Jeff Chandler is a former English born professional footballer who played twice for the Republic of Ireland.
Born on 19th Jun 1959 in Hammersmith, London, he was a left sided midfielder.
In his club career he played for Blackpool,- scoring on his debut- Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Derby County, Mansfield Town, and Cardiff City.
Chandler started his career wuith Blackpool and transferred to Leeds United in 1979.
Days after his transfer he made his debut for Ireland against Czechoslovakia.
In 1981 he transfered to Bolton Wanderers for 40,000 pounds where he scored 37 goals topping Bolton's scoring charts in season 84/85.
In 1985 he transferred to Derby County for 38, 000 pounds here he helped them win promotion from the Third Division. Having failed to command a regular spot in the team he was loaned to Mansfield Town,
He resigned for Bolton W and was instrumental in their 4-1 defeat of Torquay Utd in the Sherpa Van Trophy final win at Wembley
He was finally forced to retire from football due to injury whilst playing for Cardiff City.
He now works as a counsellor for youth offenders in Preston.