Classic Video Of Leeds, Forest And Sheffield Wednesday Ace Lee Chapman
Lee Chapman is 55 today and we’ve decided to celebrate the birthday of the much travelled striker with some classic videos of the man in action.
In an 18-year career spanning 14 different clubs, Chapman scored an impressive 256 goals in 692 games. His best years were spent at Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Leeds, back in the days when all three were major players in the old League Division One.
Having had an unsuccessful spell at Arsenal, Chapman moved on to Sheffield Wednesday where he spent four seasons. Some 79 goals in 186 games later, Chapman joined Nottingham Forest via a brief period in France.
Under Brian Clough, Chapman hit the ground running at the City Ground winning both the League and Simod Cups in 1988-89. His second season was not so successful, leading to a transfer that would eventually result in Chapman’s greatest triumph.
Reunited with his former Wednesday manager Howard Wilkinson, Chapman scored 80 goals in 172 games with Leeds, including 16 league goals as they won the title in 1991-92.
It says much for the deep pool of strikers that England could choose from in this period, that Chapman never won a cap for his country. In the current era it’s unimaginable that someone with his top flight scoring record wouldn’t be recognised.
Relive Chapman’s golden days with the following videos, as he gives Wednesday a lead at Anfield in 1986, scores the winning goal in the Simod Cup final for Forest in 1989 and is on target for Leeds at Highbury in their title winning season.