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|Full name||Lewis Peter Price|
|Date of birth||19 July 1984|
|Place of birth||Bournemouth, England|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Current club||Crystal Palace|
|2004||→ Cambridge United (loan)||6||(0)|
|2008||→ Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||2||(0)|
|2009||→ Luton Town (loan)||1||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Brentford (loan)||13||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:51, 28 April 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Lewis Peter Price (born 19 July 1984 in Bournemouth) is a Welsh international goalkeeper who currently plays for Crystal Palace. He has previously played for Derby County, Ipswich Town and Crystal Palace.
Price, who graduated through the Ipswich Town youth system, is an agile performer who became known for stepping in for Kelvin Davis during the 2004–05 season and saving a penalty against Coventry. After Davies returned from injury, Price played for Cambridge United on loan for part of the season. Davis departed at the end of the 2004–05 season, with Price contesting Shane Supple to be first choice goalkeeper.
He then started nearly every game ahead of first choice keeper Shane Supple. In the 2006–07 season, just a week after Petr Čech and Carlo Cudicini sustained horrific injuries which brought up an argument that goalkeepers need more protection, Price was injured in Ipswich's 3–1 victory over Southend United. Price had to be stretchered off after colliding with Matt Harrold.
Despite playing well for Ipswich when called upon, the arrival of Neil Alexander at Ipswich meant Price's future was destined to be away from Portman Road.
Price made his debut for Derby against Liverpool on 26 December, after Stephen Bywater was injured in the warm-up and went on to start the next eight league and cup matches before the signing of Roy Carroll ended his run in the first team. In the FA Cup third round replay between Derby and Sheffield Wednesday, Price made two penalty saves helping Derby to victory in a penalty shootout.
Price signed for Milton Keynes Dons on an emergency one-month loan on 27 October 2008, and made his debut the next day in the Dons 2–1 Football League One victory over Leyton Orient. He returned to Derby but, again, could not supplant teammates Stephen Bywater and Roy Carroll from the goalkeepers spot and joined Luton Town on a one month loan on 2 February 2009. During his time at Luton he played only twice because of a groin injury, but impressed in those two games, helping Luton to the Football League Trophy final at Wembley Stadium, making two penalty saves against Brighton. Price joined League One side Brentford on a season-long loan deal on 8 July 2009. He made 18 appearances for Brentford, but didn't make an appearance after January due to the arrival of Wojciech Szczęsny, who was on loan from Arsenal F.C. at the time. Upon his return to Derby at the end of the 2009–10 season, it was announced that his contract would not be renewed and he left the club with just nine appearances in his three-years there.
Price received his first call-up to the full Wales international squad for a friendly against Slovenia on 17 August 2005, but missed out on his first cap after he was forced to withdraw with a knee injury. He then made his debut against Cyprus on 17 November 2005. He has eight international caps. He is mainly a third choice goalkeeper behind Wayne Hennessey and Boaz Myhill.
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- "Price completes transfer to Derby". BBC Sport. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2007.
- "Price is right for Robby". MK Dons. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
- "Rams Keeper Joins Luton in loan deal". therams.co.uk. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
- "Port Vale v Luton". ITV Sport. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "Brentford Confirm Price Signing". Vital Football. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
- Lewis Price career stats at Soccerbase
- Derby County F.C. official player page
- Ipswich Town F.C. official player page