Junior Lewis

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Junior Lewis
Personal information
Full name Carl Junior Lewis
Date of birth (1973-10-09) 9 October 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Wembley, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
-1992 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Fulham 6 (0)
1993–1996 Dover Athletic 84 (0)
1996 Hayes 6
1996–1999 Hendon 100 (50)
1999–2001 Gillingham 59 (8)
2001 Leicester City (loan) 5 (0)
2001–2004 Leicester City 25 (1)
2002 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 15 (3)
2003 Swindon Town (loan) 9 (0)
2003 Swindon Town (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Hull City (loan) 13 (1)
2004–2005 Hull City 39 (1)
2005–2006 Brentford 14 (0)
2006 Milton Keynes Dons 0 (0)
2006–2007 Edgware Town 14 (2)
2007–2008 Stevenage Borough 8 (0)
2008 Welwyn Garden City 0 (0)
2011–2014 Hendon 1 (0)
Total 402 (66)
Teams managed
2008 Wycombe Wanderers (Reserve Team Manager)
2010–2011 Bradford City (Coach)
2011–2014 Hendon (Coach)
2014 Leeds United (Assistant Head Coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 January 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carl Junior Lewis (born 9 October 1973) is a former footballer and current football coach who is unemployed following a brief spell as Assistant Head Coach for Leeds United. During his playing career he played as a midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Lewis started his career at Fulham as a youngster, making his Football League debut as a substitute against Burnley on 17 October 1992. He went on to make five further league appearances for Fulham starting four matches and playing in one FA Cup game before dropping out of the league in 1993 for spells with Dover Athletic and Hendon. During his first spell with Hendon from 1996 to 1999, he made a total of 146 appearances scoring 69 goals, famously scoring the winner in an FA Cup 1st round replay at Leyton Orient. Lewis returned to league football in 1999 signing for Gillingham.

After a season and a half at Priestfield, Lewis transferred to Leicester City of the Premier League with subsequent spells at Brighton & Hove Albion (on loan), Swindon Town, Hull City, Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons and Stevenage Borough.

Coaching career[edit]

On 20 June 2008, Lewis was reunited with Peter Taylor, his manager at six previous clubs (Dover, Gillingham, Leicester, Brighton, Hull and Stevenage), joining the backroom staff at Wycombe Wanderers.[1] When Taylor parted company with Wycombe by mutual consent in October 2009, Lewis also left the club [2] with the pair subsequently reunited once again at Bradford City, the eighth club at which Lewis had worked with Taylor either as a player or as part of Taylor's coaching staff.[3]

Between his roles at Wycombe and Bradford, Lewis joined Welwyn Garden City of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.[4]

In 2011 Lewis rejoined Hendon as player-coach, having been unemployed since leaving Bradford City towards the end of 2010–11.

On 19 June 2014, it was announced that Lewis would join the coaching staff at Leeds United, working as assistant coach under the newly appointed head coach Dave Hockaday.[5][6][7] The appointment was met largely with surprise by the fans of Leeds United, as Lewis had previously been with eighth tier Hendon.

On 28 August 2014, Lewis and head coach Dave Hockaday were sacked by owner Massimo Cellino, having been in the job for only 70 days.[8]


  1. ^ "Wycombe bring in Lewis as coach". BBC Sport. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Wycombe and Taylor part company". BBC Sport. 9 October 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Meet Peter Taylor's 'other half'". Telegraph & Argus. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Former Leicester star Lewis signs for new-look Welwyn Garden City". Welwyn & Hatfield Times. 13 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "David Hockaday named as new head coach…". Leeds United. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Leeds United: I can be a success - Hockaday". Yorkshire Evening Post. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Leeds United name Dave Hockaday as head coach". BBC Sport. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "CLUB STATEMENT: DAVID HOCKADAY". Leeds United. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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