Player #466

Appearances:

142

Starts:

142

Goals:

2

Seasons:

8

Gordon Lee
Gordon Lee

Source: Football card #3 Gordon Lee issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, first series.

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Gordon Lee
Gordon Lee

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Gordon Lee

Position

Full Back

From

1958-59

To

1965-66

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Gordon Lee

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Seasons

Age*

24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Division

D1
D2
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

142
14
0
14
39
30
14
31
0

Starts

142
14
0
14
39
30
14
31
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

2
0
0
0
0
1
0
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Gordon Francis Lee

Birth Date

Friday, 13 July 1934

Birth Place

Pye Green, Hednesford, Staffordshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Hednesford Town

From

For

Free

On

October 1955

Previous Clubs

Littleworth School |
Girton Road Gasworks FC |
Hednesford Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Shrewsbury Town

For

£0

On

July 1966

Subsequent Clubs

1966-67 Shrewsbury Town |

Gordon Lee
Gordon Lee

Source: Football card #3 Gordon Lee issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, first series.

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Gordon Lee
Gordon Lee

Source: Football card #3 Gordon Lee issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, first series.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1958-66 Free, 142 (0) | 2 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |
Dick Taylor |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 6 September 1958

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 6 September 1958

Nottingham Forest (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Wednesday, 15 May 1963

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 31 March 1965

West Ham United (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 31 March 1965

Honours

1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

8 March 2022, Aged 87

Gordon Lee

Player #466 for Aston Villa, Gordon Lee, played as a full back for the club.

Gordon played for Villa between 1958-59 and 1964-65 making 142 appearances and scoring twice.

Gordon was born in Pye Green, Hednesford, just 19 miles from Villa Park, on 13 July 1934 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 6 September 1958 aged 24.

Villa had signed Gordon from Hednesford Town in October 1955.

Gordon’s debut came in Villa’s relegation season in which Gordon made 14 appearances as Villa finished 21st.

The following season although a happier one for Villa with the club winning the Second Division Championship and gaining promotion back to top flight football at the first attempt saw Gordon absent from first team duties.

Gordon would however return to make 11 league appearances in 1960-61 and help Villa post a ninth-place finish and a League Cup final. Gordon played in both legs of the final, played the following season due to fixture congestion, which saw Villa defeat Rotherham United 3–2 on aggregate to become the inaugural winners of the competition.

From the 1961–62 season Gordon became a more regular starter, making 114 appearances over the next four campaigns as Villa finished seventh in 1961-62 and once again reached the League Cup final in 1963.

In 1964-65 Gordon helped Villa reach the League Cup Semi final before playing his final game on Wednesday, 31 March 1965 at the age of 30 after six eventful seasons with the Villa.

Gordon subsequently moved on to Shrewsbury Town in July 1966 as player manager before embarking on a full time managerial career across the north of England including Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Everton and Preston North End as well as a spell in Icelandic football as boss of KR Reykjavík.

Gordon had played under Villa managers Joe Mercer and Dick Taylor