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Lee Henry Casciaro (born 29 September 1981) is a Gibraltarian footballer who plays for Lincoln Red Imps and the Gibraltar national team, as a forward. With two international goals, he is currently Gibraltar's joint all-time leading scorer since joining UEFA, along with Jake Gosling, Liam Walker and Joseph Chipolina.

Lee Casciaro
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Casciaro (right) with Lincoln Red Imps during UEFA Champions League match against FC Midtjylland
Personal information
Full name Lee Henry Casciaro
Date of birth (1981-09-29) 29 September 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Gibraltar
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Lincoln Red Imps
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Lincoln Red Imps
National team
2007–2013[1] Gibraltar XI (Non-FIFA) 7 (9)
2014– Gibraltar 29 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:00, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2019

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Club careerEdit

On 7 July 2015, Casciaro scored the winning goal as Lincoln Red Imps came from behind to win 2–1 away to FC Santa Coloma in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round, advancing on aggregate by the same score to become the first Gibraltarian team to advance into the second qualifying round.[2] On 12 July 2016, he scored the only goal in a 1–0 Red Imps victory over Celtic in the first leg of the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.[3]

International careerEdit

On 7 September 2014, Casciaro made his international debut for Gibraltar in a UEFA Euro 2016 Group D qualifying match against Poland with Gibraltar losing 7–0 at the Estádio Algarve.[4] He had played for the official team since 2007, scoring 9 goals in 7 appearances, but these appearances were considered unofficial upon Gibraltar's entry to UEFA in 2013. On 29 March 2015, he scored Gibraltar's first ever goal in a full international competitive match; netting an equaliser against Scotland in a 1–6 European qualification loss at Hampden Park, Glasgow.[5]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1
29 March 2016 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland   Scotland
1–1
1–6
UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2
13 November 2016 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus   Cyprus
1–1
1–3
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

International statisticsEdit

As of 10 June 2019.[1]
National team Season Apps Goals
Gibraltar
2014 4 0
2015 6 1
2016 4 1
2017 4 0
2018 7 0
2019 4 0
Total 29 2

Personal lifeEdit

Casciaro is a policeman for the Gibraltar Defence Police.[6] His brothers Kyle and Ryan have also played with Gibraltar's national side.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Casciaro, Lee". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ Fortuna, Julian (8 July 2015). "Historic win helps Lincoln's dream come true". UEFA. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  3. ^ Donohoe, Eamonn (12 July 2016). "Lincoln Red Imps 1 0 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Gibraltar 0 - Poland 7". Sky Sports News. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Scotland v Gibraltar". BBC Sport. 29 March 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Gibraltar v Poland: Starting XIs by professional occupation". The Independent. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  7. ^ "A policeman goes down in Gibraltar history". Marca. 30 Mar 2015. Retrieved 9 Oct 2016.

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