As Leeds' most expensive signing, a lot was expected of Lee, but
his time at Leeds has been beset by injuries to himself and
uncertainty in the team. He didn't play at all in the 97-98 and never
regained his place in a settled and increasingly attractive forward
When David O'Leary took over, it was made clear to Sharpe that he
didn't really have a future at the club, and he signed on loan
to Sampdoria for the rest of the season. That didn't work out,
and on his return he went to Bradford on loan to help them to
promotion. This move became permanent in the summer for £250,000.
He didn't do much for them either, and spent a spell down on the
south coast on loan at Pompey.
In summer 2002 he was reported as being on trial at Grimsby, trying
to win a place for the new season but in the end he signed on a
match-by-match contract with Exeter. After being released by Exeter we
he turned up at Icelandic side Grindavik in early 2003, and is now
back in Leeds with Garforth Town for 2004-05.
Kerrie says: I first met Lee 13 years ago outside Russell
Beardsmore's house in Salford. I've been a dedicated follower ever
since. I actually had to take a week off school when he left Man
United! I couldn't stop crying! I've met him loads of times since and
every meeting brought the biggest smile to my face-thanx Lee.
Dawn says: Just wondering if anyone knows where there is a
biography of him on the net? Is he married?
Messiah Owen somewhat bizarrely says: I remember all the time that
you stay at manchester united missing you. Have a good job my
Michelle says: When Lee Sharpe is remembered in years to come, one
thing might spring to mind, the spectacular back heel against
Barcelona. And what a celebration as well!!!!!!
Vikki says: Lee used to go to the 'Bull's Head' pub for after-match
drinks with the rest of the Man Utd posse & make my heart swell!
Thanks Lee for giving me confidence as could lip-read/hear what they
Nikki Little says: I used to be in Lee's fan club when he was at
Man Utd, and was his number one fan, he's a babe and would be
interested in what he's up to now.
anon says: kerrie girl you need help you sond more like a stalker
than a fan!!!
keziah says: have met Lee lots of time, I used to see him out all
the time and watched him played every games, while he was here. We had
some great time together in the nightclubs. I wish him all the best,
if he signs to Americal, or whateven he do in the further. x
Michelle says: hi i meet Lee a couple of times and got lots of
kisses of him i was also in his fan club when he was at Manchester
United and i even went to see Bradford City play just to see him.
Lee Win Sharpe says: He is the best player in the world!!!!!!!
jeff says: lee sharpe ,exeter,who? lol
pou says: he could have been a great player at man utd, what a
Lesley Pigram says: I don't think he is that brilliant a player and
he'd do better thinking about going to study for a management post at
Jason says: I just got done reading the roy keane story and he said
that united let sharpe go because he was always out on the town,
football, he wasnt hungry enough to be a manchester united palyer,he
enjoyed the benifits that came with the job to much.....
Jon Srensen says: All united fans still thinks of one of the best
players on englishsoil GO LEE GO LEE
Narisara from Thailand says: I love Lee Sharpe verry much
Asgeir Valgardsson says: Lee Sharpe is here in Iceland and its
possible that he is gonna be a player with a team called "Grindavk"
Sibbi the snuff says: It would be fantastic if Lee decided to give
Iceland and the team Grindavik which will play in the uefa-cup next
season, a chance. Lee, you wont regret it, I promise :)
Pete Waterman says: ive seen the almighty lee sharpe in a small
town called clitheroe behind the counter at woolworths..what a
tremendous help he was findin me my cheeky girls tape.....THANKS
Xeter says: What a slump in his career if hes gonna end up playing
in Iceland, for a nobodyknowsorevencareswho team!!
Dav Oddsson says: Now Lee Sharpe is a member of Grindavik team in
Iceland. Everybody in Iceland loves Lee Sharp and he will be a hero
here in Iceland.
mr q says: Nikki Little: if you was wondering what he is up to now,
he is off to Iceland to play there for a while, the reason i know this
is because i know his Dad and his brother jon sharpe, and jon plays
for the same football team as me TIPTON TOWN, and his dad told me
thats what he's up to at the mo. check out our website
gem says: can anyone confirm he was in sugar reef on sat
Grindavik fan. says: Welcome Mr.Sharpe. You wont regret going to
Iceland for the summer. Everyone is looking forward to your arrival
and the league promises to be very exciting as Arnar Gunnlauigsson and
his twin brother Bjarki have joined Reykjavik club,K.R. It wont be a
walk in the park and this summer could be a new start for Lee
Sharpe. I wish him all the best and his decision was a brave one.
Matt Hellawell says: I've known Lee for many years through the
moves from Man Utd and beyond ...If only they gave him a chance at
leeds...this guy is an amazing Player and Gent...I wish him all the
best in Iceland... Keep Positive and make it happen...
Alex says: I know it's sad but I have a poster of him that I kept
from his early days at Man Utd in the cupboard I keep my hoover in!!!
