Mark Lee (footballer)
|Date of birth||31 May 1979|
|Place of birth||Consett, England|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Full back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
As a junior, he was on the books at Middlesbrough, but failed to make the grade. In 1996, he signed as an apprentice at Scarborough, before moving to Scottish club Hibernian. In 1999, he has a trial with Perth Glory in Australia, but was not taken on. He then went to Lynn University in the United States and completed a degree in Sports Management. He subsequently played for several teams in the Western Australia State League, including Western Knights and ECU Joondalup, while working as a youth development coach. In 2005, he was named the Western Australia State League player of the year. He also played for Blyth Spartans, Gateshead, Easington and Consett before heading back to Australia.
In 2006, he joined Perth Glory, where he was originally signed as a replacement for the injured Bobby Despotovski, though Perth Glory since decided to extend his contract. He made his A-League debut on 10 December 2006 against Central Coast Mariners. He was released by Perth Glory at the end of 2009 for a second time and now owns his coaching company Mark Lee Football Coaching as well as Pro Football Training.
A-League career statistics
(Correct as of 30 November 2008)