Attacking midfielder George Honeyman joined City on the eve of the 2019/20 season to add guile and creativity to the City engine room. He was eased into the first XI by manager Grant McCann and gave a few battling performances, while at times being outmuscled by Championship level opponents. As the season progressed Honeyman became a more regular first team choice as the most advanced midfielder of a central trio, using his tireless running and eye for a pass to decent effect. Once relegated to League One for the 2020/21 season Honeyman turned in a relentless series of man of the match performances, pairing his remarkable fitness with a creative threat. He ended the League One title season with a shelf-full of Player of the Season awards and contributed sufficient goals and assists to place him in the top 3 creative players across all of Europe’s professional leagues.
Despite missing the opening weeks of the 2021/22 Championship campaign due to injury, when he returned to action in the autumn months Honeyman immediately proved his worth to the team, contributing goals and man of the match performances as City compiled a lengthy unbeaten run to ease clear of the relegation zone, impressing new manager Shota Arveladze in the closing weeks of the season.
Born in the Tyne Valley town of Prudhoe, George Christopher Honeyman came into the Sunderland youth system from the age of 10 and progressed through every level to reach the first team in February 2015. As Sunderland slipped down the leagues Honeyman became a more prominent first team choice, being handed the captain’s armband in 2018 ahead of the club’s League One campaign. Some Sunderland fans lionised him as a local lad made good, others used him as a lightning rod for wider supporter anguish. When he left Sunderland in the summer of 2019 he had made 101 first team appearances for the Black Cats, four of which were EFL Trophy appearances for the Under-21 side.
Date/Place of Birth: 8 September 1994, Prudhoe
Hull City First Game: 10 August 2019, Reading H (Championship), 24 years, 336 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Sunderland (2012-2019), Gateshead (2015-2016, loan), Hull City (2019-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 127 apps, 10 goalsGeorge Honeyman
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