Lenny Glover

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]

Lenny Glover
Personal information
Full name Leonard Glover
Date of birth 31 January 1944 (age 75)
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

External links


  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.
1969 FA Cup Final

The 1969 FA Cup Final was the final match of the 1968–69 staging of English football's primary cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, better known as the FA Cup. The match was contested between Leicester City and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 26 April 1969. This was the first FA Cup final since 1951 to take place in the month of April. Three-time winners Manchester City were appearing in their seventh final, whereas Leicester City were seeking to win the competition for the first time, having lost three previous finals.

Each team won six ties to reach the final, and overcame one of the 1968 finalists (West Bromwich Albion and Everton) at the semi-final stage. As Manchester City were reigning league champions and Leicester City were battling to avoid relegation, the Manchester club were strong favourites. The match finished 1–0 to Manchester City. The goal came in the 24th minute, scored by Neil Young. The victory was Manchester City's fourth FA Cup win.

History of Leicester City F.C.

This is the history of Leicester City Football Club, based in Leicester, England, the United Kingdom. Having been founded over 100 years ago, for the first time, in the 2015–16 season, Leicester City won the Premier League, with Claudio Ranieri being the manager. Also, in the same season, the team qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

Leicester City F.C.

Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leicester in the East Midlands. The club competes in the Premier League, England's top division of football, and plays its home games at the King Power Stadium.The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C., playing on a field near Fosse Road. They moved to Filbert Street in 1891, were elected to the Football League in 1894 and adopted the name Leicester City in 1919. They moved to the nearby Walkers Stadium in 2002, which was renamed the King Power Stadium in 2011.

Leicester won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first top-level football championship. They are one of only six clubs to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992. A number of newspapers described Leicester's title win as the greatest sporting shock ever, considering at the start of the season they were favourites to face relegation. Multiple bookmakers had never paid out at such long odds for any sport. As a result, the team was dubbed "The Unbelievables", a spin-off harking back to Arsenal's undefeated team "The Invincibles". The club's previous highest ever finish was second place in the top flight, in 1928–29, then known as Division One. Throughout Leicester's history, they have spent all but one season in the top two leagues of English football. They hold a joint-highest seven second-tier titles (six Second Division and one Championship).

The club have been FA Cup finalists four times, in 1948–49, 1960–61, 1962–63 and 1968–69. This is a tournament record for the most defeats in the final without having won the competition. Leicester have several promotions to their name, two play-off final wins, and one League One title. In 1971, they won the FA Community Shield, and in 2016, they were runners-up. The club have won the League Cup three times in 1964, 1997 and 2000, as well as being runners-up in 1965 and 1999. Leicester City have also competed in European football, featuring in the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup, 1997–98 UEFA Cup, 2000–01 UEFA Cup, and most recently the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, reaching the quarter-finals of the competition in that year.

List of Leicester City F.C. players

This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Leicester City, although it includes players who were with the club when it was called Leicester Fosse. The aim is for this list to include all players that have played 100 or more senior matches and/or scored 50 or more senior goals for the club. Other players who have played an important role for the club can also be included, but the reason for their notability should be included in the 'Notes' column.

For a list of all Leicester City players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Leicester City F.C. players, and for the current squad see the main Leicester City F.C. article.

Matt Gillies

Matthew Muirhead Gillies (12 August 1921 – 24 December 1998) was a Scottish football player and manager who played for, captained, coached and managed Leicester City for a total of 15 years between 1952–1955 and 1956–1968. He is the club's longest serving manager, lasting a decade in the manager's seat between November 1958 and November 1968. He took charge of Leicester for a club record 508 matches, after making 111 appearances for the club as a player.

He was manager of the Leicester side nicknamed the 'Ice Kings', which chased the double in 1962–63.

Shepshed Dynamo F.C.

Shepshed Dynamo Football Club is an English football club based in the small town of Shepshed in the north west of Leicestershire, England. Founded as Shepshed Albion towards the end of the 19th century, the team played for the majority of their early history in the Leicestershire Senior League before a series of league wins and promotions the late 1970s and early 1980s, when they were known as Shepshed Charterhouse, took them within two promotions of The Football League. The club encountered financial difficulties in 1994 and reformed under the new name in recognition of the help provided by local side Loughborough Dynamo. They currently play in the United Counties League Premier Division at the ninth tier of the English football league system.

Tampa Bay Rowdies (1975–93)

The Tampa Bay Rowdies were an American professional soccer team based in Tampa, Florida, that competed in the original North American Soccer League (NASL) from 1975 to 1984. They enjoyed broad popular support in the Tampa Bay area until the NASL folded in 1984, after which the team played in various minor indoor and outdoor leagues before finally folding on January 31, 1994. The Rowdies played nearly all of their outdoor home games at Tampa Stadium and nearly all of their indoor games at the Bayfront Center Arena in nearby St. Petersburg, Florida. Although San Diego played indoors until 1996, the Rowdies were the last surviving NASL franchise that played outdoor soccer on a regular basis.


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