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Lee Martyn Naylor (born 19 March 1980 in Bloxwichmarker, West Midlands) is an English footballer, currently playing for Celtic. His usual position is left back.

Career

Naylor was born in Bloxwich, and educated at Sneyd Comprehensive Schoolmarker, before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers upon leaving school in 1996. He made his debut on 12 October 1997, in a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City. Playing left-back, he went onto establish himself as a first team regular in the following years and was part of the team that won promotion to the Premier League in 2002-03 via the playoffs. During this time, he also represented the England Under-21s.

He was the Wolves' only ever present player in their Premier League campaign of 2003-04 that saw them relegated. After making the drop, he remained at the club for two further seasons, where he improved further under the management of Glenn Hoddle and attracted the interests of other clubs.

He signed for Celtic on 23 August 2006 for £600,000 (plus Charlie Mulgrew) on a three-year contract and immediately became the team's first choice left back, winning the SPL October Player of the Month award in the. Naylor's form was recognised with a nomination for the SPFA Players' Player of the Year award for 2007. He won the League and Cup double in his first season with the club and appeared in all their UEFA Champions League games. He scored his first goal for Celtic with his weaker right foot in a 2-0 win against Hibernian on 1 March 2008. He scored his second goal for Celtic against Dundee United, a late left-footed volley to give Celtic a 2-2 draw on 2 March 2009.

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Personal life

Naylor's brother, Martyn Naylor, is also a professional footballer and plays for Rhyl in the Welsh Premier League.

References

  1. Celtic dominate awards shortlist, BBC News, 12 April 2007, Retrieved 14 April 2007


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