Lee McEvilly

Date of birth15 April 1982
Place of birthLiverpool
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight83 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

McEvilly confirmed his meteoric rise when he became the first full international in Rochdale's history.

He came on after 63 minutes of Northern Ireland's friendly with Spain in Belfast on 17 April 2002 to win his first cap only four months after entering the Football League ranks.

Ironically, McEvilly's Dale colleague Patrick McCourt followed him on to the Windsor Park pitch just 14 minutes later.

McEvilly's contract at Wrexham was extended to June 2008 in June 2006 but was made available for transfer in July 2007.

After a loan spell, he rejoined Rochdale in January 2009 with a contract to June 2010 but was made available for transfer in May 2009 before it was cancelled shortly afterwards.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Burscough 01 Mar 1999 22 Dec 2001
Rochdale 22 Dec 2001 30 Jun 2004
Accrington Stanley 20 Jan 2004 04 Mar 2004 L
Accrington Stanley 01 Jul 2004 07 Jul 2005
Wrexham 07 Jul 2005 20 Jul 2007
Accrington Stanley 21 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2008
Rochdale 20 Nov 2007 08 Jan 2008 L
Cambridge United 18 Jan 2008 31 May 2008 L
Cambridge United 01 Jul 2008 01 Jan 2009
Rochdale 24 Nov 2008 31 Dec 2008 L
Rochdale 01 Jan 2009 19 May 2009
Grays Athletic 06 Aug 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 13
5
4
6
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 Play-Offs 2
1
2002-03 Rochdale FA Cup 4
1
1
2002-03 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Rochdale League Division 3 27
10
14
6
2003-04 Rochdale FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Rochdale League Division 3 15
15
6
2
1
2004-05 Accrington Stanley LDV Vans Trophy 2
2
2005-06 Wrexham FA Cup 1
1
1
2005-06 Wrexham LDV Vans Trophy
1
2005-06 Wrexham League Two 15
8
7
2
2006-07 Wrexham FA Cup 1
1
1
1
2006-07 Wrexham League Two 18
10
7
5
2007-08 Accrington Stanley FA Cup
1
2007-08 Accrington Stanley League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Accrington Stanley League Two 3
8
1
1
2007-08 Rochdale League Two 3
4
3
2008-09 Cambridge United FA Cup 1
2008-09 Rochdale League Two 4
12
5
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
26 Dec 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Rochdale L 4-1 League Division 3
26 Jan 2002 Rochdale v Swansea City W 2-0 League Division 3
29 Jan 2002 Rochdale v Carlisle United D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Feb 2002 Mansfield Town v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
05 Feb 2002 Rochdale v York City W 5-4 League Division 3
09 Feb 2002 Rochdale v Luton Town W 1-0 League Division 3
16 Feb 2002 Rushden and Diamonds v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Mar 2002 Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Division 3
05 Mar 2002 Halifax Town v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
09 Mar 2002 Southend United v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
16 Mar 2002 Rochdale v Hartlepool United D 0-0 League Division 3
23 Mar 2002 Cheltenham Town v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
30 Mar 2002 Rochdale v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League Division 3
01 Apr 2002 Torquay United v Rochdale L 3-0 League Division 3
06 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Darlington W 3-1 League Division 3
09 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Hull City W 3-2 League Division 3
13 Apr 2002 Lincoln City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 3
27 Apr 2002 Rushden and Diamonds v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
30 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Rushden and Diamonds L 1-2
Agg: 3-4
League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
17 Aug 2002 Bristol Rovers v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
24 Aug 2002 Rochdale v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Aug 2002 Wrexham v Rochdale W 2-5 League Division 3
31 Aug 2002 Rochdale v Southend United L 1-2 League Division 3
17 Sep 2002 Rochdale v Cambridge United W 4-3 League Division 3
21 Sep 2002 Kidderminster Harriers v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
19 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Scunthorpe United L 1-2 League Division 3
22 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Bury L 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
26 Oct 2002 Boston United v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
29 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Exeter City D 3-3 League Division 3
02 Nov 2002 Rochdale v Rushden and Diamonds L 0-1 League Division 3
09 Nov 2002 Oxford United v Rochdale L 2-0 League Division 3
23 Nov 2002 Rochdale v York City L 0-1 League Division 3
30 Nov 2002 Torquay United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
07 Dec 2002 Bristol Rovers v Rochdale D 1-1 FA Cup 2nd round
14 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Hartlepool United W 4-0 League Division 3
17 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers W 3-2 FA Cup 2nd round replay
21 Dec 2002 Bury v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Wrexham D 2-2 League Division 3
28 Dec 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Rochdale D 3-3 League Division 3
04 Jan 2003 Preston North End v Rochdale W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Southend United v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
21 Jan 2003 Rochdale v Lincoln City L 0-1 League Division 3
25 Jan 2003 Rochdale v Coventry City W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
08 Feb 2003 Rochdale v Oxford United W 2-1 League Division 3
16 Feb 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Rochdale L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2003 Rochdale v Carlisle United L 0-1 League Division 3
25 Feb 2003 Leyton Orient v Rochdale W 0-1 League Division 3
