Lee Archer (footballer)

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Lee Archer
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-11-06) 6 November 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Bristol Rovers 200 (26)
1997–1998 Yeovil Town (loan) 25 (15)
1998–1999 Rushden & Diamonds ? (?)
1999–2000 Yeovil Town 5 (0)
2010 Gloucester City 3 (0)
Total 233 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Lee Archer (born 6 November 1972) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Archer was born in Bristol, and began his career as a trainee at his home town club Bristol Rovers. He made 200 appearances for Rovers in all competitions. He was known as a quick left winger or left sided midfielder and was part of a Bristol Rovers side that lost out to Huddersfield at Wembley in the playoff final. Having to give up professional football due to knee injuries he then had a spell at Yeovil Town before moving on to Rushden & Diamonds. He then moved back for a second spell at Yeovil Town. He is now owner of Pro Fitness personal training, the most successful personal training company in the south west, which also employs former Bristol and England Rugby Union player David Rees and has also trained professional sportsmen such as Marcus Stewart, 2nd top scorer and top English goalscorer for Ipswich Town in the 2000 - 2001 premiership football season.

After a long break from the game Lee made a surprise comeback at the age of 37 in August 2010 when he was tempted back by former Bristol Rovers teammate David Mehew to play for Gloucester City as cover for the injured Jake Harris. The Tigers were going through something of an injury crisis and manager Mehew called up his old friend in an effort to patch over some of the gaps in his squad. Although he hadn't played a competitive match at any level for over seven years he impressed on his Gloucester debut; a 5–0 win over Redditch United.[1]


  1. ^ "Injury-hit Tigers suffer fresh blow". This is Gloucestershire. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 

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