Lee Bowyer

Date of birth03 January 1977
Place of birthCanning Town
NationalityEnglish
Weight66 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

A dynamic and tireless performer in the centre of the park for Leeds United, he showed he was one of the best all-round midfield players in the country.

His goal-scoring ability makes him of great value to the team and he again weighed in with some telling contributions, none more so than in the Champions' League, where he was the tournament's joint-top scorer at the quarter-final stage.

His speculative 25-yard effort that slipped through the AC Milan goalkeeper's fingers in the last minute of their tie at Elland Road set the club on their way to European success and indeed his performances were a model of consistency throughout the season.

Following his brief stint at West Ham United, Lee joined Newcastle United in July 2003 in a four-year deal.

Despite a succession of well-documented off-the-field problems, but for an astonishing incident with Kieron Dyer in front of the St James' Park faithful, Lee usually displayed his midfield skills to a high level of consistency.

After a loan spell, Lee joined Birmingham City in July 2009 with a two-year contract.

He joined Ipswich Town in July 2011 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Charlton Athletic 13 Apr 1994 05 Jul 1996
Leeds United 05 Jul 1996 08 Jan 2003
West Ham United 08 Jan 2003 30 Jun 2003
Newcastle United 07 Jul 2003 09 Jun 2006
West Ham United 09 Jun 2006 08 Jul 2009
Birmingham City 09 Jan 2009 31 May 2009 L
Birmingham City 08 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2011
Ipswich Town 10 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
1995-96 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
3
1996-97 Leeds United FA Cup 4
2
1
1996-97 Leeds United Premier League 32
4
7
1997-98 Leeds United FA Cup 3
1997-98 Leeds United League Cup 2
1
1
1
1997-98 Leeds United Premier League 21
4
3
5
1998-99 Leeds United FA Cup 4
1
1998-99 Leeds United League Cup 2
2
1998-99 Leeds United Premier League 35
9
8
1998-99 Leeds United UEFA Cup 4
1999-00 Leeds United FA Cup 3
1
1
1999-00 Leeds United League Cup 1
1
1999-00 Leeds United Premier League 31
2
5
13
1999-00 Leeds United UEFA Cup 11
5
4
2000-01 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Leeds United Premier League 38
9
9
2000-01 Leeds United UEFA Champions League 15
6
3
2001-02 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2001-02 Leeds United League Cup 1
2001-02 Leeds United Premier League 24
1
5
5
1
2001-02 Leeds United UEFA Cup 3
2
1
2002-03 Leeds United League Cup 1
2002-03 Leeds United Premier League 15
3
7
2002-03 Leeds United UEFA Cup 5
1
2002-03 West Ham United FA Cup 1
2002-03 West Ham United Premier League 10
4
2003-04 Newcastle United Premier League 17
7
2
5
2003-04 Newcastle United UEFA Cup
1
1
2004-05 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Newcastle United League Cup
1
1
2004-05 Newcastle United Premier League 26
1
3
5
2
2004-05 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 8
1
3
5
1
2005-06 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2005-06 Newcastle United Premier League 18
10
1
2
1
2005-06 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup 3
1
2006-07 West Ham United Premier League 18
2
5
2006-07 West Ham United UEFA Cup 2
2007-08 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 West Ham United League Cup 2
1
2007-08 West Ham United Premier League 12
3
4
7
2008-09 Birmingham City League Championship 17
1
6
1
2008-09 West Ham United League Cup 1
1
2008-09 West Ham United Premier League 4
2
1
2009-10 Birmingham City FA Cup 4
1
1
2009-10 Birmingham City League Cup 1
1
1
2009-10 Birmingham City Premier League 34
1
5
8
2010-11 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
2010-11 Birmingham City League Cup 5
1
2010-11 Birmingham City Premier League 24
5
4
7
2011-12 Ipswich Town League Championship 24
5
2
5


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
19 Sep 1995 Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic W 4-5 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Oct 1995 Charlton Athletic v Wimbledon D 3-3
Agg: 8-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Jan 1996 Charlton Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 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
1994-95 England UEFA 1
1994-95 England UEFA Under-18 2
1994-95 England Under-18 3
2
1995-96 England Toulon Under-21 3
1995-96 England Under-21
1
1996-97 England UEFA Under-21 3
1996-97 England Under-21 1
1997-98 England UEFA Under-21 1
1998-99 England UEFA Under-21 1
2
1998-99 England Under-21 1
1
1999-00 England Under-21 2
1
2002-03 England International Friendly 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
24 Jul 1994 Norway v England D 3-3 UEFA
26 Jul 1994 Norway v England W 2-3 U18
06 Sep 1994 England v France L 2-3 U18
13 Nov 1994 England v Slovenia W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
17 Nov 1994 England v Latvia D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
22 Feb 1995 England v Denmark L 5-6 U18
10 Oct 1995 Norway v England D 2-2 Under-21
24 May 1996 England v Belgium W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
30 May 1996 England v Portugal L 1-3 Toulon Under-21 Group B
01 Jun 1996 England v Brazil L 1-2 Toulon Under-21 Group B
31 Aug 1996 Moldova v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
01 Apr 1997 England v Switzerland D 0-0 Under-21
29 Apr 1997 England v Georgia D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
09 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
09 Feb 1999 England v France W 2-1 Under-21
26 Mar 1999 England v Poland W 5-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
08 Oct 1999 England v Denmark W 4-1 Under-21
22 Feb 2000 England v Argentina W 1-0 Under-21
07 Sep 2002 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly


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