Leonard Goulden

Date of birth16 July 1912
Place of birthPlaistow
NationalityEnglish
PositionInside left

England international Len Goulden was regarded as one of the best inside forwards in the country in the pre-war years. He went to a coaching and managerial career with Chelsea, Watford, Banbury United and Oxford United.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
West Ham United 01 Apr 1933 01 Aug 1945

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1932-33 West Ham United League Division Two 7
1
1933-34 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1
1933-34 West Ham United League Division Two 40
7
1934-35 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1934-35 West Ham United League Division Two 40
3
1935-36 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1935-36 West Ham United League Division Two 38
15
1936-37 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1936-37 West Ham United League Division Two 42
15
1937-38 England Possibles Trial Match 1
1937-38 Football League Inter League 1
1
1937-38 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1937-38 West Ham United League Division Two 35
9
1938-39 Football League Inter League 1
1
1938-39 West Ham United FA Cup 5
1938-39 West Ham United League Division Two 37
4
1945-46 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1946-47 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1946-47 Chelsea League Division One 46
9
1947-48 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
1947-48 Chelsea League Division One 31
4
1948-49 Chelsea League Division One 21
1
1949-50 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1949-50 Chelsea League Division One 15
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Apr 1933 Charlton Athletic v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
14 Apr 1933 Chesterfield v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
15 Apr 1933 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 4-3 League Division Two
17 Apr 1933 West Ham United v Chesterfield W 3-1 League Division Two
22 Apr 1933 Manchester United v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division Two
29 Apr 1933 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division Two
06 May 1933 Plymouth Argyle v West Ham United L 4-1 League Division Two
26 Aug 1933 West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers W 4-2 League Division Two
30 Aug 1933 Plymouth Argyle v West Ham United D 4-4 League Division Two
02 Sep 1933 Brentford v West Ham United L 4-1 League Division Two
04 Sep 1933 West Ham United v Plymouth Argyle W 5-1 League Division Two
09 Sep 1933 West Ham United v Burnley L 1-2 League Division Two
16 Sep 1933 Oldham Athletic v West Ham United L 4-1 League Division Two
23 Sep 1933 West Ham United v Preston North End W 6-0 League Division Two
30 Sep 1933 Bradford Park Avenue v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
07 Oct 1933 West Ham United v Grimsby Town W 3-1 League Division Two
21 Oct 1933 Millwall v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division Two
28 Oct 1933 West Ham United v Lincoln City W 4-1 League Division Two
04 Nov 1933 Bury v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division Two
11 Nov 1933 West Ham United v Hull City W 2-1 League Division Two
18 Nov 1933 Fulham v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
25 Nov 1933 West Ham United v Southampton D 0-0 League Division Two
02 Dec 1933 Blackpool v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
09 Dec 1933 West Ham United v Bradford City L 1-2 League Division Two
16 Dec 1933 Port Vale v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
23 Dec 1933 West Ham United v Notts County W 5-3 League Division Two
25 Dec 1933 West Ham United v Swansea Town D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1933 Swansea Town v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
06 Jan 1934 West Ham United v Brentford W 3-2 League Division Two
13 Jan 1934 West Ham United v Bradford City W 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1934 Burnley v West Ham United L 4-2 League Division Two
27 Jan 1934 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United L 4-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 1934 Preston North End v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
07 Feb 1934 West Ham United v Oldham Athletic L 1-4 League Division Two
10 Feb 1934 West Ham United v Bradford Park Avenue L 0-1 League Division Two
17 Feb 1934 Grimsby Town v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
24 Feb 1934 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division Two
03 Mar 1934 West Ham United v Millwall D 1-1 League Division Two
10 Mar 1934 Lincoln City v West Ham United W 0-2 League Division Two
17 Mar 1934 West Ham United v Bury W 3-1 League Division Two
24 Mar 1934 Hull City v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division Two
30 Mar 1934 Manchester United v West Ham United W 0-1 League Division Two
31 Mar 1934 West Ham United v Fulham W 5-1 League Division Two
02 Apr 1934 West Ham United v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division Two
07 Apr 1934 Southampton v West Ham United L 3-2 League Division Two
14 Apr 1934 West Ham United v Blackpool L 1-2 League Division Two
21 Apr 1934 Bradford City v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division Two
28 Apr 1934 West Ham United v Port Vale W 1-0 League Division Two
05 May 1934 Notts County v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division Two
27 Aug 1934 West Ham United v Burnley L 1-2 League Division Two
01 Sep 1934 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 League Division Two
03 Sep 1934 Burnley v West Ham United L 5-2 League Division Two
08 Sep 1934 Brentford v West Ham United L 4-1 League Division Two
