Robert Thomson

Date of birth29 December 1890
Place of birthCroydon
NationalityEnglish
PositionCentre forward

Bob Thomson was an aggressive centre forward who lost an eye in a firework accident as a seven year old (“I just shut my eye and play from memory,” he once said.) He was an FA Cup runner-up with Chelsea in 1915.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1911-12 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1911-12 Chelsea League Division Two 21
7
1912-13 Chelsea League Division One 10
1
1913-14 Chelsea League Division One 9
1
1914-15 Chelsea FA Cup 8
6
1914-15 Chelsea League Division One 30
12
1920-21 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1920-21 Chelsea League Division One 13
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Oct 1911 Burnley v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division Two
28 Oct 1911 Leyton Orient v Chelsea W 1-4 League Division Two
04 Nov 1911 Chelsea v Bristol City D 2-2 League Division Two
11 Nov 1911 Birmingham City v Chelsea W 1-4 League Division Two
18 Nov 1911 Chelsea v Huddersfield Town W 3-1 League Division Two
25 Nov 1911 Blackpool v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division Two
02 Dec 1911 Chelsea v Glossop North End W 1-0 League Division Two
09 Dec 1911 Hull City v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division Two
16 Dec 1911 Chelsea v Barnsley W 2-1 League Division Two
23 Dec 1911 Bradford Park Avenue v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division Two
25 Dec 1911 Fulham v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1911 Chelsea v Fulham W 1-0 League Division Two
30 Dec 1911 Stockport County v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division Two
06 Jan 1912 Chelsea v Leeds City W 4-2 League Division Two
13 Jan 1912 Chelsea v Sheffield United W 1-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Jan 1912 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division Two
27 Jan 1912 Chelsea v Leicester Fosse W 2-1 League Division Two
03 Feb 1912 Bradford City v Chelsea L 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round
10 Feb 1912 Chelsea v Grimsby Town W 4-1 League Division Two
17 Feb 1912 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea W 2-3 League Division Two
24 Feb 1912 Chelsea v Burnley L 0-2 League Division Two
13 Apr 1912 Chelsea v Hull City W 1-0 League Division Two
22 Apr 1912 Chelsea v Blackpool W 4-1 League Division Two
02 Sep 1912 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
07 Sep 1912 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
09 Sep 1912 Chelsea v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
09 Nov 1912 Everton v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
16 Nov 1912 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-4 League Division One
23 Nov 1912 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
30 Nov 1912 Chelsea v Derby County W 3-1 League Division One
07 Dec 1912 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1912 Chelsea v Middlesbrough L 2-3 League Division One
26 Dec 1912 Manchester United v Chelsea L 4-2 League Division One
07 Feb 1914 Preston North End v Chelsea D 3-3 League Division One
11 Feb 1914 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
14 Feb 1914 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1914 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 0-3 League Division One
18 Mar 1914 Liverpool v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
21 Mar 1914 Derby County v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1914 Bradford City v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
14 Apr 1914 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1914 Sunderland v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
09 Sep 1914 Bradford City v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1914 Middlesbrough v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1914 Chelsea v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
10 Oct 1914 Chelsea v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
17 Oct 1914 Bradford Park Avenue v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
24 Oct 1914 Chelsea v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division One
31 Oct 1914 Manchester United v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
07 Nov 1914 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
14 Nov 1914 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
21 Nov 1914 Chelsea v Notts County W 4-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1914 Sunderland v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1914 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 League Division One
12 Dec 1914 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
19 Dec 1914 Chelsea v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
25 Dec 1914 Chelsea v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1914 Manchester City v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1915 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
09 Jan 1915 Chelsea v Swindon Town D 1-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Jan 1915 Swindon Town v Chelsea W 2-5 FA Cup 1st round replay
23 Jan 1915 Chelsea v Middlesbrough D 2-2 League Division One
30 Jan 1915 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-0 FA Cup 2nd round
06 Feb 1915 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 3-1 League Division One
13 Feb 1915 Liverpool v Chelsea D 3-3 League Division One
20 Feb 1915 Manchester City v Chelsea W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
27 Feb 1915 Oldham Athletic v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1915 Chelsea v Bradford Park Avenue L 0-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1915 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 1-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
08 Mar 1915 Sheffield United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1915 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
17 Mar 1915 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
20 Mar 1915 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers L 1-3 League Division One
27 Mar 1915 Chelsea v Everton W 2-0 FA Cup Semi-final
02 Apr 1915 Chelsea v Bradford City W 2-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1915 Chelsea v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1915 Burnley v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1915 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
14 Apr 1915 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1915 Sheffield United v Chelsea L 3-0 FA Cup Final
27 Nov 1920 Sheffield United v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1920 Liverpool v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
09 Feb 1921 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
12 Feb 1921 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1921 Chelsea v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1921 Plymouth Argyle v Chelsea W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
05 Mar 1921 Cardiff City v Chelsea L 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
14 Mar 1921 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1921 Bradford City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
29 Mar 1921 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 5-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1921 Chelsea v Bradford City W 3-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1921 Everton v Chelsea L 5-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1921 Middlesbrough v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
02 May 1921 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
07 May 1921 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.