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Chelsea FC Profile: David Lee

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Full Name: David John Lee

Nickname(s): Rodders, Rodney

Born: Wednesday, 26th November 1969 (age: 54)
Place of birth: Bristol, Avon, England
Height: 6' 3"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1988 to 1998

Playing Career:

Chelsea (Jul 1988 to Dec 1998) - From Chelsea Juniors
--->Reading (L)
--->Plymouth Argyle (L)
--->Portsmouth (L)
--->Sheffield United (L)
Bristol Rovers
Crystal Palace
Colchester United
Exeter City
Paramata Power
Havant & Waterlooville
Forest Green
Weston Super Mare
Yate Town
Mangotsfield Town

* (L) = On Loan

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 1st October 1988, Chelsea 2 - 1 Leicester City (Sub)

Age on debut: 18 years 10 months 5 days

100th Appearance: Saturday, 17th October 1992, Chelsea 2 - 1 Ipswich Town

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Wednesday, 8th April 1998, Leeds United 3 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1988 / 89 20 (8)1 (1)1 (1)03 (1)25 (11)
1989 / 90 30 (7)3 (2)20237 (9)
1990 / 91 21 (4)1 (1)5 (1)0128 (6)
1991 / 92 100001
1992 / 93 25 (2)160032 (2)
1993 / 94 7 (4)01 (1)008 (5)
1994 / 95 14 (5)12 (2)2 (1)019 (8)
1995 / 96 31 (2)71 (1)0039 (3)
1996 / 97 101002
1997 / 98 102 (2)003 (2)
Total151 (32)14 (4)21 (8)2 (1)6 (1)194 (46)


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1988 / 89 400004
1989 / 90 100012
1990 / 91 101002
1992 / 93 200002
1993 / 94 100001
1995 / 96 100001
1996 / 97 100001

