|Full name||Lance Key|
|Date of birth||13 May 1968|
|Place of birth||Kettering, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|1993||→ Oldham Athletic (loan)||2||(0)|
|1995||→ Oxford United (loan)||6||(0)|
|1995||→ Lincoln City (loan)||5||(0)|
|1995||→ Hartlepool United (loan)||1||(0)|
|1996||→ Rochdale (loan)||14||(0)|
|2000||→ Altrincham (loan)||15||(0)|
|2010–2011||Rushden & Diamonds||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2008.
Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, Key began his professional career in April 1990 when he joined Sheffield Wednesday from non-league Histon for a fee of £10,000. He spent six years with Wednesday, but made just one appearance, as a substitute in the FA Cup at Gillingham. This followed the sending off of Kevin Pressman. Key's first touch was to pick the ball out of the net following the penalty which led to the sending off.
At Tannadice, Key was understudy to regular keeper Ally Maxwell and made his debut on 2 November 1996 in a 3–1 win away to Motherwell. He played twice more later that month, but returned to England in March 1997 without making any further first team appearances, joining Sheffield United on a free transfer.
He moved to Kingstonian in June 2001 and rejoined Histon in September 2004, where he helped the team to Southern League and Conference South championships. He left Histon in September 2008 and joined Wivenhoe Town, but left the club after just one FA Vase appearance. In July 2010 he joined Rushden & Diamonds as goalkeeping coach. He was released by the club in May 2011.