Abel Hernandez is a key player for Hull City.
Hull City AFC

Hull City AFC

Hull City Association Football Club play their home games at the KCOM Stadium in Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire, England. Yorkshire is in the North East of England. Hull City AFC was founded in 1904 and joined the Football League in the 1905-06 season, and played alongside Manchester United and Chelsea in their first ever season.

Have Hull always played at the KCOM Stadium?

When Hull City AFC are playing at home, they wear amber and black. Their shirt usually has a striped design which is where the club nickname, the Tigers, comes from. The club has a tiger on its badge and the club mascot is a tiger called Roary the Tiger.

Hernandez scored 23 goals last season.

For many years, Hull City AFC played their home matches at Boothferry Park. In 2002, the club moved to their new home, the KC Stadium, which was named the “Best Ground” at the 2006 Football League Awards. The KC Stadium can seat 25,400 fans and there are plans to increase the capacity to 30,000.

How successful have Hull City been in the past?

Hull City AFC have not always been very successful. Throughout most of their history, they have played in the second and third divisions of English football. Their lowest position in the history of the club came in the mid-nineties. In November 1998, the club was at the bottom of the table in the fourth division of English football and the fans were afraid the Tigers would be relegated and lose their place in the league. The club appointed Warren Joyce as manager and he managed to lead the team back up the table and avoid relegation.

When did Hull City's revival begin?

Hull City fans

Hull City AFC finished the 2001-02 season in 11th place in League Two, the fourth division of English football. The following season was difficult as the club moved to its new home at the KC Stadium in the middle of the season. Once the club settled into their new home, their performance improved dramatically. At the end of the 2003-04 season, Hull City were promoted to League One. They were promoted again at the end of the 2004-05 season into the Championship, the second tier of English football. On the 24th May 2008, Hull native, Dean Windass, scored the winning goal against Bristol City in the play-offs. This goal won Hull City a place in the highest division in English football, the Premier League. It was the first time Hull City had played at the top level of English football.

"Hull have done tremendously well and it's great for all the supporters who have been through the hard times to now see the club do so well." Warren Joyce 

What have Hull City achieved recently?

Hull City fans celebrate at Wembley!

Hull were relegated at the end of the 2009-10 season. In June 2012, they appointed Steve Bruce as manager and by May the following year, they returned to the Premier League. After two seasons in the Premier League and their first FA Cup Final, Hull were relegated again. But, in 2015/16, Hull City were promoted back to the Premier League after just one season away. The team beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium in, what some people call, 'the richest match in football.'

What players have Hull got?

Hull players celebrate.

Hull’s top scorer last season was Uruguayan international Abel Hernandez with 22 goals. Senegalese international, Mohamed Diame, got the winner at Wembley, and it will be he and Hernandez who Hull look to for goals next season. Hull have many other players with Premier League experience, including, the Egyptian international Ahmed Elmohamady. After two changes of manager in 2016/17, Hul's current manager is the Portuguese, Marco Silva. Hull fans will be hoping to finish in the top half of the table this season, but it might be a battle for survival for the Tigers.

Prediction 2016/17: 20th

Key player: Abel Hernandez

Did you know....? 

Hull City were involved in England's first ever penalty shoot-out, in 1970. They lost to Manchester United.

Learn about Hull City AFC

The following activities will help you learn about Hull City Association Football Club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you read statements about Hull City AFC and decide if they are true or false.
Can you remember which of these statements are true?

Hull City's Moses Odubajo celebrates at Wembley!

The Tigers

This is Hull City's nickname. The club mascot is called Roary the tiger.

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Tigers?

Activity 2: In this activity, you will answer match the important events in the History of Hull City AFC with the years they happened.
Match the events in the club history with the years.

Are you a Hull City AFC fan?

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Try the quiz then tell us why you love Hull City AFC. Tell us about your favourite Hull player.
Tell us about a match that you have seen or your predictions for Hull games.


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KW 1794
Abdallah Wed, 23/09/2015 - 20:48

I still remember the first win over Arsenal when they promoted to the epl

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Salloum Fri, 02/10/2015 - 15:27

I'm not fan for Hull City but I wish that continues in the Premier League

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almirpereira Sat, 24/10/2015 - 02:57

well done!!

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aragorn1986 Sat, 24/10/2015 - 20:16

I'm not a fan of Hull City but I clearly remember the FA final between Hull and Arsenal. It was historical moment for the Tigers but crowned with Aaron Ramsey's goal in the extra time. I will never forget that day!

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MUGEMANYI Fri, 20/11/2015 - 06:06

I can't forget their FA cup final against Arsenal. Hull was more danger

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nikosonris Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:05

I look forward to seeing them in the top division next season. They are now doing well to lead the Championship. Good luck, Tigers!

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aragorn1986 Mon, 07/12/2015 - 22:08

Hull was a big surprise when they made debut in the PL because they managed to get to the elite competition in a very short period. At the beginning the fans were a bit confused because they got used to ragby team domination and then they realised that they have a football club to support too, with the same energy and passion..

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aragorn1986 Sun, 24/01/2016 - 14:18

Wow..After a winning streak of 4 wins in a row they are 1st in the Championship from yesterday. Obviously they are determined to get back in the PL.

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nikosonris Tue, 16/02/2016 - 08:11

Does anybody think Hull City can beat Arsenal in the FA Cup?

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HakanUslu1881 Fri, 04/03/2016 - 02:40

I am not a fan of Hull City AFC.
But I really liked their fans because they haven't left their team in the club's hardest times.

GH 3604
kwesimanifest Sat, 18/06/2016 - 10:07

Not a fan of Hull city

GH 3604
kwesimanifest Sat, 18/06/2016 - 10:08

Great fans they have very supporting even to the core

PS 3433
assemjuve Mon, 25/07/2016 - 18:55

I do not love Hull City.

PS 3433
assemjuve Mon, 25/07/2016 - 18:55

I think Hull will be relegated.

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LiamLiverpool Sun, 06/11/2016 - 07:53

Hull city nickname is black horse.

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Arsenal Cris Sun, 06/11/2016 - 08:38

A tiger team .

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Mehmed92 Sun, 29/01/2017 - 12:17

Hull City AFC -------> The Tigers

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Caco Sun, 29/01/2017 - 14:17



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