15 Sep 1934 West Ham United v Fulham W 2-1 League Division Two
17 Sep 1934 Hull City v West Ham United L 4-0 League Division Two
22 Sep 1934 Bradford Park Avenue v West Ham United W 1-3 League Division Two
29 Sep 1934 West Ham United v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Division Two
06 Oct 1934 Norwich City v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division Two
13 Oct 1934 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 3-2 League Division Two
27 Oct 1934 Manchester United v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
03 Nov 1934 West Ham United v Port Vale W 3-1 League Division Two
17 Nov 1934 West Ham United v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division Two
24 Nov 1934 Bradford City v West Ham United W 0-2 League Division Two
01 Dec 1934 West Ham United v Notts County W 4-0 League Division Two
08 Dec 1934 Southampton v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division Two
15 Dec 1934 West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers W 4-1 League Division Two
22 Dec 1934 Oldham Athletic v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division Two
25 Dec 1934 Bury v West Ham United W 2-4 League Division Two
26 Dec 1934 West Ham United v Bury W 3-0 League Division Two
29 Dec 1934 West Ham United v Hull City L 1-2 League Division Two
05 Jan 1935 Nottingham Forest v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division Two
12 Jan 1935 West Ham United v Stockport County D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1935 Stockport County v West Ham United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
19 Jan 1935 West Ham United v Brentford W 2-0 League Division Two
26 Jan 1935 Fulham v West Ham United L 3-0 League Division Two
02 Feb 1935 West Ham United v Bradford Park Avenue W 2-1 League Division Two
09 Feb 1935 Plymouth Argyle v West Ham United W 0-1 League Division Two
18 Feb 1935 West Ham United v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division Two
23 Feb 1935 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 3-0 League Division Two
02 Mar 1935 Swansea Town v West Ham United L 5-4 League Division Two
09 Mar 1935 West Ham United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
16 Mar 1935 Port Vale v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division Two
23 Mar 1935 West Ham United v Barnsley W 4-3 League Division Two
30 Mar 1935 Sheffield United v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division Two
06 Apr 1935 West Ham United v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division Two
13 Apr 1935 Notts County v West Ham United W 0-2 League Division Two
19 Apr 1935 Blackpool v West Ham United L 3-2 League Division Two
20 Apr 1935 West Ham United v Southampton W 2-1 League Division Two
22 Apr 1935 West Ham United v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division Two
27 Apr 1935 Bolton Wanderers v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
04 May 1935 West Ham United v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League Division Two
31 Aug 1935 Norwich City v West Ham United L 4-3 League Division Two
02 Sep 1935 Bradford Park Avenue v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division Two
07 Sep 1935 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 5-2 League Division Two
09 Sep 1935 West Ham United v Bradford Park Avenue W 1-0 League Division Two
14 Sep 1935 Blackpool v West Ham United L 4-1 League Division Two
16 Sep 1935 West Ham United v Sheffield United W 3-2 League Division Two
21 Sep 1935 West Ham United v Doncaster Rovers L 1-2 League Division Two
28 Sep 1935 Bury v West Ham United L 3-0 League Division Two
05 Oct 1935 West Ham United v Barnsley W 2-0 League Division Two
12 Oct 1935 West Ham United v Swansea Town W 4-0 League Division Two
19 Oct 1935 Plymouth Argyle v West Ham United L 4-1 League Division Two
26 Oct 1935 West Ham United v Bradford City D 1-1 League Division Two
02 Nov 1935 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 3-3 League Division Two
09 Nov 1935 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division Two
16 Nov 1935 Manchester United v West Ham United W 2-3 League Division Two
23 Nov 1935 West Ham United v Hull City W 4-1 League Division Two
30 Nov 1935 Fulham v West Ham United L 4-2 League Division Two
14 Dec 1935 Charlton Athletic v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division Two
21 Dec 1935 West Ham United v Port Vale W 4-0 League Division Two
25 Dec 1935 West Ham United v Southampton D 0-0 League Division Two
26 Dec 1935 Southampton v West Ham United W 2-4 League Division Two
28 Dec 1935 West Ham United v Norwich City W 3-2 League Division Two
04 Jan 1936 Nottingham Forest v West Ham United W 0-2 League Division Two
11 Jan 1936 West Ham United v Luton Town D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 1936 Luton Town v West Ham United L 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
18 Jan 1936 West Ham United v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division Two
08 Feb 1936 Barnsley v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division Two
15 Feb 1936 Swansea Town v West Ham United W 0-1 League Division Two
22 Feb 1936 West Ham United v Plymouth Argyle W 4-2 League Division Two
29 Feb 1936 Burnley v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
07 Mar 1936 West Ham United v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division Two
14 Mar 1936 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United W 1-3 League Division Two
21 Mar 1936 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 4-1 League Division Two
28 Mar 1936 Hull City v West Ham United W 2-3 League Division Two
04 Apr 1936 West Ham United v Fulham D 0-0 League Division Two
10 Apr 1936 West Ham United v Leicester City W 3-2 League Division Two
