Ian Ashbee

Date of birth06 September 1976
Place of birthBirmingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight86 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionMidfielder

Ashbee had another fine season for Cambridge United in 2000-01 and once again missed only a handful of games.

A versatile player who can feature in midfield or anywhere in the back four, he scored two goals in the 6-1 win over Rotherham United in September and also netted with a great 25-yard free kick in the crucial 2-0 win at Northampton Town towards the end of the campaign.

Having skippered the Tigers to back-to-back promotions, Ashbee's contract at Hull City was extended to June 2007 in May 2005, then to June 2008 in June 2006.

It was further extended to June 2009 in March 2007 and to June 2011 in October 2009.

He joined Preston North End in January 2011 with a contract to June 2012 that was cancelled in February 2012.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Derby County 09 Nov 1994 13 Dec 1996
Cambridge United 13 Dec 1996 28 Jun 2002
Hull City 28 Jun 2002 31 Jan 2011
Preston North End 31 Jan 2011 02 Feb 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Derby County League Division 1 1
2000-01 Cambridge United FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Cambridge United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Cambridge United League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Cambridge United League Division 2 42
1
3
8
2001-02 Cambridge United FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Cambridge United LDV Vans Trophy 5
2001-02 Cambridge United League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Cambridge United League Division 2 38
2
5
2002-03 Hull City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Hull City League Cup 1
1
1
2002-03 Hull City League Division 3 31
1
9
1
2003-04 Hull City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Hull City League Cup 1
2003-04 Hull City League Division 3 39
2
11
1
2004-05 Hull City FA Cup 2
2004-05 Hull City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Hull City League Cup 1
2004-05 Hull City League One 40
1
9
2
2005-06 Hull City League Championship 6
1
2006-07 Hull City FA Cup 2
2006-07 Hull City League Championship 35
1
8
1
2006-07 Hull City League Cup 1
2007-08 Hull City League Championship 42
3
4
1
2007-08 Hull City League Championship Play-Offs 3
2007-08 Hull City League Cup 1
2
2008-09 Hull City FA Cup 2
1
1
2008-09 Hull City Premier League 31
1
10
2010-11 Hull City FA Cup 1
2010-11 Hull City League Championship 19
1
6
2010-11 Preston North End League Championship 19
4
2011-12 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1
2011-12 Preston North End Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2011-12 Preston North End League Cup 2
2011-12 Preston North End League One 3
4
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
12 Aug 2000 Cambridge United v Bury L 0-1 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 AFC Bournemouth v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Cambridge United v Portsmouth D 0-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Cambridge United v Bristol City W 1-0 League Division 2
28 Aug 2000 Notts County v Cambridge United W 0-1 League Division 2
02 Sep 2000 Oxford United v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Portsmouth v Cambridge United L 1-0
Agg: 1-0
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Cambridge United v Rotherham United W 6-1 League Division 2
12 Sep 2000 Cambridge United v Port Vale W 4-0 League Division 2
23 Sep 2000 Cambridge United v Bristol Rovers L 0-3 League Division 2
30 Sep 2000 Oldham Athletic v Cambridge United W 1-3 League Division 2
13 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Colchester United v Cambridge United L 2-0 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Northampton Town L 1-2 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Millwall v Cambridge United L 3-1 League Division 2
31 Oct 2000 Swindon Town v Cambridge United L 3-1 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Wigan Athletic v Cambridge United L 2-1 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Rochdale W 2-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
21 Nov 2000 Wrexham v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 2
25 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Swansea City D 3-3 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Reading v Cambridge United L 3-0 League Division 2
05 Dec 2000 Cambridge United v Colchester United W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
09 Dec 2000 Morecambe v Cambridge United L 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2000 Cambridge United v Peterborough United D 0-0 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Cambridge United v Wycombe Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Jan 2001 Bristol City v Cambridge United L 6-2 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Bury v Cambridge United W 0-1 League Division 2
23 Jan 2001 Cambridge United v AFC Bournemouth L 0-2 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Cambridge United v Walsall L 0-1 League Division 2
