Laurence Abrams

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Laurence Abrams
Personal information
Full name Laurence Robert Abrams
Date of birth (1889-05-14)14 May 1889
Place of birth Banks, Lancashire
Date of death 20 March 1966(1966-03-20) (aged 76)
Place of death Southport, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Southport Central ??
Colne Town ??
1907–1910 Stockport County 67 (9)
1910–1914 Heart of Midlothian 107 (7)
1914–1920 Chelsea 44 (7)
1920 Cardiff City 1 (0)
1921–1922 Southport 46 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Laurence Robert Abrams (14 May 1889 – 20 March 1966) was an English footballer who played both North and South of the border. He was born in Banks, Lancashire, near Southport. In Scotland for Hearts and in England for two clubs Southport and Stockport in his native Lancashire and Chelsea. He played in a Scottish style and was a strong tackler.[1]

Club career[edit]

Abrams transferred to Chelsea from Hearts in 1914 for £1000.[1] He was a member of the Chelsea side that reached the FA Cup in 1915 and he travelled to the final but did not play. After guesting for three of his former clubs during World War I, Southport Central, Stockport County and Heart of Midlothian,[2] he returned to Chelsea following the return of The Football League, remaining at Stamford Bridge until 1920 having made a total of 49 appearances and scoring 7 goals in total.[3] He joined Cardiff City on a free transfer, reuniting with his former Stockport manager Fred Stewart. However, he made just one appearance for the club on 30 August 1920 in a 0–0 draw with Clapton Orient before returning to Southport.[2]




  1. ^ a b Unknown (1915). Cup Final Programme. 
  2. ^ a b Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 10. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  3. ^ Glanvill, Rick (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography – The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years. Headline Book Publishing Ltd. p. 399. ISBN 0-7553-1466-2. 

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