Lee Colligan Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Lee Colligan
  • Born: February 11th, 1989 (Belfast)
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: August 11th, 2006
  • First Manager: Tommy Wright
  • Left Club: May 31st, 2011
  • Career Totals: 115 appearances, 4 goals
  • Also Played For: Carrick Rangers, Coleraine, Team Wellington, Woodlands


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2010-2011 24 (11) 0 0 0 28.6% 34.3% 37.1%
2009-2010 45 (1) 2 0 0 34.8% 19.6% 45.7%
2008-2009 31 (1) 2 1 0 40.6% 18.8% 40.6%
2007-2008 - (2) 0 0 0 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Totals: 100 (15) 4


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 26/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (H) 0 - 2
 23/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Newry (H) 1 - 0
 16/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Donegal Celtic (A) 3 - 3
 01/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Coleraine (A) 1 - 1
 26/03/11 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (A) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 17/04/10 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Institute (H) 3 - 0
 03/12/09 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (A) 2 - 3
 18/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (A) 3 - 4
 03/02/09 Round 4 vs. Ballyclare Com. (A) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 17/04/10 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Institute (H)  3 - 0
 03/12/09 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (A)  2 - 3
 18/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 4
 03/02/09 Round 4 vs. Ballyclare Com. (A)  2 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 30/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Glenavon (H)  1 - 0
 26/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  0 - 2
 23/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Newry (H)  1 - 0
 16/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  3 - 3
 01/04/11 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 1
 26/03/11 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (A)  1 - 1
 22/03/11 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  0 - 1
 19/03/11 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  2 - 3
 05/03/11 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  1 - 0
 01/03/11 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  0 - 3
 26/02/11 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  0 - 3
 19/02/11 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  1 - 1
 14/02/11 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  0 - 2
 08/02/11 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 1
 05/02/11 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 2
 29/01/11 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 0
 24/01/11 Round 5 replay vs. Glentoran (A)  2 - 3
 15/01/11 Round 5 vs. Glentoran (H)  1 - 1
 04/01/11 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  3 - 1
 01/01/11 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 3
 11/12/10 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  2 - 1
 13/11/10 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  0 - 5
 09/11/10 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  1 - 1
 06/11/10 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  3 - 3
 30/10/10 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  3 - 3
 23/10/10 Round 3 vs. Ards (H)  3 - 1
 16/10/10 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  3 - 1
 09/10/10 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  3 - 2
 05/10/10 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  0 - 1
 02/10/10 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 1
 25/09/10 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  0 - 1
 18/09/10 Round 2 vs. Banbridge Town (A)  3 - 0
 27/08/10 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  2 - 0
 14/08/10 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 07/08/10 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 0
 17/04/10 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Institute (H)  3 - 0
 10/04/10 Semi final vs. Portadown (N)  1 - 1
 06/04/10 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Coleraine (H)  2 - 4
 03/04/10 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  2 - 2
 25/03/10 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 2
 20/03/10 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 1
 13/03/10 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/10 Quarter final replay vs. Glenavon (H)  2 - 0
 06/03/10 Quarter final vs. Glenavon (A)  3 - 3
 27/02/10 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (H)  0 - 0
 23/02/10 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  1 - 2
 16/02/10 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  1 - 0
 13/02/10 Round 6 vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  5 - 2
 09/02/10 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  2 - 1
 06/02/10 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (A)  2 - 2
 26/01/10 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 3
 23/01/10 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  0 - 3
 19/01/10 Round 5 replay vs. Ards (H)  1 - 0
 16/01/10 Round 5 vs. Ards (H)  0 - 0
 19/12/09 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 0
 12/12/09 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  0 - 2
 03/12/09 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (A)  2 - 3
 28/11/09 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  0 - 1
 14/11/09 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (H)  1 - 1
 10/11/09 Round 3 - Leg 2 vs. Institute (H)  1 - 2
 07/11/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  2 - 2
 31/10/09 Round 3 - Leg 1 vs. Institute (A)  1 - 2
 27/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  2 - 3
 24/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  2 - 0
 20/10/09 Semi final vs. Crusaders (N)  0 - 1
 17/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  3 - 2
 10/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  0 - 1
 06/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 0
 29/09/09 Quarter final vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  4 - 1
 26/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 1
 19/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  2 - 1
 15/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  2 - 0
 12/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (H)  1 - 2
 05/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (A)  1 - 0
 01/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  0 - 3
 26/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  2 - 1
 22/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 2
 18/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  2 - 3
 15/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  1 - 2
 11/08/09 Round 1 vs. HW Welders (H)  4 - 0
 08/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  0 - 1
 02/05/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Bangor (A)  1 - 1
 25/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 2
 18/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 4
 14/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Newry (H)  0 - 4
 11/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Institute (H)  1 - 0
 14/03/09 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 0
 07/03/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  1 - 2
 27/02/09 IFA Premiership vs. Bangor (H)  2 - 0
 21/02/09 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 0
 14/02/09 Round 5 vs. Crusaders (H)  0 - 1
 03/02/09 Round 4 vs. Ballyclare Com. (A)  2 - 0
 31/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (A)  0 - 0
 27/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 2
 24/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (A)  1 - 0
 10/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  1 - 3
 03/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  1 - 0
 01/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 1
 26/12/08 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  2 - 0
 20/12/08 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  2 - 1
 13/12/08 IFA Premiership vs. Bangor (A)  3 - 0
 09/12/08 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 0
 29/11/08 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  3 - 1
 22/11/08 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (H)  0 - 1
 15/11/08 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  1 - 2
 10/11/08 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (H)  2 - 3
 04/11/08 Round 3 - Leg 2 vs. Glentoran (A)  2 - 1
 01/11/08 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  0 - 0
 29/10/08 Round 3 - Leg 1 vs. Glentoran (H)  1 - 3
 25/10/08 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  0 - 1
 18/10/08 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  1 - 1
 11/10/08 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 0
 04/10/08 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 1
 05/04/08 Irish Premier League vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 16/02/08 Irish Premier League vs. Linfield (H)  0 - 4


