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Jackie Chalmers

Jackie Chalmers
Personal information
Full name John Chalmers[1]
Date of birth 16 October 1886[1]
Place of birth Beith, Scotland[1]
Date of death Unknown
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Rutherglen Glencairn
1905–1907 Stoke 40 (19)
Bristol Rovers
1910–1911 Woolwich Arsenal 48 (21)
Greenock Morton
Total 88 (40)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

John "Jackie" Chalmers (1885 – unknown) was a Scottish footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke and Woolwich Arsenal.[1]


Chalmers was born in Beith and started his career with Rutherglen Glencairn before turning professional with Rangers.[1] He moved to Stoke City in January 1906 and made an instant impact scoring five goals in five games.[1] He was the club's top scorer in the 1906–07 season, though they were relegated from the First Division.[1] In all he scored 19 goals in 40 appearances but was released in the summer of 1907. He had a spell at Southern League Bristol Rovers, before moving back north of the border to join Clyde in November 1908. In 1909–10 Chalmers was in Clyde's side that reached the Scottish Cup final, which they eventually lost to Dundee in the second replay.

In October 1910 Chalmers was tempted south of the border again, signing for Woolwich Arsenal. Arsenal had been ailing in the First Division; they had only scored twice in their first six matches of the 1910–11 season and were languishing in seventeenth place. Chalmers made his debut against Bradford City on October 8, 1910 and soon had an immediate impact on Arsenal's season, scoring fifteen league goals (and one in the FA Cup, making him the club's top scorer with sixteen), as Arsenal finished a comfortable tenth.

Chalmers was a first-team starter the next season, but lost his place to Alf Common, who had been moved from inside-forward to centre-forward. Chalmers was unhappy playing for Arsenal's reserves and was transferred to Morton in March 1912.

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1905–06 5 5 0 0 5 5
1906–07 26 11 3 0 29 11
1907–08 9 3 0 0 9 3
Total 40 19 3 0 43 19
Woolwich Arsenal 1910–11 29 15 2 1 31 16
1911–12 19 6 1 0 20 6
Total 48 21 3 1 51 22
Career Total 88 40 6 1 94 41


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press.  
  • Harris, Jeff & Hogg, Tony (ed.) (1995). Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports.  
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