Hull City

Ex-Tiger Meyler To Be Guest Of Honour At Wigan Game

12 September 2019
Hull City are delighted to announce that David Meyler will be the Club’s Guest of Honour at Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Wigan Athletic at the KCOM Stadium.

The 30-year-old sadly announced his retirement from professional football last month after struggling with a prolonged knee injury.

A combative, committed and industrious midfielder, the ever-reliable Irishman will always have a special place in the hearts of Tigers’ fans after making 191 appearances during a five-and-a-half year spell in East Yorkshire.

Meyler twice helped the Club to reach the Premier League and netted 19 goals for City, including memorable strikes against Liverpool – his first top-flight goal – Manchester United and Manchester City.

Alongside his two promotions with the Tigers, Meyler was also a runner-up in the 2013/14 FA Cup Final against Arsenal after playing a starring role in the Tigers’ unforgettable road to Wembley, which also saw him feature in the Club’s maiden European campaign in 2014/15.

Meyler spent the bulk of his playing days in a black and amber shirt but also represented Cork City, Sunderland, Reading and Coventry City in a career that saw him amass 232 appearances in all competitions.

He also won 26 caps for the Republic of Ireland at international level and proudly captained his country on several occasions during Martin O’Neill’s reign in charge of the boys in green.

Supporters wanting to show their appreciation of Meyler’s service and dedication to the Club are advised to be in their seats approximately 15-20 minutes ahead of kick-off (3pm) on Saturday.