Lee Elam

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Lee Elam
Lee Elam York City v. Northwich Victoria 3.png
Elam playing for Northwich Victoria in 2009
Personal information
Full name Lee Patrick George Elam[1]
Date of birth (1976-09-24) 24 September 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Bradford, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Albion Sports
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Southport 104 (15)
2002–2003 Morecambe 40 (13)
2003 Halifax Town 15 (2)
2003–2004 Yeovil Town 12 (1)
2004 Chester City (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Hornchurch 13 (2)
2004 Burton Albion 1 (0)
2004–2005 Morecambe 23 (5)
2005 Crawley Town 5 (0)
2005–2007 Weymouth 23 (2)
2007–2008 Exeter City 40 (9)
2008–2009 Altrincham 21 (0)
2009–2010 Northwich Victoria 41 (0)
2010 Bradford Park Avenue 4 (1)
2010–2011 Stalybridge Celtic 29 (3)
2011– Harrogate Town 45 (4)
National team
2002–2003 England Semi-Pro 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:03, 19 September 2012 (UTC).

Lee Patrick George Elam (born 24 September 1976) is an English footballer who plays for Albion Sports as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Elam was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire and began his footballing career in 1998 with Conference National side Southport. During his four years with the team, he played in 104 first team games in which he scored 15 goals.

After leaving Southport at the end of the 2001–02 season, Elam joined fellow Conference side Morecambe. During the 2002–03 season Elam made 40 appearances for the Shrimps, scoring 13 goals.

After only one season at Morecambe, Elam joined conference side Halifax Town for the beginning of the 2003–04 season. On 31 October 2003 after only 15 appearances for the Shaymen, Elam moved to League Two side Yeovil Town. Elam made only 12 appearances for the Glovers before moving on loan to then Conference side Chester City for the remainder of the 2003–04 season, acting as a bit-part player as the side sealed the Football Conference title.

At the beginning of the 2004–05 season, Elam signed with now defunct Conference South side Hornchurch. After only six months Elam signed with conference side Burton Albion on 5 November 2004. Elam made only one appearance during the month of November for the Brewers before moving back to Morecambe for the remainder of the season.

Elam began the 2005–06 season with Conference side Crawley Town where he made five appearances before moving on 27 September 2005 to Conference South side Weymouth. Weymouth finished the 2005–06 season as Conference South champions and were promoted to the Conference National.

Elam made 23 appearances for Weymouth during the 2006–07 season before the entire first team was transfer listed on 10 January 2007 after the club decided to cut their financial costs.[2] He was picked up on a free transfer by neighbouring Conference side Exeter City on 15 January 2007.[3] His first match for Exeter was against his former club Weymouth, in which he scored a hat-trick. He was released by the club in May 2008 and subsequently trained with York City in July.[4][5] He played for York in a 1–1 draw against Leeds United in a pre-season friendly and earned the chance to play again against Middlesbrough.[6] York manager Colin Walker was unable to offer Elam a contract, but failed to rule out signing him eventually.[7] He later confirmed that Elam would not sign for the club.[8] He eventually joined Altrincham on a part-time basis, where he would coach youngsters.[9]

In January 2009, Elam requested to leave Altrincham and joined Northwich Victoria on non-contract terms.[10] He made his debut in a 2–1 defeat to Histon.[11]

In 2010, Elam left Northwich Victoria having made 41 appearances for the side, scoring no goals, and joined Stalybridge Celtic.

Elam's Stalybridge career, as with Northwich, lasted only one season; appearing 29 times and scoring three goals for the club, he moved on in summer 2011 to Harrogate Town, where he made his debut on 16 August 2011 in a 3–2 loss to Stalybridge at Bower Fold.

He also has a job as a youth coach at Bradford City.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 January 2007.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southport 1998-02 82 (22) 15 1 (2) 0 - - 4 0 87 (24) 15
All 82 (22) 15 1 (2) 0 - - 4 0 87 (24) 15
Morecambe 2002–03 37 (3) 13 3 1 - - 4 0 44 (3) 14
All 37 (3) 13 3 1 - - 4 0 44 (3) 14
Halifax Town 2003 14 (1) 2 - - - - 1 0 15 (1) 2
All 14 (1) 2 - - - - 1 0 15 (1) 2
Yeovil Town 2003–04 6 (6) 1 - - - - - - 6 (6) 1
All 6 (6) 1 - - - - - - 6 (6) 1
Chester City (loan) 2004 1 (3) 0 - - - - - - 1 (3) 0
All 1 (3) 0 - - - - - - 1 (3) 0
Hornchurch 2004 ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
All ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
Burton Albion 2004 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
All 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
Morecambe 2004–05 18 (5) 3 - - - - 1 0 19 (5) 3
All 18 (5) 3 - - - - 1 0 19 (5) 3
Crawley Town 2005 4 (1) 0 - - - - - - 4 (1) 0
All 4 (1) 0 - - - - - - 4 (1) 0
Weymouth 2005–07 23 2 3 0 - - - - 26 2
All 23 2 3 0 - - - - 26 2
Exeter City 2007 5(12) 6 - - - - - - 5 (12) 6
All
Career totals 187 (41) 39 7 (2) 1 - - 10 0 204 (43) 40

Source: Soccerbase

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 191. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "Weymouth's first-team up for sale". BBC Sport. 10 January 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Exeter City bring in Weymouth duo". BBC Sport. 15 January 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Two sign up as two depart-Eexclusive". Exeter City F.C. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Flett, Dave (9 July 2008). "City boss weighs up final signing to bolster squad". The Press. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Flett, Dave (12 July 2008). "Teenage power provides a welcome tonic for Walker". The Press. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Flett, Dave (18 July 2008). "In the frame". The Press. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Carroll, Steve (23 July 2008). "No deal for Elam". The Press. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Elam joins Altrincham part-time". BBC Sport. 26 July 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Simpson, Andrew (17 January 2009). "Trio sign in time for Histon". Northwich Guardian. Newsquest. Archived from the original on 20 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2009. 
  11. ^ "Northwich 1–2 Histon". BBC Sport. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2011.