11 Apr 1936 Bradford City v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
13 Apr 1936 Leicester City v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
18 Apr 1936 West Ham United v Charlton Athletic L 1-3 League Division Two
02 May 1936 Sheffield United v West Ham United L 4-2 League Division Two
29 Aug 1936 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 League Division Two
31 Aug 1936 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 0-2 League Division Two
05 Sep 1936 Blackpool v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
09 Sep 1936 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 5-3 League Division Two
12 Sep 1936 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 League Division Two
14 Sep 1936 Sheffield United v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division Two
19 Sep 1936 Bury v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Sep 1936 West Ham United v Leicester City W 4-1 League Division Two
03 Oct 1936 Nottingham Forest v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
10 Oct 1936 Norwich City v West Ham United D 3-3 League Division Two
17 Oct 1936 West Ham United v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Division Two
24 Oct 1936 Coventry City v West Ham United L 4-0 League Division Two
31 Oct 1936 West Ham United v Doncaster Rovers W 1-0 League Division Two
07 Nov 1936 Fulham v West Ham United L 5-0 League Division Two
14 Nov 1936 West Ham United v Burnley L 0-2 League Division Two
21 Nov 1936 Southampton v West Ham United W 0-2 League Division Two
28 Nov 1936 West Ham United v Swansea Town W 2-0 League Division Two
05 Dec 1936 Bradford City v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division Two
19 Dec 1936 Chesterfield v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
25 Dec 1936 Bradford Park Avenue v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1936 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United W 2-3 League Division Two
28 Dec 1936 West Ham United v Bradford Park Avenue W 1-0 League Division Two
02 Jan 1937 West Ham United v Blackpool W 3-0 League Division Two
09 Jan 1937 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division Two
16 Jan 1937 West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1937 Bolton Wanderers v West Ham United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
23 Jan 1937 West Ham United v Bury W 5-1 League Division Two
04 Feb 1937 Leicester City v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division Two
06 Feb 1937 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division Two
13 Feb 1937 West Ham United v Norwich City W 4-1 League Division Two
20 Feb 1937 Plymouth Argyle v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division Two
27 Feb 1937 West Ham United v Coventry City W 4-0 League Division Two
06 Mar 1937 Doncaster Rovers v West Ham United W 1-4 League Division Two
13 Mar 1937 West Ham United v Fulham D 3-3 League Division Two
20 Mar 1937 Burnley v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division Two
26 Mar 1937 West Ham United v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division Two
27 Mar 1937 West Ham United v Southampton W 4-0 League Division Two
29 Mar 1937 Barnsley v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
03 Apr 1937 Swansea Town v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
10 Apr 1937 West Ham United v Bradford City W 4-1 League Division Two
17 Apr 1937 Aston Villa v West Ham United W 0-2 League Division Two
24 Apr 1937 West Ham United v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Apr 1937 West Ham United v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division Two
01 May 1937 West Ham United v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division Two
28 Aug 1937 Aston Villa v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division Two
04 Sep 1937 West Ham United v Bradford Park Avenue W 3-1 League Division Two
06 Sep 1937 Swansea Town v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
11 Sep 1937 Stockport County v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
13 Sep 1937 West Ham United v Chesterfield W 5-0 League Division Two
18 Sep 1937 Southampton v West Ham United D 3-3 League Division Two
25 Sep 1937 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 League Division Two
02 Oct 1937 Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
09 Oct 1937 West Ham United v Fulham D 0-0 League Division Two
16 Oct 1937 West Ham United v Barnsley W 4-1 League Division Two
30 Oct 1937 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division Two
06 Nov 1937 Nottingham Forest v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
13 Nov 1937 West Ham United v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division Two
20 Nov 1937 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division Two
27 Nov 1937 West Ham United v Burnley W 1-0 League Division Two
04 Dec 1937 Bury v West Ham United L 4-3 League Division Two
11 Dec 1937 West Ham United v Sheffield United L 0-2 League Division Two
01 Jan 1938 West Ham United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
08 Jan 1938 Preston North End v West Ham United L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 1938 Bradford Park Avenue v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division Two
29 Jan 1938 West Ham United v Southampton W 3-1 League Division Two
05 Feb 1938 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division Two
12 Feb 1938 West Ham United v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division Two
19 Feb 1938 Fulham v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
23 Feb 1938 Manchester United v West Ham United L 4-0 League Division Two
05 Mar 1938 West Ham United v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division Two
