- Alton Thelwell
Infobox Football biography
playername = Alton Thelwell
fullname = Alton Thelwell
dateofbirth = Birth date and age|1980|9|5|mf=y
height = 6'0" (183cm)
currentclub = Leyton Orient
position = Defender
clubnumber = 4
years = 1998–20032003–2007
clubs = Tottenham HotspurHull City
→ Leyton Orient (loan)
caps(goals) = 18 (0)40 (1)
nationalyears = 2001
nationalteam = England under-21
nationalcaps(goals) = 1 (0)
pcupdate = 11 October 2008
Alton Thelwell (born
September 5, 1980in Islington, London) is a professional footballer currently playing for Leyton Orient in England's Football League One.
Thelwell is a defender who was signed for Hull City on June 13, 2003 by then manager Peter Taylor after being released from Tottenham Hotspur. Thelwell had made 18 league appearances in his time at Spurs. He had also spent two months on loan playing for Swedish side IFK Hassleholm, and won one England Under-21 cap in February 2001. However injuries robbed him of further first-team opportunities at Spurs, and he was released by then boss
Fitness problems have also blighted Thelwell's time at Hull City, and he missed over a year from October 2004 to February 2006 due to a serious knee injury. Hull City had extended his contract at the start of the 2005-06 season, but at a much reduced rate of pay. After proving his fitness and featuring in nine of City's last thirteen games of the season, Thelwell was rewarded with a further year's contract extension.
Finding his first team opportunities at the KC Stadium limited, Alton joined Leyton Orient on loan in October 2006, making his debut in the League One fixture against Cheltenham Town on October 21, 2006.
Alton impressed during his loan spell and was rewarded with a permanent 18-month contract when the
transfer windowreopened on January 1, 2007.
He was named as Leyton Orient club captain at the start of the 2007/08 season.
Rokeby Schoolin Stratford, Newham, London.
* [http://www.hullcityafc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Squad/ProfilesIndex Hull City official club website]
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