Ex-Birmingham City, Swansea City and Middlesbrough star makes 23rd transfer of his career

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A former Birmingham City striker that plied his trade at St Andrew's in 2012 is moving team again.

Former Birmingham City striker Leroy Lita is on the move again after it was announced that he would be leaving his current club following a transfer approach.

The 39-year-old is in line to join the 24th club of his career after leaving Coalville Town. He had only joined them in January having left troubled club Nuneaton Borough who announced their withdrawal from the Southern League due to financial problems, and subsequently folded.

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A statement from Coalville Town read: "We can confirm that following a 7 day approach from a league rival, Leroy Lita will be departing the club.

"He leaves with our best wishes and we thank Leroy for his efforts during his short spell after joining from Nuneaton Borough."

Lita who began his career in 2002 has been playing for 22-years and has played in the Premier League, all the way down to the seventh tier of English football, as well as spells abroad. The nine-time England under-21 international mainly played for Bristol City where he began his career before moving on to Reading, and then to Middlesbrough.

He was at Birmingham City in the 2012/13 season, joining on a three-month emergency loan deal where he scored three goals in 10 games. He suffered a thigh injury and returned to Swansea City, before heading out to Sheffield Wednesday in that season, helping the Owls to safety, whilst Birmingham finished 12th under Lee Clark that term.

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His other teams include Norwich City, Brighton, Barnsley, Notts County and Yeovil Town. Lita played in Greece and Thailand for AO Chania and Sisaket respectively, before returning to English football in 2018 in the non-league. His clubs in semi-professional football include Salisbury, Chelmsford City, Stratford Town, Hednesford Town and Ilkeston Town.

Highlights in his career include being named in the PFA Team of the Year in League One in 2004/05 before going on to win a Championship winner's medal with Reading in 2006, where he was a part of the Royals side that won a record 106 points.

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