Lewis Hilton

Lewis Alexander Hilton (born 22 October 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in USL Championship.

Lewis Hilton
Personal information
Full name Lewis Alexander Hilton
Date of birth (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993
Place of birth Truro, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Youth career
2003–2008 Plymouth Argyle
2008–2009 Exeter City
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Young Harris Mountain Lions 80 (25)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Ocala Stampede 34 (11)
2016–2017 Charlotte Independence 59 (7)
2018–2019 Saint Louis FC 66 (7)
2020– Tampa Bay Rowdies 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2019


Early career

Hilton spent five years playing for Plymouth Argyle as a youngster before spending a year with Exeter City. He then spent time at Hartpury College where he played against his future teammate Callum Ross. While at Hartpury College, Lewis worked with the PASS4Soccer Scholarships Agency to secure his scholarship at Young Harris College.[1]

College and amateur

Hilton played four years of college soccer at Young Harris College between 2012 and 2015. While at Young Harris, Hilton was named two-time NSCAA All-American, and in 2015 also earned Division II Conference Commissioners Association Men's Soccer All-American honors.[2][3]

While at college, Hilton played with Premier Development League side Ocala Stampede in 2014 and 2015.[4]

Professional career

Hilton signed with United Soccer League club Charlotte Independence in January 2016.[5]

Hilton signed with USL side Saint Louis FC in January 2018.[6]

Hilton joined the Tampa Bay Rowdies on December 17, 2019.[7] The move reunites Hilton with his head coach from Ocala, Cheyne Roberts, who is now a Rowdies assistant.


  1. Pass4Soccer.com. "PASS4Soccer". pass4soccer.com. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. "Lewis Hilton - Men's Soccer". Young Harris College Athletics.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "YHC's Hilton signs professional contract with Charlotte Independence". Peach Belt. 4 January 2016.
  5. FC, Saint Louis (29 January 2018). "STLFC Announces Lewis Hilton Signing". Saint Louis FC.
  6. "Rowdies Sign Midfielder Lewis Hilton". RowdiesSoccer.com. Retrieved 17 December 2019.

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