Loads of Newcastle United supporters have been reflecting on Rob Lee’s legendary career after a fan uploaded vintage footage of the club announcing his arrival.
After moving to St. James’ Park from Charlton Athletic for just shy of £1m, Lee went on to score 44 goals in over 300 appearances for the Geordies, famously scoring a hat-trick against Royal Antwerp as Newcastle won 5-0 away (Chronicle).
Although Kevin Keegan’s Black and Whites missed out on winning their first top division title since 1927, despite being 10 points ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United at Christmas, Lee was named in the PFA Team of the Year at the end of the 1995/96 season. He eventually left Tyneside for Derby County before calling time on his career at Wycombe Wanderers in 2006 (Transfermarkt).
The former England international is still fondly regarded by the Toon Army for his impressive performances throughout the years, with many singing his praises on Twitter, and one supporter even called him “the greatest player in our history.”
Take a peek at some of the reactions down below…
— Martin Hardy (@mhardysport) March 27, 2020
Strengths – everything football related
Weaknesses – Geography of the northeast 😉 lucky for us that one.
In my top 5 fav #NUFC of all time.
— Steven Young (@geordiesteve520) March 27, 2020
I don’t read much (at all), but flew through his autobiography, better than Shearer for me! Always said bury me in a toon top with Lee 7 on the back!
— Anth Young (@AnthYoung83) March 27, 2020
Best pound for pound signing for me 10 years of absolute fantastic loyalty 🙌
— ALEXCROWN (@geordiealex) March 27, 2020
Couldn’t agree more, amazing player and servant to the club
— glenn storey (@djglennstorey) March 27, 2020
Value for money wise as good as it gets in around 1995 he was the best English midfielder in the premier league
— Paul monaghan (@monpaul1972) March 27, 2020
One of my all time favourite players 🏴🏳️😍
— Janet (@janshoes) March 27, 2020
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