Lee Bell

Lee Bell
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Bell in 2010
Personal information
Full nameLee Bell
Date of birth(1983-01-26) 26 January 1983 (age 34)
Place of birthAlsager, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
1997-2002Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
2002-2007Crewe Alexandra53(3)
2003→ Shrewsbury Town (loan)3(0)
2005→ Burton Albion (loan)6(1)
2007Burton Albion12(0)
2007-2008Mansfield Town23(1)
2008-2010Macclesfield Town83(3)
2010-2012Crewe Alexandra75(1)
2012-2015Burton Albion82(6)
2015→ Macclesfield Town (loan)10(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Lee Bell (given birth to 26 January 1983) can be an British previous professional footballer who last played like a midfielder for Macclesfield City, on mortgage from Burton Albion. He began his profession in Crewe Alexandra, also representing Burton Albion, Mansfield City and Macclesfield City, before returning in succession to Crewe, Burton Albion and latterly Macclesfield City on mortgage from Burton. Bell retired from playing in the summertime of 2015, aged 32, and rejoined Crewe as under-18s trainer, later on (January 2017) getting under-18s manager.


Crewe Alexandra

Bell was created in Alsager, Cheshire. He's a product from the Crewe Alexandra academy program, having authorized schoolboy terms using the golf club in 1997, on a single day time as David Vaughan.In January 2001 he previously a training floor bust-up with Colin Cramb, who subsequently remaining Gresty Road and even the country. Not surprisingly, Bell was granted a professional agreement in Feb 2001. He produced his debut for the 1st team, arriving on as an alternative on the starting day from the 2002–03 time of year against Northampton City. Seven days later to his debut, Bell obtained his 1st professional goal, inside a 2-0 make an impression on Colchester United. His playing period at Crewe quickly earned him a fresh contract in Feb 2003. He produced 22 looks in the 2002–03 advertising campaign, mostly as an alternative.Nevertheless, in the 2003-04 period, Bell lost his initial team place following arrival of Justin Cochrane and became a member of Football Meeting side, Shrewsbury in loan in Oct 2003, but a personal injury limited his possibilities and he came back to Crewe in January 2004. Bell set up himself in the initial team in Dec 2004, beginning 18 moments in the rest from the 2004–05 period, and signed a fresh two-year agreement in June 2005.After falling down the pecking order in the beginning of the 2005–06 season, Bell joined Burton Albion on the one-month loan in Oct 2005, that was extended for an additional month. After a 8 weeks mortgage spell at Burton Albion, Bell came back to Crewe and produced 18 looks in the 2005–06 time of year. During where, Bell obtained two even more goals against Reading and Brighton & Hove Albion.A broken feet and an ankle damage triggered Bell to skip the start of 2006–07 time of year. After being limited by one first group appearance, he previously a demand to keep Crewe granted in January 2007, and became a member of Burton Albion on the contract before end of the growing season. After producing twellve appearance for the golf club, Bell premiered by the golf club.

Mansfield Town

After leaving Burton Albion, Bell continued a trial at Mansfield Town. Carrying out a effective trial, Bell became a member of Mansfield City in August 2007. Bell produced his Mansfield City debut in the starting game of the growing season, within a 1-1 pull against Brentford and scored his initial Mansfield Town objective, within a 2-1 reduction against Morecambe on 12 Feb 2008.He made 27 performances for Mansfield in the 2007–08 period, before suffering a significant knee damage in Feb 2008 that ruled him out for some of all of those other season.

Macclesfield Town

After Mansfield City were relegated towards the Meeting National by the end from the 2007–08 time of year, Bell premiered with the club, and joined Macclesfield City on the one-year contract.After being over the bench in the opening game of the growing season against Shrewsbury City, Bell produced his Macclesfield City debut, within a 2-0 loss against Bradford Town on 16 August 2008. Four a few months on 12 Dec 2008, Bell have scored his first objective for the membership, within a 4-2 make an impression on Chesterfield. He impressed on the membership in 2008–09, producing a complete of 47 performances, and authorized a one-year expansion to his agreement in June 2009.He played 44 video games in 2009–10, where he scored two goals against Dagenham & Redbridge and Barnet. Because of this, Bell was voted the club's Participant of the entire year. However,Bell premiered by the golf club, along with ten additional players, in-may 2010.

Crewe Alexandra (second spell)

He was re-signed by Crewe on the two-year contract in-may 2010, with supervisor Dario Gradi seeking to increase experience towards the squad. Upon re-signing for Crewe Alexandra, Bell uncovered he got a pay-cut, to be able to join the membership despite interests.Bell's initial appearance since leaving the membership 3 years ago came in the starting game of the growing season when they shed 1-0 to Hereford United. Through the period, Bell was among three regular membership captains through the 2010–11 period, along with David Artell and Ashley Westwood. Bell have scored his first objective for the membership and create the fifth objective for Clayton Donaldson within a 5-5 pull thriller against Chesterfield on 2 Oct 2010. Nevertheless, Bell is at confrontation row using the club's followers, which resulted Bell spating. The occurrence triggered Bell to apologise. He continued to create forty-four group appearance for the membership through the 2011-12 period, having skipped one game, because of suspension after another bookable offence.Prior to the 2011-12 period, Bell said he was ready to talk about the captaincy with Artell and Westwood for the next time. Sadly, Bell experienced a personal injury when he experienced a groin damage, which needed him to look under the blade. In a pull against Crawley City on 2 Apr 2012, Bell was responsible when he provided a charges when he managed, allowing Crawley City successfully changed into make it 1-1. Bell continued to create thirty appearance for the membership.He helped the membership to attain the play-offs in 2011–12, and was a final second substitute seeing that the "Railwaymen" secured success in the Group Two play-off last in Wembley Stadium. Nevertheless, he premiered by new employer Steve Davis a couple of days afterwards, and was seriously associated with a proceed to nearby Interface Vale.

