The Hull City Tigers have a long list of players who made it to the premier league.
Although many of them have moved on from the Tigers their contribution to the team has been invaluable.
What are some of these players doing now? Hull City fans love to stay in touch with their legends.
4. Steven Harper
Steven Harper joined Hull City in 2013 and played for them until 2015. Harper started out playing for Newcastle United and is their longest serving player. In 2016 he retired after playing for Sunderland.
Even though he has retired Harper still enjoys being part of the football world and is now a Premier League referee assessor.
He also helps coach under 9s and 16s goalkeepers at the Newcastle United academy. He was also appointed as an ambassador for Northumberland FA in 2016 and also works in media as an analyst.
He finds time in his busy schedule to raise awareness for testicular cancer through his company oddballs and also has an online clothing store, Capology. He is also studying towards his Masters in Sports Directorship.
3. Ian Ashbee
Ian Ashbee is a legend with the Hull City Tigers and also captained the team for a while and retired in 2012 after playing for Preston North End for a short while.
Even though he had retired Ashbee was persuaded by Curtis Woodhouse to join him as assistant manager at Hull United and within six months he was made chairman of the club.
Due to work commitments he stepped down as chairman and has hung up his football boots and now works in the luxury watch market for Blowers Jewellers and is their Director of Sports Clients.
2. Stephen Hunt
Stephen Hunt has always been a force to be reckoned with. He has played for Crystal Palace, Reading and Coventry among others and he played for Hull City from 2009 to 2010 and retired from football in 2016 after playing for Coventry City.
Since his retirement he has been very busy and has many projects on the go, which includes his restaurant “Tides Gastro Pub” where we are sure may enjoy a good meal, a pint and some real money slots. He is also in charge of football operations for IKON Talent Management and has also been involved in the media as a TV broadcaster and a match analyst.
Hunt also writes for the Irish Independent and contributes to a regular football column. He is also pursuing his studies towards his UEFA coaching badges.
1. Nick Barmby
Nick Barmby retired in 2012 and he took up the position of manager at Hull City. Barmby played for teams, which included Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Liverpool and also played for his country. He played for England 23 times and scored four goals during his national career.
Professional football runs in the family and his son Jack has also chosen the professional football path. Since September 2015 Barmby has been coaching at the Men’s Football Academy, Wyke College in Hull where he shares his years of experience and training with these men.
He also coaches the under 19s at Barton Town Old Boys Football Club together with his son George who is the conditioning coach of this team.
These are just a few players who have made contributions to the Hull City Tigers and continue to share their vast experience on the football field.