North Ferriby-born versatile midfielder Stuart Blampey joined the Tigers on schoolboy terms in 1965 and signed his first professional contract at 17 years of age in July 1968. He made his first team debut a year later in August 1969 and scored his first – and only – senior goal for the Tigers three days later in a 2-0 home win over Bristol City. Blampey served the Tigers for seven seasons but injuries and changes of managers both hampered his ability to hold down a first team place. It took until September 1973 before Blampey became anything like a first team regular, assembling a run of sixteen first team starts before injuries again thwarted his progress. After another run of a dozen games in the early months of John Kaye’s management in 1974 Stuart again dropped out of the first team scene and retired from professional football in November 1976.
Blampey then embarked on a second career in the non-leagues. He joined Scarborough for the remainder of the 1976/77 season, which culminated in reaching the FA Trophy Final at Wembley against Dagenham – Stuart played in the Final, which the Seadogs won 2-1. In 1979 Stuart joined Goole Town where he played for four years, becoming player-manager in November 1981. In January 1983 he left Goole and eight months later he took over the reins at North Ferriby United. By this time Blampey was settled in Hessle and worked as a sales manager for paper products manufacturer Kimberley Clark, a role he held for over 30 years until retirement in 2013.
Date/Place of Birth: 13 June 1951, North Ferriby United
Hull City First Game: 13 August 1969, Norwich City H (Division Two), 18 years, 61 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 February 1975, Portsmouth H (Division Two), 23 years, 254 days old
Hull City (1968-1976), Scarborough (1976-1979), Goole Town (1979-1983)
Hull City Record
Career: 78 apps, 1 goalsStuart Blampey
|1969/70||7 (0)||1||-||-||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|1972/73||4 (5)||0||0 (1)||0||-||-||-||-||0 (1)||0|
|1973/74||24 (2)||0||-||-||2 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|1974/75||22 (2)||0||-||-||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|