One of the Premier League veteran goalkeepers, Lee Anderson Grant (born 27 January 1983) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester United.
Quick Facts and Information on Lee Grant
|Birthday / Date of Birth||January 27, 1983|
|Full Name||Lee Anderson Grant|
|Birthplace||Hemel Hempstead, England|
|Nick Name||The Glove|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Wage||$26,000 per week|
|Height||1.93 cm/ 6feet 3 inches|
|Weight||83 kgs/ 182 lbs.|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Manchester United (current)
Lee Grant Professional Career
Grant began his career at Watford in 1998 but did not make any appearances and joined Derby County as a trainee in 2000. He made his debut for the Rams in the 2002–03 season in a First Division game against Burnley on 7 September 2002. He went on to win the club’s Young Player of the Year award at the end of the season after playing a total of 30 games.
Grant finally made his debut for England under-21s on 9 September 2003 and went on to make a further three appearances for the south side. Grant was voted into fourth place in the fan’s Player of the Year award at the end of the 2003–04 season.
Loan to Burnley
After playing just three games in 18 months, Grant was allowed to join Championship club Burnley on a one-month loan on 15 November 2005. Grant went straight into the team and made his debut for Burnley against Leicester City on 19 November, but despite a one-month extension to the loan, Grant failed to force Jensen out as first-choice ‘keeper and did not play again for the first team before returning to Derby.
Loan to Oldham Athletic
On 31 January 2006, he was loaned by Derby to League One team Oldham Athletic on a deal until the end of the season. Grant made his debut for the Latics in the 1–0 home defeat to Port Vale on 4 February 2006. He quickly established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper and went on to make a total of sixteen league appearances for Oldham. In March 2006 Moore revealed that he was looking at making Grant’s transfer permanent, but despite the player stating that he would like to make the switch permanent, no offer was made following Moore departing Oldham on 1 June 2006.
Return from loans
Grant was again given a chance during the 2006–07 pre-season, and Derby manager Billy Davies awarded him with a starting place for the club’s second league game of the season against Stoke City on 8 August 2006. However, the arrival of Stephen Bywater on 12 August 2006 further limited Grant’s first-team opportunities. Grant was able to string together six appearances in September and October 2006, but after Bywater’s return to fitness, he was again left out of the team until his final appearance for Derby against Ipswich Town on 14 April 2007 when he came on a substitute after Bywater had been shown a red card. Grant’s contract expired on 2 July 2007 and an extension was not offered by Derby.
Grant signed a three-year contract with Championship club Sheffield Wednesday on 2 July 2007. He was given the number one shirt and, despite some poor early form, established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper.
Further, Lee played an integral part in maintaining Sheffield Wednesday’s Championship status during the 2007–08 campaign with many excellent performances including a crucial and memorable save on the final day against Norwich City at Hillsborough. In the 2008–09 campaign, Grant won PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Month on top of being Wednesdays’ current player of the year.
On 27 July 2010, Grant completed a return to his former loan club for around £1 million, after three earlier bids failed Grant played 130 times for Burnley in a three-year spell and won the fans’ player of the season award in 2012–13.
On 31 August 2016, Grant joined Premier League club Stoke City on a six-month loan to provide cover for the injured Jack Butland. On 24 September, he made his Premier League debut at the age of 33 in a 1–1 home draw against West Bromwich Albion. Grant then kept back-to-back clean sheets in wins over Sunderland and Hull.
On 4 January 2017, after impressing during his loan spell with six clean sheets in 15 league appearances in the 2016–17 season, Grant joined Stoke City on a two-and-a-half-year deal for a fee of £1.3 million. Grant retained his place in the team until Butland returned from injury in April 2017. Grant played 30 times in 2016–17 as Stoke finished in 13th position and his performances earned him the player of the year award.
Grant signed for Premier League club Manchester United on 3 July 2018 on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £1.5 million. He was assigned the number 13 shirt. Grant made his debut for Manchester United on 25 September 2018, as a substitute for Juan Mata, after Sergio Romero was sent off, in an EFL Cup tie against Derby County.
He made his first start for the club, and his European debut, on 28 November 2019 in a 2–1 loss away to Astana in the UEFA Europa League.
Lee Grant Manchester United Contract, Stats
Lee Grant has joined Manchester United on July 3 2018 after penning a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee, which was reported to be around £1.5 million. The move came as a shock to many and the reason behind it remains unclear bearing in mind that United already has two quality goalkeepers in the form of David de Gea and Sergio Romero. The third-choice keeper is currently earning £20,000 a week.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Derby County||2002–03||First Division||29||1||—||—||30|
|Oldham Athletic (loan)||2005–06||League One||16||—||—||—||—||16|
|Stoke City||2016–17||Premier League||28||1||1||—||—||30|
|Manchester United||2018–19||Premier League||1||—||1|
Lee Grant Salary / Net worth 2021
He might be the back-up of the back-up keeper; he does not care. Lee Grant is still making well over a million euros per year and he is happy at United.
Lee Grant’s net worth at the moment is about $4 Million. His market value is extremely low at the moment, he is probably playing for 1 or 2 more years, and should he be transferred an interested club should have to pay $600,000. Just by sitting on the bench, he makes $20,000 in wages at Manchester United.
Lee Grant Social Media
Lee grant likes to keep his private stuff very personal. The United Keeper is a very introverted person and that is why Lee is not active on any social media.
Grant has an Instagram and Twitter account but he does not post anything with only a single post on Instagram on the day he joined Manchester United. He expressed his joy and happiness through that one single post. With just about 57 followers on Twitter, he joined Twitter in January of 2016 with his last tweet in February of that same year.
Lee Grant Marriage, Wife
Lee Grant is a married person but we hardly see his wife. He does not like to share any information on his life and family.
His wife has been pictured while dropping Lee at the training ground at Manchester United. That is the only picture we have of the two couple, her name and occupation are still unknown. Lee has managed to keep this information hidden from his followers.
Lee Grant Age, Birthday, Parents, Siblings
The 37 years old Manchester United third-choice keeper was born on January 27 1983 at Hemel Hempstead, England. He went to school and was raised in Hemel Hempstead which is a lovely little town close to London before he started his footballing journey and has been moving clubs and places ever since.
Lee has played in the Championship for the longest period of his career and only recently made the move to the Premier League. He is currently basically the back-up of the back-up goalkeeper at United so he rarely plays. Any further information about his parents and siblings is still unknown to this day, but hopefully, Lee will share about his family history in the upcoming future