Versatile Northern Irish striker Magennis joined City on the August 2019 transfer deadline day to add depth to the Grant McCann’s frontline options and soon impressed with his bustling performances, initially from the bench. As Autumn loomed Magennis scored goals and earned a starting place, though his progress was hampered by a red card at Nottingham Forest and a four match ban, then a hamstring injury. He started 2020/21 season at the centre of City’s attack, holding up play for others and contributing goals, and by the latter stages of the season he was City’s first choice centre forward contributing a string of crucial goals that kept the Tigers at the top of the League One table. He took that form into the 2021/22 Championship where he found goals harder to come by and in January 2022, on the eve of a new owner buying Hull City, Josh transferred to League One side Wigan Athletic.
Born in Bangor, Northern Ireland, Magennis spent his youth career as both a striker and goalkeeper at Glentoran before moving to the Cardiff City youth setup at 16. He sat on the first team bench as a goalkeeper in 2007 but when he signed his first professional contract a year later he had reverted to a forward role. Magennis moved to Aberdeen in 2010, as part of his nations of the United Kingdom tour, and was a regular or the Dons for four seasons, playing both as striker and right back. Two seasons at Kilmarnock followed, during which he scored goals regularly enough to encourage Charlton Athletic to pay a six figure sum for his services. Magennis spent two seasons at The Valley, hitting a double figure goal tally in both seasons. In July 2018 a £200,000 fee saw Josh switch to Bolton Wanderers, where their relegation and financial meltdown hampered his progress.
Josh joined Wigan Athletic in January 2022 to boost the Latics’ bid for promotion out of League One.
Magennis played for Northern Ireland under-17s as a goalkeeper but his subsequent appearances at under-19, under-21 and, since 2010, the senior team have been up front. Amongst his senior international goals are efforts against Greece and Germany.
Nationality: Northern Ireland
Date/Place of Birth: 15 August 1990, Bangor
Hull City First Game: 13 August 2019, Tranmere Rovers A (League Cup First Round), 28 years, 363 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Cardiff City (2007-2010), Grimsby Town (2009, loan), Aberdeen (2010-2014), St Mirren (2014, loan), Kilmarnock (2014-2016), Charlton Athletic (2016-2018), Bolton Wanderers (2018-2019), Hull City (2019-2022), Wigan Athletic (2022-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 95 apps, 26 goalsJosh Magennis
|2019/20||20 (9)||4||0 (1)||0||2 (0)||1||-||-||-||-|
|2020/21||29 (11)||18||1 (0)||1||1 (0)||0||-||-||2 (0)||0|