I thought he was gorgeous when I was a teenage and still do! Saw him
play a couple of times at Old Trafford and last year saw him outside
Tiger Tiger in Leeds. I may have to get myself over to Iceland now!!!
Lisa Fox says: I have always loved Lee Sharpe, watched him from the
early days at United. After he left United it wasn't the same so gave
up season ticket but now back again as a Steward. Still have his
picture on my desk. Love you forever Lee x
Arnepoparne says: Lee Sharpe could have been a star player like
Giggs is today. He deserves more than playing for a crappy team in
lin says: Sharpey I never forget you. you taught me how amazing
football is. Always love and miss you. keep fight.
Lee Sharpest says: Hehe, Lee Sharpe wasnt good enough for that
"crappy" team in Iceland Mr. ArnePoparne, where are you from anyway
Arne? Norway maybee? You dont play that attractive football over there
do you? :>
Sean Paul says: Lee Sharpe was a great player and still has the
potential to play some great football-wish him the best-he should have
came to Killie though.!
Scott Symonds says: I met Lee Sharpe about 6-7 years ago, wen he
was playing fo Man Utd.He came accross as a great guy as i'm sure he
is.I also think he is one of the best players we have had. I support
Man Utd. He is a great fella,and i wish he hadn't hung up his
boots. I think it is a shame that an england Football Club doesn't
want a good player like him.
A realistic United fan says: Who needs Lee Sharpe when you have
Ryan Giggs? One main reason United could afford losing Sharpe is
Giggs! Giggs has more skills, is faster, is younger, can play on both
wings. Sharpe was an average player, nothing extraordinary. Why do you
think the guy only has 8 caps?
Steve says: does anyone know what his autobiography is called and
when it due to be realeased?
Nick says: i saw him play a few times for exeter city, he wasn't
half bad-better than the load of donkeys he was playin with-shame we
had to let him go. finance pressure i think.
Michael Carrick says: Ive just got two words for the man!!!!!!
ABSOLUTE LEGEND!!! He was a player i followed and looked up to as a
young lad, and also the reason i left newcastle and am here at westham
she'amanufan says: Lee Sharpe was a very talented player who it had
to be said was the better crosser of the ball than Giggs. - But Lee
what went wrong? You could of played more for England. all the best
lad you were a class act and i hope you can shine again where ever you
Mats says: Any news on Lee what he is going to do after Iceland ??
K says: Met Lee when he was here in the States a few years
back...great kisser! Really nice guy, too, glad I got a chance to see
Alan Dixon says: Sharpey, what a top bloke. Used to be in his fan
club, followed him from the start. Met him 3 times and was my idol
growing up. Seen him on Soccer AM this wkd, watta legend!
respati says: lee's mr. popular in his heyday.
Andy Gilbert says: I went to the same school as Sharpey: Hagley R.C
in the West Midlands (his brother John also went there) Lee was at the
hight of his career at the time playing for Man Utd. Many was the time
when he would turn up at our school with another Man U player (often
to catch up with our P.E master Mr Shannon) and when word went out he
was about, we would all pile out of our classrooms and he would spend
hours signing autographs. In the late 90's our school was beset by
tragedy when the school minibus crashed killing a number of pupils and
one of our teachers and in the aftermath a football match was
organised to raise funds for a fitting memorial...Lee was the captain
of a football match held at Kidderminster Harriers ground. Not to
mention the countless signed shirts and balls he donated. And if I'm
not mistaken he even donated one of his England shirts to the
school. I read an article in The Times in March this year about him
joining Grindavik. It was not a particularly nice article about a guy
who in my mind was an outstanding talent of his generation and
although he has'nt stayed the test of time as Mr Beckham has done but
from what I know of him he is a great bloke and I wish him well for
the future wherever he plays or whatever he does. And I'm sure I speak
for many people when I say that.
col says: I dyed my hair blond for the summer once, then went to
see Leeds vs Wimbledon away. on the train one of the Leeds lads was
telling everyone he'd "met sharpy at the airport, telled him he wasn't
scum now, and would smack him if he kept idling about in a white
shirt". The fat get then turned to me and said "that goes for sharpy
lookalikes an all"
ed says: gooners 2-6 united...nov 1990. sharpe hat trick...right
foot, left foot, header....the only perfect hat trick ive ever
Christoffer says: Hi there!I am a 16year old boy from Norway.I
wanna thank Lee for putting pen to paper off my football career!He is
and will always be my idol!thank you Sharpe.....
dan says: lee sharpe is still a god in my eyes
GirlFromMars says: Bugger!! I miss him so badly..Can anyone tell me
what is he up to at the moment? which club he is playing for? Btw, he
married right? Cant remember which year was that!
rachelle says: where can I stalk him and please let me as Im a very
ACHK says: I live in HK and he was one of the soccer Pundits for
the w/end premiership games for ESPN based in Singapore. 24/05/2004
Robert Frazer says: Lee now owns a Pub in Collingham, near Leeds
and is married to Joanne
Steve says: Do you know what the pub is called??
