Alex Chaplin

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Alex Chaplin
Personal information
Full nameAlexander Balfour Chaplin
Date of birth(1892-02-06)6 February 1892
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Date of death 1986 (aged 9394)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) [1]
Position(s) Full back
Senior career*
1914–1919 Dundee Hibernian 23 (0)
1919–1926 Fulham 259 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexander Balfour Chaplin (6 February 1892 – 1986) [2] was a Scottish professional association footballer who played as a full back.


Football career

Born in Dundee, Chaplin started his career with Dundee Hibernian, signing for the club in May 1914. He played regularly during the 1914-15 season before volunteering for military service. He remained registered with Dundee Hibs throughout the First World War, but never played for the club again and was released in April 1919. [3]

He played for Tottenham Hotspur for four games[ citation needed ] before moving on to Fulham; between 1919 and 1926, he played 259 league matches for Fulham, scoring one goal. [2] He made 276 appearances in all competitions for the club.

Personal life

His brothers were fellow professional players Jack Chaplin and George Chaplin. [4]

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