323 David Parker

Biography

Liverpudlian left-back William David Parker was an up and coming youngster at Lancashire Combination side Marine when he signed for Hull City in July 1937, amidst keen interest from several First Division clubs. After impressing in the reserves during the opening weeks of the season Parker was introduced to the first team in late October to replace the absent Wally Annables. Parker impressed immediately and was ever-present for the rest of the season as Ernest Blackburn’s Tigers missed out on promotion to Division Two by a solitary point.

Despite this fine form the Tigers were in dire financial straits and in July 1938 a £4,000 offer was accepted from Wolverhampton Wanderers for Parker’s transfer, with Jack Dowen and Cliff Sherwood moving to City as part of the deal. Parker spent 1938/39 on the fringes of the first team at Molineux, making just three starts before World War Two interrupted his career as he approached his prime. When the war ended and senior football resumed in 1946 Parker, now 31 years of age, had returned to his roots and played for South Liverpool, having had a short spell back at Marine. He stayed in the Liverpool area and died in October 1980.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 27 May 1915, Liverpool
Hull City First Game: 27 October 1937, Hartlepools United A (Division Three North Cup First Round Replay), 22 years, 153 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 May 1938, Crewe Alexandra H (Division Three North), 22 years, 345 days old

Clubs

Marine, Hull City (1937-1938), Wolverhampton Wanderers (1938-1939), Marine (1946), South Liverpool (1946-1947), Formby

Hull City Record

Career: 34 apps, 0 goals

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