Paul Leeman

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Paul Leeman
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-01-21) 21 January 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2011 Glentoran 597 (45)
2011–2015 Crusaders 110 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:45, 21 February 2015.

Paul Leeman (born 21 January 1978 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a footballer from Northern Ireland, who is currently a Free Agent after leaving Crusaders. He notably played for Glentoran for 15 years and captained the side to Irish League and cup titles, playing 597 times for the team, before being released in 2011.[1]

Playing career[edit]


After playing for Dungoyne Boys, Leeman joined Glentoran as a schoolboy in 1993. Two years later he made his first-team debut. Initially playing in midfield and at right back, he switched to centre-back. He was named as the Ulster Footballer of the Year for the 2002/03 season.[2] Leeman missed almost all of the 2005–06 season.

He brought his children out with him to lift the Irish Premier League trophy after Glentoran had beaten Cliftonville to see off the challenge of Linfield who had beaten Crusaders 5–0 at Seaview. He had his testimonial against Roy Keane's Ipswich Town, a 3–1 defeat. He was the fourth generation of his family to play for Glentoran.[3]


Leeman joined fellow Belfast side Crusaders in June 2011, linking up with former Glens team-mate Michael Halliday.[4] He scored his first Crusaders goal in a 5-1 league victory over Carrick Rangers on 29 October 2011.[5]





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