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Derek Lilley

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Derek Lilley - click for larger image  Derek Lilley

Position Centre forward
Born 09 Feb 1974, Paisley (Scotland)
Height 180 cm
Weight 79 kg
International Caps Scotland: ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Greenock Morton 13 Aug 1991 27 Mar 1997 209 70 £500000
Leeds United 27 Mar 1997 06 Aug 1999 26 1 £75000
Heart of Midlothian 30 Dec 1998   5 1 on loan
Bury 25 Mar 1999   5 1 on loan
Oxford United 06 Aug 1999 14 Dec 2000 77 10 £100000
Dundee United 14 Dec 2000 03 Jul 2003 90 17 £0
Livingston 03 Jul 2003 23 May 2004 45 18 £0
Boston United 23 May 2004 19 Jul 2004 0 0 £0
Livingston 20 Jul 2004        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1996 - 1997 4(2)   0   0   0   0  
1997 - 1998 0(13) 1 0(1)   0(3)   0   0  
1998 - 1999 0(2)   0   0   0(1)   0  
Total 4(17) 1 0(1)   0(3)   0(1)   0  

Jabba's Comments

The leading scorer in the Scottish First Division before he joined Leeds, in his few appearances Derek Lilley didn't make the same impression in England. He looks to be a well-built player who can hold the ball up well, but never managed to produce the turn of pace needed to really make it at the top level.

Lilley was a perennial sub, and did a reasonable job of holding the ball up, but did not have much scoring success - his one goal for Leeds being the winner in yet another comeback at Barnsley.

After a couple of loan spells with Hearts and Bury, he finally moved on to Oxford United for £75,000 in 1999. He returned to Scotland with Dundee United and his goals did much to help keep them up in 2000-01. His latest club is Livingston, and he's been banging them in in the SPL, and topped it all with a goal in the final of the CIS Cup as Livi beat Hibs 2-0.

anon says: derek nice bloke went to school with him good player(all the best sincky0

Rob Salvin says: I saw Lilley play a few times in the Reserves at Leeds - an intelligent player but probably not physically big enough to be an effective centre forward at Premiership level. He's now moved on to Livingston and is top scorer this season

Garry Kerr says: I saw Derek Lilley play for livi! He is the top scorer with 8 goals. He was at the signing on the sunday after the dundee game and i met him there!

Hooch says: There's only one Derek Lilley. He scored at the CIS cup final that we won 2-0

Phil says: he was popular at oxford, just a bit unlucky with the goals!

mark young says: Derek Lilley is a great player

Ste says: Lilley was unlucky at Leeds, now were in a lesser league we should bring him back to bang in the goals in the 1st division, he was intelligent and had a cool name - GET LILLEY BACK AT LEEDS!!!

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