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Dennis Cheney

Full name: Dennis Cheney
Birthdate: 30.06.1924
Birthplace: Coalville
Position: Forward
Joined from: Coalville Town
Signed by: Tom Bromilow
Nationality: England
First game: Fulham, 30.08.1947
Last game: Brentford, 15.09.1948
Games: 2
Goals: 0
Wartime Games: 42 Goals: 22
  • Player profile

    Born in Coalville, Cheney started with Coalville Town before becoming a pro with City in November 1941 and spending seven years at the club. He made just two Football League appearances on record though, with the vast majority of his performances coming in the wartime period. The forward had a superb goals-to-games ratio, netting 22 in 42 wartime games.

    Cheney made his City debut as a 16-year-old and was top-scorer in the 1941-42 campaign before being called-up for active service in Singapore. He featured only twice in peacetime football before being part of City's famous five-man transfer to Watford, going out on-loan to the Hornets and bagging five times in his 18-game period. He didn't sign permanently with Watford but he did make his next move south, to Bournemouth.

    He remained in the Dorset area after his retirement, bringing his football career to an end at Dorchester Town, and was involved in the timber and pottery industries.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1947-48Division Two (old)1---------1-
    1947_721_
    1948-49Division Two (old)1---------1-
    1948_721_
    Total2---------2 -
    _721_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 30.08.1947 Division Two (old) Fulham (H) 0 - 2
    2 15.09.1948 Division Two (old) Brentford (A) 2 - 1
  • Wartime

    LeagueWar CupTotal
    Season Apps GlsApps Gls Apps Gls
    1940-413-1-4-
    1941-422415--2415
    1942-4395--95
    1943-442---2-
    1944-4532--32
    Total41221-4222
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Coalville Town Unknown November 1941
    OUT  Watford On loan January 1948
    OUT  Bournemouth £2,500 October 1948
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