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Alfred Chalkley

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Full nameAlfred George Chalkley
Date of birth1904
Place of birthPlaistow, England
Playing positionDefender

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Alfred Chalkley (born 1904, date of death unknown) was an English association football player who played as a full-back for West Ham United.

Chalkley, brother of West Ham centre-half George and Dartford left-back Charlie, was born in Plaistow in east London. He played schoolboy football as an outside-left, and was capped for England Boys against Scotland in 1917, although he served with the Army during World War I and later became a steel erector.

Chalkley signed pro forms with West Ham after impressing in a trial game during the 1931-32 season. He made his Division One debut on 29 August 1931, a 1-0 away loss against Bolton Wanderers in front of 12,000 people. Two days later, he experienced a home crowd of 35,000, and a 3-1 win against Chelsea. He went on to make 202 League and cup appearances for the Irons, and was an ever-present during the 1934-35 season. His only goal came against Manchester City on March 2, 1932, a clearance from his own penalty area that somehow managed to clear City 'keeper Len Langford.

Chalkley represented the London FA in a game against Belgian team Diables Rouges, and also played for the London Combination three times.

He retired from the professional football in 1937, although records show him playing for West Ham during World War II.

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