Charlie Hewitt

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Charlie Hewitt
Personal information
Date of birth (1884-04-10)10 April 1884
Place of birth Greatham, County Durham, England
Date of death 31 December 1966(1966-12-31) (aged 82)
Place of death Darlington, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1904–1906 Middlesbrough
1906–1907 Tottenham Hotspur
1907–1908 Liverpool
1908–1910 West Bromwich Albion
1910 Spennymoor United
1910–1915 Crystal Palace
1919 Hartlepools United
Teams managed
? Mold Alexandra
1924–1926 Wrexham
? Flint Town United
? Connah's Quay & Shotton
1930–1936 Chester
1936–1940 Millwall
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Charlie Hewitt (10 April 1884 – 31 December 1966) was an English professional football player and manager in the first half of the 20th century. He was in charge of Chester when they entered the Football League in 1931 and managed Millwall to the Football League Division Three South title seven years later.

Playing career[edit]

As a player, Hewitt was an inside forward who regularly moved between clubs. He had spells with Middlesbrough (1904–06), Tottenham Hotspur (1906–07) and Liverpool (1907–08). He joined West Bromwich Albion for a £75 fee in April 1908, making his debut in a Division Two match against Fulham during the same month.[1] He later played for Spennymoor United (May–October 1910), Crystal Palace (1910–15) and Hartlepools United (1919).

Management years[edit]

Hewitt then moved into management with North Wales side Mold before joining Football League side Wrexham in November 1924. He led them to Welsh Cup success a year later but left in December 1926 and became manager of non-league side Flint and later Connah's Quay & Shotton where he repeated his Welsh Cup success.

In 1930, Hewitt took over as manager of Cheshire County League side Chester, who were looking to gain election to the Football League. His first season saw the club finish as runners-up, with the side being elected into the league in place of Nelson. Hewitt then established Chester as a force in Football League Division Three North, finishing in the top four in four of their first five seasons. He also led them to Welsh Cup success in 1933.

In April 1936 Hewitt opted to move south and become manager of Football League Division Three South club Millwall, who he guided to promotion and an FA Cup semi final. After being sacked in April 1940, Hewitt returned to football after the war as manager of Leyton Orient. From 1948 to 1956 Hewitt had a second spell in charge of Millwall, for his final job in football. In July 1956 he was awarded £4,500 in damages, relating to his sacking by Millwall six months earlier.[1] He returned to his native north-east and died on New Year's Eve, 1966.


  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.
  • Turner, Dennis; White, Alex (1993). The Breedon Book of Football Managers. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-873626-32-0.


  1. ^ a b Matthews (2005) p. 110