David Lucas

Date of birth23 November 1977
Place of birthPreston
NationalityEnglish
Weight87 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionGoalkeeper

A product of the Preston North End youth system, David signed as a professional in December 1994.

He has represented England at youth, Under 18, 19 and 20 levels.

He had a loan spell at Darlington late in 1995 and made his Preston debut towards the end of the 1995-96 season at Hartlepool United in April and he kept a clean sheet.

He was in the reserves in the 1996-97 season and, after playing in a 4-4 draw in a Coca Cola Cup match against Wigan Athletic in September, he went back to Darlington on loan and then to Scunthorpe United to gain first team experience.

An injury early in the 1997-98 season saw David lose his place and he only made a handful of appearances in the rest of the season.

He got his chance to shine in the 1998-99 season when Tepi Moilanen was injured and he excelled staying as first choice.

He remained first choice in 1999-2000, but after being sent off against Wigan Athletic, he lost his place and remained second choice for the rest of the season.

He was second-choice 'keeper for Preston at the start of 2001-02, but gave a 'Man of the Match' performance in his first league start for a year at Queens Park Rangers and kept his place until a run of defeats in the New Year.

His 100th senior game came in the home draw with Fulham, and an up and down campaign saw him back as first choice when he replaced the injured Moilanen at Burnley.

David joined Sheffield Wednesday in May 2004 on a two-year contract.

He joined Barnsley in January 2007 with a monthly contract.

David's contract at Leeds United was extended to June 2008 in January 2008.

He joined Birmingham City in July 2012 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Preston North End 12 Dec 1994 26 May 2004
Darlington 14 Dec 1995 21 Jan 1996 L
Darlington 03 Oct 1996 02 Nov 1996 L
Scunthorpe United 23 Dec 1996 15 Feb 1997 L
Sheffield Wednesday 30 Sep 2003 02 Nov 2003 L
Sheffield Wednesday 12 Dec 2003 12 Feb 2004 L
Sheffield Wednesday 26 May 2004 30 Jun 2006
Barnsley 03 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2007
Leeds United 11 Sep 2007 30 Jun 2009
Swindon Town 01 Jul 2009 03 Aug 2011
Rochdale 03 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2012
Birmingham City 10 Jul 2012 01 Jan 2013
Fleetwood Town 01 Jan 2013 30 Jun 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1996-97 Preston North End League Cup 1 4
1998-99 Preston North End FA Cup 1 4
2000-01 Preston North End FA Cup 1 1
2000-01 Preston North End League Cup 3 5
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 28
1
6 37
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 Play-Offs 3 5
2001-02 Preston North End FA Cup 1 1
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup 1 2
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 23
1
3 34
2002-03 Preston North End League Cup 4 1 7
2002-03 Preston North End League Division 1 19
2
6 30
1
2003-04 Preston North End League Division 1 1
1
2
2003-04 Sheffield Wednesday LDV Vans Trophy 1 1
2003-04 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 2 17 2 20
2004-05 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1 4
2004-05 Sheffield Wednesday LDV Vans Trophy 1 2
2004-05 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 2 1 1
2004-05 Sheffield Wednesday League One 34 11 37
1
2004-05 Sheffield Wednesday League One Play-Offs 3 1 3
2005-06 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1 4
2005-06 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 18 3 19
2005-06 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 2 6
2006-07 Barnsley League Championship 2
1
9
2007-08 Leeds United FA Cup
1
2007-08 Leeds United Johnstones Paint Trophy 2 1 2
2007-08 Leeds United League One 3 4
2008-09 Leeds United FA Cup 2 3
2008-09 Leeds United Johnstones Paint Trophy 2 5
2008-09 Leeds United League Cup 1 1
2008-09 Leeds United League One 13 2 20
2009-10 Swindon Town FA Cup 2 1 1
1
2009-10 Swindon Town League Cup 2 1
2009-10 Swindon Town League One 41 10 50
2009-10 Swindon Town League One Play-Offs 3 3
2010-11 Swindon Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 2 2
2010-11 Swindon Town League One 20
1
1 33
2011-12 Rochdale FA Cup 1 1
2011-12 Rochdale Johnstones Paint Trophy 1 1
2011-12 Rochdale League Cup 2 1 2
2011-12 Rochdale League One 16 1 32
2012-13 Birmingham City League Cup 1 1
2012-13 Fleetwood Town League Two 1
1
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
03 Sep 1996 Preston North End v Wigan Athletic D 4-4
Agg: 7-6
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
04 Jan 1999 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Aug 2000 Shrewsbury Town v Preston North End L 1-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
05 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Shrewsbury Town W 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Stockport County D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Coventry City L 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
30 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Huddersfield Town v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Fulham v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
27 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Barnsley L 1-2 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
10 Nov 2000 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Watford v Preston North End W 2-3 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Fulham D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Burnley W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Gillingham v Preston North End L 4-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
30 Dec 2000 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Stockport County L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
13 Jan 2001 Wimbledon v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 2001 Burnley v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Barnsley v Preston North End W 0-4 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
02 May 2001 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
13 May 2001 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
17 May 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 2-1
Agg: 2-2 (4-2)
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
28 May 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
11 Aug 2001 Gillingham v Preston North End L 5-0 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Grimsby Town v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
03 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Stockport County W 6-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Barnsley D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Bradford City D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Sheffield United v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
09 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Burnley L 2-3 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Rotherham United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Wimbledon v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
12 Jan 2002 Walsall v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
15 Jan 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Preston North End W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
26 Feb 2002 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Millwall v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Rotherham United W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Mar 2002 Burnley v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
23 Mar 2002 Stockport County v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
11 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Scunthorpe United W 2-1 League Cup 1st round
01 Oct 2002 Macclesfield Town v Preston North End W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
26 Oct 2002 Preston North End v Reading W 1-0 League Division 1
29 Oct 2002 Portsmouth v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Preston North End v Burnley W 3-1 League Division 1
05 Nov 2002 Birmingham City v Preston North End W 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Millwall v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Preston North End v Brighton and Hove Albion D 2-2 League Division 1
26 Nov 2002 Preston North End v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Coventry City v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
04 Dec 2002 Aston Villa v Preston North End L 5-0 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2002 Preston North End v Wimbledon L 3-5 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Preston North End v Grimsby Town W 3-0 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Preston North End v Rotherham United L 0-2 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
01 Jan 2003 Stoke City v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
08 Mar 2003 Preston North End v Derby County W 4-2 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Leicester City v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Preston North End v Walsall W 5-0 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Preston North End v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Apr 2003 Preston North End v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division 1
08 Apr 2003 Burnley v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Brighton and Hove Albion v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
15 Apr 2003 Reading v Preston North End L 5-1 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Bradford City v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1995-96 England UEFA Under-18 3 2 2
1996-97 England UEFA Under-18 1 2
1996-97 England World Youth Cup 4 2 4


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
18 Nov 1995 England v Sweden W 6-2 UEFA U18 Group 13
19 Mar 1996 Scotland v England W 0-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
23 Apr 1996 England v Scotland W 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
31 Jul 1996 England v Belgium W 3-2 UEFA U18 Finals 3rd place
18 Jun 1997 Ivory Coast v England W 1-2 World Youth Cup Group F
20 Jun 1997 United Arab Emirates v England W 0-5 World Youth Cup Group F
23 Jun 1997 Mexico v England W 0-1 World Youth Cup Group F
26 Jun 1997 Argentina v England L 2-1 World Youth Cup 2nd round


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