855 Junior Lewis

Biography

The archetypcal midfield engine room operative, whose work is valued by managers but often unseen by supporters, Junior Lewis was initially loaned from Leicester City in 2004 to add steel to City’s midfield as Peter Taylor piloted the Tigers to League 2 promotion. The following season Lewis was signed on a one year deal and played a versatile role in midfield and defence as City again won promotion to the Championship. Renowned for his organisational skills (foolhardily dismissed as “pointing” by his critics), Lewis was nonetheless derided by City fans despite his pivotal role in two promotions. Odd.

Hailing from Wembley in suburban London, Lewis was a youth team product at Fulham and made his senior debut for the Cottagers in 1992. Lewis spent his early 20s in the London non-league scene, including a prominent spell at Hendon that was full of goals. In 1999 Lewis returned to the senior game, joining Peter Taylor’s Gillingham. Two years later he followed Taylor to Leicester City.

On leaving the Tigers in 2005, Lewis continued his professional career with Brentford before returning to the non-league scene and playing into his late 30s. Lewis commenced his coaching career in 2008 at Wycombe Wanderers and Bradford City, again working with Peter Taylor. In 2014 he came to wider prominence when he joined the coaching staff at Leeds United under newly appointed boss (and another ex-Tiger) Dave Hockaday, a role that lasted only 70 days. Since 2018 Junior has been assistant head coach to Darren Currie at Conference side Barnet.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 9 October 1973, Wembley
Hull City First Game: 28 February 2004, Lincoln City A (League Division 3), 30 years, 142 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 May 2005, Brentford A (League One), 31 years, 210 days old

Clubs

Fulham (1991-1993), Dover Athletic (1993-1996), Hayes (1996), Hendon (1996-1999), Gillingham (1999-2001). Leicester City (2001, loan), Leicester City (2001-2004), Brighton & Hove Albion (2002, loan), Swindon Town (2003, two loan spells), Hull City (2004, loan), Hull City (2004-2005), Brentford (2005-2006), Milton Keynes Dons (2006), Edgware Town (2006-2007), Stevenage Borough (2007-2008), Welwyn Garden City (2008), Hendon (2011-2014)

Hull City Record

Career: 55 apps, 3 goals

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