Junior Lewis

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Junior Lewis
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Personal information
Full name Carl Junior Dick Lewis
Date of birth (1973-10-09) 9 October 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Wembley, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leeds United (Assistant Head Coach)
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 the 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 at Burnley on 17 October 1992. He went on to make five further league appearances, including four starts, for Fulham, and also played one FA Cup game, before dropping out of the league in 1993 for spells with Dover Athletic and Hendon from 1996 to 1999, famously scoring the winner in an FA Cup 1st round replay at Leyton Orient. During this first spell with Hendon he made a total of 146 appearances, scoring 69 goals. He came back into the league with Gillingham in 1999.

After a season and a half at Priestfield, Lewis moved up to the Premier League with Leicester City, and subsequently had 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, he was reunited with Peter Taylor, his manager at six previous clubs (Dover, Gillingham, Leicester, Brighton, Hull and Stevenage), as he joined 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] and the pair subsequently teamed up once again at Bradford City, the eighth different 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 Chalkhill, Wycombe and Bradford, he joined Welwyn Garden City of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.[4]

In 2011 he 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 Carl would join the coaching staff at Leeds United, working 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 who'd been at eighth tier Hendon was now assistant to Dave Hockaday at one of England's most famous clubs, Leeds United.

References[edit]

  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. 

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