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. David Lee made 194 appearances for Chelsea, of which 46 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Oct 1988Chelsea21Leicester City7,050 match won Sub on 69 minsscored 1 goal
League4th Oct 1988Chelsea20Walsall6,747 match won
League9th Oct 1988Swindon Town11Chelsea11,347 match drawn
League Cup12th Oct 1988Chelsea22Scunthorpe United5,814 match drawn Sub on 61 mins
League25th Oct 1988Hull City30Chelsea6,953 match lost Sub on 76 mins
League5th Nov 1988Watford12Chelsea17,631 match won Sub on 46 mins
Full Members Cup9th Nov 1988Chelsea62Plymouth Argyle4,767 match won
League12th Nov 1988Chelsea11Sunderland19,210 match drawn Sub on 85 mins
League19th Nov 1988Bradford City22Chelsea11,442 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Nov 1988Chelsea20Shrewsbury Town11,595 match won
Full Members Cup30th Nov 1988Bradford City23Chelsea5,341 match won
League3rd Dec 1988Stoke City03Chelsea12,288 match won
League10th Dec 1988Chelsea33Portsmouth20,221 match drawn
League16th Dec 1988Birmingham City14Chelsea7,897 match won
League26th Dec 1988Chelsea30Ipswich Town17,621 match won Sub on 78 minsscored 1 goal
League2nd Jan 1989Oxford United23Chelsea11,427 match won Sub on 50 mins
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1989Barnsley40Chelsea13,241 match lost Sub on 70 mins
Full Members Cup10th Jan 1989Chelsea14Nottingham Forest8,475 match lost Sub on 107 mins
League14th Jan 1989Chelsea10Crystal Palace24,184 match won
League21st Jan 1989Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea11,713 match drawn
League18th Feb 1989Plymouth Argyle01Chelsea13,180 match won Sub on 49 mins
League1st Apr 1989Chelsea53Barnsley16,023 match won Sub on 46 mins
League4th Apr 1989Chelsea31Birmingham City14,796 match won Sub on 89 mins
League8th Apr 1989West Bromwich Albion23Chelsea22,858 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Apr 1989Leicester City20Chelsea19,468 match lost Sub on 68 mins
League19th Aug 1989Wimbledon01Chelsea14,625 match won
League22nd Aug 1989Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers24,354 match drawn
League26th Aug 1989Chelsea40Sheffield Wednesday16,265 match won
League29th Aug 1989Charlton Athletic30Chelsea17,221 match lost
League9th Sep 1989Chelsea22Nottingham Forest21,523 match drawn
League16th Sep 1989Tottenham Hotspur14Chelsea16,260 match won
League Cup19th Sep 1989Chelsea11Scarborough10,349 match drawn
League23rd Sep 1989Chelsea10Coventry City18,247 match won
League30th Sep 1989Chelsea00Arsenal31,833 match drawn
League Cup4th Oct 1989Scarborough32Chelsea5,086 match lost
League14th Oct 1989Norwich City20Chelsea19,042 match lost
League21st Oct 1989Derby County01Chelsea17,279 match won
League28th Oct 1989Chelsea11Manchester City21,917 match drawn
League4th Nov 1989Chelsea40Millwall24,969 match won
League11th Nov 1989Everton01Chelsea33,737 match won
League18th Nov 1989Chelsea22Southampton23,093 match drawn
League25th Nov 1989Manchester United00Chelsea47,106 match drawn
Full Members Cup28th Nov 1989AFC Bournemouth23Chelsea6,214 match won
League2nd Dec 1989Chelsea25Wimbledon19,976 match lost
League9th Dec 1989Queens Park Rangers42Chelsea17,935 match lost
League16th Dec 1989Chelsea25Liverpool31,005 match lost
Full Members Cup22nd Dec 1989Chelsea43West Ham United8,418 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1989Crystal Palace22Chelsea24,002 match drawn
League30th Dec 1989Luton Town03Chelsea10,068 match won
League1st Jan 1990Chelsea03Aston Villa23,990 match lost
F.A. Cup6th Jan 1990Chelsea11Crewe Alexandra18,066 match drawn
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1990Crewe Alexandra02Chelsea7,200 match won Sub on 65 mins
League14th Jan 1990Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea18,042 match drawn scored 1 goal
League20th Jan 1990Chelsea31Charlton Athletic15,667 match won Sub on 85 mins
F.A. Cup27th Jan 1990Bristol City31Chelsea24,535 match lost Sub on 73 mins
League3rd Feb 1990Coventry City32Chelsea15,243 match lost Sub on 37 mins
League24th Feb 1990Chelsea10Manchester United29,979 match won Sub on 50 mins
League3rd Mar 1990Southampton23Chelsea16,526 match won Sub on 46 mins
League7th Apr 1990Chelsea10Luton Town15,221 match won Sub on 79 mins
League16th Apr 1990Chelsea30Crystal Palace16,132 match won Sub on
League21st Apr 1990Liverpool41Chelsea38,431 match lost Sub on
League5th May 1990Millwall13Chelsea12,230 match won Sub on 82 mins
League25th Aug 1990Chelsea21Derby County24,652 match won scored 1 goal
