Wing-half Porteous was a local lad who signed for City on apprentice terms in 1949, and professional terms a year later, as the club rebuilt its squad that had been dismantled during the Second World War. He was a dutiful reserve for several seasons, making a handful of appearances when injury and suspension required it, but it wasn’t until 1954, when the regular Tigers side formed that would persist as a unit for several seasons, that Porteous got a regular game. Alas in 1955/56 Porteous was again on the fringes of the first team and after seven years’ service to his local club he moved on to Stockport County in the 1956 close season, at the still young age of 22.
Porteous then embarked on a remarkable 10 year stint as a player and player-manager at Stockport, amassing nearly 400 first team appearances and becoming practically an ever-present throughout his time at Edgeley Park. He stopped playing in the 1965 close season but retained the manager’s role until October 1965, when he was replaced by Eddie Quigley. Porteous was an inaugural member of the Hatters’ Hall of Fame.
Porteous stayed in Stockport after his retirement and died in May 1997 at the tender age of 63.
Date/Place of Birth: 9 October 1933, Hull
Hull City First Game: 27 October 1951, Rotherham United H (Division Two), 18 years, 18 days old
Hull City Final Game: 3 March 1956, Swansea Town H (Division Two), 22 years, 146 days old
Hull City (1949-1956), Stockport County (1956-1965)
Hull City Record
Career: 63 apps, 1 goalsTrevor Porteous