Les Strong

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Les Strong
Personal information
Full name Leslie Strong[1]
Date of birth (1953-07-03) 3 July 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Lambeth, England
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1983 Fulham 372 (5)
1982–1983 Brentford (loan) 5 (0)
1983–1984 Crystal Palace 7 (0)
1984–1985 Rochdale 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Les Strong (born 3 July 1953) is a former professional association footballer who played at left back. He spent the majority of his career at Fulham, where he had begun as a youth player, making 427 appearances, including 373 in the league. Strong missed the 1975 FA Cup Final against West Ham United through injury. He had a short spell at Brentford on loan and spent single seasons at Crystal Palace and Rochdale at the end of his career. He retired in 1985.[2]


  1. ^ Purkiss, Mike; Sands, Nigel. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. The Breedon Books Publishing Company. p. 340. ISBN 0907969542. 
  2. ^ "Les Strong". neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 13 February 2011.