Len Chalmers

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Len Chalmers
Personal information
Full name Leonard Austin Chalmers
Date of birth (1936-09-04)4 September 1936
Place of birth Geddington, England
Date of death 10 February 2014(2014-02-10) (aged 77)
Place of death Northampton, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1966 Leicester City 171 (4)
1966–1968 Notts County 51 (1)
Total 222 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Leonard Austin Chalmers (4 September 1936 – 10 February 2014) was an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Leicester City and Notts County.

Chalmers played for Corby Town before signing for Leicester City in 1956.[1] Nicknamed 'Chopper' for his fully committed playing style,[2] Chalmers played 80 minutes of the 1961 FA Cup Final despite suffering a broken leg after 20 minutes. Leicester City lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur.

Chalmers died on 10 February 2014 at the age of 77.[2] Leicester City held a minute's applause before their home game with Ipswich Town on 22 February, with Chalmers' family in attendance.


  1. ^ a b Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy Sportsmans Book Club 1965
  2. ^ a b "Leicester City legend Gordon Banks tribute to the 'terrific' star Len Chalmers". Leicester Mercury. 15 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  • Sourced from Len Chalmers at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)