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Reginald Frederick “Reg” Williams

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Reginald Frederick “Reg” Williams

Birth
Watford Borough, Hertfordshire, England
Death
6 Oct 2011 (aged 89)
Rickmansworth, Three Rivers District, Hertfordshire, England
Burial
Leavesden, Three Rivers District, Hertfordshire, England Add to Map
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Reginald "Reg" Williams was a wing half who played for Chelsea for 6 years following the Second World War, having joined from Watford as an amateur.

Reg grew up in Watford, close to the Hertfordshire side's Vicarage Road stadium, and played for the Hornets during the War, appearing in 133 matches and scoring nine goals. Despite interest from Arsenal, he chose to move to Chelsea after the War, turning professional in October 1945 after five months as an amateur.

Having played in the famous friendly against Dynamo Moscow in November 1945, he made his competitive debut in Chelsea's first competitive match since 1939; an FA Cup tie against Leicester City in January 1946. Reg went on to make 74 appearances for the Blues, scoring 17 goals. Having struggled with injuries throughout his career. He retired in November 1951, at the age of 29.

Following retirement from football, Reg worked as a printer, and later ran pubs with his wife, Joan. In February 2011 he was recognised as Chelsea's oldest living former player, and was presented with Watford and Chelsea souvenirs – including pictures signed by Frank Lampard and John Terry – during a visit from Reverend Martin Swan, the Chelsea club chaplain.
Reginald "Reg" Williams was a wing half who played for Chelsea for 6 years following the Second World War, having joined from Watford as an amateur.

Reg grew up in Watford, close to the Hertfordshire side's Vicarage Road stadium, and played for the Hornets during the War, appearing in 133 matches and scoring nine goals. Despite interest from Arsenal, he chose to move to Chelsea after the War, turning professional in October 1945 after five months as an amateur.

Having played in the famous friendly against Dynamo Moscow in November 1945, he made his competitive debut in Chelsea's first competitive match since 1939; an FA Cup tie against Leicester City in January 1946. Reg went on to make 74 appearances for the Blues, scoring 17 goals. Having struggled with injuries throughout his career. He retired in November 1951, at the age of 29.

Following retirement from football, Reg worked as a printer, and later ran pubs with his wife, Joan. In February 2011 he was recognised as Chelsea's oldest living former player, and was presented with Watford and Chelsea souvenirs – including pictures signed by Frank Lampard and John Terry – during a visit from Reverend Martin Swan, the Chelsea club chaplain.

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