Tom Hewitt (footballer)

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Tom Hewitt
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Tom Hewitt in 1910
Personal information
Full name Thomas John Hewitt
Date of birth(1889-04-26)26 April 1889
Place of birth Connah's Quay, Flintshire, Wales
Date of death 1980 (aged 9091)
Place of death South Glamorgan, Wales
Height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m) 9
Position(s) half-back
Youth career
-1907 Connah's Quay Victoria
Senior career*
1907-1909 Connah's Quay & Shotton
1909-10 Saltney
1910-1911 Wrexham
1911-1913 Chelsea 8 (0)
1913-1914 South Liverpool
1914- Swansea Town
International career
1911–1914 Wales 8 (0)
Managerial career
1922 Aberaman Athletic Club
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tom Hewitt (26 April 1889 – 1980) was a Welsh international footballer. He was part of the Wales national football team between 1911 and 1914, playing 8 matches. He played his first match on 28 January 1911 against Ireland and his last match on 16 March 1914 against England. [1] At club level, he played for Wrexham and Chelsea.


Club career

Tom Hewitt first started playing football at the age of 11 for Hawarden County Schools. Upon leaving school he joined Sandycroft where he won his first honours, the Chester & District League. The following season he joined Connah's Quay Victoria where he won the Chester & District League again, and the Chester Charity Cup. He also won the Denbighshire & Flintshire Charity Cup with Connah's Quay & Shotton. [2]

Hewitt signed as a Professional with Saltney in 1908 and was part of the team who were runners up in The Combination in 1908-09 and 1909–10. At the start of the 1910–11 season he signed for Wrexham. [3]

He moved to Chelsea in December 1911 who paid a fee of £800 for him. [4] He left Chelsea following a bad injury and signed for Swansea Town in 1914 following a spell at South Liverpool. [5]

He was forced to give up football due to an injury sustained in his work as an engineer. He later became manager of Aberaman. [6]

Personal life

Upon leaving school Hewitt was an apprentice engineer in Sandycroft. He was a teetotaller and a non-smoker.

His brother was former Cardiff City goalkeeper Charles Hewitt. [7]

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