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Len Chalmers

Full name: Leonard Austin Chalmers
Birthdate: 04.09.1936
Birthplace: Corby
Position: Full-back
Joined from: Corby Town
Signed by: David Halliday
Nationality: England
First game: Birmingham City, 26.04.1958
Last game: Blackpool, 06.09.1965
Games: 204
Goals: 4
Unofficial Games: 2 Unofficial Goals: 0
Player Profile

A tough-tackling full-back, Chalmers carried the nickname 'Chopper' long before Chelsea's Ron Harris. He gave almost a decade of his playing career to City during the 50s and 60s, making 200 appearances in all competitions.

Chalmers was signed in January 1956 when he was on National Service as a military policeman. He'd played for Corby Town before arriving at Leicester and his debut in the blue shirt couldn't have been more nerve-wracking. City needed a point at Birmingham City to avoid relegation on the final day of the 1957-58 season and took two to make it a memorable and happy first game for the club.

His tough-tackling sometimes went too far - he was the first-ever City player to be sent off in a League Cup tie at Charlton in 1962. Off-the-pitch, he was involved in the PFA and the negotiations to abolish the maximum wage in 1961. Chalmers went on to play over 50 games for Notts County and then on to Dunstable Town before having a brief coaching stint in New South Wales, Australia. He retired to become a bricklayer in Northampton.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1957-58Division One (old)1---------1-
1957_617_
1958-59Division One (old)11---------11-
1958_617_
1959-60Division One (old)3924-------432
1959_617_
1960-61Division One (old)28-10-------38-
1960_617_
1961-62Division One (old)4212-1-4---491
1961_617_
1962-63Division One (old)23---2-----25-
1962_617_
1963-64Division One (old)1611-3-----201
1963_617_
1964-65Division One (old)7-3-3-----13-
1964_617_
1965-66Division One (old)4---------4-
1965_617_
Total171420-9-4---204 4
_617_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 26.04.1958 1 - 0 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
2 01.11.1958 0 - 3 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
3 21.03.1959 1 - 2 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
4 27.03.1959 3 - 3 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
5 28.03.1959 3 - 1 Portsmouth (H) Division One (old)
6 30.03.1959 0 - 0 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
7 04.04.1959 2 - 1 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old)
8 11.04.1959 1 - 1 West Ham United (H) Division One (old)
9 18.04.1959 4 - 1 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
10 22.04.1959 0 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
11 25.04.1959 2 - 1 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
12 29.04.1959 1 - 3 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
13 22.08.1959 0 - 3 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
14 26.08.1959 3 - 2 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
15 29.08.1959 3 - 1 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
16 02.09.1959 1 - 1 Leeds United (A) Division One (old)
17 05.09.1959 0 - 5 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
18 09.09.1959 1 - 1 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
19 12.09.1959 0 - 2 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
20 14.09.1959 3 - 3 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
21 19.09.1959 4 - 3 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
22 26.09.1959 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
23 03.10.1959 1 - 4 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
24 10.10.1959 2 - 3 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
25 17.10.1959 2 - 3 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
26 24.10.1959 2 - 2 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
27 31.10.1959 1 - 6 Everton (A) Division One (old)
28 07.11.1959 2 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division One (old)
29 14.11.1959 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
30 21.11.1959 0 - 1 Fulham (H) Division One (old)
31 28.11.1959 1 - 3 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
32 05.12.1959 3 - 3 Luton Town (H) Division One (old)
33 12.12.1959 3 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
34 19.12.1959 2 - 1 West Ham United (H) Division One (old)
35 26.12.1959 2 - 2 Preston North End (H) Division One (old) 1
36 28.12.1959 1 - 1 Preston North End (A) Division One (old)
37 02.01.1960 2 - 2 Chelsea (A) Division One (old)
38 09.01.1960 2 - 1 Wrexham (A) FA Cup 3
39 16.01.1960 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
40 23.01.1960 2 - 0 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
41 30.01.1960 2 - 1 Fulham (H) FA Cup 4
42 06.02.1960 1 - 3 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
43 20.02.1960 2 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (H) FA Cup 5
44 24.02.1960 3 - 1 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
45 27.02.1960 0 - 2 Luton Town (A) Division One (old)
46 05.03.1960 5 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
47 12.03.1960 1 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) FA Cup 6
48 15.03.1960 1 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
49 19.03.1960 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
