Generously-lugged right back Simon Trevitt joined Hull City in November 1995 at a time of considerable turmoil – the Tigers were drifting at the foot of the League Division 2 table, supporters were restless and the club was in financial dire straits. Trevitt slotted straight into Terry Dolan’s first eleven and he played in every game until April 1996 – City conceded three goals in each of the four games Trevitt missed, so his absence from the defence must have been some type of negative.
However City were relegated with a handful of games to go and Trevitt resumed the right back spot in the fourth tier at the start of 1996/97 season. Simon scored his only Tigers goal in a October 1996 2-1 win at Wigan Athletic but he dropped out of the first team a week later and was only restored to the first XI in the last four games of the season. The summer of 1997 saw City switch managers, Terry Dolan was removed and Mark Hateley was installed. Trevitt started five of the first nine matches in the 1997/98 season but by December 1997 he was sent to Swansea by Hateley on a short term loan and was released at the end of the season.
Simon Trevitt was born in Dewsbury, a former mill town in the Calder Valley, and came through the junior ranks at Huddersfield Town. He made his debut for the Terriers in October 1986 in a Division Two match against Derby County and four days later started in a League Cup tie against Arsenal. Between 1987 and 1995 Trevitt was a first team regular in the Huddersfield side and became a fans’ favourite thanks to his hard working and full-blooded style of play. He became a less regular starter in the 1994/95 season, making 29 appearances in all competitions, and only made six starts in the opening four months of the 1995/96 season prior to his transfer to Hull City in November 1995.
Trevitt left Hull City in the 1998 close season and joined Northern Premier League side Guiseley. Apart from a part-season spent at Ossett Albion during 1999/00, Trevitt spent 12 years at Guiseley and played into his early 40s. He worked as a postman in the Cleckheaton area and lived in Liversedge, close to his Dewsbury birthplace, where he also coached local junior teams.
Date/Place of Birth: 20 December 1967, Dewsbury
Hull City First Game: 25 November 1995, Peterborough United H (League Division 2), 27 years, 340 days old
Hull City Final Game: 13 September 1997, Lincoln City H (League Division 3), 29 years, 267 days old
Huddersfield Town (1985-1995), Hull City (1995-1998), Swansea City (1997, loan), Guiseley (1998-1999), Ossett Albion (1999-2000), Guiseley (2000-2010)
Hull City Record
Career: 55 apps, 1 goalsSimon Trevitt
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|1996/97||21 (1)||1||-||-||2 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|1997/98||4 (0)||0||-||-||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|