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Samuel Downing

Samuel Downing

Clubs played for: Willesden Town, Willesden Green, Park Royal, West Hampstead, QPR, Chelsea, Croydon Common (1903-1914)

Born: 1883

Birthplace: Willesden

Position: Half-back

Biography: A powerful wing half who was a key member of the Chelsea team for four years and was a firm favourite with the Stamford Bridge faithful after signing from QPR. Captained the side on a number of occasions until his career was cut short by the outbreak of World War One. Lived in North London and later coached cricket at a school in Maidenhead.

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