George Chapman (footballer, born 1886)

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George Chapman
Personal information
Full name George R. Chapman
Date of birth (1886-10-23)23 October 1886
Place of birth Broxburn, Scotland
Date of death Unknown
Playing position Centre forward
Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Raith Rovers ? (?)
Heart of Midlothian ? (?)
1908–1910 Blackburn Rovers 67 (5)
1910–1911 Rangers ? (?)
1911–1915 Blackburn Rovers 71 (29)
Accrington Stanley ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

George R. Chapman (born 23 October 1886, deceased) was a Scottish professional footballer. He initially played as a centre half during his early career before becoming a centre forward. Born in Broxburn, he started his career with Raith Rovers and later assisted Heart of Midlothian. In 1908, Chapman moved to England to play for Blackburn Rovers in the Football League First Division and made 67 league appearances during two seasons with the club. He returned to Scotland in 1910 when he was signed by Rangers and spent one season with the Glasgow club. Chapman rejoined Blackburn in 1911 and remained with the Ewood Park club for the next four seasons, scoring 29 goals in 71 league matches. His time at Blackburn was curtailed by the outbreak of the First World War, which brought a halt to English competitive football in 1915. When competitive football recommenced, Chapman signed with Lancashire Combination side Accrington Stanley.[1]

During the 1915–16 season, Chapman appeared as a guest player in three wartime matches for Burnley, in which he scored three goals.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. p. 52. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. p. 489. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2.