1923 FA Charity Shield

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]

1923 FA Charity Shield
EventFA Charity Shield
Date8 October 1923
VenueStamford Bridge, Chelsea, London
Attendancec. 11,000[1]

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 detailsEdit

Bradford , H. Chambers 
Attendance: c. 11,000

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