Steven Lennon

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Steven Lennon
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Personal information
Full name Steven Lennon
Date of birth (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Striker
Club information
Current team
FH
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Rangers 3 (0)
2008–2009 Partick Thistle (loan) 9 (0)
2010 Lincoln City (loan) 17 (3)
2010 Dundalk 9 (0)
2011 Newport County 9 (2)
2011–2013 Fram 43 (17)
2013–2014 Sandnes Ulf 28 (3)
2014– FH 48 (21)
National team
2006–2007 Scotland U19 4 (0)
2008 Scotland U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:47, 10 November 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:56, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Steven Lennon (born 20 January 1988 in Irvine, North Ayrshire) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward in the Úrvalsdeild for FH.

He has previously played for Rangers, Partick Thistle, Lincoln City, Dundalk, Newport County, Fram Reykjavík and Sandnes Ulf.

Career[edit]

Rangers[edit]

Lennon started off his career as a midfielder but changed to a striker, becoming a regular for the Rangers reserve team.[needs update] He made his debut for the Rangers first team in a Scottish Premier League match against Inverness on 27 December 2006, coming on as a substitute for Nacho Novo.[1]

Lennon became known as a prolific goalscorer, scoring numerous goals for Rangers' under-19s in the 2006–07 season including a hat-trick in a 3–3 draw with Dundee United.[citation needed] He then scored a hat-trick in Rangers' 5–0 defeat of rivals Celtic in the Scottish Youth Cup final on 26 April 2007.[2]

On 3 December 2007, Lennon signed a new contract that was to have seen him tied to the club until at least 2010.[3]

Lennon joined Partick Thistle on loan on 16 August 2008. The deal lasted until 26 January 2009.[4]

Lennon subsequently joined English club Lincoln City on loan on 1 February 2010. The loan deal covered the period until the end of the 2009–10 season. Lennon was offered a permanent deal at Lincoln at the end of the season and despite stating he would be delighted to sign for the Imps on a permanent basis, he complained that he couldn't find anywhere to live in the City and missed Chris Sutton's deadline. Sutton withdrew the offer and Lennon returned to Rangers, where he was released at the end of his contract.

Dundalk[edit]

In July 2010 Lennon signed for Dundalk until the end of the Irish season, although he broke his foot less than a month into the deal.[5]

Newport County[edit]

In February 2011 Lennon signed for Newport County, where he was reunited with former Dundalk players Wayne Hatswell and Tom Miller. He rejected contract offer in May 2011.

Fram Reykjavik[edit]

In July 2011 he joined Fram[6] who play in Iceland's premiere league Úrvalsdeild. He marked his debut for the club by scoring the only goal in their 1–0 victory at Víkingur on 18 July 2011.[7] He signed a new one-year contract with the club in October 2012.[8]

Sandnes Ulf[edit]

In July 2013 he joined Sandnes Ulf, agreeing a two and a half-year contract with the club.[9] The move arose after the club had been recommended to Lennon by his one-time Rangers teammate Thomas Kind Bendiksen.[10]

FH[edit]

In July 2014, Lennon returned to the Úrvalsdeild, signing a three-year contract with FH.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 1 October 2016[12][13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dundalk 2010 League of Ireland Premier Division 9 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
Newport County 2010–11 Conference 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Fram 2011 Úrvalsdeild 12 5 0 0 0 0 - - 12 6
2012 13 5 3 2 9 4 - - 25 11
2013 12 3 3 1 3 0 - - 18 4
Total 37 14 6 3 12 4 - - - - 55 21
Sandnes Ulf 2013 Tippeligaen 13 1 0 0 - - - 13 1
2014 15 2 1 0 - - - 16 2
Total 28 3 1 0 - - - - - - 29 3
FH 2014 Úrvalsdeild 10 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 - 12 7
2015 18 9 3 3 8 4 2 1 - 31 17
2016 20 6 4 3 6 0 2 1 1 0 32 10
Total 48 21 7 6 14 4 6 3 1 0 75 34
Career total 131 38 14 9 26 8 8 3 1 0 179 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inverness CT 2-1 Rangers". Colin Moffat. BBC Sport. 27 December 2006. 
  2. ^ "Rangers U19 5–0 Celtic U19". The Herald. 26 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "New Deal For Lennon". rangers.co.uk. 3 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Lennon Out on Loan". rangers.co.uk. 16 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Lennon looks to restart career in Scotland". Scottish Football League. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lennon í Fram". Fótbolta.net. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Steven Lennon: Þeir þurftu einhvern sem getur nýtt færin". Fótbolta.net. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Steven Lennon áfram í Fram". Fram Official Website. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Steven Lennon til liðs við Sandnes Ulf". Fram Official Website. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tror på Lennon-suksess i Ulf". Rogalands Avis. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Steven Lennon gerði þriggja ára samning við FH". http://www.visir.is (in Icelandic). visir.is. Retrieved 31 July 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  12. ^ "S. LENNON". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Steven Lennon". ksi.is. ksi. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 

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