Billy Lee (footballer)

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Billy Lee
Personal information
Full name William Lee
Date of birth (1878-08-12)12 August 1878
Place of birth West Bromwich, England
Date of death 5 November 1934(1934-11-05) (aged 56)
Place of death Walsall, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
West Bromwich Baptists
West Bromwich Standard
Bournville Athletic
1901–1904 West Bromwich Albion 71 (25)
1903 → Bournemouth Wanderers (loan)
1904–1906 Portsmouth
1906–1907 New Brompton
1907–1908 Chesterfield Town 26 (6)
1908–1911 Darlaston
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Lee (12 August 1878 – 5 November 1934), better known as Billy Lee, was an English footballer who played as a centre forward. He played in the Football League for West Bromwich Albion and Chesterfield Town.[1]


Lee was born in West Bromwich. He turned professional with West Bromwich Albion in September 1901. In 1903 he joined Bournemouth Wanderers on loan. He signed for Portsmouth in September 1904 for a £100 fee. In August 1906 he moved to New Brompton for £50, and a year later joined Chesterfield Town for the same fee. He joined Darlaston on a free transfer in October 1908 and retired due to injury in May 1911. He died in Walsall in 1934.


  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 138. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.