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Chelsea FC Profile: Len Allum

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Full Name: Leonard Hector Allum

Born: Tuesday, 16th July 1907
Place of birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Height: 5' 9"
Died: Thursday, 15th May 1980 (aged 72)
Place of death: Tilehurst, Berkshire, England
Burial: Cremated - Reading Cemetery and Crematorium. Len's ashes were scattered in the Garden of Remembrance on the West path, position 280. There is no known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1932 to 1939

Playing Career:

Maidenhead United
Chelsea (May 1932 to May 1939) - cost: unknown
Clapton Orient

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 29th October 1932, Blackpool 4 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 25 years 3 months 13 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 5th November 1938, Grimsby Town 2 - 1 Chelsea

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 19th November 1938, Aston Villa 6 - 2 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1932 / 33 13100014
1933 / 34 14400018
1934 / 35 22100023
1935 / 36 12200014
1936 / 37 400004
1937 / 38 15100016
1938 / 39 13000013


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1935 / 36 100001
1938 / 39 100001

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Len Allum made 102 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League29th Oct 1932Blackpool40Chelsea7,311 match lost
League5th Nov 1932Chelsea42Birmingham25,619 match won
League12th Nov 1932West Bromwich Albion32Chelsea21,569 match lost
League19th Nov 1932Chelsea02Sheffield Wednesday20,677 match lost
League26th Nov 1932Leeds United20Chelsea19,739 match lost
League24th Dec 1932Sunderland21Chelsea21,494 match lost
League26th Dec 1932Liverpool30Chelsea34,777 match lost
League27th Dec 1932Chelsea02Liverpool36,784 match lost
League31st Dec 1932Blackburn Rovers13Chelsea10,583 match won
League7th Jan 1933Chelsea01Huddersfield Town23,844 match lost
F.A. Cup14th Jan 1933Brighton And Hove Albion21Chelsea23,580 match lost
League21st Jan 1933Sheffield United41Chelsea13,622 match lost
League29th Mar 1933Derby County01Chelsea7,141 match won
League1st Apr 1933Sheffield Wednesday22Chelsea10,121 match drawn
League21st Oct 1933Blackburn Rovers42Chelsea12,570 match lost
League28th Oct 1933Chelsea21Newcastle United26,657 match won
League4th Nov 1933Sheffield Wednesday21Chelsea10,248 match lost
League11th Nov 1933Chelsea02Derby County24,422 match lost
League18th Nov 1933West Bromwich Albion31Chelsea12,325 match lost
League16th Dec 1933Arsenal21Chelsea43,897 match lost
League23rd Dec 1933Chelsea11Leeds United18,157 match drawn
League26th Dec 1933Chelsea40Sunderland12,800 match won
League30th Dec 1933Chelsea20Stoke City24,487 match won
League1st Jan 1934Sunderland00Chelsea12,820 match drawn
League6th Jan 1934Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea21,459 match drawn
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1934Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion51,451 match drawn
F.A. Cup17th Jan 1934West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea20,061 match won
League20th Jan 1934Chelsea50Sheffield United31,287 match won
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1934Chelsea11Nottingham Forest53,269 match drawn
F.A. Cup31st Jan 1934Nottingham Forest03Chelsea37,187 match won
League7th Feb 1934Aston Villa20Chelsea15,688 match lost
League24th Feb 1934Middlesbrough22Chelsea12,962 match drawn
League29th Sep 1934Chelsea20Grimsby Town25,373 match won
League6th Oct 1934Everton32Chelsea17,827 match lost
League10th Nov 1934Chelsea23West Bromwich Albion18,362 match lost
League17th Nov 1934Blackburn Rovers12Chelsea10,781 match won
League24th Nov 1934Chelsea25Arsenal43,419 match lost
League1st Dec 1934Portsmouth11Chelsea18,076 match drawn
League8th Dec 1934Chelsea41Liverpool29,005 match won
League15th Dec 1934Manchester City20Chelsea28,797 match lost
League22nd Dec 1934Chelsea21Middlesbrough23,724 match won
League25th Dec 1934Chelsea20Aston Villa46,746 match won
League26th Dec 1934Aston Villa03Chelsea52,886 match won
League29th Dec 1934Chelsea11Derby County50,687 match drawn
League5th Jan 1935Leicester City10Chelsea14,593 match lost
F.A. Cup12th Jan 1935Chelsea11Luton Town46,492 match drawn
League9th Feb 1935Grimsby Town31Chelsea12,442 match lost
League20th Feb 1935Chelsea30Everton11,701 match won
League23rd Feb 1935Huddersfield Town30Chelsea13,593 match lost
League6th Mar 1935Chelsea22Birmingham13,016 match drawn
League9th Mar 1935Stoke City01Chelsea13,186 match won
League16th Mar 1935Chelsea71Leeds United35,698 match won
League23rd Mar 1935West Bromwich Albion22Chelsea13,721 match drawn
League30th Mar 1935Chelsea42Blackburn Rovers34,470 match won
League20th Apr 1935Liverpool60Chelsea14,297 match lost
League31st Aug 1935Chelsea22Liverpool41,224 match drawn
League4th Sep 1935Chelsea35Stoke City23,687 match lost
League7th Sep 1935Grimsby Town13Chelsea14,917 match won
League9th Sep 1935Stoke City30Chelsea21,310 match lost
F.A. Cup19th Feb 1936Chelsea00Fulham52,096 match drawn
League22nd Feb 1936Chelsea22Everton17,136 match drawn
F.A. Cup24th Feb 1936Fulham32Chelsea30,696 match lost
League4th Mar 1936Middlesbrough41Chelsea7,968 match lost
League7th Mar 1936Chelsea12Sheffield Wednesday27,221 match lost
League11th Mar 1936Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion13,225 match drawn scored 1 goal
League14th Mar 1936Bolton Wanderers23Chelsea18,925 match won
League21st Mar 1936Chelsea10Aston Villa48,761 match won
League28th Mar 1936Brentford21Chelsea34,986 match lost
League4th Apr 1936Chelsea10Huddersfield Town22,369 match won
League20th Mar 1937Sunderland23Chelsea21,825 match won
League26th Mar 1937Chelsea30Charlton Athletic64,463 match won
League17th Apr 1937Brentford10Chelsea22,042 match lost
League24th Apr 1937Chelsea20Arsenal53,325 match won
League23rd Oct 1937Chelsea21Brentford56,810 match won
League13th Nov 1937Everton41Chelsea29,930 match lost
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1938Chelsea01Everton41,946 match lost
League9th Mar 1938Brentford11Chelsea20,401 match drawn
League12th Mar 1938Chelsea00Bolton Wanderers38,171 match drawn
League19th Mar 1938Sunderland11Chelsea19,327 match drawn
League26th Mar 1938Chelsea20Everton27,043 match won
League2nd Apr 1938Manchester City10Chelsea31,033 match lost
League9th Apr 1938Chelsea41Leicester City20,211 match won
League15th Apr 1938Chelsea02Preston North End54,735 match lost
League16th Apr 1938Huddersfield Town12Chelsea18,356 match won
League18th Apr 1938Preston North End00Chelsea32,096 match drawn
League23rd Apr 1938Chelsea30Derby County25,032 match won
League27th Apr 1938Chelsea11Charlton Athletic21,843 match drawn
League30th Apr 1938Wolverhampton Wanderers11Chelsea27,718 match drawn
League7th May 1938Grimsby Town20Chelsea14,601 match lost
League27th Aug 1938Liverpool21Chelsea33,868 match lost scored 1 goal
League31st Aug 1938Chelsea31Preston North End24,821 match won
League10th Sep 1938Middlesbrough11Chelsea28,359 match drawn
League17th Sep 1938Chelsea22Birmingham39,505 match drawn
League24th Sep 1938Manchester United51Chelsea34,557 match lost
League1st Oct 1938Chelsea11Stoke City35,320 match drawn
League8th Oct 1938Blackpool51Chelsea24,878 match lost
League15th Oct 1938Chelsea42Arsenal64,443 match won
League22nd Oct 1938Brentford10Chelsea31,425 match lost
League29th Oct 1938Chelsea02Derby County37,919 match lost
League5th Nov 1938Grimsby Town21Chelsea11,461 match lost
League12th Nov 1938Chelsea40Sunderland37,103 match won
League19th Nov 1938Aston Villa62Chelsea41,678 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Len Allum made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Len Allum made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player Len Allum

