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The Early Years

Born in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, on June 20, 1964, Alec Francis Roy Chamberlain was the youngest of five children - and the only boy!

He was always a sports fan, though it wasn't until he was a teenager that he first tried his hand as a goalkeeper. The rest, as they say, is history, though football almost lost Alec to cricket...

Alec Chamberlain at Everton

Ipswich, Colchester and Everton

When you look back at Alec's short stay at Ipswich, you could say he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the right place at the right time, too!

Sound odd? Well let me explain...

Alec Chamberlain at Luton

Luton Town

It's possibly not a part of his career that too many Watford fans might want to dwell on, but for four seasons - between 1988 and 1993 - Alec was Number One at Luton Town.

Ray Harford was then the manager of a team who'd finished sixth in the table the year they signed Alec from Everton, initially as cover for Les Sealey...

Alec Chamberlain at Sunderland


In 1993 Alec became a free agent, and decided it was time to move on from Luton. It will come as no surprise that there were no shortage of takers for his services.

Among them was the former England defender Terry Butcher, who knew Alec from their time at Ipswich Town together - Butcher as one of Europe's best defenders, Alec as a young goalkeeper...

Alec Chamberlain at Watford


When Alec joined Watford in 1996, he would probably have laughed out loud if anyone had told him he'd play at Wembley, in the Premiership, and in an FA Cup semi-final during his time at Vicarage Road...

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