Len Chalmers

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Len Chalmers
Personal information
Full name Leonard Austin Chalmers[1]
Date of birth (1936-09-04)4 September 1936[1]
Place of birth Geddington,[1] England
Date of death 10 February 2014(2014-02-10) (aged 77)
Place of death Northampton,[1] England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position(s) Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
195?–1956 Corby Town
1956–1966 Leicester City 171 (4)
1966–1968 Notts County 51 (1)
1968–19?? Dunstable Town
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 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, Chalmers played 80 minutes of the 1961 FA Cup Final hobbling on the wing after suffering a badly gashed shin which rendered him no more than nuisance value as no substitutions were then allowed. Leicester City lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur.[3] After leaving Notts County, he played non-league football for Dunstable Town.[4]

Chalmers died on 10 February 2014 at the age of 77.[1] 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 c d e f "Len Chalmers". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  2. ^ Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy Sportsmans Book Club 1965
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Player search". The English National Football Archive. Retrieved 18 May 2019.