Neil Lennon

Date of birth25 June 1971
Place of birthLurgan
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight69 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Leicester City's fiery right-footed midfield dynamo struggled to find his best form during the early weeks of the 2000-01 season while playing under the shadow of mounting speculation about an impending transfer to Celtic.

He eventually linked up with his former mentor, Martin O'Neill, in December where he collected an array of medals as the Bhoys walked off with the Scottish League Cup, FA Cup and Premiership title.

A regular for Northern Ireland, he was treated disgracefully by some sections of his own supporters during a subsequent World Cup tie in Belfast because of his Catholic background and his new club allegiance, but showed great character to put those incidents behind him as the sporting world rallied to his support.

Neil joined Nottingham Forest in June 2007 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester City 26 Aug 1989 09 Aug 1990
Crewe Alexandra 09 Aug 1990 23 Feb 1996
Leicester City 23 Feb 1996 08 Dec 2000
Celtic 08 Dec 2000 31 May 2007
Nottingham Forest 12 Jun 2007 31 Jan 2008
Wycombe Wanderers 31 Jan 2008 04 Apr 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 2
1
1995-96 Leicester City League Division 1 14
1
1
1995-96 Leicester City League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1996-97 Leicester City FA Cup 2
1
1
1996-97 Leicester City League Cup 7
1
1
1996-97 Leicester City Premier League 35
1
7
1997-98 Leicester City FA Cup 2
1
1997-98 Leicester City League Cup 1
1
1997-98 Leicester City Premier League 37
2
6
1997-98 Leicester City UEFA Cup 2
1998-99 Leicester City FA Cup 2
1998-99 Leicester City League Cup 8
1
1998-99 Leicester City Premier League 37
1
6
1999-00 Leicester City FA Cup 2
1999-00 Leicester City League Cup 6
1
1
1999-00 Leicester City Premier League 31
1
7
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 6
2000-01 Celtic Scottish League Cup 2
2000-01 Celtic Scottish Premier League 17
1
5
2000-01 Leicester City League Cup 1
2000-01 Leicester City Premier League 15
3
2000-01 Leicester City UEFA Cup 2
2001-02 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 4
1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish League Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish Premier League 32
1
1
5
2001-02 Celtic UEFA Champions League 7
2
2001-02 Celtic UEFA Cup 2
2002-03 Celtic Scottish League Cup 1
2002-03 Celtic Scottish Premier League 15
2
2002-03 Celtic UEFA Champions League 2
2002-03 Celtic UEFA Cup 8
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Champions League 4
1
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Cup 4
2004-05 Celtic Scottish Premier League 38
6
2004-05 Celtic UEFA Champions League 6
2
2006-07 Celtic UEFA Champions League 2
1
2007-08 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 1
2007-08 Nottingham Forest Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
2007-08 Nottingham Forest League Cup 2
2007-08 Nottingham Forest League One 15
3
4
2007-08 Wycombe Wanderers League Two 8
1
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
19 Sep 1995 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
04 Oct 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra L 5-2
Agg: 7-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg


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
1989-90 Northern Ireland Under-23 1
1993-94 Northern Ireland B International 1
1993-94 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
1993-94 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1994-95 Northern Ireland Canada Cup 1
1995-96 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1996-97 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1
1996-97 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1997-98 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1998-99 Northern Ireland Charity Omagh Fund 1
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2001-02 Northern Ireland 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
15 May 1990 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 2-3 U23
22 Mar 1994 Northern Ireland v Romania D 0-0 U21
10 May 1994 England v Northern Ireland L 4-2 B INTER
11 Jun 1994 Mexico v Northern Ireland L 3-0 International Friendly
26 May 1995 Chile v Northern Ireland L 2-1 CANADA CUP
03 Sep 1995 Portugal v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Northern Ireland v Austria W 5-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
27 Mar 1996 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-2 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Northern Ireland v Ukraine L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
05 Oct 1996 Northern Ireland v Armenia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
09 Nov 1996 Germany v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
14 Dec 1996 Northern Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
11 Feb 1997 Northern Ireland v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Northern Ireland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
02 Apr 1997 Ukraine v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
30 Apr 1997 Armenia v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
21 May 1997 Thailand v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 1997 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
10 Sep 1997 Albania v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
11 Oct 1997 Portugal v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
25 Mar 1998 Northern Ireland v Slovakia W 1-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Northern Ireland v Switzerland W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Spain v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
10 Oct 1998 Northern Ireland v Finland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
18 Nov 1998 Northern Ireland v Moldova D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
31 Mar 1999 Moldova v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
29 May 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 CHARITY OMAGH FUND
18 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Feb 2001 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-4 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland L 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Poland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly


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