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Charles Hewitt

Charles Hewitt

Birthdate: 10 April 1884
Birthplace: Greatham, England
Date of death: 31 December 1966
Other clubs: Christchurch, West Hartlepool, Middlesbrough (1904-06), Tottenham Hotspur (1906-07), West Bromwich Albion (1908-10), Spennymoor United (1910), Crystal Palace (1910-19), Hartlepools United (1919-23)
Bought from: Free transfer
Signed for LFC: May 1907
Liverpool debut: 02.09.1907
Last appearance: 18.04.1908
Debut goal: 02.09.1907
Last goal: 28.03.1908
Contract expiry: 24.08.1908
Win ratio: 37.5% W:6 D:1 L:9
Games/goals ratio: 2.67
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 16 / 6
Total LFC games/goals: 16 / 6

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Charles Hewitt, who was known as "Captain" because of his days as a naval skipper, joined Spurs from Middlesbrough in May 1906. It was a curious transfer at the time as it was fully expected he would sign for the Reds. However, Hewitt only heard of Liverpool's £400 bid for him after he had signed for Tottenham and before even making an appearance for the club wished to go to Anfield. Spurs wouldn't let him go and the Football Association ruled that Charles would have to honour his one-year contract. Charles featured regularly for Spurs during the 1906/07 season, scoring 12 goals in 43 appearances before leaving for Liverpool immediately as his contract expired. His older brother, Joe, was already in Liverpool's forward line. Charles scored six times in 16 first division appearances during his solitary campaign at the Reds. He scored on his debut on the opening day of the 1907/08 season at Nottingham Forest but Liverpool went down by three goals to one. Charles figured in 13 of the first 14 matches before losing his regular spot to Bobby Robinson. So having fought hard for a move to Anfield, Charles only lasted 12 months before signing for West Brom. The "Football Express" claimed in 1910 that Charles "never really fell into the “Reds” style." 

After retiring as a player in 1919, Charles Hewitt had a somewhat successful career as manager, promoting Chester to the Football League and taking Millwall out of Third Division South in 1938. He also got Millwall as far as to the FA Cup semi-finals in 1937. World War II intervened and Charles and the Lions went their separate ways until in 1948 when he was appointed the club's manager again. He did not achieve as much success in his second spell and was sacked in 1956 after failing to get Millwall out of the Third Division. 

Hewitt seemed to be a bona fide guardian angel as when he joined Liverpool in 1907 he had been awarded Human Society medals for saving lives, eleven in total!

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 16 0 0 0 0 16
1907-1908 16 0 0 0 0 16

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Sunderland
1 Manchester United
1 Bury
1 Preston North End
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Everton
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Arsenal
1 Birmingham City
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Notts County
1 Bristol City
1 Sheffield United
1 Middlesbrough
Total Competition
16 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
1907-1908 6 0 0 0 0 6

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
6 League
Total Open play/Penalty
6 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 02.09.1907 Nottingham Forest City Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 87 02.09.1907 Nottingham Forest City Ground League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Christchurch N/A N/A N/A N/A
West Hartlepool Northern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Middlesbrough 1904-1905 England First Division 6 3 6 3
Middlesbrough 1905-1906 England First Division 27 9 32 11
Tottenham 1906-1907 Southern League 1 38 12 49 15
WBA 1907-1908 England Second Division 1 0 1 0
WBA 1908-1909 England First Division 27 15 27 15
WBA 1909-1910 England Second Division 32 11 36 13
Spennymoor United 1910 North Eastern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Crystal Palace 1910-1919 Southern League 1 155 42 155 42
Hartlepool United 1921-1922 England Third Division North 6 0 6 0
Total 292 92 312 99