50 02.04.1960 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
51 06.04.1960 2 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
52 09.04.1960 1 - 1 Fulham (A) Division One (old)
53 15.04.1960 0 - 1 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
54 16.04.1960 3 - 3 Everton (H) Division One (old) 1
55 30.04.1960 1 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
56 20.08.1960 1 - 1 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
57 24.08.1960 3 - 1 Chelsea (A) Division One (old)
58 27.08.1960 1 - 3 Everton (A) Division One (old)
59 31.08.1960 1 - 3 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
60 03.09.1960 2 - 4 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
61 07.09.1960 2 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
62 04.11.1960 5 - 2 Preston North End (H) Division One (old)
63 19.11.1960 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division One (old)
64 26.11.1960 2 - 0 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
65 03.12.1960 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
66 10.12.1960 2 - 3 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
67 17.12.1960 1 - 5 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
68 24.12.1960 0 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
69 26.12.1960 2 - 0 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
70 31.12.1960 4 - 1 Everton (H) Division One (old)
71 07.01.1961 3 - 1 Oxford United (H) FA Cup 3
72 14.01.1961 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division One (old)
73 21.01.1961 6 - 0 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
74 31.01.1961 5 - 1 Bristol City (H) FA Cup 4
75 04.02.1961 3 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
76 11.02.1961 5 - 3 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
77 18.02.1961 1 - 1 Birmingham City (A) FA Cup 5
78 22.02.1961 2 - 1 Birmingham City (H) FA Cup 5 rep
79 25.02.1961 3 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
80 04.03.1961 0 - 0 Barnsley (H) FA Cup 6
81 08.03.1961 2 - 1 Barnsley (A) FA Cup 6 rep
82 11.03.1961 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
83 18.03.1961 0 - 0 Sheffield United (N) FA Cup sf
84 23.03.1961 0 - 0 Sheffield United (N) FA Cup sf rep
85 27.03.1961 2 - 0 Sheffield United (N) FA Cup sf rep 2
86 08.04.1961 2 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
87 10.04.1961 3 - 0 Cardiff City (H) Division One (old)
88 15.04.1961 1 - 2 Fulham (H) Division One (old)
89 19.04.1961 3 - 1 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
90 22.04.1961 2 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
91 26.04.1961 1 - 2 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
92 29.04.1961 3 - 2 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
93 06.05.1961 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (N) FA Cup f
94 19.08.1961 1 - 3 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
95 23.08.1961 0 - 1 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
96 26.08.1961 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
97 29.08.1961 4 - 4 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
98 02.09.1961 5 - 1 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
99 05.09.1961 0 - 2 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
100 09.09.1961 2 - 0 Everton (H) Division One (old)
101 13.09.1961 4 - 1 Glenavon (A) UEFA Cup Winners Cup 1 leg 1
102 16.09.1961 1 - 2 Fulham (A) Division One (old)
103 20.09.1961 2 - 6 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
104 23.09.1961 1 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division One (old)
105 27.09.1961 3 - 1 Glenavon (H) UEFA Cup Winners Cup 1 leg 2
106 30.09.1961 1 - 4 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
107 07.10.1961 4 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old) 1
108 09.10.1961 1 - 2 York City (A) League Cup 2
109 14.10.1961 3 - 1 Chelsea (A) Division One (old)
110 21.10.1961 0 - 2 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
111 25.10.1961 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid (H) UEFA Cup Winners Cup 2 leg 1
112 28.10.1961 1 - 2 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division One (old)
113 04.11.1961 3 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
114 11.11.1961 2 - 2 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
115 15.11.1961 0 - 2 Atletico Madrid (A) UEFA Cup Winners Cup 2 leg 2
116 18.11.1961 3 - 0 Cardiff City (H) Division One (old)
117 25.11.1961 2 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
118 02.12.1961 0 - 2 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
119 09.12.1961 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
120 16.12.1961 2 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
121 23.12.1961 0 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
122 26.12.1961 0 - 1 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old)
123 10.01.1962 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) FA Cup 3
124 13.01.1962 1 - 2 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
125 15.01.1962 2 - 5 Stoke City (A) FA Cup 3 rep
126 20.01.1962 2 - 3 Everton (A) Division One (old)
127 03.02.1962 4 - 1 Fulham (H) Division One (old)
128 10.02.1962 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
