Centre back Jacob Greaves came through the City academy system, his father Mark having previously played for City in the 1990s. Jacob signed his first professional contract for the Tigers in 2018 and spent 2019/20 season on loan at League Two side Cheltenham Town, where he won player of the season awards.
He made his Tigers debut the following season in an EFL Trophy tie and by November 2020 he had edged out Jordy de Wijs from the City first XI and forged an impressive partnership with Reece Burke and later Alfie Jones. By the end of his first season in the City senior squad Jacob was a first team regular and an impressively assured yet rugged defensive presence, attracting the attention of Premier League clubs along the way.
He began the 2021/22 season as first choice centre back and his progression continued when he captained to City first team in a League Cup tie against Wigan in August 2021. As City changed to a three centre backs formation, Greaves was freed to get forward more often and show his ball-playing skills.
Mark and Jacob Greaves are the second father and son pair to make senior first team starts for Hull City, the first pair being Pat and Jamie Heard.
Date/Place of Birth: 12 September 2000, Cottingham
Hull City First Game: 8 September 2020, Leicester City H (EFL Trophy Group H), 19 years, 362 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Hull City (2018-current), Cheltenham Town (2019-2020, loan)
Hull City Record
Career: 70 apps, 0 goalsJacob Greaves
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