Lee Tomlin

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Lee Tomlin
Lee Tomlin.jpg
Tomlin playing for Peterborough United in 2012
Personal information
Full name Lee Marc Tomlin[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-12) 12 January 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Middlesbrough
Number 10
Youth career
1998–2005 Leicester City
2005 Rushden & Diamonds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Rushden & Diamonds 156 (27)
2007 Brackley Town (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2014 Peterborough United 121 (29)
2014– Middlesbrough 25 (5)
National team
2009 England C 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:03, 18 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Lee Marc Tomlin (born 12 January 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for Middlesbrough as a striker or winger.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Tomlin started his career with the youth system of Leicester City in 1998 before joining Rushden & Diamonds's youth system in 2005.[2] In October 2005, he became Rushden's youngest ever player when he came on as a substitute for Drewe Broughton in the 74th minute.[3] Throughout the rest of the season he made several more substitute appearances, but his first start came in November 2005, in an FA Cup first round replay against Halifax Town. He made 21 appearances in League Two in the 2005–06 season.[4]

Before the 2006–07 season, Tomlin attracted the attention of several big clubs and he earned a trial with Liverpool.[5] Throughout the season, he made more starts and became more of a regular in the Rushden starting eleven.[6] He scored his first goal for the club against Weymouth, the match after Paul Hart was sacked, in the 21st minute. He immediately followed this with another goal, this time against Altrincham in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round. He scored six goals during the season, playing as a forward and on both wings.

Tomlin switched to left midfield for the 2009–10 season, under his influential manager Justin Edinburgh who he credited for his development and achieving his move to the Football League.[citation needed] Following the end of the season a six-figure bid for Tomlin was rejected from another Blue Square Bet Premier club believed to be Crawley Town and Rushden confirmed he would be offered a new contract. [7]

Peterborough United[edit]

Tomlin signed for League One team Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee on 6 August 2010.[8] He went on to assist the team gain promotion with a hard working display against Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford, which The Posh won 3–0.

He continued to develop his reputation at the Championship level and on 20 August 2011, he scored his first professional hat-trick in a game against Ipswich Town, helping Peterborough to a 7–1 win.[9] On 10 December 2011 he scored a diving header against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium to rescue a point, the game ended 1–1.

Tomlin beat five defenders to score in Peterborough's last game of the 2012–13 season, away to Crystal Palace, but the 3–2 defeat confirmed their relegation back to League One.[10]

Middlesbrough[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Tomlin signed for Middlesbrough on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season with a view to a permanent move. On 18 February, it was announced that he had signed a permanent deal on a three-and-a-half-year contract. Tomlin made his debut on 22 February in a 0–0 draw against Leeds United, coming on as a substitute for Kei Kamara.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 December 2013[11]
Club Season Competition League Cup League Cup & Other Europe Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Rushden & Diamonds 2005–06 League Two 21 0 3 0 2 0 - - 26 0
2006–07 Conference 25 4 2 0 0 0 - - 27 4
2007–08 33 1 1 0 3 0 - - 37 1
2008–09 41 8 0 0 0 0 - - 41 8
2009–10 36 14 2 1 0 0 - - 37 15
Total 156 27 8 1 5 0 - - 169 89
Peterborough United 2010–11 League One 37 8 4 3 6 0 - - 47 11
2011–12 Championship 37 8 1 0 2 1 - - 40 9
2012–13 42 11 0 0 2 2 - - 44 13
2013–14 League One 15 3 1 0 4 5 - - 20 8
Total 131 30 6 3 14 8 - - 151 41
Career total 287 57 14 4 19 8 - - 320 2846

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 23. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Career History". Up The Posh!. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Posh swoop for Lee Tomlin – Peterborough United". Peterborough Today. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Games played by Lee Tomlin in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Rushden and Diamonds | Rushden teenager in Anfield trial". BBC News. 2 April 2006. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Games played by Lee Tomlin in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Rushden & Diamonds to offer Lee Tomlin new deal". BBC Sport. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Posh Swoop For Highly-Rated Tomlin". Peterborough United F.C. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Peterborough 7–1 Ipswich". BBC News. 20 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Bevan, Chris (4 May 2013). "Crystal Palace 3–2 Peterborough". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  11. ^ Lee Tomlin career stats at Soccerbase

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