Right back Adam Lowthorpe was a locally born YTS trainee in the early 1990s who signed his first professional contract in July 1993. Over the next five years Lowthorpe was a mainstay of the first team squad, without ever fully establishing himself as a regular, during a period of considerable turmoil for the Tigers as Terry Dolan piloted the potless club down the Football League. He made his debut at the age of 18 when Dolan’s Tigers were flying high and the top of the old League Division 2 table, replacing experienced Scotsman Brian Mitchell for three matches. He had to wait ten months for his next first team action, starting 1994/95 season competing with Simon Dakin for the right back berth. Adam missed a four month chunk of the season between November and March, but returned to the first team in April 1995 and had a run of starts.
Lowthorpe came the closest to becoming a first team regular at the start of 1995/96 and spent much of the season in the first team, interspersed with injuries, as right back and defensive midfielder. Adam missed the last two months of the season as the Tigers tumbled into the fourth tier and did not return to first team action until December 1996 with the Tigers hovering in the top half of the League Division 3 table. He was a regular for the remainder of the season and scored his first City goal in a 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe in April 1997. City rang the changes in the 1997 close season with Mark Hateley replacing Terry Dolan as manager and Adam was an irregular choice for the former England man’s side. He scored two further goals at Rochdale in September 1997 and against Leyton Orient in April 1998. Despite ending the season as first choice right back, Hateley chose not to renew Lowthorpe’s contract and he left the Tigers that summer.
After a season at Gainsborough Trinity, Lowthorpe joined North Ferriby United in July 1999 and spent five seasons playing for the Villagers. During this period he studied at York St John’s University, gaining a degree in Leisure Management while also coaching at Hull City and briefly representing England at futsal. After a spell a community worker for Hull City Council, Lowthorpe joined the East Riding County FA as Football Development Officer and over several years rose to become Chief Executive Officer. In the mid 2010s he was a prominent voice in the campaign to prevent the Hull City owners from changing the club name to Hull Tigers.
Date/Place of Birth: 7 August 1975, Hull
Hull City First Game: 2 October 1993, Bradford City H (League Division 2), 18 years, 56 days old
Hull City Final Game: 2 May 1998, Cambridge United H (League Division 3), 22 years, 268 days old
Hull City (1993-1998), Gainsborough Trinity (1998-1999), North Ferriby United (1999-2004)
Hull City Record
Career: 93 apps, 3 goalsAdam Lowthorpe
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