Derek Lyle at Palmerston for Season 2016-17
|Date of birth||13 February 1981|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Queen of the South|
|1997–1999||Partick Thistle B.C.|
|2001||→ East Stirlingshire (loan)||11||(7)|
|2002||→ Queen of the South (loan)||13||(6)|
|2002–2006||Queen of the South||97||(16)|
|2004||→ Stirling Albion (loan)||19||(10)|
|2004||→ Dunfermline Athletic (loan)||0||(0)|
|2012–||Queen of the South||157||(58)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 6 May 2017 (UTC).
Derek Lyle (born 13 February 1981) is a Scottish footballer who has played as a forward for numerous clubs, including Partick Thistle, Dundee and Hamilton Academical. Lyle's longest spell in his career has been with current club Queen of the South in Dumfries, where he has currently scored 109 goals in 330 appearances.
Queen of the South
Queens won the Scottish Challenge Cup in the following season. Lyle and John O'Neill scored the goals in a 2-0 win at Broadwood over Brechin City. Lyle scored 16 league goals in 97 league appearances during his this spell at Queens.
Lyle was not always a regular in the team and had loan spells at Stirling Albion and Dunfermline Athletic. After being told by Queens boss Ian McCall that he was not going to be the first-choice striker, Lyle decided to leave the club.
Lyle joined Hamilton Academical in July 2008 after his new club secured promotion to the SPL, after finishing above Dundee, Lyle's previous club. Lyle suffered a career threatening knee ligament injury in the first minute of the club's 0–0 draw with Falkirk on 19 September 2009 when he was 27 years old. He underwent a successful operation a week later  but would not play again for the remainder of the 2009–10 season. He signed a short-term contract extension in August 2010  and made his first team return later that month.
Morton, Hamilton (2nd spell) and Cowdenbeath
In January 2011 Lyle signed a half season with Greenock Morton which saw him through to the end of the 2010–11 season. On 5 March 2011, Lyle scored his fifth goal for the Cappielow club in a 3–1 win at East End Park over Dunfermline Athletic,. Lyle was released when his contract expired at the end of that season.
Queen of the South (2nd spell)
Lyle signed on at Queens for a second spell on 3 August 2012, along with Derek Young. Lyle was part of the Division Two and Challenge Cup double-winning team and is the only player in the club's history to obtain four senior winners' medals. Lyle has won two Second Division titles and has also won two Challenge Cups.
On 27 August 2016, Lyle scored his 100th goal for Queen of the South in a 1-0 win at East End Park over Dunfermline Athletic. Lyle is currently the fourth highest goalscorer in the club's history with 109 goals at present.
Lyle has been honoured with a testimonial match by Queens on 25 June 2017 to be played versus Rangers Legends. A golf day as well as dinners in Dumfries and Glasgow are also being planned. 
Queen of the South:
Scottish League Division Two Winners: 2001-02, 2012-13
Scottish Challenge Cup Winners: 2002-03, 2012-13
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