Lee Grant (footballer, born 1985)

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Lee Grant
Personal information
Full name Lee Mark Grant[1]
Date of birth (1985-12-31) 31 December 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth York, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 York City 1 (0)
2002–2005 Aston Villa 0 (0)
2004–2005York City (loan) 8 (2)
2006 Southport 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:22, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Lee Mark Grant (born 31 December 1985) is an English former footballer who played as a defender. He played for York City, Aston Villa and Southport.

Career[edit]

Born in York, North Yorkshire, Grant started his career with hometown club York City as an apprentice and made his first team debut after coming on as an 88th minute substitute in a 3–0 victory over Bristol Rovers.[2] At the age of 16 years and 116 days, this appearance made him the second youngest player to feature for York,[3] he was expected to start a three-year scholarship before joining FA Premier League team Aston Villa in July 2002,[4] despite suggestions of him leaving York being refuted by assistant manager Adie Shaw.[5]

He rejoined York on a month's loan in November 2004 and made his debut in a 1–0 defeat to Woking in the Conference National on 20 November,[6][7] he opened the scoring in a 3–1 victory over Crawley Town on 18 December with a header on 40 minutes,[8] which was followed with York's only goal in a 5–1 defeat at Scarborough.[9] He finished his spell at the club with nine appearances,[10] he was released from his Villa contract in 2005. Grant joined Conference side Southport in January 2006,[11] but after only being able to make an appearance in the County Cup, he was released in February.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 245. ISBN 1-85291-665-6.
  2. ^ "York 3–0 Bristol R". BBC Sport. 16 April 2002. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Staley bridges gap as City exit". Evening Press. 7 May 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Grant switches to Villa". BBC Sport. 1 July 2002. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  5. ^ "City deny Grant to sign for Aston Villa". Evening Press. 25 June 2002. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Defender Grant makes York return". BBC Sport. 11 November 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Woking 1–0 York". BBC Sport. 20 November 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  8. ^ "York 3–1 Crawley". BBC Sport. 18 December 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  9. ^ "Scarborough 5–1 York". BBC Sport. 26 December 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  10. ^ "York 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  11. ^ "Bailey pens Southport loan deal". BBC Sport. 13 January 2006. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  12. ^ "Stringfellow returns to Morecambe". BBC Sport. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 8 April 2009.

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