Ellington, Lee

Birth Date

3rd July 1980


Bradford, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Lee Ellington, on loan from Hull City, had a brief stint with Exeter City in 2000 during which he made two substitute appearances. He later enjoyed a lengthy non-league career with a number of clubs in the north of England. 

Lee made his Hull City debut in December 1996 aged just sixteen. Signing professional in July 1998 he totalled two goals in 15 league outings for the Tigers but hadn’t appeared in the first-team for over a year when he joined Exeter City on loan in March 2000. 

Lee appeared twice for the Grecians both times coming off the bench. Firstly against Bristol City in the Football League Trophy; then in a 2-1 defeat at Northampton Town.

This proved to be the end of Lee’s time in professional football although he was to have a lengthy non-league career most notably with Gainsborough Trinity and Stalybridge Celtic between 2000 and 2009. Based in Bradford Lee later had a spell with Farsley Celtic and, when the club folded, moved on to Droylsden, Harrogate and Guiseley before signing for Matlock Town in July 2012. 

Lee, who is a cousin of Nathan Ellington (Bristol Rovers, WBA, Wigan and Watford), finished his career playing for the re-formed Farsley in 2014.


Exeter City

League 1; Football League Trophy 1 (2)



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