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Sammy Lee

Liverpool FC

14 appearances, 2 goals (1 on debut)

P 14 W 8 D 3 L 3 F 27: A 6
*(actual F x: A x)
68% successful

1982-84

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1160

Profile

Full name Samuel Lee (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 7 February 1959 in Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool North, March 1959].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 11lbs [1983].
Height notes 5' 7" is confirmed by Doug Lamming, Rollins' Who's Who Yearbooks and various Rothman Yearbooks throughout Sammy Lee's career.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Liverpool before signing with Liverpool FC as an apprentice in September 1975, turning professional in April 1976.  Spent ten years at Anfield, playing in 197 league appearances, scoring thirteen times, before transferring to Queen's Park Rangers FC in August 1986 for 200,000 pounds and making thirty league appearances. A season later, Lee joined Spanish club CA Osasuna, in July 1987, for another 200,000 pounds for another 28 league appearances. He returned to England with Southampton FC, making just two league appearances and then Bolton Wanderers FC  for a further four league appearances, after which he retired.
Club honours FA Charity Shield winners 1979, 1981, 1982; Football League Cup winners 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84; European Cup winners 1980-81, 1983-84; Football League Champions 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1982-83;
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After retiring, Sammy Lee rejoined Liverpool FC as part of the infamous boot room. He coached the reserve team, working his way up to coaching the first team. His progress was duly noted by Sven-Göran Eriksson, he appointed Lee as a coach on 18 May 2001 as a replacement for Steve McClaren, he left Liverpool on 8 July 2004 to concentrate on his England role. Under the McClaren era, in August 2006, Lee was offered the post of Under-21 manager, but this was declined so that he could concentrate on his Bolton Wanderers FC assistant manager's job that he had occupied for a year.  Lee stepped up to the management position in April 2007, but was sacked in October after winning only one match.
Sammy returned to coaching with Liverpool FC on 16 May 2008 as Rafael Benitez Maudes' assistant.  He took charge of the first team on 21 December 2008 while his manager was poorly. Lee left Anfield in June 2011.
On 14 February 2012, Lee once more, returned to Bolton Wanderers FC, as Head Coach of the Academy.

England Career

Player number 961st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 572, 17 November 1982, Greece 0 England 3, a European Championship qualification match at Kaftanzoglio Stadio, Saranta Ekklisies, Thessalonica, aged 23 years 283 days.
Last match No. 592, 17 June 1984, Chile 0 England 0, a tour of South America match at Estadio Nacional de Chile, Ñuñoa, Santiago, aged 25 years 131 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1982-83, 1983-84;
Team honours UEFA U21 Champions 1982;
Individual honours England U21 (six appearances)
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Variety of coaching jobs, including England coach.  Decline the job offer of England U21 manager in August 2006.

 

Sammy Lee - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 14 11 13 1 2 1160 2 580 min 2 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Sammy Lee - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 5 1 1 16 2 +14 2 5 2.286 0.286 78.6 +4
Away 7 3 2 2 11 4 +7 3 4 1.571 0.571 57.1 +1
All 14 8 3 3 27 6 +21 5 9 1.929 0.429 67.9 +5

 

Sammy Lee - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 12 7 2 3 24 6 +18 4 7 2.00 0.50 66.7 +4
Red 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
All 14 8 3 3 27 6 +21 5 9 1.929 0.429 67.9 +5

 

Sammy Lee - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

7 5 1 1 21 1 +20 2 6 3.00 0.143 78.6 +4
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 7 5 1 1 21 1 +20 2 6 3.00 0.143 78.6 +4
British Championship 4 3 0 1 5 2 +3 1 2 1.25 0.50 75.0 +2
Friendly 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 2 1 0.333 1.00 33.3 -1
All 14 8 3 3 27 6 +21 5 9 1.929 0.429 67.9 +5

 

Sammy Lee - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1982-84 7 5 1 1 21 1 +20 2 6 3.00 0.143 78.6 +4
ECP All 7 5 1 1 21 1 +20 2 6 3.00 0.143 78.6 +4
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1982-83 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1983-84 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
BC All 4 3 0 1 5 2 +3 1 2 1.25 0.50 75.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 7 5 1 1 21 1 +20 2 6 3.00 0.143 78.6 +4
BC 4 3 0 1 5 2 +3 1 2 1.25 0.50 75.0 +2
All 11 8 1 2 26 3 +23 3 8 2.364 0.273 77.3 +6

 

Sammy Lee - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 14 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 14 full capsx

Age 23
1 572 17 November 1982 - Greece 0 England 3, Kaftanzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica ECP AW Start 68 7
2 573 15 December 1982 - England 9 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 8
Age 24
3 574 23 February 1983 - England 2 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 4
4 575 30 March 1983 - England 0 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 4
5 576 27 April 1983 - England 2 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 4
- 577 28 May 1983 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD squad member
6 578 1 June 1983 - England 2 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 4
- 579 12 June 1983 - Australia 0 England 0, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney tour AD squad member
- 580 15 June 1983 - Australia 0 England 1, Lang Park, Brisbane AW poorly
7 581 19 June 1983 - Australia 1 England 1, Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne AD Start 4
8 582 21 September 1983 - England 0 Denmark 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HL Start off 77 4
9 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest ECP AW Start 19 4
10 584 16 November 1983 - Luxembourg 0 England 4, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg ECP AW Start 4
Age 25
11 585 29 February 1984 - France 2 England 0, Parc des Princes, Paris Fr AL Start off 78 4
12 586 4 April 1984 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 4
13 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham BC AL Start 4
- 590 10 June 1984 - Brazil 0 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio tour AW squad member
- 591 13 June 1984 - Uruguay 2 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL
14 592 17 June 1984 - Chile 0 England 0, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AD sub 74 ?

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