HattersHeritage
  1. Nathan Abbey

    Nathan Abbey
    Nathaniel ABBEY (born 1978)
    Islington born Nathan joined the Hatters as a trainee before signing professional forms in May 1996. After making his league debut in goal at Burnley, and playing a blinder, in February 1999 he...
  2. Bob Abbott

    Bob Abbott
    Bob Robert ABBOTT
    Local boy Bob first made his name for Bedford Town before joining Luton in 1912 and spending eight years at the club, although half were lost to the First World War. A safe, steady goalkeeper he...
  3. Harry Abbott

    Harry Abbott
    Henry ABBOTT (born 1897)
    Born in Preston in 1897, Henry was one of the most consistent goalkeepers in Division Three North with Nelson but was encouraged to come to Luton in 1927. Not tall for a goalkeeper; at 5”9”; he was...
  4. Jimmy Adam

    Jimmy Adam
    Jimmy ADAM (born 1931)
    James (Jimmy) ADAM. Scot Jimmy Adam was spotted by the Town whilst playing for Spennymoor and despite fierce opposition from several top flight clubs they got their man when he signed on the dotted...
  5. Terry Adamson

    Terry Adamson
    Terry ADAMSON (born 1948)
    After appearing for Sunderland in the 1966 Youth Cup final, Terry was not retained by the Roker Park outfit and was snapped up, along with Brian Johnson, by Luton manager George Martin in July 1966...
  6. Tony Adcock

    Tony Adcock
    Anthony Charles ADCOCK (born 1963)
    Bethnal Green born Tony was an experienced goalscorer with two good feet and a respectable strike rate who was signed by Luton manager David Pleat in the summer of 1994 for £20,000 as forward...
  7. Elijah Adebayo

    Elijah Adebayo
    Elijah Anuoluwapo Oluwaferanmi Oluwatomi Oluwalana Ayomikulehin ADEBAYO (born 1998)
  8. Billy Agnew

    Billy Agnew
    William AGNEW (born 1898)
    Born in Pollockshaws in 1898, Billy was signed from Arthurlie, a Scottish second division side, in December 1925 following a trial. He had previously turned out for Ayr and Falkirk as well as having...
  9. Bud Aherne

    Bud Aherne
    Thomas AHERNE (born 1919)
    Although born in Limerick, Bud moved to the North in 1946, after leaving the army, to turn out for Belfast Celtic. Following the infamous riot in 1949, which ended with Belfast Celtic resigning from...
  10. Simon Ainge

    Simon Ainge
    Simon Christopher AINGE (born 1988)
    Born in Shipley, West Yorkshire, Simon joined local team Bradford City, signing professional forms in 2006, as an 18 year old. He made his debut for Bradford in the EFL trophy, but found more senior...
  11. Mark Aizlewood

    Mark Aizlewood
    Mark AIZLEWOOD (born 1959)
    Born only a stone’s throw from Somerton Park, Newport, Mark joined his local club from school before making his league debut as a 16 year old in March 1976. Luton manager David Pleat paid £50,000...
  12. Frederick Albone

    Frederick Albone
    Frederick ALBONE (born 1884)
    Born in Arlesey in 1884, Frederick starred for his local side but was recruited by the Town as deputy for England international half-back Bob Hawkes. Signing in April 1908 he played for the...
  13. Tom Alderson

    Tom Alderson
    Thomas ALDERSON (born 1908)
    Born in Leasingthorne, County Durham in 1909, Tom had trials for both Bradford City and Newcastle before joining Leeds where he made a handful of appearances over two years. Coming to Luton in...
  14. Milija Aleksic

    Milija Aleksic
    Milija ALEKSIC (born 1951)
    Born of a Yugoslav father, Milija made his goalkeeping name with Stafford Rangers leading to a move to Plymouth in February 1973. His bravery and sharp reflexes came to the attention of Hatters...
  15. Graham Alexander

    Graham Alexander
    Graham ALEXANDER (born 1971)
    Coventry born Graham signed on for Scunthorpe in March 1990 from youth trainee making his League debut the following season. After over 150 League appearances for the Iron he became one of ill-fated...
  16. Chris Allen

    Chris Allen
    Chris ALLEN (born 1972)
    Chris signed professional forms for his local club, Oxford United, in May 1991 and soon made a name for himself as a speedy winger leading to England under-21 caps and a big money move to Nottingham...
  17. Sos Allen

    Sos Allen
    Derrick ALLEN (born 1930)
    Although born in Luton, Sos was playing for Alton Town when he was spotted by Hatters scouts and invited to Kenilworth Road where he signed on as an amateur whilst still keeping up a day job as a...
  18. Fred Allen

    Fred Allen
    Frederick ALLEN (born 1875)
    Born in Luton in 1875, Fred played for local side Luton Terriers where he was regarded as a ‘shining light’ with ‘accurate heading, clever passing and tackling sending spectators into raptures.’ This...
  19. Keith Allen

    Keith Allen
    Keith ALLEN (born 1943)
    The fourth of seven sons who all played football at varying levels, Keith was not given a first team chance at local club Portsmouth but made his name at Stockport where he was a mainstay in the side...
  20. Paul Allen

    Paul Allen
    Paul ALLEN (born 1962)
    Busy midfielder Paul was part of the Allen clan that has produced so many footballers since the War. Famous for becoming the youngest player to appear in the F.A.Cup final, when turning out for his...