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Abel Hernandez is a key player for Hull City.

Hull City AFC

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.

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Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1813
points

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


Abdallah
23/09/2015 20:48
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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

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Salloum
02/10/2015
SY
1308
points

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


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Salloum
02/10/2015 15:27
Syria
Manchester United
1308

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

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almirpereira
24/10/2015
BR
1315
points

well done!!


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almirpereira
24/10/2015 02:57
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

well done!!

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aragorn1986
24/10/2015
ME
3527
points

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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aragorn1986
24/10/2015 20:16
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

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
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

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


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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:06
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

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

nikosonris
25/11/2015
UA
2453
points

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


nikosonris
25/11/2015 09:05
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

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
07/12/2015
ME
3527
points

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
07/12/2015 22:08
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

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
24/01/2016
ME
3527
points

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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aragorn1986
24/01/2016 14:18
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

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.

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

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


nikosonris
16/02/2016 08:11
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

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

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HakanUslu1881
04/03/2016
TR
1761
points

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.


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HakanUslu1881
04/03/2016 02:40
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

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.

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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
3904
points

Not a fan of Hull city


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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 10:07
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

Not a fan of Hull city

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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
3904
points

Great fans they have very supporting even to the core


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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 10:08
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

Great fans they have very supporting even to the core

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assemjuve
25/07/2016
PS
3557
points

I do not love Hull City.


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assemjuve
25/07/2016 18:55
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I do not love Hull City.

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assemjuve
25/07/2016
PS
3557
points

I think Hull will be relegated.


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assemjuve
25/07/2016 18:55
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think Hull will be relegated.

LiamLiverpool
06/11/2016
VN
242
points

Hull city nickname is black horse.


LiamLiverpool
06/11/2016 07:53
Vietnam
Burnley FC
242

Hull city nickname is black horse.

Arsenal Cris
06/11/2016
VN
372
points

A tiger team .


Arsenal Cris
06/11/2016 08:38
Vietnam
Hull City AFC
372

A tiger team .

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Mehmed92
29/01/2017
BA
113
points

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


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Mehmed92
29/01/2017 12:17
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

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

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Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
29/01/2017 14:17
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

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haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
points

Do the preposition "upon" always mention that a river flows through that town? For example, "the river Tyne flows through Newcastle." So we call it Newcastle upon Tyne, usually abbreviated to Newcastle. That's right?


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haydi
30/04/2017 18:02
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Do the preposition "upon" always mention that a river flows through that town? For example, "the river Tyne flows through Newcastle." So we call it Newcastle upon Tyne, usually abbreviated to Newcastle. That's right?

haydi's picture
haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
points

[Correct me]
Hi teachers, I'd appreciate it if you could offer me an explanation about the adverb "dramatically". I met the word when learning the description of a table or a diagram or a graph, etc. (writing task 1). At first glance, I thought that the word is useful to report a big jumb from the top to bottom, just like plummeting and plunging. But then, I have noticed its use in the two directions: rising as well as dropping.
Really, I can't comprehend that the word "dramatically" whose root is "drama" can have a positive meaning. Firstly, we all know that a drama movie makes us crying. The Indian cinema is famous of this type of films. Secondly, the homlogue adverb in french is "dramatiquement" which has a horrible meaning. Thirdly, when we translate the word to Arabic, things become worse, as the word drama is so strong and rarely used in common conversations. we can hear it on some Reality TV programmes, when someone tells us how their lives have changed after a dramatic event. I can't not translate because it's the very natural behavior when learning a new tongue.
Why do English language consider it positive? Could you convince me ?


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haydi
30/04/2017 18:41
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

[Correct me]
Hi teachers, I'd appreciate it if you could offer me an explanation about the adverb "dramatically". I met the word when learning the description of a table or a diagram or a graph, etc. (writing task 1). At first glance, I thought that the word is useful to report a big jumb from the top to bottom, just like plummeting and plunging. But then, I have noticed its use in the two directions: rising as well as dropping.
Really, I can't comprehend that the word "dramatically" whose root is "drama" can have a positive meaning. Firstly, we all know that a drama movie makes us crying. The Indian cinema is famous of this type of films. Secondly, the homlogue adverb in french is "dramatiquement" which has a horrible meaning. Thirdly, when we translate the word to Arabic, things become worse, as the word drama is so strong and rarely used in common conversations. we can hear it on some Reality TV programmes, when someone tells us how their lives have changed after a dramatic event. I can't not translate because it's the very natural behavior when learning a new tongue.
Why do English language consider it positive? Could you convince me ?

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Rich
01/05/2017
ES
-4956
points

Hi Haydi

If something changes 'dramatically' it means something changes suddenly in a big way, or something that is surprising. In football, you might have a dramatic winner which would be in the final seconds. When talking about facts and figures we can say that there was a dramatic decreas or increase. It means a sudden big movement and it is not necessarily negative.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team 


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Rich
01/05/2017 10:30
Spain
Liverpool
-4956

Hi Haydi

If something changes 'dramatically' it means something changes suddenly in a big way, or something that is surprising. In football, you might have a dramatic winner which would be in the final seconds. When talking about facts and figures we can say that there was a dramatic decreas or increase. It means a sudden big movement and it is not necessarily negative.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team 

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haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

I'm so thankful for you expalantion. I might use it for the description of some figures, but I will never say: " My english is improved dramatically since I started learning it on line."


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haydi
01/05/2017 14:31
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I'm so thankful for you expalantion. I might use it for the description of some figures, but I will never say: " My english is improved dramatically since I started learning it on line."

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haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

Hi all the team, I have posted 7 comments and got only 1 point. My score was 3185 before sharing my commentary.


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haydi
01/05/2017 18:47
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Hi all the team, I have posted 7 comments and got only 1 point. My score was 3185 before sharing my commentary.

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