1142 Matty Jacob

Biography

Left sided defender and midfielder Matty Jacob had sat on the City first team bench for ten senior fixtures between September 2020 and December 2023 before finally making his debut on New Years Day 2024 in the pouring rain at Hillsborough. In his second appearance and first start for the Tigers, five days later in the FA Cup against Birmingham, he put in a man of the match performance and scored the late equaliser.

Matthew James “Matty” Jacob was born in Cudworth near Barnsley but moved to Willerby at the age of 4 and later attended Wolfreton School. He joined Hull City’s academy at 8 years old and progressed to sign his first professional contract in May 2019. He built a strong reputation in City’s Under-21 side and spent the 2021/22 season at National League North champions Gateshead, learning his trade in a winning side and scoring two goals in 37 appearances. On his return to the Tigers and he waited patiently for another eighteen months before making his debut.

Matty is the grandson of former Tigers centre half Geoff Barker, a matter of pride that he bears on his left thigh. Geoff and Matty are the second grandfather/grandson combination to play for Hull City following Jimmy and Matthew Bloomer, and the first combination to have both scored for the Tigers.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 3 June 2001, Barnsley
Hull City First Game: 1 January 2024, Sheffield Wednesday A (Championship), 22 years, 212 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]

Clubs

Hull City (2019-current), Gateshead (2021-2022, loan)

Hull City Record

Career: 8 apps, 1 goals

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2023/242 (5)01 (0)1

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