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Lee Bowyer

Leeds United AFC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 1
*(actual F 1: A 0)

50% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Lee David Bowyer (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 3 January 1977 in Canning Town, Greater London [registered in Newham, March 1977].
notes: Newham became part of the Greater London registration county in 1965.
Attended Bouchier Street Primary School and Langdon Park School
Married to Gemma Sheath
Height/Weight 5' 9", 10st 3lb. [2004]


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004] & FindMyPast.com

Playing Career

Club(s) Began as a Charlton Athletic FC trainee, before signing professionally on 13 April 1994. After 46 league appearances, in which he scored eight times, Bowyer signed for Leeds United AFC for £2.8 million on 5 July 1996, a record fee at the time for a teenager. He scored another 38 goals in 203 league appearances. Signed for West Ham United in January 2003 for £100,000, where he only played ten league matches, before signing for Newcastle United on a free transfer, on 1 July 2003 (79 league appearances, six goals).  Rejoined West Ham United FC In June 2006 for an undisclosed fee, and played another 49 league appearances, scoring four times.  On 9 January 2009, Bowyer signed on loan to Birmingham City FC until the end of the season, playing seventeen league appearances, scoring once.  Following the expiration of his West Ham contract, Bowyer re-joined Birmingham City FC as a free agent on 8 July 2009. After City's relegation from the Premier League, Bowyer was released from his contract on 27 May 2011, having made 64 league appearances, he scored nine goals, following which, Bowyer joined Ipswich Town FC on 11 July 2011 on a years' contract, he scored twice in 29 league appearances. He was released in the summer of 2012.
Club honours Football League Cup winners 2010-11;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1995-96; Nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year 1997-98; Leeds United AFC Supporters' Player of the Year 1998-99, 2000-01;
Distinctions None


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004].

Management Career

League History
P 192 - W 74 - D 49 - L 69.
Bowyer had a brief period as coach of the Watford FC under 21 team in late 2015. In 2017, Bowyer returned to Charlton Athletic FC to become a coach, stepping up to the assistant manager post on 1 July 2017. He was named caretaker manager on 22 March 2018, with the position becoming permanent on 6 September. He resigned on 15 March 2021. A day later, he was appointed Head Coach of Birmingham City FC. He was sacked on 2 July 2022.
Club honours Charlton Athletic FC 2018-21
Football League One
Third place & Play-off winners 2018-19;
League best: 22nd in Championship 2019-20; FA Cup best: third round 2019-20;
Birmingham City FC 2021-22
League best: 18th in Championship 2020-21; FA Cup best: third round 2021-22;
Individual honours Football League Manager of the Month November 2018, April 2019;

England Career

Player number 1118th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
Only match No. 796, 7 September 2002, England 1 Portugal 1, a friendly match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, substituted (62), aged 25 years 247 days;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (13 appearances, four goals), England U18 (six appearances).
Distinctions The 25th Greater Londoner to represent England

England Disgrace

As early as 1995, Bowyer and a Charlton team-mate failed a routine drugs test.  Bowyer was dropped from the England U18 squad and suspended for eight weeks.
In 1996, Bowyer was convicted of affray and fined £4,500 after an incident in a London fast-food restaurant involving thrown chairs and racial abuse of Asian worker.
Lee Bowyer was then banned from England selection by the FA from 2000 to 2002, for his involvement in a nightclub incident in Leeds in January 2000, alongside Jonathan Woodgate. They were charged with causing grevious bodily harm, and although Woodgate was convicted and Bowyer cleared, Bowyer later paid a £170,000 out-of-court settlement of a civil action for damages.
In April 2005, Bowyer was charged with Public Order Act after an on-the-pitch brawl with Newcastle team-mate Kieron Dyer. He was fined £600 plus court costs by the Northumbria County Court, and fined £30,000 by the Football Association and banned for a further three matches, on top of the three banned games he received for his red card.


The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps starts sub unused minutes goals ave.min comp. goals
1 1 0 1 ▲0
0 62 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Match Record

Venue, Competition & Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home venue
White shirt
Friendly match
1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Match History

 Club: Leeds United A.F.C. - one full appearance (62 min) Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - one full appearance (62 min)x

Age 25
1 796   7 September 2002 - England 1 Portugal 1
Villa Park, Birmingham
Fr HD (1-0) 62 7

The 1118th player to appear for England.
The thirtieth player from Leeds United AFC to represent England.