Newcastle fans may not have a lot of to celebrate at the moment with their current crop of players, however, back in the late 90s and early 2000s they had more to shout about, including the brilliant Rob Lee, who last night was inducted into the club’s hall of fame.
Our second inductee of the evening into the #NUFC Hall of Fame is Rob Lee.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 5, 2019
The fans have loved seeing the former midfielder’s name added to the list of legendary Newcastle players, and it’s only right that he is added to the hall of fame. Now 53-years-old, Lee scored 38 in 302 games for the Magpies and was even a part of the club’s Champions League squad in 1997/98 (Transfermarkt).
His ten years as a Magpie between 1992 and 2002 will be fondly remembered by the Geordies, and now he’s finally been added to a list of Newcastle legends and sits alongside the likes of Alan Shearer, Sir Bobby Robson and Jackie Milburn (nufoundation.org.uk).
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You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on Lee’s hall of fame induction here:
— haahuu (@hahus) November 5, 2019
— Darren Potter dipPFS (@Mayfieldfp) November 6, 2019
Very worthy recipient…all the best Rob!
— Simon Horn (@SimonHo91784269) November 6, 2019
Class player. Well deserved
— Rog1986 (@R_N_Rodge86) November 6, 2019
Surely he should have been one of the first names in it? Why wasn’t he in before?
— Mr Michael (@MichaelMidd90) November 5, 2019
How has it taken until 2019 to put him in
— Adam Pearson (@MikeAshleyFan12) November 5, 2019
— Michael (@rooney03) November 5, 2019
The fans have obviously loved seeing Lee included into the hall of fame and will hope that some of their former favourites can be inducted in the years to come.