Lee Harrison

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Lee Harrison
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Personal information
Full name Lee David Harrison[1]
Date of birth (1971-09-12) 12 September 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Billericay, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Southend United (goalkeeper coach)
Youth career
Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
1991–1992 Fulham (loan) 12 (0)
1992 Gillingham (loan) 2 (0)
1992–1996 Fulham 12 (0)
1996–2003 Barnet 234 (0)
2002–2003 Peterborough United (loan) 12 (0)
2003–2005 Leyton Orient 61 (0)
2005–2006 Peterborough United 6 (0)
2006–2010 Barnet 87 (0)
2010–2011 Hayes & Yeading United 26 (0)
2011 Newport County 0 (0)
2012–2014 Wycombe Wanderers 0 (0)
Total 452 (0)
Teams managed
2011 Newport County (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:36, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Lee David Harrison (born 12 September 1971) is an English goalkeeping coach at Southend United.[2] Harrison spent most of his career with Barnet, but he has played in over 400 League and Cup games in the course of his career with Gillingham, Fulham, Leyton Orient and Peterborough United.


Harrison with Barnet.

Born in Billericay, Essex, Harrison, a goalkeeper, started his career at Charlton Athletic without making any first team appearances. From 1996 until 2003 he played 233 Football League games for Barnet and was Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons. After a £10,000 transfer to Leyton Orient where he played 65 League and Cup games – he moved to Peterborough United for the 2005–06 season, but in July 2006 returned to Barnet as player/coach. He was appointed club captain in July 2007.

In his second spell at the club, he attained the feat of making 300 league appearances for the club, honoured with a banner adorned on the North Terrace fence for the match against Rochdale in which he kept a clean sheet in a 0–0 draw. He was only the fifth player in the last 30 years to achieve this feat for Barnet.

Harrison was released at the end of the 2009/10 season and briefly joined Dagenham & Redbridge as a coach for their successful play-off campaign. Harrison signed a playing contract with Hayes & Yeading on 2 August 2010.[3]


Harrison became a UEFA "A" qualified outfield coach at the age of 21, and is also a UEFA "A" qualified goalkeeper coach.

In May 2011 Harrison joined Newport County as assistant manager to Anthony Hudson and backup goalkeeper. Following the sacking of Hudson in September 2011 Harrison was appointed caretaker manager for one match, a 2–0 defeat at Darlington. Justin Edinburgh was appointed team manager on 4 October 2011 and Jimmy Dack appointed assistant manager therefore Harrison was released from his contract.

On 2 August 2012 it was announced that Harrison had been appointed permanent goalkeeping coach at Wycombe Wanderers, after a period working at the club on a temporary basis.[4] Harrison was also listed as a player at Wycombe, taking shirt number 21. Harrison left Wycombe in January 2014 to take up a coaching role at Premier League West Ham United. He was replaced at Wycombe by Barry Richardson.

On July 3, 2015 Lee Harrison returned Leyton Orient as Goalkeeper Coach under the management of Ian Hendon.


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 271. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/blues/15002615.Blues____goalkeepers_in_safe_hands_with_Lee/?ref=rss
  3. ^ "Trio sign contracts with Hayes and Yeading United". BBC Sport. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Harrison joins on permanent basis". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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