Francis Lee (footballer) Bio, Wiki, Death, Age, height, Education, Networth, Family and More

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Francis Lee was an English former professional footballer who played as a striker. He played for Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Derby County and England. Noted for his speed and determination, he scored more than 200 goals in his career, in which he won League Championship medals with Manchester City and Derby. In 2010, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

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How old was Francis Lee (footballer)?

He was 79 years 5 Month(s) 3 day(s) old.

How tall was Francis Lee (footballer)?

He was In feet: 5 feet 8 inch, In meter: 1.727m, In centimeter: 172.72cm and In inch: 68 inches tall.

Francis Lee (footballer) Biography and Wiki:

He was a professional British Footballer. His nickname was Lee Won Pen. Do you know? What was the Date of birth of Francis Lee (footballer)? Where was born Francis Lee (footballer)? He was born in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England on 29 April, 1944 (Saturday) . When die Francis Lee (footballer)? Where die Francis Lee (footballer)? How died Francis Lee (footballer)? He died at MANCHESTER, England on 02 October, 2023 (Monday) for Cancer. Everybody want to know that how much age of Francis Lee (footballer)? Age of Francis Lee (footballer) was 79 years 5 Month(s) 3 day(s) old. Every person searched that what is the Country, Nationality and Continent of Francis Lee (footballer)? His Country name was United Kingdom, Nationality was British and Europe Continent. Always came question from mind that What religion does Francis Lee (footballer) belong to? He belong to Christianity Religion.

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Francis Lee (footballer) Education:

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Playing career

He started his professional career with Bolton Wanderers. Manchester City manager Joe Mercer signed him for a club record transfer fee of £60,000 in 1967. He made his Manchester City debut in a 2–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Maine Road, and scored his first Manchester City goal the following week at Fulham. In his first season at the club, he scored 16 League goals in 31 appearances, playing a crucial role in City's push for the 1967–68 League Championship; Mercer described him as "the final piece of the jigsaw". The title was decided on the final day of the season, City requiring a win at Newcastle United. City won the match 4–3, Lee scoring one of the goals, and were crowned champions. The following season Lee was part of the Manchester City team that won the 1969 FA Cup.

In the 1969–70 season, he was Manchester City's top scorer, an achievement he would subsequently match in each of the next four seasons. His tally that season included one of the most important goals of his career, a penalty in the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup.

He represented England at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico and was the first English player ever to receive a card in a World Cup.

In the 1971–72 season, he set a British record for the number of penalties scored in a season, with 15 of his 35 goals scored from the penalty spot. Many of the penalties resulted from fouls on Lee, earning him the nickname Lee One Pen. Some journalists, holding the opinion that Lee gained a number of penalties by diving, used the name Lee Won Pen instead. Lee's name is often cited in debates about diving in football; referees' chief Keith Hackett described him as a player who "had a reputation of falling down easily".

Lee left Manchester City in 1974, joining Derby County. For the second time in his career, Lee joined a team viewed as contenders for that season's league title. He was upset at Manchester City's decision to sell him and marked his first match against his former club by scoring the winning goal for Derby. Lee scored twelve league goals that season, Derby winning their second League title and Lee the second championship medal of his career. On 1 November 1975, Lee had a confrontation with Leeds United defender Norman Hunter, which gained a level of infamy after it was screened on Match of the Day. In the first half of the game, the referee adjudged that Hunter had fouled Lee in the Leeds penalty area, and awarded Derby a penalty. Charlie George, and not Lee, took the penalty kick, and scored. In the second half, Lee and Hunter were seen to be exchanging punches in an off-the-ball incident. The referee stopped the game and took both players' names, but it was not immediately clear if he had sent off either or both of them. However, as the two men walked away they began fighting again. After intervention by both sets of players, Hunter left the pitch and Lee was restrained and ushered off the field by a club official. In 2003, the incident was named by The Observer as sport's most spectacular dismissal.

He also held the record for the most goals in Manchester derbies, scoring 10 goals in all against Manchester United, a tally that equalled Joe Hayes' record. This record was later beaten by Wayne Rooney who scored his 11th goal in a Manchester derby on 22 September 2013.

Business career

After his playing career, he moved into business. His toilet roll manufacturing business once employed Peter Kay, later a famous comedian, who mentions his time there in his autobiography "The Sound of Laughter".

In 1994, He became chairman of Manchester City, ousting Peter Swales from the position by purchasing £3 million of shares at a price of £13.35 per share. He was welcomed as a hero by City's supporters, who had formed a movement named Forward With Franny backing his attempt to gain control of the club. Upon becoming chairman, Lee made a series of extravagant claims about his plans for the club, announcing that "This will be the happiest club in the land. The players will be the best paid and we'll drink plenty of champagne, celebrate and sing until we're hoarse". In 1995, he appointed his friend Alan Ball as manager, but the appointment proved unsuccessful and the club were relegated. Lee stepped down in 1998, with the club on the brink of relegation to the third tier of English football, a fate that Lee had dismissed at the previous annual general meeting by saying that he would "jump off the Kippax" if the club were relegated. He was succeeded by David Bernstein. Lee retained a shareholding after leaving the board of directors but later sold all his shares to Thaksin Shinawatra.


Manchester City

  • Football League First Division: 1967–68
  • FA Cup: 1968–69
  • League Cup: 1969–70
  • FA Charity Shield: 1968, 1972
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1969–70

Derby County

Football League First Division: 1974–75

FA Charity Shield: 1975


  • Football League First Division Golden boot: 1971–72
  • Manchester City Player of the Year: 1970
  • English Football Hall of Fame
  • 1969 Ballon d'Or: 13rd
  • Most Penalty Scored in First Division: 1972
  • Manchester City Top Goalscorer: 1969, 1970(shared), 1971(shared), 1972, 1974
  • Order of the British Empire


What was the profession of Francis Lee (footballer)?

His profession was Footballer.

What was the real name of Francis Lee (footballer)?

His real name was Francis Henry Lee.

Where was Francis Lee (footballer) Born?

He was born in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England.

What was the Date of Death of Francis Lee (footballer)?

The date of death was 02 October, 2023 (Monday) of Francis Lee (footballer).

What was the death of cause of Francis Lee (footballer)?

Francis Lee (footballer) death of cause was Cancer.

What was the Date of Birth of Francis Lee (footballer)?

The date of birth was 29 April, 1944 (Saturday) of Francis Lee (footballer).

Who are parents of Francis Lee (footballer)?

His parents are Irene Lee

Who are siblings of Francis Lee (footballer)?

His siblings are Trevor Lee & Arthur

Who was wife of Francis Lee (footballer)?

His wife name was Jean Lee.

Who are childrens of Francis Lee (footballer)?

His childrens are Gary Lee