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Leonard Glover is a retired footballer who played as a winger for Charlton Athletic and Leicester City. Considered one of the greatest players to don a Leicester City shirt and once described as the “best uncapped winger in the world”.

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.[6] While at Leicester he helped them win the 1971 FA Charity Shield. Later, he had a spell at Kettering Town, and a spell as joint manager of Harlow Town with Bobby Kellard.

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.


  • Full Name: Leonard Glover
  • Position: Winger
  • Date of Birth: 31.01.1944
  • Birthplace: Kennington
  • Nation: England
  • Caps: –
  • Goals: –
  • Club Career: Leicester City
  • Period: 1968-1976
    • League Games, 252
    • League Goals, 38
    • Previous Club: Charlton Athletic
      • Transfer Fee: £80.000
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