Lilley (right) playing for Kilmarnock
|Full name||David William Lilley|
|Date of birth||31 October 1977|
|Place of birth||Bellshill, Scotland|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Full Back or Central Defender|
|Bellshill Boys Club|
|1995–1999||Queen of the South||76||(1)|
|2002||→ Ross County (loan)||6||(0)|
|2009–2011||Queen of the South||61||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 July 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Lilley started his career in youth football alongside Jamie McAllister with Bellshill Boys Club.
Queen of the South (1st spell)
Lilley was then signed up on a professional contract alongside Jamie McAllister at the start of the 1995–96 season by Dumfries club Queen of the South, with Queens new chairman at the time, Norman Blount, getting the wheels moving on the club's revival. He was followed there by McAllister.
In three seasons with Aberdeen Lilley had lengthy periods sidelined with injury, Lilley played in 25 league matches without scoring a goal. Lilley was loaned out to Ross County in 2002, where he played for the Victoria Park club in 6 league matches without scoring a goal.
Lilley signed for Kilmarnock at the start of the 2004–05 season. During his five seasons at Rugby Park, Lilley was given the club captaincy for a certain amount of his time with the Ayrshire club. Lilley played in 112 league matches and scored 5 league goals.
Queen of the South (2nd spell)
Lilley received the player of the year award for the 2009–10 season from the Doonhamers Travel Club.
In all competitive matches, over two spells with Queen of the South, Lilley started 157 times and appeared as a substitute 4 times, scoring 3 goals.
David Lilley signed with Airdrie United on 17 June 2011 for the 2011–12 season and was appointed the club captain. In two seasons at the Excelsior Stadium Lilley played in 52 league matches without scoring a goal. Lilley departed the club when his contract expired at the end of the 2012–13 season.