A Scottish left sided defender and midfielder, Kingsley joined the Tigers from Swansea City in August 2017, at the same time Sam Clucas made a big money switch to South Wales outfit. The fee was £3m, a decent value buy to replace the Liverpool-bound Andy Robertson. He spent much of the next five months out of the team due to niggling injuries, but started to build some form in the closing weeks of the season. His first full season was more successful and after an Autumn injury absence, Kingsley established himself as a fixture in the first team, combining well with Kamil Grosicki down the left. In the closing months of 2018/19 Kingsley was again injured and out of the side, he returned in 2019/20 to play a support role to new signing Callum Elder but suffered two further hamstring injuries before the New Year. He left the club in June 2020 on expiry of his contract.
Born in Stirling, Kingsley joined Falkirk at a young age and debuted for the Bairns’ first team at the age of 16. In June 2014 he signed for Swansea City where he played occasional first team games and had a couple of loans to build resilience.
In October 2020 Kingsley signed a one year deal with Scottish Championship side Heart of Midlothian. He scored twice in his third appearance, a 6-2 win over Dundee and went on to make 28 appearances and score five goals in his first season at Tynecastle.
Kingsley was capped at under-18 level by Scotland, then subsequently at under-19 and under-21 levels. He made his senior international debut for Scotland in June 2016 against France.
Date/Place of Birth: 23 July 1994, Stirling
Hull City First Game: 25 August 2017, Bolton Wanderers H (Championship), 23 years, 36 days old
Hull City Final Game: 1 February 2020, Brentford H (Championship), 25 years, 193 days old
Falkirk (2010-2014), Swansea City (2014-2017), Yeovil Town (2015, loan), Crewe Alexandra (2015, loan), Hull City (2017-2020), Heart of Midlothian (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 46 apps, 0 goalsStephen Kingsley
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