Lee Dair (born 28 May 1977), is a Scottish former professional footballer. He has played in the Scottish Football League First Division for Raith Rovers.

Lee Dair
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-05-28) 28 May 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dundonald Bluebell (assistant manager)
Youth career
Rangers BC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Rangers 0 (0)
1997–1998 Raith Rovers 25 (4)
1998 Cowdenbeath 3 (1)
1998 Partick Thistle 1 (0)
1998–1999 East Fife 16 (5)
1999–2002 Hill of Beath Hawthorn
2002–2003 Cowdenbeath 13 (1)
2003–2004 Hill of Beath Hawthorn
2004–2006 Linlithgow Rose
2006–2009 Ballingry Rovers
2009–2010 Hill of Beath Hawthorn
2010 Ballingry Rovers (player/manager)
2010–2014 Oakley United
2014 Ballingry Rovers (player/manager)
2014–2016 Lochore Welfare (player/manager)
Total 58 (11)
Teams managed
2010 Ballingry Rovers
2014 Ballingry Rovers
2014–2016 Lochore Welfare
2018– Dundonald Bluebell (manager/assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:10, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Dair is currently the assistand manager of East of Scotland team Dundonald Bluebell.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Dair began his career with Rangers but never made a competitive appearance for the Ibrox club. He joined Raith Rovers in August 1997, succeeding his brother Jason who had just left Rovers for Millwall.[3] After trial appearances for Cowdenbeath and Partick Thistle, Dair joined East Fife in November 1998.[4]

Since 2003, Dair has had a long career in Junior football, his clubs including Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Linlithgow Rose, Ballingry Rovers and Oakley United.[5][6]

After a brief spell as player-manager in 2010, Dair was appointed as manager of Ballingry for a second time in June 2014 but resigned the following October.[7] He became manager of fellow Fife side Lochore Welfare later the same month before leaving this position in the summer of 2016.[8][9]

Dair is the nephew of the late Rangers and Scotland legend Jim Baxter, while his father Ian played for Cowdenbeath, and won the Scottish Junior Cup with Glenrothes in 1975.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dundonaldbluebellfc | SQUAD". dundonaldbluebellfc. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  2. ^ DundonaldBluebelljfc (12 December 2019). "Role Change". @dbjfc1938. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Dair two be a star too". Daily Mirror. The Free Library. 30 August 1997. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Second division". The Herald. 28 November 1998. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  5. ^ McGoldrick, Kevin (28 July 2004). "Beath exit so tough - but I had to go for sake of career". Daily Record. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  6. ^ McGoldrick, Kevin (2 October 2009). "Exorcise the Dair devil". Daily Record. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Rovers under new management on two fronts". Central Fife Times. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Hearts prove they are serious title challengers". Central Fife Times. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  9. ^ Stark, Jim. "New era for Welfare as Andy Healey takes over". Central Fife Times. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  10. ^ Jardine, Peter (11 November 1998). "JobCentre Is Next for Boy Who Was on Glory Trail; Dair Fate Sums Up Malaise". Daily Mail. Highbeam. Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Scottish Junior Cup Winners Medals". hillofbeathhawthorn.co.uk. Hill of Beath Hawthorn FC. Retrieved 23 August 2016.

External linksEdit

  • Lee Dair at Soccerbase  
  • Lee Dair at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database