Right back Thelwell joined City in June 2003 as part of Peter Taylor’s reconstruction of the Tigers that started the ascent from fourth tier to top tier. Thelwell scored on his debut and was a regular first teamer for half a season before injuries blighted his career. Thelwell managed 42 appearances in three and a half injury-strewn seasons, showing his talents in occasional glimpses.
Islington born Thelwell began his career at Tottenham and breaking into the first team at the age of 20. He was freed by Spurs in 2003 and was immediately snapped up by the Tigers.
Alton was loaned to Leyton Orient early in 2006/07 and he joined the Os permanently in January 2007. He spent a couple of seasons in the non-Leagues before retiring in 2012.
Thelwell made a solitary England under-21 appearance in 2001.
Date/Place of Birth: 5 September 1980, Islington
Hull City First Game: 9 August 2003, Darlington H (League Division 3), 22 years, 338 days old
Hull City Final Game: 14 October 2006, Burnley A (Championship), 26 years, 39 days old
Tottenham Hotspur (1998-2003), IFK Hassleholm (2000, loan), Hull City (2003-2007), Leyton Orient (2006-2007, loan), Leyton Orient (2007-2009), Newport County (2009), Kettering Town (2009-2010), Carshalton Athletic (2012), Billericay Town (2012-2013)
Hull City Record
Career: 42 apps, 1 goalsAlton Thelwell
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