THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
Full Name:
Lee Harwood
Date of Birth:
04 October 1960
Place of Birth:
Perivale, London
Lee Harwood
(1978/79)
)

Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976-1979 Southampton 0 (0)
1979 > Wimbledon (loan)
1979-1980 Leatherhead
1980-1981 Port Vale 19 (1)
Leatherhead
Waterlooville
Total 19+ (1+)
=== Wikipedia entry ===

Lee Harwood (born 4 October 1960) is an English former footballer who played as a defender for Southampton, Wimbledon, Leatherhead, Port Vale, and Waterlooville.

Playing career

Harwood started his career at Southampton, turning professional at 18 years old after serving as an apprentice. He was loaned out to Wimbledon in the 1978–79 season, although he played just the one Fourth Division game at Plough Lane for Dario Gradi's "Dons". He was released from The Dell by manager Lawrie McMenemy, and spent one season in the Isthmian League with Leatherhead.

Harwood signed for John McGrath's Port Vale in February 1980. He formed an effective partnership with Phil Sproson, and played 15 Fourth Division games towards the end of the 1979–80 season. He scored his first goal in the Football League on 1 April, in a 3–2 defeat to Portsmouth at Vale Park. He played six league and cup games in the 1980–81 season, but damaged a cartilage in August and endured four knee operations, forcing him to retire from full-time football in November 1981. He did however return to old club Leatherhead and later played for Southern League side Waterlooville. Another serious knee injury forced early retirement from football 1984.

Statistics

Source:

=== Wiki ===
1978/79: Appearances: 0 - Goals: 0
-- Total Appearances: 0 - Goals: 0
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Former Southampton apprentice, whose SW19 career was blighted by injury - typified by a hamstring tear which forced him out of his Wimbledon debut against Darlington in 1979 after just 20 minutes (his only ever first team start). Later went on to Port Vale (19 appearances - 1 goal) and then Leatherhead. An unsung but instrumental figure in the Wimbledon Common AFCW player trials in 2002, Lee became Terry Eames' Assistant Manager in the inaugural CCL season, before moving to Netherne to coach alongside 'Trigger' Mulcaire.