Signed as an amateur for Tottenam while Len Worley was playing for his local side Wycombe Wanderers, but made only a single appearance in his one season with the club.
Playing for his local village side, Chalfont St. Peter against Wycombe in a friendly, he was dedicated to Wanderers and even spurned the chance to sign as a professional with Tottenham. Joining the Chairboys in the summer of 1954 as a 16 year old, Len became a star of the amateur game, as his wing play marked him out as a player who could go far, but the modest man did not relish the limelight and preferred to play his trade at Loakes Park. His form in the championship winning sides of 1954-55 and 1955-56 and his impressive performance in the FA Amateur Cup semi-final at Highbury in 1956-57, when he scored twice propelled Wycombe to Wembley, but they lost to the pre-eminent amateur side of the era Bishop Auckland in the final. His dribbling and crossing ability had been noted and Spurs made a move for the right winger, although Len had already had experience in the top flight playing a season with Charlton Athletic.
Having signed on amateur terms for Tottenham (still being registered with Wanderers), Worley found himself behind Terry Medwin in the fight for a place in the team and Len had a good background, having represented England at youth and amateur level. His chance came in a First Division game away at Hillsborough, which Spurs won 3-1, but this proved to be his only opportunity in the first team and that was only because Medwin was away playing for Wales.
He returned to play for Wycombe and broke his leg in 1967 (having previously broken it in 1957), but recovered to play until 1969, when he finally left Wanderers to play for Chesham United, Wealdstone, Slough Town and Hayes before retiring in the mid-1970s.
His career reached the pinnacles of the amateur game, but his one disappointment was failing to win the Amateur Cup. However, his love for the game shone through, initially joining Hayes to help them out of an injury crisis and then stayed to help their side in the Amateur Cup.
Following his retirement from the top of the amateur game, Len returned to play for Chalfont and also became a regular in the veteran tennis scene in the Bucks. area. Worley is now in the property development business and has a sports shop, while he still a regular visitor to watch his old club at Adams Park.