drawn
F.A. Cup14th Feb 1931Chelsea30Blackburn Rovers61,170 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Feb 1931Chelsea12Huddersfield Town17,546 match lost
League21st Feb 1931Sheffield United40Chelsea26,694 match lost
F.A. Cup28th Feb 1931Birmingham22Chelsea52,298 match drawn
F.A. Cup4th Mar 1931Chelsea03Birmingham74,365 match lost
League7th Mar 1931Blackpool21Chelsea12,271 match lost
League14th Mar 1931Chelsea32Blackburn Rovers32,623 match won
League21st Mar 1931Manchester City20Chelsea27,866 match lost
League28th Mar 1931Chelsea10Leeds United25,446 match won
League25th Apr 1931Chelsea20Portsmouth19,521 match won
League2nd May 1931Chelsea11Newcastle United22,860 match drawn
League29th Aug 1931Middlesbrough02Chelsea24,510 match won
League31st Aug 1931West Ham United31Chelsea28,338 match lost
League5th Sep 1931Chelsea01Huddersfield Town42,961 match lost
League9th Sep 1931Chelsea23Sheffield Wednesday31,426 match lost
League12th Sep 1931Newcastle United41Chelsea28,562 match lost
League19th Sep 1931Chelsea36Aston Villa56,698 match lost
League3rd Oct 1931Chelsea20Liverpool40,597 match won
League10th Oct 1931Grimsby Town12Chelsea16,050 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Oct 1931Sunderland21Chelsea17,294 match lost
League31st Oct 1931Portsmouth10Chelsea19,813 match lost
League19th Dec 1931Chelsea21Birmingham17,551 match won
League30th Jan 1932Aston Villa13Chelsea35,993 match won
League6th Feb 1932Chelsea10Leicester City34,077 match won
F.A. Cup13th Feb 1932Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea39,000 match drawn
F.A. Cup17th Feb 1932Chelsea20Sheffield Wednesday60,004 match won
League20th Feb 1932Chelsea41Grimsby Town24,422 match won
League19th Mar 1932Derby County10Chelsea14,791 match lost
League25th Mar 1932Chelsea30Bolton Wanderers38,515 match won
League26th Mar 1932Chelsea00Everton56,298 match drawn
League2nd Apr 1932Arsenal11Chelsea56,124 match drawn
League6th Apr 1932Liverpool21Chelsea37,873 match lost
League1st Sep 1934Chelsea31Leicester City20,084 match won scored 1 goal
League8th Sep 1934Sunderland40Chelsea33,592 match lost
League17th Nov 1934Blackburn Rovers12Chelsea10,781 match won
League9th Nov 1935Chelsea21Middlesbrough33,408 match won
League16th Nov 1935Aston Villa22Chelsea58,717 match drawn
League23rd Nov 1935Chelsea21Brentford56,624 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Nov 1935Sheffield Wednesday41Chelsea16,014 match lost
League14th Dec 1935Preston North End20Chelsea16,178 match lost
League21st Dec 1935Chelsea22Wolverhampton Wanderers20,063 match drawn

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. Alec Cheyne 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. Alec Cheyne made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League14th Oct 1936Chelsea22Bristol Cityunknown match drawn

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Alec passed away at Arbroath Infirmary

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Chelsea FC Player Alec Cheyne

Games Won: 29
Win Percentage: 42.03%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 69 appearances, Alec Cheyne played alongside the following 41 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Len Allum (1)
Jimmy Argue (1)
Joe Bambrick (5)
George Barber (34)
Bill Barraclough (4)
Sid Bishop (36)
Robert Carter (4)
Wilf Chitty (1)
Allan Craig (8)
Jackie Crawford (39)
Alec Donald (17)
Willie Ferguson (28)
Hughie Gallacher (36)
George Gibson (8)
Bob Griffiths (1)
Jack Horton (5)
Jock Hutcheson (2)
Sam Irving (25)
Alex Jackson (51)
Johnny Jackson (1)
Tommy Law (46)
Bob MacAulay (3)
Peter McKenna (1)
Harold Miller (26)
Sam Millington (53)
George Mills (19)
Billy Mitchell (6)
Peter O'Dowd (10)
John O'Hare (6)
Eric Oakton (2)
Leslie Odell (23)
George Pearson (37)
Johnnie Rankin (4)
George Rodgers (11)
Willie Russell (29)
George Smith (10)
Dick Spence (7)
Jack Townrow (38)
Reg Weaver (1)
Andy Wilson (37)
Victor Woodley (14)