Author(s): Brian Belton
Golden Len Goulden: The Life and Times of a West Ham Legend is a biography of one of West Ham United’s greatest players and the history of the club during his time in claret and blue. Goulden became an England star with a glittering career. This included, in May 1938, his scoring of the final goal in the defeat of Nazi Germany. Played in Berlin, the game became infamous as England players were obliged to give the Hitler salute prior to kick-off.
West Ham goal-keeping legend Ernie Gregory, who watched Goulden from the stands of Upton Park before signing for the club in 1936, claimed that: ‘We’ve had some great forwards over the years at West Ham, but Len was the greatest. The daddy of them all. He was the one I paid my money to see... I can still see Len now – controlling the ball, he killed it instantly... Len was the tops.’
This essential book provides a picture of a club, a man and a time that plucks from history a player who ranks with the best to wear the Hammers over his heart.
|234 x 156 mm
|15 June 2017
|43 black-and-white photographs