Hull-born striker Keane Lewis-Potter built a fearsome reputation for goalscoring as a teenager, striking 120 goals in one season of junior football. He was offered a first professional contract by Hull City in February 2018 days after his seventeenth birthday, this rapid ascent came after a flood of goals for the youth team and under-23 side that continued into the 2018/19 season and led to his debut in the FA Cup at Millwall in January 2019. A month after this debut Keane’s continued promise encouraged City to sign him up until June 2022.
In November 2019 Keane scored his first goal for City, a late consolation during defeat at Barnsley and he continued to make a positive contribution during the 2019/20 season, mostly from the bench. After City were relegated to League One Lewis-Potter began the 2020/21 season firmly in the first team picture and opened his goal account with a diving header against Leicester in the EFL Trophy. He attained first name on the teamsheet status as the season developed until a contract dispute meant he spent much of the winter sitting on the bench as vice-chairman Ehab Allam sought to exert his will on Keane and get him to sign a new deal. When the impasse was eventually broken in mid-January Keane was restored to the first team and a resurgent City immediately cuffed Accrington Stanley 3-0. He continued to make an important contribution to City’s League One title winning season and built a reputation as one of the lower leagues’ most promising young talents.
Keane started the 2021/22 season in impressive form, scoring goals in each of the first two games against Preston and Wigan, and his willing running and tricky dribbling skills ensured he started every game of the season. By January 2022 new City owner Acun Ilicali was rebuffing eight figure offers for Lewis-Potter from various Premier League sides, making Keane a key part of his Hull City revolution under manager Shota Arveladze. He ended the season with a deft goal against promotion-chasers Nottingham Forest, taking his seasonal tally of goals to 13 in all competitions, a handsome retun in his first tilt at second tier football.
In March 2022 Keane was selected for the England Under-21 squad, only the sixth player owned by the Tigers to achieve that honour (the predecessors being Peter Daniel, Paul Haigh, Gary Parker, John Welsh and Tom Ince). He won his first Under-21 cap when coming on as a late substitute against Albania.
Date/Place of Birth: 22 February 2001, Hull
Hull City First Game: 6 January 2019, Millwall A (FA Cup Third Round), 17 years, 318 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Hull City (2018-current), Bradford Park Avenue (2019, loan)
Hull City Record
Career: 122 apps, 30 goalsKeane Lewis-Potter
|2019/20||1 (20)||2||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2020/21||33 (10)||13||0 (2)||0||1 (2)||0||-||-||2 (1)||2|
|2021/22||46 (0)||12||1 (0)||0||1 (0)||1||-||-||-||-|