928 Ibrahima Sonko

Biography

When Ibrahima Sonko was loaned from Stoke City (for a seven figure loan fee) to replace the hastily-sold Michael Turner (given away to Sunderland, in relative terms) he was a totemic sign of the decline of Hull City’s finances.  He was also, regrettably, extremely poor and hardly played any first team games.

Defender Sonko was born in Senegal but raised from a young age in France.  He was a youth team player at Saint-Etienne but switched to Grenoble as an 18 year old where he began his senior career.  At the age of 21 Sonko came to England, signing for Brentford where he became a lynchpin in the heart of the Bees’ back four who also contributed the occasional goal.  After two seasons he moved to Reading where he performed a similar role, and in 2008 he made a £2m move to Stoke City.  That move didn’t work out and he rarely played for the Potters, which resulted in extended loan moves to Hull City and Portsmouth.

After spending 2011-12 at Ipswich Town, Sonko’s 11 year senior career in England drew to an end and he enjoyed three seasons in Turkey at Akhisar Belediyespor.  In 2015 he returned to England and spent three seasons at non-league Harlow Town, allowing the big man to settle into family life.

Sonko earned five senior caps for Senegal in 2008. scoring one goal.

Details

Nationality: Senegal
Date/Place of Birth: 22 January 1981, Bignola (Senegal)
Hull City First Game: 12 September 2009, Sunderland A (Premier League), 28 years, 233 days old
Hull City Final Game: 21 April 2010, Aston Villa H (Premier League), 29 years, 89 days old

Clubs

Grenoble (1999-2002), Brentford (2002-2004), Reading (2004-2008), Stoke City (2008-2011), Hull City (2009-2010, loan), Portsmouth (2010-2011, loan), Ipswich Town (2011-2012), Akhisar Belediyespor (2012-2015), Harlow Town (2015-current)

Hull City Record

Career: 9 apps, 0 goals

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