Lee Trundle (born 10 October 1976) is an English footballer who played as a forward for Swansea City, Wrexham, Bristol City and Leeds United amongst other.
A Swansea legend with his goalscoring exploits and extraordinary tricks made famous by Soccer AM.
Started his career with English Non-league side Burscough, scoring five goals in ten first team games.
Spent time with non-league sides Chorley, Stalybridge Celtic, Southport and a short loan at Bamber Bridge before signing for Welsh Premier League side Rhyl in 2000.
15 goals in 18 games in six months where enough to give Trundle his first chance of professional football at Wrexham.
Scored his first goal for Wrexham with a bicycle kick against Walsall in February 2001.
Won the FAW Premier Cup in 2002–03.
Moved from Wrexham to Swansea City with manager Brian Flynn on a free transfer in August 2003.
Instantly became fan favourite at Swansea, scoring on his debut against Bury.
Scored his first hat-trick for the club in his second game away at Cheltenham.
Becoming the last of the three Swansea players who scored hat-tricks in three consecutive league matches, the only time this has happened for the club.
Reported that Swansea had rejected a £750,000 transfer bid from Sheffield Wednesday.
Believed to be the first player outside the Premier League to sign an image rights contract after becoming a regular on Saturday morning Sky Sports show Soccer AM with his “showboating” skills.
Won the Football League Trophy and FAW Premier Cup in 2005–06.
Signed for Bristol City in July 2007, the fee believed to be £1 million.
Scored his first goals for Bristol City against Scunthorpe in August 2007.
Joined Leeds United on one-month loan in January 2009, being extended to a second month. Returned to Bristol City after scoring one goal in ten games.
A second loan followed, this time to former club Swansea City. 5 goals in 20 games were not enough to win Trundle a contract with The Swans but he was offered a coaching role.
Return to Non-League
After turning down a coaching role with Swansea, Trundle returned o the Welsh Premier League with Neath.
But a good season scoring 26 goals were not enough to save Neath, who were wound up ongoing financial problems.
Shot spells with Preston, Chester and Marine followed before Trundle retired from competitive football at the end of the 2013-14 season.
returned to Swansea as a coach in June 2013.
In August 2016, Trundle came out of retirement to sign for Welsh Football League Division Two side Llanelli Town.
Scored a hat-trick on his debut against Aberdare Town.
Ended the season with nine hat-tricks across the season in all competitions, as Llanelli went on to lift both the Division Two title and the Welsh Football League Challenge Cup. Trundle was 40-years-old.
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