Lee Carsley

Date of birth28 February 1974
Place of birthBirmingham
NationalityIrish
Weight75 kg
Height1.77 m
PositionMidfielder

The archetypal honest pro, Lee Carsley spent seven years in the senior ranks at Derby County before earning a £3.375million move to Blackburn Rovers in 1999.

The following year, he was on his way to Coventry City for £2.5million but - despite his determined efforts - could not avoid the Sky Blues relegation to Division One.

Lee returned to the Premiership when, on the same February 2002 day that they captured David Ginola from Aston Villa, Everton signed him for £1.9million on a four and a half-year contract.

Lee, who qualifies for Ireland through his grandparents, extended his contract at Everton to June 2007 in December 2005, then to June 2008 in May 2007.

He joined Birmingham City in July 2008 with a two-year contract.

Lee re-joined Coventry City in July 2010 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Derby County 06 Jul 1992 23 Mar 1999
Blackburn Rovers 23 Mar 1999 01 Dec 2000
Coventry City 01 Dec 2000 08 Feb 2002
Everton 08 Feb 2002 30 Jun 2008
Birmingham City 02 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2010
Coventry City 23 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Derby County FA Cup 1
1994-95 Derby County League Cup 3
1
1994-95 Derby County League Division 1 22
1
2
1995-96 Derby County League Cup 2
1995-96 Derby County League Division 1 31
4
1
1996-97 Derby County FA Cup 4
1996-97 Derby County League Cup 1
1
1996-97 Derby County Premier League 15
9
1
1997-98 Derby County FA Cup 2
1
1997-98 Derby County League Cup 2
1997-98 Derby County Premier League 34
1
10
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 7
1
1
1998-99 Derby County FA Cup 5
1998-99 Derby County League Cup 2
1
1
1998-99 Derby County Premier League 20
2
1
6
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
1
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Division 1 3
5
2000-01 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Coventry City Premier League 21
2
6
2001-02 Coventry City FA Cup 1
2001-02 Coventry City League Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 Coventry City League Division 1 25
1
2
5
2001-02 Everton Premier League 8
1
2002-03 Everton FA Cup 1
2002-03 Everton League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Everton Premier League 21
3
3
1
2003-04 Everton FA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Everton League Cup 2
2003-04 Everton Premier League 15
6
2
4
2004-05 Everton FA Cup 3
2004-05 Everton League Cup 2
1
1
2004-05 Everton Premier League 35
1
4
7
2005-06 Everton FA Cup
1
1
2005-06 Everton Premier League 3
2
1
1
2006-07 Everton FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Everton League Cup 3
2006-07 Everton Premier League 38
1
3
2007-08 Everton FA Cup 1
2007-08 Everton League Cup 5
2
2007-08 Everton Premier League 33
1
1
6
2007-08 Everton UEFA Cup 9
2008-09 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
2008-09 Birmingham City League Championship 41
2
5
1
2008-09 Birmingham City League Cup 2
2009-10 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
2009-10 Birmingham City League Cup 1
1
2009-10 Birmingham City Premier League 3
4
1
2010-11 Coventry City League Championship 25
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
11 Sep 1994 Swindon Town v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Sep 1994 Bristol City v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
17 Sep 1994 Derby County v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 1994 Reading v Derby County L 3-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Sep 1994 Derby County v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division 1
28 Sep 1994 Derby County v Reading W 2-0
Agg: 3-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
01 Oct 1994 Bolton Wanderers v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
16 Oct 1994 Southend United v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
23 Oct 1994 Notts County v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Oct 1994 Portsmouth v Derby County W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 1994 Derby County v Charlton Athletic D 2-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 1994 Derby County v Reading L 1-2 League Division 1
06 Nov 1994 Portsmouth v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
12 Nov 1994 Sheffield United v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
19 Nov 1994 Derby County v Port Vale W 2-0 League Division 1
27 Nov 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
30 Nov 1994 Swindon Town v Derby County L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1994 Derby County v Notts County D 0-0 League Division 1
11 Dec 1994 Luton Town v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
17 Dec 1994 Derby County v Barnsley W 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 1994 Tranmere Rovers v Derby County L 3-1 League Division 1
31 Dec 1994 Sunderland v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Jan 1995 Derby County v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division 1
07 Jan 1995 Everton v Derby County L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1995 Charlton Athletic v Derby County W 3-4 League Division 1
11 Feb 1995 Reading v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
21 Feb 1995 Port Vale v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 1995 Derby County v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division 1
30 Aug 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County L 3-0 League Division 1
02 Sep 1995 Luton Town v Derby County W 1-2 League Division 1
10 Sep 1995 Derby County v Leicester City L 0-1 League Division 1
23 Sep 1995 Barnsley v Derby County L 2-0 League Division 1
04 Oct 1995 Derby County v Shrewsbury Town D 1-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
07 Oct 1995 Sheffield United v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 1995 Derby County v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Oct 1995 Stoke City v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 1995 Derby County v Leeds United L 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 1995 Derby County v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League Division 1
