Alan Lee

Date of birth21 August 1978
Place of birthGalway
NationalityIrish
Weight87 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionForward

Lee was plucked from Burnley's reserve team by Rotherham United following the departure of Leo Fortune-West and, although he took a while to net his first goal, he never looked back once he had made the breakthrough.

A strong and very quick striker, he grabbed his first-ever Football League hat-trick in the 3- 1 home win against Cambridge United in February and went on to reach double figures.

Lee joined Cardiff City in August 2003 in a three-year deal.

He then joined Ipswich Town in January 2006 with a contract to June 2008.

Lee joined Crystal Palace in August 2008 with a three-year contract.

He joined Huddersfield Town in August 2010 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2013 in July 2012.

Lee re-joined Ipswich Town in August 2013 on non-contract terms.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Aston Villa 21 Aug 1995 08 Jul 1999
Torquay United 27 Nov 1998 24 Jan 1999 L
Port Vale 02 Mar 1999 10 May 1999 L
Burnley 08 Jul 1999 15 Nov 2000
Rotherham United 21 Sep 2000 14 Nov 2000 L
Rotherham United 15 Nov 2000 15 Aug 2003
Cardiff City 15 Aug 2003 10 Jan 2006
Ipswich Town 10 Jan 2006 30 Aug 2008
Crystal Palace 30 Aug 2008 25 Aug 2010
Norwich City 19 Mar 2009 31 May 2009 L
Huddersfield Town 25 Aug 2010 30 Jun 2013
Ipswich Town 30 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Burnley League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Rotherham United FA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Rotherham United LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2000-01 Rotherham United League Division 2 29
2
13
6
2
2001-02 Rotherham United FA Cup
1
2001-02 Rotherham United League Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 Rotherham United League Division 1 37
1
9
5
2002-03 Rotherham United FA Cup 1
2002-03 Rotherham United League Cup 2
1
2
2002-03 Rotherham United League Division 1 38
3
15
12
2003-04 Cardiff City FA Cup
1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Division 1 17
6
3
5
1
2003-04 Rotherham United League Cup 1
2003-04 Rotherham United League Division 1 1
2004-05 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Cardiff City League Championship 24
14
5
9
1
2004-05 Cardiff City League Cup 3
1
2005-06 Cardiff City FA Cup
1
2005-06 Cardiff City League Championship 6
19
2
3
2005-06 Cardiff City League Cup 3
2005-06 Ipswich Town League Championship 14
4
3
2006-07 Ipswich Town FA Cup 3
1
1
2006-07 Ipswich Town League Championship 38
3
16
9
1
2007-08 Ipswich Town FA Cup
1
1
2007-08 Ipswich Town League Championship 37
8
11
3
2007-08 Ipswich Town League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Crystal Palace FA Cup 3
1
2008-09 Crystal Palace League Championship 10
6
3
3
2008-09 Ipswich Town League Championship 2
1
2008-09 Ipswich Town League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Norwich City League Championship 6
1
2
4
2009-10 Crystal Palace FA Cup 5
1
2
2009-10 Crystal Palace League Championship 33
9
6
6
2009-10 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
2010-11 Crystal Palace League Championship 3
1
2010-11 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
1
2010-11 Huddersfield Town FA Cup 2
2
1
2010-11 Huddersfield Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 3
1
2
2
2010-11 Huddersfield Town League One 17
11
2
1
2010-11 Huddersfield Town League One Play-Offs
2
2011-12 Huddersfield Town FA Cup 1
2011-12 Huddersfield Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
1
2011-12 Huddersfield Town League Cup
2
1
2011-12 Huddersfield Town League One 18
13
7
5
1
2011-12 Huddersfield Town League One Play-Offs
2
2012-13 Huddersfield Town FA Cup 2
1
2012-13 Huddersfield Town League Championship 1
20
2
2
2012-13 Huddersfield Town League Cup
1
2013-14 Ipswich Town FA Cup
1