Games Won: 34
Win Percentage: 33.33%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 102 appearances, Len Allum played alongside the following 44 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Argue (39)
Joe Bambrick (28)
George Barber (73)
Ned Barkas (17)
Bill Barraclough (35)
Peter Buchanan (11)
Harry Burgess (45)
Alec Cheyne (1)
Wilf Chitty (11)
James Copeland (1)
Allan Craig (71)
Jackie Crawford (6)
Willie Ferguson (4)
Dickie Foss (17)
Hughie Gallacher (27)
George Gibson (42)
Bob Gregg (15)
Bob Griffiths (12)
Alf Hanson (13)
Jack Horton (17)
Jock Hutcheson (4)
Johnny Jackson (27)
Tommy Law (26)
Bob MacAulay (30)
Harold Miller (57)
George Mills (47)
Billy Mitchell (5)
Peter O'Dowd (18)
John O'Hare (15)
Eric Oakton (28)
Leslie Odell (18)
Joe Payne (12)
George Pearson (2)
Tommy Priestley (17)
Stanley Prout (10)
Johnnie Rankin (11)
Ernest Reid (1)
Willie Russell (7)
Bob Salmond (2)
Doug Smale (3)
Jack Smith (24)
Dick Spence (66)
Sam Weaver (30)
Victor Woodley (75)