06 Feb 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Cambridge United W 0-2 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Rotherham United v Cambridge United L 3-0 League Division 2
17 Feb 2001 Cambridge United v Swindon Town L 0-1 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Port Vale v Cambridge United L 4-2 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United L 2-1 League Division 2
03 Mar 2001 Cambridge United v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Luton Town v Cambridge United L 1-0 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Cambridge United v Wrexham L 2-3 League Division 2
17 Mar 2001 Stoke City v Cambridge United W 2-3 League Division 2
27 Mar 2001 Cambridge United v Oxford United W 1-0 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Peterborough United v Cambridge United L 4-1 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Cambridge United v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
13 Apr 2001 Northampton Town v Cambridge United W 0-2 League Division 2
17 Apr 2001 Cambridge United v Millwall L 1-5 League Division 2
25 Apr 2001 Brentford v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 Cambridge United v Wigan Athletic L 1-2 League Division 2
01 May 2001 Cambridge United v Colchester United W 2-1 League Division 2
11 Aug 2001 Cambridge United v Brighton and Hove Albion D 0-0 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Notts County v Cambridge United L 2-1 League Division 2
22 Aug 2001 Cambridge United v West Bromwich Albion L 1-1 (3-4) League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Cambridge United v Stoke City L 0-2 League Division 2
27 Aug 2001 Brentford v Cambridge United L 2-1 League Division 2
01 Sep 2001 Cambridge United v AFC Bournemouth D 2-2 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Peterborough United v Cambridge United L 1-0 League Division 2
15 Sep 2001 Cambridge United v Cardiff City W 2-1 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Reading v Cambridge United L 1-0 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Blackpool v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Cambridge United v Wigan Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Cambridge United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division 2
05 Oct 2001 Port Vale v Cambridge United L 5-0 League Division 2
13 Oct 2001 Cambridge United v Bury W 3-1 League Division 2
16 Oct 2001 Exeter City v Cambridge United W 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
20 Oct 2001 Colchester United v Cambridge United L 3-1 League Division 2
24 Oct 2001 Swindon Town v Cambridge United L 2-0 League Division 2
30 Oct 2001 Cambridge United v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
03 Nov 2001 Chesterfield v Cambridge United L 2-0 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Cambridge United v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Cambridge United v Notts County D 1-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 Cambridge United v Wrexham L 0-2 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Cambridge United L 6-1 League Division 2
27 Nov 2001 Notts County v Cambridge United L 2-0 FA Cup 1st round replay
01 Dec 2001 Huddersfield Town v Cambridge United L 2-1 League Division 2
04 Dec 2001 Cambridge United v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
15 Dec 2001 Cambridge United v Bristol City L 0-3 League Division 2
22 Dec 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Cambridge United L 2-0 League Division 2
26 Dec 2001 Cambridge United v Brentford W 2-1 League Division 2
12 Jan 2002 Cambridge United v Notts County L 0-2 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cambridge United L 4-3 League Division 2
22 Jan 2002 Cambridge United v Wycombe Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 2
30 Jan 2002 Cambridge United v Bristol City D 0-0 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (1st leg)
02 Feb 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Cambridge United D 0-0 League Division 2
06 Feb 2002 Stoke City v Cambridge United L 5-0 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Cambridge United v Blackpool L 0-3 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Cambridge United v Reading D 2-2 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Wigan Athletic v Cambridge United L 4-1 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Bristol City v Cambridge United L 2-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Cambridge United v Huddersfield Town L 0-1 League Division 2
24 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Cambridge United L 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy Final
30 Mar 2002 Oldham Athletic v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 2
02 Apr 2002 Cambridge United v Chesterfield W 4-1 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Wrexham v Cambridge United L 5-0 League Division 2
09 Apr 2002 Cambridge United v Swindon Town L 1-2 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Cambridge United v Tranmere Rovers W 2-1 League Division 2


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
1994-95 England Under-18 1


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 Feb 1995 England v Denmark L 5-6 U18


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