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
16 Aug 2003 Cardiff City v Bradford City L 0-2 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City W 1-2 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 Cardiff City v Derby County W 4-1 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Walsall v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Norwich City v Cardiff City L 4-1 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Cardiff City v Sheffield United L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 2004 Bradford City v Cardiff City W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Jan 2004 Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Derby County v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Feb 2004 West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Cardiff City v Sunderland W 4-0 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 West Ham United v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 2004 Cardiff City v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Cardiff City v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Mar 2004 Cardiff City v Reading L 2-3 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City W 0-1 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 Cardiff City v Sheffield United W 2-1 League Division 1
03 Apr 2004 Gillingham v Cardiff City W 1-2 League Division 1
07 Apr 2004 Millwall v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace L 0-2 League Division 1
13 Apr 2004 Wigan Athletic v Cardiff City L 3-0 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Cardiff City v Burnley W 2-0 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Preston North End v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Ipswich Town v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 1
07 Aug 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
10 Aug 2004 Cardiff City v Coventry City W 2-1 League Championship
13 Aug 2004 Cardiff City v Plymouth Argyle L 0-1 League Championship
21 Aug 2004 Ipswich Town v Cardiff City L 3-1 League Championship
28 Aug 2004 Cardiff City v Stoke City L 0-1 League Championship
30 Aug 2004 Wigan Athletic v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Championship
11 Sep 2004 Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Championship
14 Sep 2004 Cardiff City v Watford L 0-3 League Championship
18 Sep 2004 Cardiff City v Derby County L 0-2 League Championship
21 Sep 2004 Milton Keynes Dons v Cardiff City W 1-4 League Cup 2nd round
25 Sep 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Cardiff City W 2-3 League Championship
28 Sep 2004 Burnley v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Championship
16 Oct 2004 Cardiff City v Rotherham United W 2-0 League Championship
19 Oct 2004 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
23 Oct 2004 Millwall v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
26 Oct 2004 AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City W 3-3 (5-4) League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 2004 Cardiff City v Leicester City D 0-0 League Championship
02 Nov 2004 Cardiff City v West Ham United W 4-1 League Championship
06 Nov 2004 Rotherham United v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
09 Nov 2004 Cardiff City v Portsmouth L 0-2 League Cup 4th round
13 Nov 2004 Reading v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Championship
19 Nov 2004 Cardiff City v Preston North End L 0-1 League Championship
27 Nov 2004 Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Championship
28 Dec 2004 Watford v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Championship
01 Jan 2005 Derby County v Cardiff City W 0-1 League Championship
03 Jan 2005 Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Championship
08 Jan 2005 Cardiff City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Leeds United v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
19 Jan 2005 Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City L 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 2005 Cardiff City v Burnley W 2-0 League Championship
06 Feb 2005 West Ham United v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Championship
12 Feb 2005 Cardiff City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Championship
22 Feb 2005 Cardiff City v Millwall L 0-1 League Championship
26 Feb 2005 Sunderland v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Championship
19 Mar 2005 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
02 Apr 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
05 Apr 2005 Stoke City v Cardiff City W 1-3 League Championship
09 Apr 2005 Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic L 0-2 League Championship
16 Apr 2005 Preston North End v Cardiff City L 3-0 League Championship
19 Apr 2005 Leicester City v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
23 Apr 2005 Cardiff City v Reading W 2-0 League Championship
30 Apr 2005 Gillingham v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
08 May 2005 Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Championship
06 Aug 2005 Ipswich Town v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Championship
09 Aug 2005 Cardiff City v Leeds United W 2-1 League Championship
12 Aug 2005 Cardiff City v Watford L 1-3 League Championship
20 Aug 2005 Derby County v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Championship
24 Aug 2005 Colchester United v Cardiff City W 0-2 League Cup 1st round
27 Aug 2005 Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Championship
10 Sep 2005 Burnley v Cardiff City D 3-3 League Championship
13 Sep 2005 Cardiff City v Leicester City W 1-0 League Championship
20 Sep 2005 Cardiff City v Macclesfield Town W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
24 Sep 2005 Millwall v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Championship
27 Sep 2005 Stoke City v Cardiff City W 0-3 League Championship
01 Oct 2005 Cardiff City v Luton Town L 1-2 League Championship
15 Oct 2005 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cardiff City W 1-2 League Championship
18 Oct 2005 Cardiff City v Preston North End D 2-2 League Championship
22 Oct 2005 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra W 6-1 League Championship
26 Oct 2005 Cardiff City v Leicester City L 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 2005 Sheffield United v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Championship
01 Nov 2005 Norwich City v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Championship
06 Nov 2005 Cardiff City v Coventry City D 0-0 League Championship
09 Nov 2005 Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City W 1-3 League Championship
19 Nov 2005 Preston North End v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Championship
22 Nov 2005 Cardiff City v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 League Championship
28 Nov 2005 Cardiff City v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Championship
03 Dec 2005 Hull City v Cardiff City L 2-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2005 Cardiff City v Plymouth Argyle L 0-2 League Championship
28 Dec 2005 Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Championship
31 Dec 2005 Cardiff City v Southampton W 2-1 League Championship
02 Jan 2006 Reading v Cardiff City L 5-1 League Championship
07 Jan 2006 Arsenal v Cardiff City L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round


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
1996-97 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1998-99 Republic of Ireland Under-21 Tournament 1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Unity Cup 2
2004-05 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
1
2006-07 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
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
22 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group 4
26 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
13 Oct 1998 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
17 Nov 1998 Yugoslavia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
31 May 1999 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
31 Aug 1999 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 8
07 Sep 1999 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 8
30 Apr 2003 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Poland v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 Unity Cup
02 Jun 2004 Jamaica v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UNITY CUP
05 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Oct 2006 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland L 5-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
15 Nov 2006 Republic of Ireland v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group D


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