1054 Todd Kane

Biography

Versatile midfielder and full back Kane joined City on a season-long loan in July 2018, adding a number of options to Nigel Adkins’ modestly sized first team squad.  He immediately impressed in pre-season and slotted straight into the first team.  As the season wore on and the Tigers climbed the division, Kane made the right back berth his own, culminating in a brace of fine long distance strikes at West Bromwich in April 2019. Despite this decent season a mooted permanent transfer didn’t come to pass and Kane returned to Chelsea in the 2019 close season.

Todd Arthur Lucien Kane trod a familiar path, joining Chelsea as a youngster and working his way through the ranks to sign his first professional contract in July 2011. Kane was part of the Chelsea side that won the FA Youth Cup in the 2011/12 season, earning him a two month loan move to League One side Preston North End for whom he made five senior appearances, debuting in November 2012 against Leyton Orient. In January 2013 he started a new loan at Championship side Blackburn Rovers that yielded 14 appearances and earned Kane a second full season loan at Ewood Park for the 2013/14 season when he added two goals in 28 appearances, netting his first senior goal in August 2013 against Barnsley.

In the 2014/15 season Kane enjoyed a loan spell at League 1 side Bristol City between November 2014 and January 2015, making 7 appearances, then spent the rest of the season on loan at Championship side Nottingham Forest where he added a further 8 appearances and 1 goal. Kane spent the entire 2015/16 season at newly promoted Dutch Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen, scoring once in 34 appearances before suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in April 2016 that required nine months of treatment.

After rehabilitating in Chelsea’s reserve side in the latter months of the 2016/17 season, Kane joined FC Groningen, another Dutch Eredivisie side, on loan in June 2017. Between August and December 2017 Todd made 12 appearances for Groningen before returning to England in January 2018 and signing a half season loan deal at League 1 side Oxford United, impressing in his 17 appearances for the U’s that yielded three goals. This spell at Oxford preceded his season long loan at Hull City during the 2018/19 season, before his contract at Chelsea expired in the 2019 close season.

In July 2019 Kane signed a three year deal with Championship side Queens Park Rangers, he was a first team regular in his first season at Loftus Road but during the 2020/21 season he was used less frequently. In February 2021 Kane was charged with using racially aggravated language to an opponent while playing against Brentford, a charge he admitted in May 2021 in return for a seven match ban and a £6,000 fine. When the ban expired Kane left QPR having scored 3 goals in 65 appearances.

Kane moved to Championship rivals Coventry City on the August 2021 transfer deadline day and made 41 appearances for the Championship side, scoring once. In January 2023 Kane joined League One side Charlton Athletic on a half season loan but had to wait until April 2023 for his five Addicks appearances. He left Coventry City in July 2023 on expiry of his contract.

Kane was capped eight times at England under-19 level between his October 2011 debut against France and his final game in May 2012 against Switzerland. In August and September 2013 he sat on the England Under-21 bench three times but never made his debut at that level.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 17 September 1993, Huntingdon
Hull City First Game: 6 August 2018, Aston Villa H (Championship), 24 years, 323 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 April 2019, Sheffield United H (Championship), 25 years, 217 days old

Clubs

Chelsea (2009-2019), Preston North End (2012-2013, loan), Blackburn Rovers (2013-2014, loan), Bristol City (2014-2015, loan), Nottingham Forest (2015, loan), NEC Nijmegen (2015-2016, loan), FC Groningen (2017-2018, loan), Oxford United (2018, loan), Hull City (2018-2019, loan), Queens Park Rangers (2019-2021), Coventry City (2021-2023), Charlton Athletic (2023, loan)

Hull City Record

Career: 41 apps, 3 goals

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