Athletic's 26 year old Jamaican international striker Kevin Lisbie
joined Norwich on loan on 9th September 2005 as City had an injury
problem up front with injuries to Leon
McKenzie and Peter Thorne.
Lisbie had made 141 appearances for the Addicks and had scored
16 goals including a hat-trick against Liverpool in September
2003. A product of their youth system, Lisbie was a regular in
their Premiership side in 2004/5 until a series of nose bleeds
revealed a benign tumour in the back of his nose for which he
received treatement during the summer.
Kevin scored his first goal for Norwich in their 2-1 defeat at
Watford on 13th September 2005. He made a total of six appearances
for the Canaries before returning to the Valley. On January 7th
2006, The Mirror speculated that Kevin would return to
Carrow Road along with £750,000 in exchange for Robert
On 21st February 2006, Kevin joined Derby County on a one month's
loan. He has since returned to the Valley but was released during
June 2007. He has since been on trial at Leeds United and has
been linked with Reading. He was given a trial by Colchester in
late July 2007 and played in their 21st July 2007 friendly against
Heybridge Swifts. He completed a transfer to Colchester on 3rd
August 2007 and will compete for a place up front alongside Teddy
Sherringham, Jamie Guy and Clive Platt - all bar Guy being new
signings following the departures of Jamie
Cureton and Chris Iwelumo to Norwich and Charlton respectively.
Unfortunately for Kevin, his 17 goals for Colchester, including
one against Norwich in the 5-1 Canaries' victory on 22nd March,
did not prevent them from being relegated back to League One.
He was soon linked with a move to Ipswich Town and this materialised
on 19th July 2008 for an undisclosed fee.
In 45 appearances for Ipswich last season, he scored just 7 goals
and speculation reigned all summer that new Ipswich manager Roy
Keane would replace him with a proven goalscorer. In the end,
he rejoined Colchester on loan on 3rd August 2009. It was thought
that he would return to Ipswich in January 2010 as Crystal Palace
had been linked with him but instead he was allowed to stay at
Colchester for the remainder of the 2009/10 season. He finished
the season with 13 goals for Colchester
On 28th July 2010, Lisbie was loaned to Millwall for the 2010/11
season, becoming the seventh new signing since Millwall won the
play-off final against Swindon at Wembley Stadium in May
Lisbie was released by Ipswich at the end of the 2010/11 season.
On 9th September 2011, Lisbie signed for Leyton Orient on a four
Kevin has 10 caps for Jamaica and has scored twice for them.