28 January 2007

Neil Lennon

Preceded by
Succeeded by
2001

Name: Neil Francis Lennon
Born: 25 June 1971, Lurgan
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 11.06 st
Position: Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 40 Full Caps / 2 Goals (1994-2002), 1 ‘B’ Caps (1994), 1 Under-23 Cap (1990); 2 Under-21 Caps (1990-1994), Under-19, Under-17.
Club Honours: (with Leicester) Football League Cup Winner 1996/97, 1999/00, Runner-Up 1998/99; Football League Division One Play-Off Winner 1995/96 (promoted); (with Celtic) Scottish Premier League Champion 2000/01, 2001/02, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07; Scottish Cup Winner 2000/01, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2006/07, Runner-Up 2001/02; Scottish League Cup Winner 2000/01, 2005/06, Runner-Up 2002/03; UEFA Cup Runner-Up 2002/03; (with Forest) Football League One Runner-Up (promoted) 2007/08.
Awards: Northern Ireland International Personality of the Year 2001; SPL Player of the Month March 2001, March 2004, April 2007.

Club Career:

Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Lurgan Celtic
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
-
Glenavon
-
-
Youth
*2 (0)/ 2
*
*
-
*
Manchester City
87/88-89/90
1987
Youth
1 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Crewe.Alexandra
90/91-95/96
Aug-90
Free
142 (5)/15
16(0)/1
8(1)/1
-
15(0)/1
Leicester City
95/96-00/01
Feb-96
£0.75m
169 (1)/ 6
8(0)/0
23(0)/3
4(0)/0
3(0)/0
Celtic
00/01-06/07
Dec-00
£5.75m
212 (2)/ 3
26(0)/0
10(1)/0
52(1)/0
-
Nott'm Forest
07/08
Jun-07
Free
15 (3)/ 0
1(0)/0
2(0)/0
-
0(1)/0
Wycombe Wdrs
07/08
Jan-08
Free
8 (1)/ 0
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£6.50m
549(12)/26
51(0)/1
43(2)/4
56(1)/0
18(1)/1

Coaching Career:
Celtic
First Team Coach (Apr/08 - Jun/09)
Reserve Team Manager (Jun/09 - Mar/10)
Caretaker Manager (Mar/10 - Jun/10)
Manager (Jun/10 - May/14)
Bolton Wanderers
Manager (Oct/14)

Managerial Honours/Awards:
(with Celtic)
Scottish League Champion 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14
Scottish Cup Winner 2010/11, 2012/13
SPL Manager of the Year 2011/12
SFWA Manager of the Year 2011/12, 2012/13
SPL Manager of the Month Sep-10, Jan-11, Apr-11, Nov-11, Dec-11, Feb-12, Apr-12, Dec-12
SPFL Manager of the Month Dec-13, Jan-14

Biography:
Neil Lennon was appointed as Celtic manager on 9th June 2010. He had served as interim-manager since Tony Mowbray's sacking in March having served as first-team coach and reserve team manager since his playing career ended in 2008. He won his first trophy as manager when Celtic defeated Motherwell 3-0 in the 2011 Scottish Cup final and the following season led the Bhoys to the SPL title, repeating the feat in 2013.

To follow.

Wikipedia

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
11-06-1994 Mexico....... N L 0-3 FR sub
25-05-1995 Chile........ N L 1-2 FR
03-09-1995 Portugal..... A D 1-1 ECQ
11-10-1995 Liechtenstein A W 4-0 ECQ
15-11-1995 Austria...... H W 5-3 ECQ
27-03-1996 Norway....... H L 0-2 FR
31-08-1996 Ukraine...... H L 0-1 WCQ
05-10-1996 Armenia...... H D 1-1 WCQ 1 Goal
09-11-1996 Germany...... A D 1-1 WCQ
14-12-1996 Albania...... H W 2-0 WCQ
11-02-1997 Belgium...... H W 3-0 FR
29-03-1997 Portugal..... H D 0-0 WCQ
02-04-1997 Ukraine...... A L 1-2 WCQ
30-04-1997 Armenia...... A D 0-0 WCQ
21-05-1997 Thailand..... A D 0-0 FR
20-08-1997 Germany...... H L 1-3 WCQ
10-09-1997 Albania...... A L 0-1 WCQ
11-10-1997 Portugal..... A L 0-1 WCQ
25-03-1998 Slovakia..... H W 1-0 FR
22-04-1998 Switzerland.. H W 1-0 FR
03-06-1998 Spain........ A L 1-4 FR
15-09-1998 Turkey....... A L 0-3 ECQ
10-10-1998 Finland...... H W 1-0 ECQ
18-11-1998 Moldova...... H D 2-2 ECQ 1 Goal
27-03-1999 Germany...... H L 0-3 ECQ
31-03-1999 Moldova...... A D 0-0 ECQ
29-05-1999 Rep. Ireland. A W 1-0 FR
18-08-1999 France....... H L 0-1 FR
04-09-1999 Turkey....... H L 0-3 ECQ
09-09-1999 Germany...... A L 0-4 ECQ
10-10-1999 Finland...... A L 1-4 ECQ
28-03-2000 Malta........ A W 3-0 FR
26-04-2000 Hungary...... H L 0-1 FR
07-10-2000 Denmark...... H D 1-1 WCQ
11-10-2000 Iceland...... A L 0-1 WCQ
28-02-2001 Norway....... H L 0-4 FR
24-03-2001 Czech Rep.... H L 0-1 WCQ
28-03-2001 Bulgaria..... A L 3-4 WCQ
02-06-2001 Bulgaria..... H L 0-1 WCQ
13-02-2002 Poland....... N L 1-4 FR sub

Summary: 38(2)/2. Won 9, Drew 9, Lost 22.


Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
10-05-1994 England...... A L 2-4 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
15-05-1990 Rep. Ireland. H L 2-3 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
02-04-1990 Israel....... H W 2-1 FR
22-03-1994 Romania...... H D 0-0 FR

Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 0.


Photo courtesy of greenandwhitearmy.net (taken after 1-1 draw in Nuremburg, 9/11/1996)

2 comments:

Danny said...

I wonder why there is no story here . Strange , considering he gained 40 caps .

jcd said...

Danny, there are over 1200 articles on this site, some are finished, some aren't. There are plenty of players with similar cap totals and from a similar era as Neil Lennon with no biography yet - see also Steve Lomas, Jimmy Quinn, Gerry Taggart, Kevin Horlock etc.

This site does not shy away from the sectarianism that has existed and still exists within our country and it is touched on in articles from the earliest days through to Anton Rogan - it is part of our history after all.

The Neil Lennon biography will be completed in due course, mentioning the Norway and Cyprus matches and the Football For All/anti-sectarian movement that gathered pace in the aftermath.

But thanks for the implication, which reflects more on you than on NIFG.

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