George Chaplin

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George Chaplin
Personal information
Full name George Duncan Chaplin
Date of birth (1888-09-26)26 September 1888
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Date of death 14 May 1963(1963-05-14) (aged 74)
Playing position Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1919 Bradford City 88 (0)
1919–1923 Coventry City 106 (0)
Total 194 (0)
National team
1908 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Duncan Chaplin (26 September 1888 – 14 May 1963)[1][2] was a Scottish footballer who played as a full-back. He played professionally for various clubs in Scotland and England, and also made one senior international appearance for Scotland.


Born in Dundee, Chaplin played for Dundee, Bradford City and Coventry City.[2][3] For Bradford City, he made 88 appearances in the Football League; he also made nine FA Cup appearances.[4] He missed two seasons through tuberculosis, but made a full recovery to spend a decade with Bradford.[1]

His single international appearance came for Scotland against Wales on 7 March 1908, when Chaplin was only 19 years old.[1][5] His performance was criticised in a match report which claimed: "Chaplin fell short of requirements at left back."[6]

Personal life[edit]

His brothers were fellow professional players Jack Chaplin and Alex Chaplin.[7]


  • Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903–1988. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 0-907969-38-0. 


  1. ^ a b c "George Chaplin". Player profile. Scottish FA. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ Frost, p. 393
  4. ^ Frost, p. 380
  5. ^ "Profile". London Hearts. 
  6. ^ "Narrow Victory for the Northerners". Scotland v. Wales. London Hearts. 7 Mar 1908. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Scotland - Wales 2:1". IFFHS.