905 Simon Walton

Biography

Developed by the Leeds United youth team system that produced so many quality players in the 2010s, midfielder Walton’s career was already on a downward slide when he was loaned by Phil Brown to beef up the Tigers’ promotion push.  He started a few games, had a few games on the bench then drifted out of the side entirely, leaving barely any impression at all.

Born in Sherburn in Elmet, Walton made his senior debut for Leeds before his 17th birthday but his stellar rise was halted and he was sold to Charlton Athletic before he was 19.  After zero impression on the Addicks’ first team and two loan moved, Walton moved on to QPR, from where he was loaned to Hull City.

Walton’s career since that loan spell was a long, slow, inexorable slide out of the Football League.  He found his feet for a couple of years at Plymouth but was soon loaned out again.  Hartlepool, Stevenage and Crawley Town rounded off his league career before he entered the non-leagues in 2016.

During his early promising years at Leeds Walton was capped by England under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 13 September 1987, Sherburn-in-Elmet
Hull City First Game: 29 January 2008, Coventry City H (Championship), 20 years, 138 days old
Hull City Final Game: 15 April 2008, Barnsley A (Championship), 20 years, 215 days old

Clubs

Leeds United (2004-2006), Charlton Athletic (2006-2007), Ipswich Town (2006-2007, loan), Cardiff City (2007, loan), Queens Park Rangers (2007-2008), Hull City (2008, loan), Plymouth Argyle (2008-2012), Blackpool (2009, loan), Crewe Alexandra (2009-2010, loan), Sheffield United (2010, loan), Hartlepool United (2012-2014), Stevenage (2014-2015), Crawley Town (2015-2016), Garforth Town (2016), Guiseley (2016-2017), Sutton United (2017-2018), Billericay Town (2018-current)

Hull City Record

Career: 10 apps, 0 goals

Simon Walton
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FAC
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FLC
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EUR
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EUR
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OTH
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OTH
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2007/085 (5)0--------

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