Lenny Piper, a former Fisher FC player, sadly passed away this morning at the age of 46 after a long illness. He has left his family, friends, and fans in mourning. He had a remarkable career that touched the hearts of many.
Lenny Piper’s Early Career:
Lenny Piper’s football journey began at Wimbledon, where he showcased his talent and eventually made a move to Gillingham in 1996 for a transfer fee of £40,000. During his time with Gillingham, Piper made 24 appearances, contributing to the team’s success. Despite his league experience, Piper later transitioned to non-league football, playing for clubs such as Welling United, St. Albans City, and Farnborough Town.
The Fisher Athletic Era:
Lenny Piper’s connection with Fisher Athletic began in March 2004, when he signed with the club from Dagenham and Redbridge. His versatility and skill quickly made him a fan favourite, and he went on to make 123 appearances for Fisher, scoring 32 goals. Piper’s contributions on the field were not only noteworthy for his individual performance but also for the camaraderie he shared with his brother, Chris, in many Fisher games.
Managerial Role and Beyond:
Piper’s commitment to Fisher went beyond the pitch. In November 2005, he briefly took on the role of caretaker manager, showcasing his leadership qualities. His dedication to the club’s success was evident throughout his time with Fisher. However, in 2007, Piper moved on to Beckenham Town, marking a new chapter in his football journey. Subsequently, he played for Ramsgate and Whyteleafe, leaving an indelible mark wherever he went.
Lenny Piper’s passing
Lenny Piper’s passing has left a void not only in the football community but also in the hearts of his family. The beloved football icon fought valiantly against a long illness, but, ultimately, he succumbed to the ailment. Fisher FC expressed their grief and condolences in a heartfelt tribute on their official Facebook page, emphasising the impact Piper had on the club and its community.