Lee Nogan

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Lee Nogan
Personal information
Full name Lee Martin Nogan
Date of birth (1969-05-21) 21 May 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Halifax Town
(Assistant Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Oxford United 64 (10)
1987 Brentford (loan) 11 (2)
1987 Southend United (loan) 6 (1)
1991–1995 Watford 105 (26)
1994 Southend United (loan) 5 (0)
1995–1997 Reading 91 (26)
1997 Notts County (loan) 6 (0)
1997–1999 Grimsby Town 73 (10)
1999–2000 Darlington 50 (6)
2000–2001 Luton Town 7 (1)
2001–2006 York City 165 (35)
2006-2007 Whitby Town
2008-2009 Whitby Town
2011 FC Halifax Town
National team
Wales U21 1 (?)
Wales B 1 (?)
1992–1995 Wales 2 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Whitby Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lee Martin Nogan (born 21 May 1969) is a Welsh former professional footballer and football manager who is assistant manager of Conference Premier side FC Halifax Town.

As a player he was a forward between 1987 and 2009. Nogan notably for Watford, Reading and Grimsby Town. He also played for Oxford United, Brentford, Southend United, Notts County, Darlington and Luton Town, before joining York City where he also became part of the coaching staff. He then moved on to Whitby Town as player/manager in 2006, before retiring from playing in 2009. He came out of retirement in 2011 for FC Halifax Town.

Playing career[edit]

As a player, his most notable achievements came at Reading. He joined the Berkshire club for £250,000 on 12 January 1995, halfway through the 1994-95 season, from Watford.[1] He joined Reading while they were contesting for a Division One playoff place. They finished the season as Division One runners-up, and in a normal season this would have meant automatic promotion to the FA Premier League. However, a restructuring of the league meant that only the champions would be promoted automatically that season, forcing Reading to negotiate the playoffs. They eliminated Tranmere Rovers in the semi-finals and were paired with Bolton Wanderers in the Wembley final. Nogan put Reading ahead in the fourth minute with the first goal of the game, and by half time they were 2-0 up, but two goals in the final 15 minutes saw Bolton force extra time and go on to defeat Nogan and his colleagues 4-3. This would be the closest that Nogan would come to experiencing top flight football in England. He remained at Reading until 1 August 1997, by which time he had scored 29 goals for the Royals, when he signed for Grimsby Town in a £170,000 deal. He scored 16 goals in his two seasons at Blundell Park and helped the Mariners win promotion to Division One in his first season as Division Two playoff winners.

Brief spells with Darlington and Luton Town followed, before Nogan signed for his final professional club, York City, on 12 February 2001. He found the net 37 times for the Minstermen between then and his departure on 31 May 2006, although he was unable to prevent them from suffering relegation from the Football League to the Conference in 2004.

Management & Coaching career[edit]

Nogan was appointed as manager of Whitby Town in June 2006 before resigning in October 2007.[2][3] On Thursday 27 January 2011 Nogan registered as a player at Evo-Stik Premier League side F.C. Halifax Town, where he is also the clubs assistant manager. Nogan was Neil Aspin's Assistant Manager for the promotion from the Northern Premier League in 2011 and the promotion into the Conference Premier in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother, Kurt Nogan, was also a professional footballer. He has helped train young kids recently.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Former star Nogan gets Whitby job". Minstermen. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2007-08-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Blues boss quits after FA Trophy shocker". Whitby Gazette. 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 

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