Lee Hendrie

Where is Lee Hendrie now?

Lee Hendrie was a fabulously gifted footballer who retired from playing in 2013 after a spell in Indonesia and also in non-league football with teams such as Tamworth and Corby Town.

Making nearly 500 career appearances over a 17-year period he has played in leagues from the seventh level (Northern Premier League) up to the top level (Premier League).

Arguably at the peak of his powers during the 1997-98 season, he went onto win Aston Villa’s Young Player of the Season as well as making his one and only England appearance in a friendly against the Czech Republic.
 
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Upon retiring from playing Hendrie was unfortunate to lose his entire fortune after the property crash which led to depression and an attempt to take his own life. The amount was reported to have been approximately £10 million.

With his life back on track he has been heavily involved with charity work and visiting schools talking about his playing career.

He is also a director of FootieBugs which is a professional football activity and child development programme for children from three to eleven years.

In 2020 he took part in the second series of ‘Harry Heroes which saw a group of former England players travel to Germany to play some of their ex-internationals in a grudge match.

Within the programme Hendrie opened up on his battle with depression to team-mates Paul Merson and Vinnie Jones revealing that he had tried to kill himself five or six times after he had gone bankrupt from the housing crash of 2008.

Hendrie is now seen on our screens as one of Sky Sports main pundits for their coverage of Championship football as well as providing co-commentary on some of their live games.

Follow on Twitter @leehendrie77

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Lee Hendrie: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances251
Goals27
Yellow Cards49
Red Cards4
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com