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Newcastle United: Fans hail ‘legend’ Rob Lee despite his cockney roots

Newcastle United: Fans hail ‘legend’ Rob Lee despite his cockney roots - Newcastle United

Plenty of Newcastle United fans have hailed ‘legend‘ Rob Lee despite his cockney roots after the former central midfielder came third in a vote on the Magpies’ greatest ever Premier League player.

In an article from The Chronicle, Lee was voted in third place behind Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley, two men with deep Geordie roots. David Ginola came in fourth whilst Hatem Ben Arfa, Laurent Robert and Shay Given rounded off the top eight.

The 54-year old made 303 appearances for Newcastle in all competitions, scoring 38 goals and providing three assists, according to Transfermarkt. He also managed 20 senior caps for the English national team, netting twice, as per the website. Lee also played for Derby County, Wycombe Wanderers, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic during his career in English football.

Despite Lee originally coming from London, many members of the Toon Army still classify him as a Geordie, as seen below. These Magpies hailed their former man on Twitter, with many supporters branding him a ‘legend’:

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