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Les Chapman

Les Chapman

Clubs played for: Oldham Athletic,Huddersfield Town,Stockport County,Bradford City,Rochdale & Preston North End.

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Biography: A midfield player he played in the Football League between 1966-87. He made a total of 749 league appearances for his clubs. Towards the end of his playing career he became player/manager at Stockport County then player/coach at Preston North End becoming manager in 1990 before being sacked in 1992. He then became reserve team coach at Manchester City before becoming youth coach at Huddersfield Town in 1996. In 1998 he became kit manager at Manchester City. A popular figure at the club he still remains there as kit manager. He lives in Delph.




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Chapman, Les Me and my mate used to gatecrash the odd Latics training session when we were about 15 on 'Little Wembley'. I was in goal and Ray Wilson urged Les on to cross it to my mate by shouting 'Chip it Chappie' to the amusement of all around. Also, who remembers that 'shimmie' by corner flag at the Rochdale Road End in around '66 when he was a mere youth?
17-04-19 John Swithinbank

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