Stewart Chalmers

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Stewart Chalmers
Personal information
Full name William Stewart Chalmers[1]
Date of birth (1907-03-05)5 March 1907
Place of birth Cathcart, Scotland
Date of death 13 November 1989(1989-11-13) (aged 82)[2]
Place of death Saltcoats, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Inside right
Youth career
Mount Florida
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924–1929 Queen's Park 85 (21)
1929–1932 Heart of Midlothian 55 (13)
1932–1934 Manchester United 34 (1)
1934–1938 Dunfermline Athletic
National team
1929 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Stewart Chalmers (5 March 1907 – 13 November 1989) was a Scottish amateur football inside right who played for Queens Park, Heart of Midlothian, Manchester United, Dunfermline Athletic and the Scottish national team.[1]


Chalmers was born and grew up in the southern Glasgow suburb of Mount Florida, in the vicinity of Hampden Park.[3] He joined local side Queen's Park and played five seasons with them while he completed his studies.[2] He turned professional in 1929, when he joined Edinburgh side Heart of Midlothian.[4] He moved to Manchester United in September 1932 and then returned to Scotland with Dunfermline Athletic in 1934, where he finished his playing career.[5]

Chalmers played once for the Scotland national football team, against Ireland at Windsor Park in front of 30,000 people.[6] The game ended 7–3 to Scotland.[7] He was one of the last players to be capped by the full national side while still an amateur.

Chalmers was a trained chartered accountant and continued in this profession after his playing retirement.[3]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 55. ISBN 190589161X. 
  2. ^ a b " – A Historical Queen's Park FC Website". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  3. ^ a b Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who's Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4. 
  4. ^ "W Stewart Chalmers – Hearts Career – from 10 Aug 1929 to 18 Apr 1932". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  5. ^ "William Chalmers – Manchester United Player Profile & Stats". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  6. ^ "William Chalmers – Scotland Football Record from 23 Feb 1929 to 23 Feb 1929 clubs – Queens Park". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  7. ^ "7–3". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 

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