Neil Lennon

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Neil Lennon
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Personal information
Full name Neil Francis Lennon[1]
Date of birth 25 June 1971 (1971-06-25) (age 42)
Place of birth Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Celtic (manager)
Youth career
1987-1989 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Glenavon ? (1)
1989–1990 Manchester City 1 (0)
1990–1996 Crewe Alexandra 147 (15)
1996–2000 Leicester City 170 (6)
2000–2007 Celtic 214 (3)
2007–2008 Nottingham Forest 18 (0)
2008 Wycombe Wanderers 9 (0)
Total ? (26)
National team
Northern Ireland U21 2 (0)
Northern Ireland U23 2 (0)
Northern Ireland B 1 (0)
1994–2002 Northern Ireland 40 (2)
Teams managed
2010– Celtic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Neil Francis Lennon (born 25 June 1971)[2] is a former footballer from Northern Ireland. He is the manager[3][4] and former captain of Celtic.[5]

During his playing career he represented English clubs Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra and Leicester City before moving to Scottish club Celtic where he made over 200 appearances as a midfielder. Before retiring as a player, he returned to England to represent Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers.

Lennon made 40 appearances for Northern Ireland in nine years, scoring two goals.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 367. ISBN 1852916656.
  2. Neil Lennon Football-Heroes
  3. Celtic appoint Neil Lennon as their new manager Times Online, 9 June 2010 (subscription)
  4. Lennon the way forward for Celtic UEFA.com, 9 June 2010
  5. Tony Mowbray leaves Celtic STV Sport, 25 March 2010