Tosh Chamberlain

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Tosh Chamberlain
Personal information
Full name Trevor Chamberlain
Date of birth (1934-07-11) 11 July 1934 (age 83)
Place of birth London, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1965 Fulham 187 (59)
1965–1966 Dover Athletic
1966 Gravesend & Northfleet
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Trevor "Tosh" Chamberlain (born 11 July 1934) is an English former professional footballer. Chamberlain began his career as a youth player with Middlesex and London and gained youth international honours for his country. He joined Fulham in 1952, where he made 204 first team appearances, scoring 64 goals before leaving for Dover Athletic in 1965. He finished his professional career at Gravesend and Northfleet. Trevor was a maverick of a player on the left wing and much loved by Fulham supporters - because he wasn't 'perfect'. He signed with Fulham in 1952 and encouraged his schoolboy friend Johnny Haynes to join him there. Two years later after his National Service, in Chamberlain's first team game in 1954, with his first kick in the very first minute, he scored a goal against Lincoln City. Next season, he even postponed his wedding day in order to play against Newcastle United in pouring rain in the 4th round of the F.A. Cup. Tosh scored a hat trick (and possibly a fourth, which was controversially given offside). And in the best tradition of Fulham's greatest games they eventually lost, 4-5. He made a great partnership on the field with his long term friend Johnny Haynes. Tosh was renowned for his thunderous kick, a toe-punt once caught by Gordon Banks forced him over the goalline, causing an own goal. Another time, a back pass to his goalie, Tony Macedo resulted in broken ribs. He famously stopped in mid game once in order to ask for a quick puff from a supporter's cigarette, before continuing play. He was probably the most beloved of all the Fulham characters (along with Johnny Haynes and Jimmy Hill) and his exploits thrilled the fans as much as they often exasperated Haynes, who was always a perfectionist. His last game was in a FA Cup 3rd round replay at Millwall on 11 January 1965. A much loved character who, retiring from football, worked for Richmond Park authorities in the 1980s and '90s. He is frequently seen at Craven Cottage and continues to support Fulham FC. As Max Miller would have said, "there'll never be another!"

Tosh in recent years

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Career[edit]

After spending his youth career in London and Middlesex, Chamberlain signed for Fulham in 1954 and made his debut in November that year.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1954–55 Fulham Second Division 6 1 - - - 6 1
1955–56 21 11 1 3 - - 22 14
1956–57 39 15 2 - - - 41 15
1957–58 27 13 6 1 - - 33 14
1958–59 24 7 - - - 24 7
1959–60 First Division 27 6 2 1 - - 29 7
1960–61 11 1 1 - 1 - - 13 1
1961–62 14 2 - 2 - - 16 2
1962–63 3 - 1 - 6 1 - 4 0
1963–64 7 2 - - - 7 2
1964–65 8 1 1 - - - 9 1
Career total 187 59 13 5 4 0 0 0 204 64

Tosh worked as a sports instructor at Elliott School in Putney, London SW15, UK

References[edit]

Tosh was born in King Cross, London., and as a youth joined the local boys club The MARY WARD Settlement; in Bloomsbury; where he played in the London Federation of Boys Club Leagues. He was also a schoolboy international before signing for FULHAM.

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