Les Chappell



Years at the club: 1969 - 74
Date of birth: 06/02/1950
Birth place: Nottingham
Position: Forward
Appearances: 241
Goals: 90
Clubs: Doncaster R., Blackburn R., Swansea City
Honours: -

Chappell began his career with Rotherham United in 1965 and was a part of the team's midfield for over three seasons, scoring regularly from midfield. Following the Millers' relegation he joined Blackburn Rovers before moving onto Reading in 1969.

He became a key player for Reading over the next five years before moving to Doncaster Rovers. Chappell finished his league football career with Swansea City, joining the coaching staff. He was briefly caretaker manager in 1984 following the dismissal of John Toshack.

Did you know?


Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603 first team appearances in all competitions.


Neil Webb, 1978-1982

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Bill Davies, 1953-1961

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Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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