Tony Lee (footballer, born 1947)

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Tony Lee
Personal information
Full nameJohn Anthony Lee [1]
Date of birth(1947-11-26)26 November 1947 [1]
Place of birth Middlesbrough, [1] England
Playing position(s) Right winger
Youth career
Stockton
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1965–1967 Leicester City 0 (0)
1967–196? Bradford City 8 (3)
196?–1968 Stockton
1968–1969 Darlington 14 (1)
1969–1970 South Shields
1970–197? Hartlepool United 0 (0)
Goole Town
Teams managed
1980–1985 Whitby Town
1985–1990 Billingham Synthonia
1990–1991 Gateshead
1994–2001 Bishop Auckland
2001–2003 Spennymoor United
2003–2004 Spennymoor United
2004 Spennymoor United
2005–2006 Newcastle Blue Star
2006–2007 Gateshead
2012–2013 Celtic Nation
2013 Billingham Town
2013 Bishop Auckland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Anthony Lee (born 26 November 1947) is an English former footballer who played on the right wing in the Football League for Bradford City and Darlington. [1] He played for Stockton as a youngster, [2] was on the books of Leicester City and Hartlepool United without appearing in the league for either, and also played non-league football for Stockton, South Shields, [1] and Goole Town. [3]

After his playing career ended, he went into management at the non-league level, with clubs including Whitby Town, [4] Billingham Synthonia, [5] Gateshead [6] [7] [8] (two spells), South Bank, Bishop Auckland [9] [10] [11] (two spells), Spennymoor United [10] [12] (three spells), Newcastle Blue Star, [7] Celtic Nation, [13] and Billingham Town. [14]

He also acted as a scout for Darlington when his son Graeme Lee, himself a former league footballer, was their manager. [15]

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References

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    Gammie, Walter (5 November 1993). "Pitch too small poses problem for Peppard". The Times. Tommy Cassidy, the former Northern Ireland midfield player, yesterday resigned as manager of Gateshead, the GM Vauxhall Conference club. He had been in charge for two years.
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