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
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 were saying!
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
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
Lee Win Sharpe says: He is the best player in the
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 a University.
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
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
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
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
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 are.
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 him play
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 needy woman
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 legend remembered
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!