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David Lee

David Lee
Norwich Career: Trial (2000)
Current Club: AFC Hornchurch (Ryman League)
Date of Birth:  28/03/1980 (Basildon)
Nationality: English


In the July 2000 edition of Spurs Monthly, their "Life After The Lane" article reported that Spurs' young midfielder David Lee signed for Gillingham in March 2000 previously having had trials at Luton and Norwich. David was born on 28th March 1980 in Basildon.

David signed for Southend United at the beginning of August 2000. In May 2001, David failed to agree new terms with the Shrimpers and moved on to Hull City. In January 2002, David returned south joining Brighton in a swap deal for Matthew Wicks. David was loaned out to Bristol Rovers in October 2002 but returned to Sussex on 10th November 2002.

David was due to have a trial with Yeovil at the beginning of February 2003. On 23rd April, he trialled for Cambridge United's reserves in a 3-0 victory over Gillingham. David's fellow triallists included John Sutton and Daniel Perry. After another strong performance for the Reseves against Colchester, Cambridge's manager hinted strongly that he would like to take Lee to the Abbey Stadium permanently. David also seemed keen on a move to Cambridge and urged Brighton to release him from his contract with a considerable pay-off as his wages would drop by 50% on joining the U's. The Cambridge move did not materialise as David was last seen on trial at Colchester.

In October 2003, David was loaned by Brighton to lowly Thurrock of the Ryman League. Returning to Brighton, he was released by the Seagulls in September 2004. Although Colchester and Hornchurch showed an interest in him, he trained with Oldham Athletic and signed for them on a non-contract basis on 4th October 2004. This was cancelled by the end of November 2004.

After a short spell with Thurrock, David signed for Stevenage in mid-February 2005 even though he was scheduled for a trial with Aldershot. He changed his mind quickly and joined Aldershot the following week. Although he missed much of the 2005/6 season trhough injury, he signed a new one year contract on 30th May 2006. In August 2006, David was made available for loan so that he would gain match fitness.

Released by the Shots in February 2007, David signed for Ryman League Division One side Harlow Town at the end of February 2007 and made his debut against Canvey Island on 24th February 2007. After a brief spell with Braintree, he switched to AFC Hornchurch in the summer of 2007.

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