League28th Aug 1990Crystal Palace21Chelsea27,101 match lost
League1st Sep 1990Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea19,813 match lost
League8th Sep 1990Chelsea32Sunderland19,424 match won
League15th Sep 1990Arsenal41Chelsea41,516 match lost
League22nd Sep 1990Chelsea11Manchester City20,924 match drawn Sub on 59 mins
League Cup26th Sep 1990Walsall05Chelsea5,666 match won
League29th Sep 1990Chelsea22Sheffield United19,873 match drawn
League6th Oct 1990Southampton33Chelsea16,911 match drawn
League Cup10th Oct 1990Chelsea41Walsall10,037 match won
League20th Oct 1990Chelsea00Nottingham Forest22,403 match drawn
League27th Oct 1990Liverpool20Chelsea38,463 match lost
League Cup31st Oct 1990Chelsea00Portsmouth16,699 match drawn
League3rd Nov 1990Chelsea10Aston Villa23,555 match won
League Cup6th Nov 1990Portsmouth23Chelsea16,085 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Nov 1990Chelsea11Norwich City16,925 match drawn
League17th Nov 1990Wimbledon21Chelsea10,773 match lost
League Cup28th Nov 1990Oxford United12Chelsea9,789 match won Sub on 74 mins
Full Members Cup12th Dec 1990Chelsea10Swindon Town5,888 match won
League15th Dec 1990Derby County46Chelsea15,057 match won
League22nd Dec 1990Chelsea21Coventry City16,317 match won
League29th Dec 1990Luton Town20Chelsea11,050 match lost Sub on 60 mins
F.A. Cup5th Jan 1991Chelsea13Oxford United14,586 match lost Sub on 75 mins
League19th Jan 1991Sunderland10Chelsea20,038 match lost Sub on 75 mins
League2nd Mar 1991Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea26,168 match drawn Sub on 63 mins
League6th Apr 1991Chelsea33Luton Town12,603 match drawn
League13th Apr 1991Everton22Chelsea19,526 match drawn Sub on 59 mins
League20th Apr 1991Nottingham Forest70Chelsea20,305 match lost
League23rd Nov 1991Southampton10Chelsea14,933 match lost Sub on 69 mins
League2nd Sep 1992Aston Villa13Chelsea19,125 match won Sub on 46 mins
League5th Sep 1992Liverpool21Chelsea34,199 match lost
League12th Sep 1992Chelsea23Norwich City16,707 match lost
League20th Sep 1992Manchester City01Chelsea22,420 match won
League Cup23rd Sep 1992Walsall03Chelsea5,510 match won
League26th Sep 1992Chelsea00Nottingham Forest19,760 match drawn
League3rd Oct 1992Arsenal21Chelsea27,780 match lost booked
League Cup7th Oct 1992Chelsea10Walsall7,646 match won
League17th Oct 1992Chelsea21Ipswich Town16,707 match won
League24th Oct 1992Coventry City12Chelsea15,626 match won
League Cup28th Oct 1992Chelsea21Newcastle United30,193 match won
League31st Oct 1992Chelsea12Sheffield United13,763 match lost
League7th Nov 1992Chelsea31Crystal Palace17,141 match won
League21st Nov 1992Everton01Chelsea17,418 match won
League29th Nov 1992Chelsea10Leeds United24,345 match won
League Cup2nd Dec 1992Everton22Chelsea14,457 match drawn
League5th Dec 1992Tottenham Hotspur12Chelsea31,540 match won
League11th Dec 1992Middlesbrough00Chelsea15,599 match drawn
League Cup16th Dec 1992Chelsea10Everton19,496 match won
League19th Dec 1992Chelsea11Manchester United34,464 match drawn scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1992Chelsea11Southampton18,344 match drawn
League28th Dec 1992Wimbledon00Chelsea14,687 match drawn
League Cup6th Jan 1993Crystal Palace31Chelsea28,510 match lost
League9th Jan 1993Chelsea24Manchester City15,939 match lost
F.A. Cup13th Jan 1993Middlesbrough21Chelsea16,776 match lost Sub on 52 mins
League6th Feb 1993Oldham Athletic31Chelsea11,772 match lost
League10th Feb 1993Chelsea00Liverpool20,981 match drawn
League13th Feb 1993Chelsea01Aston Villa20,081 match lost
League21st Feb 1993Blackburn Rovers20Chelsea14,780 match lost
League10th Mar 1993Chelsea21Everton12,739 match won
League1st May 1993Chelsea21Coventry City14,186 match won
League8th May 1993Sheffield United42Chelsea24,850 match lost Sub on 60 minsscored 1 goal
League14th Aug 1993Chelsea12Blackburn Rovers29,189 match lost Sub on 81 mins
League21st Aug 1993Ipswich Town10Chelsea17,582 match lost Sub on 72 mins
League25th Aug 1993Chelsea20Queens Park Rangers20,191 match won
League28th Aug 1993Chelsea11Sheffield Wednesday16,652 match drawn Sub on 8 minsscored 1 goal booked sent off
League1st Sep 1993Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea27,567 match drawn Sub on 86 mins
League Cup26th Oct 1993Manchester City10Chelsea16,713 match lost Sub on 83 mins
League20th Nov 1993Chelsea02Arsenal26,839 match lost
League16th Apr 1994Arsenal10Chelsea34,314 match lost
