Steven Lennon

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Steven Lennon
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Personal information
Full name Steven Lennon
Date of birth (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Striker
Club information
Current team
Sandnes Ulf
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Rangers 3 (0)
2008–2009 Partick Thistle (loan) 9 (0)
2010 Lincoln City (loan) 18 (3)
2010 Dundalk 10 (0)
2011 Newport County 9 (2)
2011–2013 Fram 40 (17)
2013– Sandnes Ulf 24 (3)
National team
2006–2007 Scotland U19 4 (0)
2008 Scotland U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:56, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Steven Lennon (born 20 January 1988 in Irvine, North Ayrshire) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward in Norwegian Tippeligaen for Sandnes Ulf.

He has previously played for Rangers, Partick Thistle, Lincoln City, Dundalk and Newport County.

Career[edit]

Rangers[edit]

Lennon started off his career as a midfielder but changed to a striker, becoming a regular for the Rangers reserve team.[dated info] He made his debut for the Rangers first team in a Scottish Premier League match against Inverness on 27 December 2006, coming on as a substitute for Nacho Novo.[citation needed]

Lennon became known as a prolific goalscorer, scoring numerous goals for Rangers' under-19s in the 2006–07 season including a hat-trick in a 3–3 draw with Dundee United.[citation needed] He then scored a hat-trick in Rangers' 5–0 defeat of rivals Celtic in the Scottish Youth Cup final on 26 April 2007.[1]

On 3 December 2007, Lennon signed a new contract that was to have seen him tied to the club until at least 2010.[2]

Lennon joined Partick Thistle on loan on 16 August 2008. The deal lasted until 26 January 2009.[3]

Lennon subsequently joined English club Lincoln City on loan on 1 February 2010. The loan deal covered the period until the end of the 2009–10 season. Lennon was offered a permanent deal at Lincoln at the end of the season and despite stating he would be delighted to sign for the Imps on a permanent basis, he complained that he couldn't find anywhere to live in the City and missed Chris Sutton's deadline. Sutton withdrew the offer and Lennon returned to Rangers, where he was released at the end of his contract.

Dundalk[edit]

In July 2010 Lennon signed for Dundalk until the end of the Irish season, although he broke his foot less than a month into the deal.[4]

Newport County[edit]

In February 2011 Lennon signed for Newport County, where he was reunited with former Dundalk players Wayne Hatswell and Tom Miller. He rejected contract offer in May 2011.

Fram Reykjavik[edit]

In July 2011 he joined Fram[5] who play in Iceland's premiere league Úrvalsdeild. He marked his debut for the club by scoring the only goal in their 1–0 victory at Víkingur on 18 July 2011.[6] He signed a new one-year contract with the club in October 2012.[7]

In July 2013 he joined Sandnes Ulf, agreeing a two and a half-year contract with the club.[8] The move arose after the club had been recommended to Lennon by his one-time Rangers teammate Thomas Kind Bendiksen.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers U19 5–0 Celtic U19". The Herald. 26 April 2007. 
  2. ^ "New Deal For Lennon". rangers.co.uk. 3 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "Lennon Out on Loan". rangers.co.uk. 16 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Lennon looks to restart career in Scotland". Scottish Football League. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lennon í Fram". Fótbolta.net. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Steven Lennon: Þeir þurftu einhvern sem getur nýtt færin". Fótbolta.net. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Steven Lennon áfram í Fram". Fram Official Website. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  8. ^ {{cite web,he's also excellent on football manager and once scored 35 goals in a season as ian Tomlinson guided Hibernian into the champions league,unfortunately he ***** off to middlesborough because he was a greedy **** who wasn't content with 10 grand a week |url=http://fram.is/2013/07/steven-lennon-til-lids-vid-sandnes-ulf/ |title=Steven Lennon til liðs við Sandnes Ulf |publisher=Fram Official Website |date=19 July 2013 |accessdate=15 August 2013}}
  9. ^ "Tror på Lennon-suksess i Ulf". Rogalands Avis. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

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