Rob Lee

Date of birth01 February 1966
Place of birthWest Ham
NationalityEnglish
Weight76 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

A model professional, the Londoner became Newcastle's current longest-serving player during an exciting decade on Tyneside. Calm on the ball and with excellent vision, Rob retained a tremendous appetite for the game with his hardworking role in midfield.

Calm on the ball and with good vision, he tended to sit deeper in midfield than earlier in his career, delivering sweeping passes to change the angle of attack, or alternatively probing opposition defences with long balls into the heart of the box. Because of injuries he was pressed into service as an emergency sweeper at West Ham where he turned in an excellent performance, and this option was occasionally used in subsequent games. He made the 700th senior appearance of his career at Bradford City in March, but the second half of the season was disrupted by a series of injuries, beginning with a hamstring strain at the end of the year and ending with an injury to his left knee that required surgery to shave the cartilage and remove floating bone debris, thus bringing his season to a premature end in April. He made his last appearance for Newcastle in a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in January 2001 and joined team mate Warren Barton when he joined Derby County in February 2002.

Rob joined West Ham United in August 2003 in a one-year deal. He signed for Oldham Athletic in November 2004 on a monthly basis.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Hornchurch 01 Jul 1982 12 Jul 1983
Charlton Athletic 12 Jul 1983 22 Sep 1992
Newcastle United 22 Sep 1992 07 Feb 2002
Derby County 07 Feb 2002 30 Jun 2003
West Ham United 02 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2004
Oldham Athletic 26 Nov 2004 06 Dec 2004
Wycombe Wanderers 17 Mar 2005 30 Jun 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Charlton Athletic League Division One 2
1992-93 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
2
1992-93 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1
1992-93 Newcastle United League Division 1 36
10
1993-94 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
1993-94 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1
1993-94 Newcastle United Premier League 41
7
1994-95 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1
1994-95 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1994-95 Newcastle United Premier League 35
9
4
1
1994-95 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 3
4
1995-96 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1995-96 Newcastle United League Cup 4
1
1995-96 Newcastle United Premier League 36
8
3
1996-97 Newcastle United FA Charity Shield 1
1996-97 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
1996-97 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1996-97 Newcastle United Premier League 32
1
5
7
1996-97 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 8
1997-98 Newcastle United FA Cup 6
1
1997-98 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1997-98 Newcastle United Premier League 26
2
4
3
1997-98 Newcastle United UEFA Champions League 6
1998-99 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
1998-99 Newcastle United Premier League 20
6
6
1998-99 Newcastle United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1
1999-00 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1
1
1999-00 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1999-00 Newcastle United Premier League 30
5
1999-00 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 6
1
2000-01 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1
1
2000-01 Newcastle United Premier League 21
1
3
2001-02 Derby County Premier League 13
3
2001-02 Newcastle United League Cup 3
2001-02 Newcastle United Premier League 15
1
1
3
2001-02 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup 3
1
2002-03 Derby County League Cup 2
2002-03 Derby County League Division 1 34
1
2
9
1
2003-04 West Ham United FA Cup
1
2003-04 West Ham United League Cup 2
2003-04 West Ham United League Division 1 12
4
2004-05 Oldham Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Wycombe Wanderers League Two 6
1
2
2005-06 Wycombe Wanderers FA Cup
1
2005-06 Wycombe Wanderers LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Wycombe Wanderers League Cup 1
2005-06 Wycombe Wanderers League Two 28
3
2
2005-06 Wycombe Wanderers League Two Play-Offs 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Dec 1989 Liverpool v Charlton Athletic L 1-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1990 Charlton Athletic v Liverpool L 0-4 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1985-86 England UEFA Under-21
1
1986-87 England Under-21
1
1993-94 England B International 1
1994-95 England International Friendly 2
1
1995-96 England International Friendly 3
2
1996-97 England FIFA World Cup 2
1996-97 England International Friendly 2
1
1996-97 England Tournoi de France
2
1997-98 England FIFA World Cup
1
1997-98 England International Friendly 2
1
1997-98 England King Hassan II Cup 1
1998-99 England UEFA European Championship 1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Apr 1986 Italy v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
09 Sep 1986 Sweden v England D 1-1 Under-21
10 May 1994 England v Northern Ireland W 4-2 B INTER
12 Oct 1994 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Nov 1994 England v Nigeria W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1995 England v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Norway v England D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1995 England v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 England v Bulgaria W 1-0 International Friendly
18 May 1996 England v Hungary W 3-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 England v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 1997 England v Georgia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
24 May 1997 England v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
31 May 1997 Poland v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
07 Jun 1997 France v England W 0-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Jun 1997 Brazil v England L 1-0 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
15 Nov 1997 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 1998 England v Chile L 0-2 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Switzerland v England D 1-1 International Friendly
29 May 1998 Belgium v England L 0-0 (3-4) King Hassan II Cup
26 Jun 1998 Colombia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
05 Sep 1998 Sweden v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1998 England v Bulgaria D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Oct 1998 Luxembourg v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.