Lee Briscoe

Lee Stephen Briscoe (born 30 September 1975) is an English retired professional footballer. He usually played at left full-back but is able to play on the left hand side of midfield.

Lee Briscoe
Personal information
Full name Lee Stephen Briscoe[1]
Date of birth (1975-09-30) 30 September 1975 (age 44)[1]
Place of birth Pontefract, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position(s) Left back / Left midfield
Youth career
000?–1994 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2000 Sheffield Wednesday 78 (1)
1998Manchester City (loan) 5 (1)
2000–2003 Burnley 106 (7)
2003–2004 Preston North End 2 (0)
Total 191 (9)
National team
1996–1997 England U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Briscoe began his career at Sheffield Wednesday and was highly rated when young, making five appearances for the England Under-21 side. He scored his only goal for Wednesday in a 1–0 victory over Arsenal in the 1998–99 season. This goal was somewhat overshadowed by Paolo Di Canio's notorious pushing incident on referee Paul Alcock which led to two players (Di Canio and Martin Keown) being sent off.[2]

Briscoe would make more than 70 appearances for 'the Owls' and went on a short loan spell at Manchester City (where he scored once against Huddersfield Town)[3] before eventually being released on a free transfer.

He was signed up by Stan Ternent, the manager of Burnley as a solution to their problems down the left hand side. He formed an excellent partnership with Paul Cook, the experienced left midfielder, and the two would often devise new free-kick routines between them, with Gareth Taylor often the goalscoring beneficiary.[citation needed]

After more than one hundred league appearances for Burnley, Briscoe was released due to financial worries at the club. He would sign for rivals and neighbours Preston North End, a move which was controversial to sections of the Burnley crowd. However, the native of Pontefract made little impact at Deepdale, starting just two games in his year long spell.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 62. ISBN 1-85291-651-6.
  2. ^ Andrews, Phil (28 September 1998). "Di Canio's push risks his career". The Independent. London. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Tskhadadze confirms City revival". The Independent. London. 3 March 1998. Retrieved 9 April 2010.

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