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Gibraltar is getting tantalisingly close to becoming a full member of UEFA and for Lee this would be a childhood dream come true

Games moment to date, topping their previous best result as runners-up on home soil in 1995. “This has definitely been one of the highlights in my football career,” he says. Receiving the GBC Sports Award was another career highlight for Lee, though he also describes it as “nerve-racking” and says it came as quite a surprise to him. “I did not believe I would be awarded that title at that moment in time. Once my nerves had died down and I got the chance to rethink what had happened I did feel rather grateful. I have always taken part in

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ciality has always been football. It all began as a child running after a football in my district playground, then joining Lincoln Football Club at the young age of 7, participating in school sporting clubs and continuing to perform as an adult until present. “Football always has and always will be my preferred sporting activity, however, it has not always been the only sport I have dedicated myself to. Playing hockey was a pastime that I tried and thoroughly enjoyed primarily because it is the one sport my father played and was rather competent at as a youngster. For this reason, both my brother Ryan and I chose to play hockey along with football at a young age.” When Lee turned 16 he found himself having to choose between sports and luckily for the Gibraltar FA he opted to continue playing football. The match Lee highlights as the most important in his career since then is the friendly the GFA played against the Faroe Islands here in Gibraltar in March 2011. “I believe this is the most important match to this day generally because it was the first time Gibraltar played against a National team beating them 3-0.” Since then the GFA has gone on to beat the Gibraltar England C National team in November 2011 and the Isle of Man and Jersey in 2012. And the best tournament? Lee is emphatic “Definitely the Island Games football tournament held in Rhodes 2007. At this tournament we won the gold medal beating Rhodes 4-0 in the final.” This was the GFA’s finest Island

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The Gibraltar Magazine - May 2013  

Gibraltar's fabulous business and leisure magazine. Crammed full of great features from finance to football, from fashion to arts. Enjoy i...

The Gibraltar Magazine - May 2013  

Gibraltar's fabulous business and leisure magazine. Crammed full of great features from finance to football, from fashion to arts. Enjoy i...