Newton playing for York City in 2017
|Full name||Sean Michael Newton|
|Date of birth||23 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|2007||→ Southport (loan)||13||(1)|
|2008||→ Droylsden (loan)||15||(1)|
|2009–2012||AFC Telford United||105||(11)|
|2012||→ Stockport County (loan)||7||(1)|
|2015||→ Notts County (loan)||8||(0)|
|2016–2017||→ York City (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:57, 22 April 2017 (UTC).
Newton was born in Liverpool, Merseyside. A product of the club's youth system, he signed a professional contract with Chester City in May 2007. He made his first-team debut for Chester on 1 January 2008 against Grimsby Town at left-back, after being an unused substitute in previous matches.
Newton spent time on loan with Southport in the early weeks of the 2007–08 season, allowing him to gain first-team experience. This spell included him scoring from a free-kick against Tamworth. After thirteen league and four cup appearances, he returned to Chester City in November 2007.
Newton was in the headlines on 24 December 2008, the day after he played in an FA Cup second round replay against Chesterfield. Newton scored twice for Droylsden in a 2–1 victory to secure a third round tie against Ipswich Town. However, it emerged after the match that Newton was due to serve a one-game suspension on the day after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season on 9 December. Droylsden had been informed of the suspension by the Football Association on 10 December. This meant that Newton was ineligible to play in the game against Chesterfield. The FA investigated the incident with the matter dealt with by an FA Cup committee on 29 December, after which the three clubs involved were informed of the decision, which was that the club were expelled from the competition, after being found guilty of fielding an ineligible player. The club lodged an appeal, which was unsuccessful.
Newton very quickly became a fan favourite at Edgeley Park. At the start of 2012–13, he was second in line for captaincy. Newton's speed and Freekick ability led to him scoring 6 times in his first full season for the Hatters; making him third in the top scorers list for the season. With Joe Connor and James Tunnicliffe being out of the team, Newton became the captain and was in line for the County Player of the Season award.
On 14 May 2015, Newton signed for National League club Wrexham. During 2015–16, he was ever present in the league before signing a new one-year deal in May 2016. Newton was made captain by manager Gary Mills for 2016–17.
On 28 October 2016, Newton was reunited with Mills after joining Wrexham's National League rivals York City on loan until 4 January 2017, with a view to a permanent transfer on a one-and-a-half-year contract. He debuted the following day, starting in a 2–2 home draw with Sutton United. He committed a foul that led to a penalty kick, which was converted in the 89th minute, although Dave Flett of The Press praised Newton's overall performance, saying he "looked experienced in his decision making and possessed quality on the ball". He was suspended for the following match against Eastleigh, but played regularly on his return and was used in a number of positions, including at centre-back, wing-back and up front. Newton filled in as captain for York's 2–0 home win over Worcester City in the FA Trophy first round on 10 December 2016 in Simon Heslop's absence, and Mills considered handing him the armband permanently. However, Heslop retained the armband on his return, in a 0–0 home draw with Torquay United on 17 December 2016. Newton signed for York permanently on 6 January 2017.
- As of match played 22 April 2017
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Chester City||2007–08||League Two||2||0||—||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Southport (loan)||2007–08||Conference North||13||1||3||0||—||—||16||1|
|Droylsden (loan)||2007–08||Conference Premier||15||1||—||—||1[a]||0||16||1|
|AFC Telford United||2009–10||Conference North||33||1||6||0||—||2[c]||0||41||1|
|Stockport County (loan)||2011–12||Conference Premier||7||1||—||—||—||7||1|
|Stockport County||2012–13||Conference Premier||43||5||2||1||—||3[c]||0||48||6|
|Lincoln City||2013–14||Conference Premier||45||2||4||0||—||3[c]||0||52||2|
|Notts County (loan)||2014–15||League One||8||0||—||—||—||8||0|
|York City||2016–17||National League||27||2||—||—||6[c]||1||33||3|
AFC Telford United
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