129 17.02.1962 2 - 2 West Ham United (H) Division One (old)
130 24.02.1962 1 - 3 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old)
131 10.03.1962 1 - 2 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
132 17.03.1962 2 - 0 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
133 24.03.1962 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
134 28.03.1962 0 - 2 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
135 04.04.1962 4 - 3 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
136 07.04.1962 4 - 0 Cardiff City (A) Division One (old)
137 11.04.1962 2 - 0 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
138 21.04.1962 3 - 8 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old)
139 23.04.1962 0 - 1 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
140 24.04.1962 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
141 28.04.1962 2 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
142 30.04.1962 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
143 18.08.1962 1 - 2 Fulham (A) Division One (old)
144 22.08.1962 3 - 3 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division One (old)
145 25.08.1962 2 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
146 29.08.1962 3 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
147 01.09.1962 4 - 1 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
148 04.09.1962 1 - 1 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
149 08.09.1962 2 - 3 Everton (A) Division One (old)
150 15.09.1962 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
151 19.09.1962 3 - 3 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
152 22.09.1962 1 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
153 26.09.1962 4 - 4 Charlton Athletic (H) League Cup 2
154 29.09.1962 3 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
155 02.10.1962 1 - 2 Charlton Athletic (A) League Cup 2 rep
156 06.10.1962 1 - 0 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old)
157 13.10.1962 3 - 0 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
158 20.10.1962 0 - 2 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division One (old)
159 03.11.1962 0 - 4 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
160 10.11.1962 2 - 0 West Ham United (H) Division One (old)
161 17.11.1962 1 - 1 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
162 24.11.1962 0 - 0 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
163 01.12.1962 3 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
164 08.12.1962 3 - 3 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
165 15.12.1962 2 - 3 Fulham (H) Division One (old)
166 03.04.1963 2 - 0 Leyton Orient (A) Division One (old)
167 08.04.1963 1 - 1 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
168 02.10.1963 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
169 05.10.1963 0 - 0 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
170 08.10.1963 0 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
171 14.10.1963 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
172 16.10.1963 2 - 1 Tranmere Rovers (A) League Cup 3
173 19.10.1963 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
174 26.10.1963 4 - 3 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
175 02.11.1963 1 - 0 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
176 09.11.1963 0 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old)
177 16.11.1963 2 - 2 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
178 23.11.1963 2 - 4 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
179 27.11.1963 3 - 1 Gillingham (H) League Cup 4
180 30.11.1963 3 - 3 Blackpool (A) Division One (old) 1
181 07.12.1963 0 - 0 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
182 14.12.1963 0 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
183 18.12.1963 1 - 1 Norwich City (A) League Cup 5
184 26.12.1963 2 - 0 Everton (H) Division One (old)
185 28.12.1963 3 - 0 Everton (A) Division One (old)
186 04.01.1964 2 - 3 Leyton Orient (H) FA Cup 3
187 11.01.1964 2 - 1 Stoke City (H) Division One (old)
188 02.09.1964 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
189 23.09.1964 0 - 0 Peterborough United (H) League Cup 2
190 28.12.1964 0 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
191 09.01.1965 2 - 2 Blackburn Rovers (H) FA Cup 3
192 14.01.1965 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers (A) FA Cup 3 rep
193 16.01.1965 2 - 2 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
194 20.01.1965 3 - 2 Plymouth Argyle (H) League Cup sf leg 1
195 23.01.1965 3 - 4 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
196 30.01.1965 5 - 0 Plymouth Argyle (H) FA Cup 4
197 06.02.1965 2 - 3 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
198 27.02.1965 1 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
199 15.03.1965 2 - 3 Chelsea (A) League Cup f leg 1
200 20.03.1965 0 - 2 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
201 25.08.1965 2 - 4 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
202 28.08.1965 2 - 2 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old)
203 04.09.1965 4 - 1 Sunderland (H) Division One (old)
204 06.09.1965 0 - 4 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Corby Town Unknown January 1956
OUT  Notts County Unknown June 1966
Player 164 of 1145 ordered a-z

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