1955 FA Charity Shield

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1955 FA Charity Shield
EventFA Charity Shield
Date14 September 1955
VenueStamford Bridge, London

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
RH 4 England Ken Armstrong
CH 5 England Stan Wicks
LH 6 England Derek Saunders
OR 7 England Eric Parsons
IR 8 England Peter Brabrook
CF 9 England Roy Bentley
IL 10 England Les Stubbs
OL 11 England Frank Blunstone
England Ted Drake
GK 1 England John Thompson
RB 2 England George Lackenby
LB 3 Northern Ireland Alf McMichael
RH 4 Scotland Jimmy Scoular
CH 5 Scotland Frank Brennan
LH 6 Northern Ireland Tommy Casey
OR 7 England Len White
IR 8 Wales Reg Davies
CF 9 England Jackie Milburn
IL 10 England George Hannah
OL 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.