11 Nov 1995 Derby County v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division 1
18 Nov 1995 Derby County v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 League Division 1
21 Nov 1995 Birmingham City v Derby County W 1-4 League Division 1
25 Nov 1995 Crystal Palace v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
02 Dec 1995 Derby County v Sheffield United W 4-2 League Division 1
09 Dec 1995 Derby County v Barnsley W 4-1 League Division 1
16 Dec 1995 Millwall v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
23 Dec 1995 Derby County v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 1995 Huddersfield Town v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 1996 Derby County v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division 1
13 Jan 1996 Derby County v Reading W 3-0 League Division 1
10 Feb 1996 Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division 1
17 Feb 1996 Southend United v Derby County W 1-2 League Division 1
21 Feb 1996 Derby County v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 1
28 Feb 1996 Leicester City v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 1996 Derby County v Huddersfield Town W 3-2 League Division 1
05 Mar 1996 Watford v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
09 Mar 1996 Sunderland v Derby County L 3-0 League Division 1
16 Mar 1996 Derby County v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Mar 1996 Norwich City v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Mar 1996 Derby County v Stoke City W 3-1 League Division 1
02 Apr 1996 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
06 Apr 1996 Oldham Athletic v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Apr 1996 Derby County v Tranmere Rovers W 6-2 League Division 1
14 Apr 1996 Charlton Athletic v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
20 Apr 1996 Derby County v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division 1
05 May 1996 West Bromwich Albion v Derby County L 3-2 League Division 1
17 Sep 1996 Luton Town v Derby County L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1996 Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
25 Sep 1996 Derby County v Luton Town D 2-2
Agg: 2-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
28 Sep 1996 Derby County v Wimbledon L 0-2 Premier League
19 Oct 1996 Nottingham Forest v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
27 Oct 1996 Liverpool v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League
17 Nov 1996 Derby County v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
23 Nov 1996 West Ham United v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
30 Nov 1996 Derby County v Coventry City W 2-1 Premier League
21 Dec 1996 Southampton v Derby County L 3-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Derby County L 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1996 Derby County v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
11 Jan 1997 Wimbledon v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
18 Jan 1997 Chelsea v Derby County L 3-1 Premier League
21 Jan 1997 Gillingham v Derby County W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
25 Jan 1997 Derby County v Aston Villa W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1997 Leeds United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Derby County v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
15 Feb 1997 Derby County v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
19 Feb 1997 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 Premier League
22 Feb 1997 Leicester City v Derby County L 4-2 Premier League
26 Feb 1997 Derby County v Coventry City W 3-2 FA Cup 5th round
01 Mar 1997 Derby County v Chelsea W 3-2 Premier League
05 Mar 1997 Middlesbrough v Derby County L 6-1 Premier League
08 Mar 1997 Derby County v Middlesbrough L 0-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 1997 Everton v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
22 Mar 1997 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-2 Premier League
23 Apr 1997 Derby County v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 Premier League
03 May 1997 Coventry City v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
11 May 1997 Derby County v Arsenal L 1-3 Premier League
09 Aug 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
23 Aug 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
30 Aug 1997 Derby County v Barnsley W 1-0 Premier League
13 Sep 1997 Derby County v Everton W 3-1 Premier League
20 Sep 1997 Aston Villa v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League
24 Sep 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County W 2-5 Premier League
27 Sep 1997 Derby County v Southampton W 4-0 Premier League
06 Oct 1997 Leicester City v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
15 Oct 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
18 Oct 1997 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
22 Oct 1997 Derby County v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
01 Nov 1997 Derby County v Arsenal W 3-0 Premier League
08 Nov 1997 Leeds United v Derby County L 4-3 Premier League
18 Nov 1997 Derby County v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Cup 4th round
22 Nov 1997 Derby County v Coventry City W 3-1 Premier League
29 Nov 1997 Chelsea v Derby County L 4-0 Premier League
06 Dec 1997 Derby County v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
14 Dec 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Derby County D 3-3 Premier League
17 Dec 1997 Newcastle United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
20 Dec 1997 Derby County v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Derby County v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Barnsley v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
03 Jan 1998 Derby County v Southampton W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
24 Jan 1998 Coventry City v Derby County L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1998 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
07 Feb 1998 Derby County v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
14 Feb 1998 Everton v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
