1982–83 Charlton Athletic F.C. season

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Charlton Athletic
1982–83 season
Chairman England Mark Hulyer
Manager England Lennie Lawrence
Stadium The Valley
Second Division 17th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round

During the 1982–83 English football season, Charlton Athletic F.C. competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary[edit]

Charlton stunned the footballing world when they saw off competition from Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur[1] to sign Danish striker Allan Simonsen, the European Footballer of the Year only 5 years earlier, from Spanish giants Barcelona. The club had hopes of regaining promotion to the First Division, but things went horribly wrong for Charlton. Barcelona wanted the money from the transfer of Simonsen up-front, and demanded bank guarantees of £100,000, delaying Simonsen's debut by six weeks. By February, the Addicks were nearly bankrupt and facing relegation. Simonsen left in March after 9 goals in 16 games, and Charlton only survived relegation with a last-day win.

Chairman Mark Hulyer had to reach an agreement with the Inland Revenue in the summer over a £145,000 tax bill, and also faced both a petition for bankruptcy from former chairman Michael Gliksten and a winding-up order from creditors Leeds.[2] Goalkeeper Nicky Johns was voted the club's Player of the Season.

Kit[edit]

German company Adidas remained Charlton's kit manufacturers. No kit sponsor was found for the team's kits during the season.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Nicky Johns
England DF Les Berry
England DF Terry Naylor
Wales DF Mark Aizlewood
No. Position Player
England MF Steve Gritt
England MF Kevin Smith
England FW Derek Hales
England FW Martin Robinson

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Denmark FW Allan Simonsen (released)
No. Position Player

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Results[edit]

Second Division[edit]

November[edit]

References[edit]