Hull-born right back Lewie Coyle, brother of international boxer Tommy Coyle, joined City in August 2020. A suspension held over from the previous season meant Lewie didn’t make his Tigers debut until mid-September 2020 in a League Cup tie against his former club Leeds United and a head injury further hampered his first team chances, as did Josh Emmanuel’s superb form as first choice right back. Coyle spent his first half season in a support role and scored his first City goal in the last minute of a January 2021 EFL Trophy win against his former club Fleetwood, thumping home a winner from 30 yards. In the second half of the season Coyle was first choice right back and his tenacious tackling, coupled with surging runs on the wing, contributed richly to City’s title win in his first season.
He kept his first team place in the 2021/22 season in the Championship until an injury sustained at Barnsley in November 2021 kept him out of the side for three months and prompted Grant McCann’s move to a defence comprising three central defenders. When Coyle returned in February 2022 McCann was gone and new boss Shota Arveladze used Lewie as a buccaneering right wing back, alternating with Ryan Longman. His form was such that in July 2022, ahead of the 2022/23 season, Coyle was named City’s club captain ahead of the departed Richie Smallwood. His game time was restricted when the Tigers signed Cyrus Christie in September 2023 but Coyle provided sterling service in a supporting role, often from the bench and ended the season as Liam Rosenior’s first choice right back as Christie recovered from injury.
Lewie Jacob Coyle started his football career as a youngster at Leeds United. After an illegal approach from Chelsea when he was only 10 years old, Coyle remained at Elland Road and made the grade through the academy system. He made his first team debut for Leeds in December 2015 League match at Nottingham Forest and ended the 2015/16 season with 13 first team appearances under his belt. After a further ten first team appearances during the 2016/17 season Coyle spent the next two and a half seasons on loan at Fleetwood Town, making 122 appearances. In January 2020 Coyle made his transfer to Fleetwood permanent, signing a three and a half year deal and quickly assisting The Fishermen to play-off defeat in the League 1 play-off semi-finals. It was therefore a considerable coup for Hull City to sign Lewie on a three year deal in August 2020.
Date/Place of Birth: 15 October 1995, Hull
Hull City First Game: 16 September 2020, Leeds United A (League Cup Second Round), 24 years, 337 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Leeds United (2013-2020), Harrogate Town (2014, loan), Fleetwood Town (2017-2018, loan), Fleetwood Town (2018-2019, loan), Fleetwood Town (2019-2020, loan), Fleetwood Town (2020), Hull City (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 116 apps, 3 goalsLewie Coyle
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