1923 FA Charity Shield

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1923 FA Charity Shield
Event FA Charity Shield
Date 8 October 1923
Venue Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London
Attendance c. 11,000[1]

The 1923 FA Charity Shield was the tenth staging of the FA Charity Shield, an annual association football match arranged to raise funds for charitable causes supported by the Football Association (the FA), the governing body of football in England. Following a series of matches between club teams, the format of the competition changed in 1923 to a game between select teams of amateur and professional players.[2] The competition used this format for the next four seasons. The match also saw the competition move from a dates in May, as had previously been used, to October. £730 was raised for charities. [2]

The match was played on 8 October 1923 at Stamford Bridge, London, and ended as a 2-0 win for the Professionals.[2] While the first half saw both teams competing, the superior fitness of the Professionals paid off in the second half. Both goals came after half-time, scored by Bradford and Chambers.[2][1][3]

Match details[edit]

BradfordGoal, H. ChambersGoal
Attendance: c. 11,000

1 England Ted Taylor, Huddersfield Town
2 England Warney Cresswell, Sunderland
3 England Sam Wadsworth, Huddersfield Town
4 England Sid Bishop, West Ham United
5 England George Wilson, The Wednesday
6 England Tommy Meehan, Chelsea
7 England Frank Osborne, Fulham
8 England David Jack, Bolton Wanderers
9 England Joe Bradford, Birmingham City
10 England Harry Chambers, Liverpool
11 England Fred Tunstall, Sheffield United
1 England Bert Coleman, Dulwich Hamlet
2 England Sgt F. Twice, The Army
3 England Alfred Bower, Corinthians
4 England Basil Patchitt, Corinthians
5 England George Armitage, Wimbledon
6 England Fred Ewer, Casuals
7 England Lt Kenneth Hegan, The Army
8 England Stan Earle, Clapton
9 England Drummer Frank Macey, The Army
10 England Graham Doggart, Bishop Auckland
11 England Leonard Barry, Notts County


  1. ^ a b B.Bennison (9 October 1923). "Amateurs v Professionals: Some Impressions". Daily Telegraph. London. p. 8.
  2. ^ a b c d "F. A. Charity Shield Match". Daily Mail. London. 9 October 1923. p. 11.
  3. ^ "1923/24 Charity Shield". The Football Site. Retrieved 5 February 2016.