01 Mar 2003 Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
04 Mar 2003 Cambridge United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
11 Mar 2003 Rochdale v AFC Bournemouth D 1-1 League Division 3
15 Mar 2003 Rochdale v Boston United W 1-0 League Division 3
18 Mar 2003 Scunthorpe United v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
24 Mar 2003 Rushden and Diamonds v Rochdale D 3-3 League Division 3
05 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Torquay United L 0-2 League Division 3
08 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers D 1-1 League Division 3
12 Apr 2003 York City v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
15 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Kidderminster Harriers L 0-1 League Division 3
18 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Bury L 1-2 League Division 3
21 Apr 2003 Hartlepool United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
26 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Swansea City L 1-2 League Division 3
29 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Hull City W 2-1 League Division 3
03 May 2003 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale L 3-2 League Division 3
09 Aug 2003 Rochdale v Yeovil Town L 1-3 League Division 3
23 Aug 2003 Rochdale v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 3
25 Aug 2003 Torquay United v Rochdale W 1-3 League Division 3
30 Aug 2003 Rochdale v Darlington W 4-2 League Division 3
13 Sep 2003 Carlisle United v Rochdale L 3-2 League Division 3
16 Sep 2003 Rochdale v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Sep 2003 Rochdale v Hull City L 0-2 League Division 3
27 Sep 2003 Lincoln City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
30 Sep 2003 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale L 2-1 League Division 3
21 Oct 2003 Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale L 2-1 League Division 3
25 Oct 2003 Rochdale v Swansea City L 0-1 League Division 3
01 Nov 2003 Leyton Orient v Rochdale L 2-1 League Division 3
08 Nov 2003 Bury v Rochdale W 1-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2003 Rochdale v Kidderminster Harriers L 0-1 League Division 3
22 Nov 2003 Southend United v Rochdale L 4-0 League Division 3
29 Nov 2003 Rochdale v Oxford United L 1-2 League Division 3
06 Dec 2003 Rochdale v Luton Town L 0-2 FA Cup 2nd round
17 Jan 2004 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers D 2-2 League Division 3
06 Mar 2004 Boston United v Rochdale L 2-0 League Division 3
09 Mar 2004 Swansea City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
13 Mar 2004 Rochdale v Bury D 0-0 League Division 3
16 Mar 2004 Huddersfield Town v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Mar 2004 Rochdale v Carlisle United W 2-0 League Division 3
27 Mar 2004 Hull City v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
30 Mar 2004 Rochdale v Doncaster Rovers D 1-1 League Division 3
03 Apr 2004 Rochdale v Lincoln City L 0-3 League Division 3
10 Apr 2004 Scunthorpe United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
12 Apr 2004 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town L 1-2 League Division 3
17 Apr 2004 Rochdale v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League Division 3
24 Apr 2004 Kidderminster Harriers v Rochdale W 0-1 League Division 3
01 May 2004 Rochdale v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
08 May 2004 Oxford United v Rochdale L 2-0 League Division 3
24 Nov 2007 Rochdale v Mansfield Town W 1-0 League Two
01 Dec 2007 Rochdale v Wrexham D 0-0 League Two
08 Dec 2007 Rotherham United v Rochdale W 2-4 League Two
26 Dec 2007 Wrexham v Rochdale W 0-2 League Two
29 Dec 2007 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale D 2-2 League Two
01 Jan 2008 Rochdale v Darlington W 3-1 League Two
05 Jan 2008 Rochdale v Lincoln City L 0-2 League Two
13 Dec 2008 Rochdale v AFC Bournemouth D 1-1 League Two
20 Dec 2008 Exeter City v Rochdale L 4-1 League Two
26 Dec 2008 Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town W 2-1 League Two
28 Dec 2008 Port Vale v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
03 Jan 2009 Rochdale v Accrington Stanley W 3-1 League Two
17 Jan 2009 Rochdale v Lincoln City D 2-2 League Two
24 Jan 2009 Dagenham and Redbridge v Rochdale L 3-2 League Two
03 Feb 2009 Chester City v Rochdale W 0-2 League Two
14 Feb 2009 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale W 0-1 League Two
21 Feb 2009 Rochdale v Brentford L 1-2 League Two
28 Feb 2009 Rochdale v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Two
03 Mar 2009 Barnet v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
07 Mar 2009 Bury v Rochdale L 2-1 League Two
10 Mar 2009 Rochdale v Bradford City W 3-0 League Two
14 Mar 2009 Rochdale v Rotherham United L 1-2 League Two
02 May 2009 Rochdale v Gillingham L 0-1 League Two


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
2001-02 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 3
1
1
1
2002-03 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1
2
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 3
2003-04 Northern Ireland Under-23 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
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain L 0-5 International Friendly
06 Sep 2002 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
11 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
15 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
11 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland W 3-1 U21
28 Mar 2003 Armenia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
01 Apr 2003 Northern Ireland v Greece L 2-6 UEFA U21 Group 6
05 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
09 Sep 2003 Northern Ireland v Armenia W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
10 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
27 Apr 2004 Northern Ireland v Serbia and Montenegro D 0-0 U23


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