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Jeff Chandler

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Position Left midfielder
Born 19 Jun 1959, Hammersmith (Republic of Ireland)
Height 168 cm
Weight 64 kg
International Caps Republic of Ireland: 2 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Blackpool 01 Aug 1976 01 Sep 1979 37 7 £100000
Leeds United 01 Sep 1979 01 Oct 1981 28 2 £40000
Bolton Wanderers 01 Oct 1981 01 Jul 1985 157 36 £38000
Derby County 01 Jul 1985 01 Jul 1987 46 9 £20000
Mansfield Town 01 Nov 1986   6 0 on loan
Bolton Wanderers 01 Jul 1987 01 Nov 1989 24 4 £15000
Cardiff City 01 Nov 1989 01 Jun 1991 25 1  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1979 - 1980 13(4) 2 0   0   0   0  
1980 - 1981 8(1)   1   1   0   0  
Total 21(5) 2 1   1   0   0  

Jabba's Comments

Bit-part midfielder in a Leeds side that was starting to fall apart at the end of the 1970s. He won 2 caps while at Elland Road, but didn't win a regular place and was probably grateful to get away from Elland Road when he was sold in October 1981.

Apparently he shares his name with a boxer - who was world bantamweight champion from 1980-84 and rated as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world at the time - and a film star who played in numerous movies from the late 1940s to early 1960s. Which might explain the next comment.

Maxine says: I belonged to his fan club in 1952. Wish I would have saved everthing I had during those years. They would be priceless now. It's difficult to find his albums. I was hoping the fan club president from 1952 would contact me. Thank you.

Dave Bishop says: I went to Primary school with Jeff and in later played football with him at senior school. We both represented West London Boys. An interesting fact about Jeff is that when he gained one of his two International caps for the Republic of Ireland against the USA in 1979. Also playing in that team was Tony Grealish (Luton,Man City, Brighton). Tony attended senior school (Although some years older) with Jeff. So they went back a long way. Do you know what he is doing now ??

katy says: jeff chandler is my dad if you want to no anything e mail me katy.chandler _at_

Martin Wright says: Yes, I saw Jeff play during his time at Mansfield Town. I am trying to put a book together about former MTFC players, where they went,what they did later etc. From above I can see Jeffs playing career ended in 91 at Cardiff. Did he move into non league or coaching etc. Any info you have after 91 would be welcome.

katy says: jeff is now a consellor, for youth offenders in preston.

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