Cyril Lea

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Cyril Lea
Personal information
Full name Cyril Lea
Date of birth (1934-08-05) 5 August 1934 (age 80)
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Bradley Rangers F.C. ?
1957–1964 Leyton Orient 205 (0)
1964–1968 Ipswich Town 107 (2)
National team
1965 Wales 2 (0)
Teams managed
1968–1969 Ipswich Town (caretaker)
1983–1986 Colchester United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cyril Lea (born 5 August 1934) is a Welsh former footballer. He was born in Wrexham, and was capped on two occasions by Wales.[1]

He played for Leyton Orient and Ipswich Town,[1] and was responsible for team selection at Portman Road for two months between the departure of Bill McGarry and the arrival of Bobby Robson.[2]

Lea later became manager of Colchester United,[3] and was in charge at Layer Road between February 1983 and April 1986.[4]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Won %!
Ipswich Town (Caretaker) England 24 November 1968 12 January 1969 7 3 0 4 42.9
Colchester United England 1 February 1983 10 April 1986 173 71 46 56 41

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