In 2005, He debuted in K League for FC Seoul, and made 2 appearances in 2 years, inclusive of the K-League Cup, but began to increase the number of appearances by starter player from Şenol Güneş became the new manager. He has contributed to the runner-up for 2008 K-League.
He moved to Jeju United in 2010. In all competitions Lee scored 6 goals in 18 appearances for Jeju United.
On 29 July 2011, Lee joined Daejeon Citizen on loan from Jeju United.