Laurence Abrams

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Laurence Abrams
0Full Name Laurence Robert Abrams
0Date of Birth 14 May 1889
0Place of Birth Southport
0Position Left half back
0Chelsea career 1914-1920
0Debut 5 September 1914
0Games (goals) 49 (7)
0Other clubs Southport Central
Stockport County
Heart of Midlothian
Cardiff City

Laurence Robert Abrams (14 May 1889 – 20 Mar 1966) was a left half back who played for Chelsea either side of the First World War. Born in Southport, he played for Stockport County and in Scotland for Hearts prior to moving south to Chelsea, and would finish his career at hometown club Southport. He played in a Scottish style and was a strong tackler.

Abrams transferred to Chelsea from Hearts in 1914 for £1000. He was a member of the Chelsea side that reached the FA Cup Final in 1915 and he travelled to the final but did not play. After guesting for three of his former clubs during the First World War – Southport Central, Stockport County and Heart of Midlothian – 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 1920 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.


Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1914-15 31 5 5 0 36 5
1919-20 13 2 0 0 13 2
Total 44 7 5 0 49 7


# Season Date Year Competition Opponent Result Venue
11914-1503 October1914First DivisionAston Villa1-2Villa Park
21914-1524 October1914First DivisionOldham Athletic2-2Stamford Bridge
31914-1524 October1914First DivisionOldham Athletic2-2Stamford Bridge
41914-1521 November1914First DivisionNotts County4-1Stamford Bridge
51914-1528 November1914First DivisionSunderland1-2Roker Park
61919-2004 October1919First DivisionBurnley3-2Turf Moor
71919-2004 October1919First DivisionBurnley3-2Turf Moor
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