Walter Bettridge

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Walter Bettridge
Personal information
Full name Walter Bettridge
Date of birth October 1886
Place of birth Oakthorpe, Leicestershire, England
Date of death 23 December 1931
Place of death Measham, Unknown
Height 5' 8"
Playing position Right Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
????–1910 Burton United
1909–22 Chelsea 223 (0)
1922–1923 Gillingham 19 (0)
1923–???? Peterborough & Fletton United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Walter Bettridge (October 1886 – 23 December 1931) was an English footballer who made over 200 appearances for Chelsea. He was a "lightweight" right back who was "fearless in stopping forwards."[1]

Club career[edit]

Bettridge had played for Burton United but in 1909 he joined Chelsea.[1] He was a member of the Chelsea side that reached the FA Cup final in 1915. He played in a total of 254 games for Chelsea (including FA Cup appearances).[2] In 1922, aged 36, he joined Gillingham of the Third Division South, where he spent one season, before moving on to Peterborough & Fletton United. He died in December 1931, aged 45.[3]




  1. ^ a b Unknown (1915). Cup Final Programme. 
  2. ^ Glanvill, Rick (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years. Headline Book Publishing Ltd. p. 400. ISBN 0-7553-1466-2. 
  3. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 20. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X.