Lee Lucas

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Lee Lucas
Lee Lucas 08-02-2014 1.jpg
Lucas playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Lee Paul Lucas[1]
Date of birth (1992-06-10) 10 June 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Aberdare, Wales
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2001–2010 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Swansea City 1 (0)
2012 Burton Albion (loan) 1 (0)
2014 Cheltenham Town (loan) 2 (0)
2016–2017 Motherwell 10 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Wales U17 12 (1)
2009–2010 Wales U19 11 (1)
2010–2014 Wales U21[3] 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:40, 23 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:21, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Lee Paul Lucas (born 10 June 1992) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Swansea City[edit]

Born in Aberdare, Lucas began his football career when he joined Cwmaman[4] and joined Swansea City at the age of 8.[5] Having making progress turned professional for the 2010–11 season.[6][7] Between 2010 and 2011, Lucas signed a contract, keeping him until 2013 and was awarded the club's youth development player of the season award at the end of the 2009–10 season.[8] He made his senior debut for Swansea on 7 May 2011, in a 4–0 victory over Sheffield United.[5][9]

After being told he will be loaned out to gain first team experience,[4] Lucas joined Burton Albion on loan on 26 January 2012, until the end of the season.[5][10] Lucas made his Burton Albion debut three days later, making his first start, in a 1–1 draw against Oxford United.[11] However, this turns out to be his only Burton Albion appearance, as he struggled with a hamstring injury that saw him missed seven matches.[12][13] Lucas regained his fitness, only to sustained a fractured back that ruled him out for the entire season.[14] Following his loan spell at Burton Albion came to an end, Lucas signed a new three-year contract with Swansea in June 2012.[15]

On 30 January 2014, Lucas signed for Cheltenham Town on an initial one-month loan deal.[16] Lucas made his Cheltenham debut two days later, in a 1–1 draw against Northampton Town.[17] Lucas made his second and last appearance seven days later on 8 February 2014, in a 0–0 draw against York City.[18] After making two appearance for the club, Lucas returned to his parent club on 28 February 2014.[19]

Lucas missed the first seven months of the 2014–15 season through injury. Lucas then suffered a further injury on his playing return for Swansea City Under-21s.[20] In July 2015 Lucas signed a one-year contract extension with Swansea.[21] After nineteen on the sideline, Lucas made his return in the club's reserve, where he played the second half of Swansea Under-21s 2–0 defeat to Aston Villa on 22 February 2016.[22] After the match, Lucas stated the win over Aston Villa was his personal victory.[23]

Lucas was released in May 2016, ending his fifteen years association with the club.[24]

Motherwell[edit]

Lucas signed a short-term contract with Scottish club Motherwell in July 2016. He played in a Scottish League Cup tie against Annan Athletic, but was forced off due to injury.[25] On 31 August 2016, Lucas was released from his contract,[26] but then on 14 September 2016, he signed a contract with the club until January 2017.[27] On 10 January 2017, he extended his contract until the end of the 2016–17 season.[28] He was released by Motherwell at the end of the 2016–17 season.[29]

International career[edit]

Lucas has represented Wales at various levels from under-17 to under-21 level.[30]

On 16 November 2010, Lucas was first called up by Wales under-21[31] and made his debut the next day in 1–0 win over Austria under-21.[32] In January 2013, Lucas was selected in the Wales under-21 squad for the friendly match and captained for the first time against Iceland under-21 on 6 February 2013.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2017[34]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Burton Albion (loan) 2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2013–14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Motherwell 2016–17 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists". premierleague.com. Premier League. 2 September 2011. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eurosport Lee Lucas". Eurosport. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "UEFA Under 21 Matches / Gemau Ryngwladol UEFA Dan 21 v. Lithuania & San Marino" (PDF). FAW. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Football: Rising star Lee ready to be loan ranger". Wales Online. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Swansea City teenager Lee Lucas joins Burton Albion on loan". BBC Sport. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Profile". Swansea City A.F.C. 
  7. ^ "Light at the end of the tunnel for Lucas". Swansea City A.F.C. 17 February 2016. Archived from the original on 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "BREWERS BRING IN A LEE-THAL WEAPON". Burton Mail. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Swansea City 4 – 0 Sheffield United". BBC Sport. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "SWANSEA'S LEE LUCAS JOINS BURTON ALBION ON LOAN". The Express. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Burton Albion 1 – 1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 29 January 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Lucas set to miss next three matches". Burton Mail. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Lucas set to provide Pesch with much-needed lift". Burton Mail. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Brewers skipper to learn extent of foot injury". Burton Mail. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Lee Lucas signs new three-year deal with Swansea City". BBC Sport. 13 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "Robins Signs Lee Lucas". Cheltenham Town FC. 30 January 2014. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Cheltenham Town 1–1 Northampton Town". BBC Sport. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "York City 0 – 0 Northampton Town". BBC Sport. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Lucas Loan Finished". Cheltenham Town F.C. 28 February 2014. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Swans U21s 0 Bristol City U21s 0". swanseacity.net. 10 March 2014. Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Swansea City: Kenji Gorre signs new three-year deal". swanseacity.net. 6 July 2015. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "Lee Lucas thanks Swansea City medical staff after making injury comeback". South Wales Evening Post. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  23. ^ "Return to action is a personal victory for Lucas". Swansea City A.F.C. 24 February 2016. Archived from the original on 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  24. ^ "Swans starlets sign professional deals". Swansea City AFC. 20 May 2016. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "McGhee to be patient with Lucas". Sporting Life. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  26. ^ "Motherwell: Striker Ryan Bowman and winger Luka Belic move to Fir Park". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  27. ^ "Lucas signs for the Steelmen". Motherwell F.C. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  28. ^ "Lucas extends Fir Park stay". Motherwell F.C. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  29. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40001336
  30. ^ "Profile". Wales Football Association. 
  31. ^ "Flynn still craves top Welsh job despite unhappy caretaker spell". Wales Online. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  32. ^ "Wales U21 1, Austria U21 0". Wales Online. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "Seven uncapped in Wales U21 squad to face Iceland". BBC Sport. 23 January 2013. 
  34. ^ Lee Lucas at Soccerbase