21 Feb 1998 Manchester United v Derby County L 2-0 Premier League
28 Feb 1998 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-0 Premier League
15 Mar 1998 Derby County v Leeds United L 0-5 Premier League
28 Mar 1998 Coventry City v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1998 Derby County v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
11 Apr 1998 West Ham United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
18 Apr 1998 Crystal Palace v Derby County L 3-1 Premier League
26 Apr 1998 Derby County v Leicester City L 0-4 Premier League
29 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
02 May 1998 Southampton v Derby County W 0-2 Premier League
10 May 1998 Derby County v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
15 Aug 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Derby County v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1998 Middlesbrough v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
09 Sep 1998 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Charlton Athletic v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
16 Sep 1998 Derby County v Manchester City D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
19 Sep 1998 Derby County v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
23 Sep 1998 Manchester City v Derby County W 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
26 Sep 1998 Aston Villa v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
03 Oct 1998 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Newcastle United v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League
24 Oct 1998 Derby County v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Derby County v Arsenal L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
22 Nov 1998 Derby County v West Ham United L 0-2 Premier League
28 Nov 1998 Southampton v Derby County W 0-1 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Coventry City v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Everton v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1998 Derby County v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1999 Plymouth Argyle v Derby County W 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1999 Wimbledon v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League
16 Jan 1999 Derby County v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0 Premier League
23 Jan 1999 Swansea City v Derby County W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County W 0-1 Premier League
03 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
07 Feb 1999 Derby County v Everton W 2-1 Premier League
13 Feb 1999 Huddersfield Town v Derby County D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 1999 Derby County v Charlton Athletic L 0-2 Premier League
24 Feb 1999 Derby County v Huddersfield Town W 3-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
27 Feb 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
06 Mar 1999 Arsenal v Derby County L 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final


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
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1998-99 Republic of Ireland Charity Omagh Fund 1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
2
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
2000-01 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
2
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
2
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
2006-07 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1
2007-08 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2007-08 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
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
14 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
11 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
29 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
15 Nov 1997 Belgium v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off
25 Mar 1998 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Republic of Ireland v Argentina L 0-2 International Friendly
23 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Mexico D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v Croatia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
14 Oct 1998 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
10 Feb 1999 Republic of Ireland v Paraguay W 2-0 International Friendly
29 May 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 CHARITY OMAGH FUND
09 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
01 Sep 1999 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
04 Sep 1999 Croatia v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
08 Sep 1999 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
15 Nov 2000 Republic of Ireland v Finland W 3-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Feb 2002 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2002 Saudi Arabia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Greece v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Georgia v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
02 Apr 2003 Albania v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
30 Apr 2003 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
11 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Georgia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
06 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Russia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
11 Oct 2006 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
15 Nov 2006 Republic of Ireland v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Feb 2007 San Marino v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
24 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
28 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Slovakia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
08 Sep 2007 Slovakia v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
12 Sep 2007 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
13 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Nov 2007 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Feb 2008 Republic of Ireland v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly


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