1955 FA Charity Shield

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1955 FA Charity Shield
Event FA Charity Shield
Date 14 September 1955
Venue Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance 12,802

The 1955 FA Charity Shield was the 33rd FA Charity Shield, the annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. It was contested between Chelsea, the reigning First Division champions, and Newcastle United, holders of the FA Cup. Chelsea won 3–0,[1] thanks to second-half goals from Roy Bentley and Frank Blunstone, and an own goal from Alf McMichael.

Match details[edit]

GK 1 Scotland Bill Robertson
RB 2 England Peter Sillett
LB 3 England Stan Willemse
CB 4 England Ken Armstrong
HB 5 England Stan Wicks
HB 6 England Derek Saunders
OF 7 England Eric Parsons
IF 8 England Peter Brabrook
CF 9 England Roy Bentley
IF 10 England Les Stubbs
OF 11 England Frank Blunstone
England Ted Drake
GK 1 England John Thompson
RB 2 England George Lackenby
LB 3 Northern Ireland Alf McMichael
CB 4 Scotland Jimmy Scoular
HB 5 Scotland Frank Brennan
HB 6 Northern Ireland Tommy Casey
OF 7 England Len White
IF 8 Wales Reg Davies
CF 9 England Jackie Milburn
IF 10 England George Hannah
OF 11 Scotland Bill Punton
Scotland Doug Livingstone

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • Title shared if scores level
  • No substitutions

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "England – List of FA Charity/Community Shield Matches". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 15 February 2012.