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Eric Lee (footballer)

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Full name  Eric George Lee
1946–1957  Chester
Playing position  Defender
Years  Team
Died  2012
Date of death  2012
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Chester, England
Name  Eric Lee

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Date of birth  (1922-10-18)18 October 1922

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Eric Lee (18 October 1922 - 2012 ) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. He has made the fourth most Football League appearances for Chester, with 363 such appearances made from 1946 to 1957. He was born in Chester.

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Playing career

Lee was recruited by his hometown club of Chester from local amateur football, becoming part of the first team during 1945–46 the final season of wartime league formats.

When Football League action resumed in August 1946, Lee was a regular in the first team side and his performances prompted a call up for the England amateur side against their Welsh counterparts. He missed much of the following season due to his teacher training course at Loughborough College but returned to the first team ranks in 1948–49 and remained a regular in the number five shirt until his final season of 1956–57. He retired at the end of the season, with his final appearance coming in a 2–0 win over Barrow on 29 April 1957.

Lee had enjoyed a benefit match between Chester and a Liverpool XI at Sealand Road on 30 April 1952, and played in four Welsh Cup finals. He left the club as their Football League record appearance holder, subsequently beaten by Ray Gill, Ron Hughes and Trevor Storton, but remains the highest Chester-born player in the club’s appearance list.

Personal life

Lee is an uncle of comedian Bob Mills.

During his playing career he was also a History teacher at Chester City Grammar School, where he was known as "Sticky" Lee.

Honours

Chester

  • 1945–46: Football League Third Division North Cup runners–up
  • 1946–47: Welsh Cup winners
  • 1952–53: Welsh Cup runners–up
  • 1953–54: Welsh Cup runners–up
  • 1954–55: Welsh Cup runners–up
  • 1951–52: Benefit Match
  • References

    Eric Lee (footballer) Wikipedia


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