The Most Popular Hull City Football Players

With Hull City being one of the most popular sides in the English Football League, many well-loved players have graced this successful team since the club was first founded back in 1904. They have all contributed to the heritage we are so proud of today. As dedicated Hull City FC fans, we know you all have your favourite players, all well-deserving of your praise.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular Hull City Football Players of all time:

Ken Wagstaff

One of the most popular Hull City players of all time, if not the most popular player, Ken Wagstaff was voted the player of the century in 2000. Oddly enough, it’s also a title he held by Mansfield Town, making him the only player to be named by two clubs. In 2007 he was again voted by both clubs as their favourite player of all time. Ken Wagstaff played for Hull City FC between 1964 and 1975, scoring an impressive 197 goals during this time.

Chris Chilton

Chris Chilton played for Hull City FC as a loyal centre forward between 1960 and 1971. He holds the record as Hull City FC’s all-time top scorer with a total of 222 goals scored during his time at the club. The tall Chilton and striker Ken Wagstaff made an impressive duo during their time together.

Ian Ashbee

Ian Ashbee played for Hull City FC between the years of 2002 and 2011, before retiring from the game in 2012 after a brief stint at Preston North End. Ian Ashbee was loved by fans due to his no-nonsense approach to the game, making him a popular captain for the team. Ashbee captained the team from the bottom division of the Football League to the top during the 2007-2008 season, an achievement unique in English Premier League football. On the 16th of August 2008 Ashbee’s team won their first ever top-flight game against Fulham, 2-1. Unfortunately Ashbee was plagued by injuries throughout his career, eventually leading to him retiring from professional football at age 35.

Dean Windass

Striker Dean Windass played for his hometown team, Hull City FC, between 1991 and 1995 and again between 2007 and 2009. His career actually began at Hull City as a trainee, scoring 64 goals for the club. When he left he brought a record transfer fee for Hull City. Returning back to his hometown club in 2007, Dean Windass was responsible for taking the team to the top flight for the first time in history after scoring the only goal of the 2008 Football League Championship play-off final.

Raich Carter

Raich Carter played for Hull City FC between 1948 and 1952, long before you could play at! In this time he was also assistant manager of the club. He won the Division Three North title in his first season and stayed with the club for many years, despite numerous better offers elsewhere. A road in Hull is named after him while Sunderland’s Raich Carter Sports Centre also bears the name of this popular player. The opening game of the KC Stadium in 2002 was played between Hull City and Sunderland, with the Tigers beating the Black Cats 1-0 to walk away with the Raich Carter Trophy.