Lee Frost

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Lee Frost
Personal information
Full name Lee Adrian Frost[1]
Date of birth (1957-12-04) 4 December 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Woking, England
Playing position(s) Winger
Youth career
1976–1978 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Chelsea 17 (5)
1978Brentford (loan) 6 (0)
1980MYPA (loan) 12 (3)
1980–1981 Brentford 15 (3)
Addlestone & Weybridge Town
1984–1985 Crawley Town 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lee Adrian Frost (born 4 December 1957) is an English retired professional football winger who played in the Football League for Chelsea and Brentford.

Career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

A winger, Frost began his career in the youth system at Second Division club Chelsea,[2] signing his first professional contract in July 1976.[3] He had to wait until 15 April 1978 to make his first team debut, which came with a start in a 2–0 First Division defeat to Aston Villa.[2] Chelsea's relegation at the end of the 1978–79 season opened up a place in the team and he made his first appearance of 1979–80 on 20 October 1979.[4] He scored his first senior goal as 10-man Chelsea beat Cardiff City 2–1.[4] Frost made a name for himself on his following appearance, scoring a hat-trick in a win over Orient on 10 November and following up with another goal in a 2–1 victory over West Ham United.[2] He made semi-regular appearances through to March 1980 and finished the 1979–80 season with five goals in 12 appearances.[2]

Frost made his first appearance of the 1980–81 season on 3 September 1980, with a start in a 1–1 League Cup second round second leg draw with Cardiff City.[2] It proved to be his final appearance for the club and he departed in December 1980, having made 18 appearances and scored five goals during just under two-and-a-half years in the first team squad at Stamford Bridge.[2]

Brentford (loan)[edit]

Frost joined newly-promoted Third Division club Brentford on a one-month loan in October 1978.[5] He made six appearances without scoring before his loan expired.[5]

MYPA (loan)[edit]

Frost moved to Finland to join 1. Divisioona club MYPA on loan during the 1980 season.[6] He scored three goals for the club.

Brentford (permanent transfer)[edit]

Frost and Chelsea teammate Gary Johnson joined Brentford permanently in a £15,000 deal in December 1980.[5] Frost scored three goals in 15 appearances before being released at the end of the 1980–81 season.[5]

Non-league football[edit]

After his release from Brentford, Frost dropped into non-league football and appeared for Southern League clubs Addlestone & Weybridge Town and Crawley Town.[5][7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 1977–78[8] First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1978–79[8] 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1979–80[8] Second Division 10 5 0 0 0 0 10 5
1980–81[8] 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 14 5 0 0 1 0 15 5
Brentford (loan) 1978–79[9] Third Division 6 0 6 0
Brentford 1980–81[9] Third Division 15 3 15 3
Brentford total 21 3 21 3
Crawley Town 1984–85[7] Southern League Premier Division 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
Career total 37 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 39 8
  1. ^ 1 appearance in Southern League Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee Frost". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Lee Frost – Chelsea Player Profile – Stamford-Bridge.com The History of Chelsea FC". stamford-bridge.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ Croxford, Mark; Lane, David; Waterman, Greville (2011). The Big Brentford Book of the Seventies. Sunbury, Middlesex: Legends Publishing. pp. 289–290. ISBN 978-1906796709.
  4. ^ a b "Cardiff City v Chelsea – 20/10/1979 – Stamford-Bridge.com The History of Chelsea FC". stamford-bridge.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Yore Publications. p. 61. ISBN 978-0955294914.
  6. ^ "Vanhat kuvat – Frost ja Wilkins – Keskilaakso". Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Crawley Town Football Club History – The Statistics – 1984/85". www.ctfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d "Lee Frost". 11v11.com. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  9. ^ a b White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 395–396. ISBN 0951526200.