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Links With The Past: Chandler’s 1927 & 1929 Shirt Crests

Club Historian John Hutchinson's Links With The Past series continues with a look at two shirt crests adorned by Leicester City's record goalscorer, Arthur Chandler.
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Between 1923 and 1935, Arthur Chandler scored 273 goals in 419 games (including 17 hat-tricks) for City. This is still a Club record. As many as 203 of these goals were scored in the top flight.

However, although he played in three England international trials, scoring in all three, he was never picked for the Three Lions. 

He was, nonetheless, selected to represent the Football League against the Scottish League in 1927. This match was at Filbert Street on 19 March, 1927.  The attendance was 26,000 as England drew 2-2.

On this occasion, Chandler did not score, the goals coming from Tottenham Hotspur’s Jack Elkes and Aston Villa’s Billy Walker. Arthur’s shield-shaped shirt crest from this match is illustrated above.

The Three Lions crest also belonged to Arthur. In 1929, he was selected for the FA Tour to South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

On this tour, he was described in the local press as ‘easily the best centre-forward ever to have come to this country. He can shoot like a gun.’

He scored 33 goals in 16 games, including six goals in the three test matches against South Africa. The Three Lions crest was worn by Arthur on this tour. 

His legacy lives on, too, with both crests now on display in the reception area at King Power Stadium. 

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