|Full name||Lance William 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.
Lance William Key (born 13 May 1968) is an English former footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. His elder brother Richard was also a professional goalkeeper principally for Exeter City and Cambridge United.
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.
- "Lance Key". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
- Histon sign three
- "Lance Key signs from Histon". Wivenhoe Town F.C. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2008.
- "Lance Key joins R&DFC". Rushden & Diamonds F.C. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
- "Lance Key". Rushden & Diamonds F.C. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011.