12 Mar 1938 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division Two
19 Mar 1938 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division Two
26 Mar 1938 Coventry City v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
02 Apr 1938 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 League Division Two
15 Apr 1938 West Ham United v Plymouth Argyle L 0-1 League Division Two
16 Apr 1938 West Ham United v Bury W 3-1 League Division Two
18 Apr 1938 Plymouth Argyle v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division Two
23 Apr 1938 Sheffield United v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
30 Apr 1938 West Ham United v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division Two
07 May 1938 Chesterfield v West Ham United W 0-1 League Division Two
27 Aug 1938 Fulham v West Ham United L 3-2 League Division Two
29 Aug 1938 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 League Division Two
03 Sep 1938 West Ham United v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-3 League Division Two
07 Sep 1938 Manchester City v West Ham United W 2-4 League Division Two
10 Sep 1938 Bury v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
17 Sep 1938 West Ham United v Coventry City W 4-1 League Division Two
19 Sep 1938 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
24 Sep 1938 West Ham United v Tranmere Rovers W 6-1 League Division Two
01 Oct 1938 Chesterfield v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
08 Oct 1938 West Ham United v Swansea Town W 5-2 League Division Two
15 Oct 1938 Nottingham Forest v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
29 Oct 1938 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division Two
19 Nov 1938 West Ham United v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Division Two
26 Nov 1938 Sheffield United v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division Two
03 Dec 1938 West Ham United v Burnley W 1-0 League Division Two
10 Dec 1938 West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United L 3-2 League Division Two
17 Dec 1938 West Ham United v Southampton L 1-2 League Division Two
24 Dec 1938 West Ham United v Fulham W 1-0 League Division Two
27 Dec 1938 West Ham United v Millwall D 0-0 League Division Two
31 Dec 1938 Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United W 1-4 League Division Two
07 Jan 1939 Queens Park Rangers v West Ham United W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1939 West Ham United v Bury D 0-0 League Division Two
21 Jan 1939 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur D 3-3 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1939 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1939 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round 2nd replay
04 Feb 1939 West Ham United v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division Two
11 Feb 1939 Portsmouth v West Ham United L 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
16 Feb 1939 Swansea Town v West Ham United L 3-2 League Division Two
18 Feb 1939 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest W 5-0 League Division Two
25 Feb 1939 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division Two
04 Mar 1939 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Division Two
11 Mar 1939 Norwich City v West Ham United W 2-6 League Division Two
18 Mar 1939 West Ham United v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division Two
25 Mar 1939 Plymouth Argyle v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
27 Mar 1939 Millwall v West Ham United W 0-2 League Division Two
01 Apr 1939 West Ham United v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Division Two
07 Apr 1939 West Ham United v Bradford Park Avenue L 0-2 League Division Two
08 Apr 1939 Burnley v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
11 Apr 1939 Bradford Park Avenue v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division Two
22 Apr 1939 Southampton v West Ham United W 0-2 League Division Two
24 Apr 1939 Coventry City v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division Two
06 May 1939 West Ham United v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division Two


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1936-37 England International Friendly 2
1
1937-38 England British Home Championship 2
1937-38 England International Friendly 4
1
1938-39 England Anniversary Full 1
1
1938-39 England British Home Championship 2
1938-39 England International Friendly 3
1
1939-40 England War Time 2
1
1940-41 England War Time 3
1
1944-45 England War Time 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 May 1937 Norway v England W 0-6 International Friendly
17 May 1937 Sweden v England W 0-4 International Friendly
23 Oct 1937 Ireland v England W 1-5 British Home Championship
17 Nov 1937 England v Wales W 2-1 British Home Championship
01 Dec 1937 England v Czechoslovakia W 5-4 International Friendly
14 May 1938 Germany v England W 3-6 International Friendly
21 May 1938 Switzerland v England L 2-1 International Friendly
26 May 1938 France v England W 2-4 International Friendly
22 Oct 1938 Wales v England L 4-2 British Home Championship
26 Oct 1938 England v Rest of Europe W 3-0 Anniversary Full
15 Apr 1939 Scotland v England W 1-2 British Home Championship
13 May 1939 Italy v England D 2-2 International Friendly
18 May 1939 Yugoslavia v England L 2-1 International Friendly
24 May 1939 Romania v England W 0-2 International Friendly
11 Nov 1939 Wales v England D 1-1 War Time
13 Apr 1940 England v Wales L 0-1 War Time
08 Feb 1941 England v Scotland L 2-3 War Time
03 May 1941 Scotland v England W 1-3 War Time
07 Jun 1941 Wales v England W 2-3 War Time
14 Oct 1944 England v Scotland W 6-2 War Time


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.