League2nd Oct 1994Chelsea12West Ham United18,696 match lost Sub on 77 mins
League Cup4th Oct 1994AFC Bournemouth01Chelsea9,784 match won Sub on 88 mins
League23rd Oct 1994Chelsea20Ipswich Town15,068 match won Sub on 89 mins
League Cup26th Oct 1994West Ham United10Chelsea18,815 match lost Sub on 78 mins
League23rd Nov 1994Tottenham Hotspur00Chelsea27,037 match drawn Sub on 81 mins
F.A. Cup8th Feb 1995Chelsea11Millwall25,515 match drawn
League11th Feb 1995Chelsea11Tottenham Hotspur30,816 match drawn
League25th Feb 1995West Ham United12Chelsea21,500 match won
Europe14th Mar 1995Chelsea20Club Brugge28,661 match won Sub on 73 mins
League18th Mar 1995Blackburn Rovers21Chelsea25,490 match lost Sub on 84 mins
League22nd Mar 1995Queens Park Rangers10Chelsea15,103 match lost
League12th Apr 1995Chelsea02Southampton16,738 match lost Sub on 74 mins
League15th Apr 1995Chelsea10Aston Villa17,015 match won
League17th Apr 1995Manchester United00Chelsea43,728 match drawn booked
Europe20th Apr 1995Chelsea31Real Zaragoza26,456 match won
League29th Apr 1995Chelsea10Queens Park Rangers21,704 match won
League3rd May 1995Everton33Chelsea33,180 match drawn
League6th May 1995Leicester City11Chelsea18,140 match drawn
League14th May 1995Chelsea21Arsenal29,542 match won
League26th Aug 1995Middlesbrough20Chelsea28,286 match lost
League30th Aug 1995Chelsea22Coventry City24,398 match drawn
League11th Sep 1995West Ham United13Chelsea19,228 match won Sub on 74 mins
League Cup4th Oct 1995Chelsea01Stoke City16,272 match lost Sub on 82 mins
League14th Oct 1995Aston Villa01Chelsea34,922 match won booked
League28th Oct 1995Blackburn Rovers30Chelsea27,733 match lost Sub on 70 mins
League4th Nov 1995Chelsea00Sheffield Wednesday23,216 match drawn
League18th Nov 1995Leeds United10Chelsea36,209 match lost
League22nd Nov 1995Chelsea32Bolton Wanderers17,495 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Nov 1995Chelsea00Tottenham Hotspur31,059 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1995Manchester United11Chelsea42,019 match drawn booked
League9th Dec 1995Chelsea10Newcastle United31,098 match won
League16th Dec 1995Arsenal11Chelsea38,295 match drawn
League23rd Dec 1995Manchester City01Chelsea28,668 match won
League26th Dec 1995Chelsea12Wimbledon21,906 match lost
League30th Dec 1995Chelsea22Liverpool31,137 match drawn
League2nd Jan 1996Queens Park Rangers12Chelsea14,904 match won
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1996Chelsea11Newcastle United25,151 match drawn
League13th Jan 1996Everton11Chelsea34,968 match drawn
F.A. Cup17th Jan 1996Newcastle United22Chelsea36,535 match drawn booked
League20th Jan 1996Chelsea10Nottingham Forest24,482 match won booked
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1996Queens Park Rangers12Chelsea18,542 match won
League4th Feb 1996Chelsea50Middlesbrough21,060 match won
League10th Feb 1996Coventry City10Chelsea20,639 match lost
League17th Feb 1996Chelsea12West Ham United25,252 match lost
F.A. Cup21st Feb 1996Grimsby Town00Chelsea9,448 match drawn
League24th Feb 1996Southampton23Chelsea15,226 match won
F.A. Cup28th Feb 1996Chelsea41Grimsby Town28,545 match won
League12th Mar 1996Chelsea11Manchester City17,078 match drawn
League16th Mar 1996Liverpool20Chelsea40,820 match lost
F.A. Cup20th Mar 1996Wimbledon13Chelsea21,380 match won
League23rd Mar 1996Chelsea11Queens Park Rangers25,590 match drawn Sub on 79 mins
F.A. Cup31st Mar 1996Manchester United21Chelsea38,421 match lost Sub on 86 mins
League6th Apr 1996Chelsea12Aston Villa23,530 match lost
League8th Apr 1996Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea18,021 match lost
League13th Apr 1996Chelsea41Leeds United22,313 match won
League17th Apr 1996Sheffield Wednesday00Chelsea25,094 match drawn
League27th Apr 1996Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea32,918 match drawn
League5th May 1996Chelsea23Blackburn Rovers28,436 match lost Sub on 90 mins
League Cup18th Sep 1996Blackpool14Chelsea9,666 match won
League26th Oct 1996Chelsea31Tottenham Hotspur28,373 match won Sub on 79 minsscored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League Cup15th Oct 1997Chelsea11Blackburn Rovers18,671 match drawn Sub on 46 mins
League Cup19th Nov 1997Chelsea21Southampton20,968 match won Sub on 57 mins
League8th Apr 1998Leeds United31Chelsea37,246 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. David Lee made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. David Lee made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player David Lee

