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Vernon Chapman

Full name: Vernon William Chapman
Birthdate: 09.05.1921
Birthplace: Leicester
Position: Outside-right
Joined from: Bath City
Signed by: Tom Bromilow
Nationality: England
First game: Swansea City, 12.04.1947
Last game: Swansea City, 12.04.1947
Games: 1
Goals: 0
Wartime Games: 11 Goals: 6
  • Player profile

    The centre-forward was born in Leicester but didn't actually join the Foxes until 1941, after playing for Aylestone United, Leicester Nomads, Ibstock, Penistone Rovers and Bath City.

    He actually got noticed playing against City's Colts team for Ibstock but was soon away on RAF duty just after putting pen-to-paper on a deal at Filbert Street. He did, however, leave his mark with a superb ten-goal haul in a 17-0 victory with the Colts.

    Wartime saw him make eleven appearances in the blue and white and he impressed with six goals along the way, but got just the one shot at post-war football, in a home game against Swansea Town in 1947 and failing to score.

    Chapman was transfer-listed soon after and he moved on to play for Leyton Orient, Brush Sports and Burton Albion before he became player-manager of Tamworth, where he finished his career.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1946-47Division Two (old)1---------1-
    Total1---------1 -


    1 12.04.1947 Division Two (old) Swansea City (H) 0 - 1
  • Wartime

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    Season Apps GlsApps Gls Apps Gls
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Bath City Unknown March 1941
    OUT  Leyton Orient £550 July 1947
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