Where Are They Now? Jackie Crawford

Jackie Crawford joined Chelsea from Hull City in 1923 for a fee of £3,000.

He was signed as a right winger but was soon asked to switch to the left to make room for Alex Jackson.

He went onto produce some outstanding displays and appeared in an all-star front line which included Hughie Gallacher, Alex Cheyne and Andy Wilson.

An eternal optimist, Crawford was highly influential in the Chelsea dressing room.

It was a surprise that he did not win more than his one cap for England, gained during a defeat against Scotland in 1931.

Coached QPR until 1939 and worked in a factory during the WW2. After the war he worked for Ford’s in Dagenham until the 1960’s.

Jackie died in September 1975, the day after his 79th birthday.

Appearances: 308 Goals: 27 (1923-1934)

Career: Hull City, Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers (1920-1937).

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