Games Won: 81
Win Percentage: 41.75%
Total Bookings: 7
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 194 appearances, David Lee played alongside the following 76 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Joe Allon (2)
Celestine Babayaro (2)
Darren Barnard (9)
Anthony Barness (7)
Dave Beasant (72)
John Bumstead (49)
Craig Burley (37)
Tony Cascarino (10)
Laurent Charvet (1)
Steve Clarke (113)
Nick Crittenden (1)
Jason Cundy (17)
Roberto Di Matteo (3)
Alan Dickens (32)
Kerry Dixon (86)
Billy Dodds (1)
Mal Donaghy (37)
Tony Dorigo (79)
Andy Dow (3)
Michael Duberry (31)
Gordon Durie (46)
Paul Elliott (3)
Robert Fleck (33)
Tore André Flo (2)
Roger Freestone (18)
Paul Furlong (48)
Danny Granville (2)
Ruud Gullit (34)
Gareth Hall (80)
Steven Hampshire (1)
Mick Harford (25)
Micky Hazard (17)
Kevin Hitchcock (59)
Glenn Hoddle (13)
David Hopkin (12)
Mark Hughes (35)
Paul Hughes (1)
Erland Johnsen (57)
Vinnie Jones (3)
Dmitri Kharine (46)
Jakob Kjeldbjerg (12)
Bernard Lambourde (2)
Graeme Le Saux (52)
Frank Leboeuf (1)
Damian Matthew (5)
Kevin McAllister (50)
Joe McLaughlin (14)
Scott Minto (20)
Dave Mitchell (4)
Ken Monkou (53)
Jody Morris (4)
Andy Myers (29)
Eddie Newton (70)
Peter Nicholas (59)
Mark Nicholls (3)
Colin Pates (4)
Gavin Peacock (54)
Ian Pearce (1)
Dan Petrescu (31)
Terry Phelan (19)
Graham Rix (1)
Graham Roberts (53)
David Rocastle (15)
Neil Shipperley (9)
Frank Sinclair (60)
Nigel Spackman (37)
John Spencer (56)
Mark Stein (21)
Graham Stuart (42)
Andy Townsend (58)
Gianluca Vialli (2)
Clive Wilson (37)
Kevin Wilson (83)
Dennis Wise (100)
Darren Wood (17)
Gianfranco Zola (1)