803 David Lee

Biography

Attacking midfielder David Lee joined the Tigers in May 2001 from Southend United as manager Brian Little used the investment of new chairman Adam Pearson to chart a route out of League Division 3. Lee was recommended to Little by his brother Alan, who was on the staff at Southend. While Lee looked the part with his fast feet and complicated hairstyle, his footballing contribution was less than the sum of its parts and he was mostly confined the role of impact subsititute for his four months in the first team squad. In early September 2001 he came off the bench against York to stroke in a fine free kick from 25 yards that made the scoreline 4-0, but there were precious few moments like that, even when he started two matches in early October, and Little ditched Lee in the run-up to Christmas amid rumours of thirsty nights out on the town. In January 2002 Lee was moved on to Brighton with defender Matthew Wicks moving in the opposite direction.

David Lee was born in Basildon and raised in the Essex suburbs. He came through the youth team system at Tottenham, where his father worked as a scout, and was given a professional contract in 1998. Lee was unable to get close to the White Hart Lane first team and left in March 2000 to join Gillingham. In the 2000 close season Lee signed for Essex side Southend United and established himself as a first team regular, scoring ten goals in 52 appearances as the Shrimpers finish midway up the 2000/01 League Division 3 table. It was this form that led to his move to Hull.

Lee spent three years at Brighton but made only seven senior appearances as the Seagulls ascended to the second tier of League football. After loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Thurrock, Lee again headed north in September 2004 signing non-contract terms with Oldham Athletic. After nine appearances Lee returned south in December 2004 to sign for Essex side Thurrock. For the next five years he played for non-league sides around the Home Counties, missing much of the 2005/06 season at Aldershot after breaking a leg. He gravitated back to the Essex non-league scene and gave up the game in 2009.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 28 March 1980, Basildon
Hull City First Game: 21 August 2001, Wrexham A (League Cup First Round), 21 years, 146 days old
Hull City Final Game: 17 November 2001, Northwich Victoria A (FA Cup First Round), 21 years, 234 days old

Clubs

Tottenham Hotspur (1998-2000), Gillingham (2000), Southend United (2000-2001), Hull City (2001-2002), Brighton & Hove Albion (2002-2004), Bristol Rovers (2002, loan), Thurrock (2003, loan), Oldham Athletic (2004), Thurrock (2004-2005), Stevenage Borough (2005), Aldershot Town (2005-2007), Harlow Town (2007), Braintree Town (2007), AFC Hornchurch (2007-2008), Canvey Island (2008-2009)

Hull City Record

Career: 14 apps, 1 goals

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2001/022 (9)10 (1)00 (1)0--0 (1)0

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