Burton Albion

After departing Crewe Alexandra for the next time, Bell continued trial at Burton Albion, linking with them for the 3rd time of his career. Bell was after that involved with a pre time of year friendly against Aston Villa, which he impressed through the trial. Carrying out a brief trial, Bell authorized a one-year agreement with Burton Albion.Bell re-debut for Burton Albion for the 3rd amount of time in the 1st round of Little league Glass, inside a 2-2 pull against Sheffield United and played 120 moments. Bell was the just Burton Albion's participant to become missed, because they defeat them 5-4 in the charges shoot-out. Within the next video game in the starting video game of the growing season against Rotherham United, Bell were only available in the match, but was sent-off in the 62nd moments after another bookable offense, inside a 3-0 dropped. After providing a suspension system, Bell could make amends when he obtained his 1st Burton Albion objective of the growing season, inside a 3-1 make an impression on York Town on 19 Sept 2012. In the next round from the FA Glass, Bell captained Burton Albion for the very first time against his previous golf club, Crewe. Weeks later on, on 29 Dec 2012, Bell obtained his second objective for the golf club and establishing the second objective of the overall game, inside a 2-0 make an impression on Southend United. Bell later on added two even more goals later on in the growing season against Exeter Town and Dagenham & Redbridge. Through the time of year, Bell, who experienced captain the group for several games through the time of year, helped the golf club using their highest ever end in the soccer little league. Their 4th put in place League Two noticed them encounter Bradford Town in the playoffs. Bell, nevertheless, received a 4-video game suspension for any red card provided towards the finish of the growing season and was unavailable for the ultimate, should Burton Albion reach it. Following the membership unsuccessfully earn the play-offs, Bell produced forty-three appearance in his initial full period at the membership. Not surprisingly, Bell was nominated for the club's Participant of the entire year and was compensated with a fresh one-year agreement in Apr 2013.In the 2013-14 season, Bell was appointed as the brand new club captain. Bell stayed in the initial team regular. Nevertheless, Bell is at and from the beginning eleven squad through the season, because of competing on the beginning eleven place, which noticed him around the alternative bench. Later on in the growing season, Bell obtained his first objective of the growing season, inside a 3-0 make an impression on Hartlepool United on 19 Apr 2014. For the next time operating. Bell helped the golf club reach the play-offs by completing 6th place and eventually reaching the last, which they dropped 1-0 against Fleetwood City. After producing thirty-four appearance for the golf club, Bell was once more rewarded having a one-year agreement extension for the next time running.In the 2014-15 season, Bell skipped the beginning of the season, because of a knee injury, which he suffered in the play-offs final three month ago. After producing a brief come back against Mansfield City, Bell discover himself contending with newly putting your signature on John Mousinho on the beginning eleven squad. Regardless of the 1st group limit, Bell obtained his 1st Burton Albion objective of the growing season, inside a 4-3 make an impression on Carlisle United on 21 Oct 2014. Pursuing Gary Rowett's departure to Birmingham Town, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was appointed fresh Manager from the golf club. Under his administration, Bell was hardly ever found in the 1st team and produced only one replacement appearance. Because of this, Bell was up to date by Hasslebaink that he'd not really feature in the group and he should choose a move.

Macclesfield Town (loan) and Retirement

On transfer deadline time 2 Feb 2015, Bell returned to Macclesfield City on loan before end of the growing season. Bell's initial appearance for Macclesfield City since departing the membership five years back emerged on 7 Feb 2015, playing 90 a few minutes, within a 3-2 make an impression on Welling United. Bell after that have scored three goals in three consecutive fits between 6 Apr 2015 and 18 Apr 2015 against Wrexham Forest Green Rovers, and Dartford. Upon time for his parent membership, Bell premiered by the membership.Bell retired from using in the summertime of 2015, aged 32, and rejoined Crewe seeing that under-18s trainer, and was promoted to under-18s supervisor in January 2017 throughout a training reshuffle following session of David Artell seeing that new first group manager.

Career statistics

By 11 Dec 2013. Club efficiency League Cup Little league Cup Total Time of year Club Little league Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Britain League FA Glass League Glass Total 2002–03 Crewe Alexandra Second Department 17 1 2 0 0 0 23 1 2003–04 Crewe Alexandra Initial Department 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2003–04 Shrewsbury City Conference Country wide 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2004–05 Crewe Alexandra Tournament 17 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 2005–06 Crewe Alexandra Tournament 17 2 1 0 0 0 18 2 2005–06 Burton Albion Meeting Country wide 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 2006–07 Crewe Alexandra Little league One 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2006–07 Burton Albion Meeting Country wide 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 2007–08 Mansfield City Little league Two 23 1 4 0 1 0 27 1 2008–09 Macclesfield City Little league Two 42 1 3 0 2 0 47 1 2009–10 Macclesfield City Little league Two 42 2 1 0 1 0 44 2 2010–11 Crewe Alexandra Little league Two 45 1 1 0 2 0 50 2 2011–12 Crewe Alexandra Little league Two 33 0 1 0 1 0 35 0 2012–13 Burton Albion Little league Two 43 4 4 0 3 0 50 4 2012–13 Burton Albion Little league Two 41 1 4 0 2 0 47 1 Profession total 344 14 22 0 13 0 385 14 Records Football Group Trophy & play-off outcomes contained in totals.

Personal life

Bell was a columnist for the Burton Email.


Individual Macclesfield City F.C. Participant of the entire year: 2009–10 Burton Albion F.C. Participant of the entire year: 2012–13 with Crewe Alexandra Soccer League Second Department runner-up: 2002–03 Soccer Group Two play-off champion: 2012