Ben says: played against lee sharpe in my five a side league in
leeds last wee, he megged me around 18 times he was mint, but i did
muller him in a corner, he took it well though. think he considered a
sharpy shuffle after his 8th goal but he didnt bother
Michelle says: the pub is called the old star and its in
Exeter City Fan says: When Lee Sharpe came to Exeter many fans
where in disbelief but it only took 90 minutes for him to show you why
he was hear. He was lazy and un willing to work for the ball, a sad
thing for what could have been a great player. Injury harshly booted
him out of football but all the same he's a great guy who just wants
to play the game. I wish him all the best in his next career move.
TEM says: I can't believe that he got married!!!!! Oh no - he was
supposed to wait for me!!!! Who is Joanne anyway - is she a celeb???
WHen did this all happen? Am i the only one who finds it so
unfortunate that shows about purple dinosaurs and the smurfs and
people who sing about barbie dolls have official web sites BUT Lee
Sharpe doesnt have one. He doesnt have a fanclub, a website .....a
biography....whats happening here. I wish i could get a group of
people so we could start something going. Like a few previous people
(above) asked - i too would love to know - Does a LS biography
exist????? If anyone knows, please help....please. Another thing,
anyone here know anything about Lee's days at WInston Massage Parlour.
DOnt know if what i heard was true. ALso heard that he used to go to
the club Back to Basics. Is that true? Is his brother
older/younger?? Is he cute too?
Hector Tiwana says: He was the best left winger. No one today could
be like lee was when he was at man utd and leeds. thanks for the
memories lee...wish u all the best. Man Utd made the biggest mistake
selling you. I am a die hard man utd fan and i know that it was a huge
mistake. look at England now, No Lee Sharpe...No left winger.
Garforth Town and ICFDS says: Lee Sharpe has just signed to
Garforth Town FC, the club owned by Simon Clifford and Brazilian
Soccer Schools. It is hoped that Lee can bring much needed attention
to this club as we have great ambitions, to spiral up the leagues and
promote our Brazilian Training method. Visit www.icfds.com for
Brazilian Soccer Schools info and www.garforthtown.com - date 7/9/04
Tim says: I've never met Lee Sharpe, I only know about him from a
profile I read in The Observer about two years ago.I realy felt for
the guy. Sounds to me like he had a raw deal one way and another. Hope
it works out in Iceland. I also think he'll be a lot happier when he
comes out. But the tension between the desire to play professional
football and the wish to be honest about who you are is a fairly
difficult palce to be. Good luck Lee.
Steve Swales says: Lee played today for Garforth Town FC in Leeds,
where he will play for the year. He was excellent today and drew a
big crowd. Get over and see him play.
TEM says: I read an article on the net last week. Lee was
interviewed by Small Talk and in it he is asked if he is seeing anyone
and he says that he's single. Was i confused or was i confused?????
He also said that the name of his pub is Half Moon or something.
anon says: lee doesnt own the old star according to an interview in
the guardian a few wks back he owns the half moon at collingham and is
single playing for garforth
Erik says: im a really huge lee sharpe fan from norway, and have
been since 1988. me and some friends are wondering to travel to
england to see garforth town and was wondering about the possibility
to meet sharpey. is he game?
Antony says: i saw lee sharpe in action in a pub in Chamonoix
Switzerland earlier this year, when I was on a snowboarding holiday.
He still had all the old magic, all the moves, and a flock of women
around him. Him actually started talking to the girl my mate had been
working on for about an hour in about 2 minutes. LEGEND!
derek says: fantastic player his career which was sadly faltered by
niggling injurys lee had great skill and composure i remember when man
u beat barcelona in de kuip feyenoord lee was outstanding i thought
the move to sampdoria would be great as the game would have suited his
abillity sad that he isnt playing at the top level but lee sharpe
Jean Baz says: Sharpe to solve Englands left sided problem!
phil howard says: I once met lee when i went with my dad to old
trafford. he took me out on the pitch and passed me the ball and let
me score in the stretford end of old trafford! it was absoloutly
wicked, i still think he is the best left winger england have had in
the last 15years
ManRedM45 says: Lee Sharpe was one of the best talents I've ever
seen in 20 years watching Man United. Shame he couldn't stay away
from the high life, that's what ruined his career and why no-one will
touch him. No matter how good you are (and he was fantastic) people
know! Good luck anyway Lee it was a pleasure to have seen you play
before the money came in!
anon says: I played with Lee in Iceland and it was a pleasure. You
should have seen his attitude. He practised twice a day and you could
strongly sense that this guy LOVES football. Unfortunately he got
injured and only played about five times. Playing with him is
something I'll cherish and will never forget,since he was one of my
greatest heroes when I was growing up. All the best,Sharpey!