POSITION: Left-half / Defender

JOINED: October 1948

FIRST MATCH: 25/12/1948 vs Chingford Town (A)



LEFT CITY: June 1952


Arguably the most successful player to represent the club. Jim Langley signed for Guildford City in December 1948 aged 19, and whilst on National Service locally. Never slow to exhibit his ball skills, his defensive ability and a huge-long throw, he became the one and only Guildford player to go on and represent England. It was no surprise therefore that when the Josephs Road ground closed for housing in 1974 the road leading onto the estate was called “Jim Langley Close”. After joining City, he was a near ever present until the summer of 1952 when he signed for Leeds United for £2,000. After a year Langley moved to Brighton & Hove Albion, and then onto Fulham where he made over 350 appearances, and also gained three full England caps. Late in his career he moved to third division Queens Park Rangers. With QPR in 1967 he played in their famous League Cup victory over first division West Bromwich Albion.  He again visited Wembley in 1971 when as a manager he took Hillingdon Borough to the FA Trophy Final.