Biography

Colligan burst onto the scene during the 2008/2009 season as a tenacious young full-back who Roy Walker once valued at £1million!

Signed for Ballymena United in August 2006 after spells at Greenisland Boys and Linfield, Colligan was a key figure in Ballymena's successful Reserve side which won the Reserve League Championship during the 2006/07 season under David Dorrian.

Promotion to the Braidmen's first team came against former-club Linfield in February 2008 at the age of 19 but it wasn't until the following season under new United boss Roy Walker, when the young full-back really got his chance to shine. A stellar full-debut in the 2-0 win against Linfield in October 2008 and a regular starting berth thereafter was one of the catalysts of lowly Ballymena's climb away from the bottom of the table. Walker boldly valued his new starlet at £1million and such was his impact as the teenage full-back was a runaway choice for the club's Player of the Year award that season.

During the season he also won a Northern Ireland Under-21 call up in November 2008 and came on as a late substitute against Scotland Under-21s in the 3-1 win for Steve Beaglehole's side at Hamilton.

Colligan continued his progress at the Showgrounds and was a regular for the next two seasons as Ballymena United struggled in the bottom half of the IFA Premiership under Walker, making 115 appearances and scoring four goals for the Showgrounds side. In April 2011, Colligan confirmed to the club his intention to emigrate to Australia at the end of the current season.

After almost a year 'down under', Lee returned to Northern Ireland and signed for Coleraine in March 2012 on two year pre-contract for the 2012/13 season. Despite winning a first senior medal following victory in the North West Cup final over Institute in October, his spell at the Ballycastle Road ended prematurely in January 2013 he moved to hometown club Carrick Rangers in Championship 1 until the end of the season.

After his spell at Taylors Avenue and during a further spell of travelling in New Zealand, Colligan reappeared in senior football in October 2014 after a year out of the game. A short spell at Team Wellington in the New Zealand Premiership lasted only a few months before Colligan continued his travels.

International Honours
Northern Ireland Under-21

Last updated: 10 June 2017

Last updated: 9 October 2019



Debut (as sub)

February 16th, 2008
Ballymena United 0 - 4 Linfield

League (Irish Premier League)

Full Debut

October 11th, 2008
Ballymena United 2 - 0 Linfield

League (IFA Premiership)


Timeline