Christian Lee

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Christian Lee
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-10-08) 8 October 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth Aylesbury, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker / Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Doncaster Rovers 0 (0)
1995–1999 Northampton Town 57 (8)
1999–2001 Gillingham 3 (0)
2000 Rochdale (loan) 5 (1)
2001 Leyton Orient (loan) 3 (0)
2001 Bristol Rovers 9 (2)
2001 Farnborough Town 5 (1)
2001 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 1 (0)
2001–2002 Eastwood Town 0 (0)
2002–2003 Farnborough Town 35 (7)
2003–2005 Halifax Town 25 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:08, 8 March 2008 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Lee (born 8 October 1976 in Aylesbury, England) is an English professional footballer. He made over 140 appearances in Football League and Football Conference between 1995 and 2005.


Lee started his career as a junior at Doncaster Rovers but made no appearances before joining Northampton Town in July 1995, for whom he made 69 league and cup appearances, scoring ten goals, in four seasons.[1] He joined Gillingham in 1999 for £35,000 but a serious knee operation meant that he missed most of the 1999–2000 season and he joined Rochdale on a one-month loan in October 2000 with a view to a permanent move.[2] However, he did not make an impact and Rochdale decided not to pursue the loan deal.[3] He joined Leyton Orient on loan in March 2001 before signing for Bristol Rovers on a free transfer.[1][4] Two months later in May 2001, he was released by manager Garry Thompson.[5]

Lee moved into non-league football with Farnborough Town in September 2001.[1] Later in the same month, he joined Rushden & Diamonds on loan for two months and then joined Eastwood Town on a free transfer in November 2001.[1][6] He re-joined Farnborough Town in January 2002, for whom he scored seven goals in 36 appearances.[1]

Lee joined Halifax Town in May 2003.[7] Manager Chris Wilder said, "He is desperate to get back into League football, where he has spent the majority of his career. He is a very good technical player and one that possibly hasn't reached his potential."[8] He scored six goals in 27 league and cup appearances but was released in April 2005 after missing the whole of the 2004–2005 season due to a recurrence of a chronic back problem in pre-season.[1][9]

In 2006, Lee was signed up by the sports division of Chinese fashion label Giordano to model their new range of cycling shorts and other lycra sportswear.[10]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Christian Lee". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Rochdale look to sign Lee". BBC Sport. 2000-10-19. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Rochdale send Lee back to Gills". BBC Sport. 2000-11-15. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Transfer deadline moves". BBC Sport. 2001-03-22. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Rovers tell five to go". BBC Sport. 2001-05-17. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Two new badgers - but for how long?". Non League Daily. 2001-11-19. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  7. ^ "Christian ready to front up". Evening Courier (Halifax). 2003-05-14. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  8. ^ "Town in double swoop". BBC Sport. 2003-05-14. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  9. ^ "Popular Paul quits Shay after a decade's service". Evening Courier (Halifax). 2005-04-29. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  10. ^ [1] "Wembley...Ten Years On...Part 9...Christian Lee" - Northampton Town Rivals Page, 23rd May 2007.

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