Alex Chaplin

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Alex Chaplin
Personal information
Full name Alexander Balfour Chaplin
Date of birth (1892-02-06)6 February 1892
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Date of death 1986 (aged 93–94)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914–1919 Dundee Hibernian 23 (0)
1919–1926 Fulham 259 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alexander Balfour Chaplin (6 February 1892 – 1986)[1] was a Scottish professional association footballer who played as a full back.

Football career[edit]

Born in Dundee, Chaplin started his career with Dundee Hibernian, signing for the club in May 1914. He played regularly during the 1914-15 season before volunteering for military service. He remained registered with Dundee Hibs throughout the First World War, but never played for the club again and was released in April 1919.[2]

He played for Tottenham Hotspur for four games[citation needed] before moving on to Fulham; between 1919 and 1926, he played 259 league matches for Fulham, scoring one goal.[1] He made 276 appearances in all competitions for the club.

Personal life[edit]

His brothers were fellow professional players Jack Chaplin and George Chaplin.[3]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Gracie, Steve (2008). A Passion for Survival. Dundee: Arabest Publishing. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-9558341-0-3. 
  3. ^ "Scotland - Wales 2:1". IFFHS.