Hull born centre half Sydney Garrett was raised in the Cleveland Street area of Sculcoates and joined Hull City in November 1919. While two of his brothers chose the oval ball game and played for Hull FC, Syd chose association football and remained with the Tigers for eight years, almost exclusively serving in the reserves while working for Reckitt’s as a clerk. He made single appearances for the City first team February 1921 and Boxing Day 1922, both times replacing Jock Collier. Between those two individual games, Garrett played in six matches in March and April 1922, his only run of first team games.
In July 1927 he joined Goole Town and was captain for two seasons. He was taken ill in March 1929 with a stomach complaint and died the following September, a few months after his 30th birthday. Hull City and Goole Town played a benefit match for his surviving wife and family in September 1930.
Date/Place of Birth: Quarter 1 1899, Hull
Hull City First Game: 5 February 1921, Stockport County A (Division Two), 21/22 years old
Hull City Final Game: 26 December 1922, Southampton A (Division Two), 23 years old
Hull City (1919-1927), Goole Town (1927-1929)
Hull City Record
Career: 8 apps, 0 goalsSyd Garrett