Len de Goey

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Len de Goey
Personal information
Full name Leendert de Goey
Date of birth (1952-02-29) 29 February 1952 (age 65)[1]
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 Telstar
1976–1979 Sparta Rotterdam
1979–1980 Sheffield United 33 (5)
1980–1982 Go Ahead Eagles
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Leendert "Len" de Goey (born 29 February 1952) is a Dutch former footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, De Goey began his playing career with Telstar where he spent one season before moving to Sparta Rotterdam in 1976.[1] After three years with Rotterdam he was signed by English side Sheffield United for £125,000 in August 1979 as they tried to build a side capable of achieving promotion from Division Three.[1] De Goey made his United debut in a League Cup game against Doncaster Rovers a few days after signing, and although showing initial promise, both his and the team's form deteriorated as the season progressed.[1] Deemed surplus to requirements, De Goey returned to Holland in the summer of 1980, with Go Ahead Eagles paying a minimal fee for him, where he played for a further two seasons before retiring.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7.