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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
    Season 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

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

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Corby Town Unknown January 1956
    OUT  Notts County Unknown June 1966
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