Lenny Glover

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Lenny Glover
Personal information
Full name Leonard Glover
Date of birth (1944-01-31) 31 January 1944 (age 74)
Place of birth Kennington, London, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1968 Charlton Athletic 177 (20)
1968–1976 Leicester City 252 (38)
1976–1978 Kettering Town ??? (??)
1976–1978Tampa Bay Rowdies (loan) 32 (1)
1979 Shepshed Charterhouse ??? (??)
1994 Harlow Town
Teams managed
1977 Tampa Bay Rowdies (caretaker)
1994 Harlow Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Leonard Glover[1] (born 31 January 1944)[2] was a flamboyant[3] left winger who played for Charlton Athletic [4] and Leicester City.[5] Considered one of the greatest players to don a Leicester City shirt and once described as the "best uncapped winger in the world",[6] the acerbic and quick-witted Cockney is often referred to in Frank Worthington’s seminal "One Hump or Two": for example,when locally born defender Alan Woollett’s dog died manager Jimmy Bloomfield tried to get his players to show respectful sympathy towards the defender — a feat Glover was singularly unable to do.[7] Later, he had a spell at Kettering Town,[8] and a spell as joint manager of Harlow Town with Bobby Kellard, and since the 2006 World Cup a hard hitting blog.[9]

Glover was the captain of the Tampa Bay Rowdies during the 1977 NASL season. He served as the Rowdies' caretaker manager for one game in June 1977 after Eddie Firmani abruptly resigned, and before John Boyle was hired on to finish the season.[10]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Len Glover Web site
  2. ^ Career Details
  3. ^ Fan’s Testimony
  4. ^ Transferred from Charlton, November 1967 p210 of Complete Players' Records Hugman,B London, Q.A.P 1988 ISBN 1-85291-585-4
  5. ^ A history of Leicester City Football Club Folliard,R: Hornchurch, Ian Henry, 1980 ISBN 0-86025-700-2
  6. ^ Lenny GLover - Profile
  7. ^ The Frank Worthington Story Cooper,S/Wells,N: Leicester, ACL & Polar, 1994 ISBN 1-899538-00-3
  8. ^ Kettering Town/Tampa Bay Rowdies
  9. ^ View Blog Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Henderson, Jim (June 5, 1977). "For Shaken Rowdies, The Show Must Go On". Tampa Tribune. p. 1D. Retrieved March 21, 2018.