North Yorkshire born wide man Steve Holbrook signed a apprentice contract with City in May 1968 and a first professional contract in September 1970. He had been a regular for England Schoolboys in his teens, winning eight caps and even turning out against West Germany in a match played at Boothferry Park, but his talents were overshadowed by City’s well established forward line and he had only three chances in the first team before moving on to pastures new in 1972.
Holbrook signed for Darlington in June 1972 and was a regular choice for five seasons as the Quakers hovered around the lower reaches of the Fourth Division, making 131 appearances and scoring 13 goals. In 1977 he moved to Northern Premier League side Gateshead where he spent a further six seasons and retiring after gaining promotion to the Conference in 1983. He made over 150 appearances for Gateshead and and scored 34 goals.
After football Holbrook worked at a car hire company in Darlington.
Date/Place of Birth: 16 September 1952, Richmond
Hull City First Game: 7 November 1970, Luton Town H (Division Two), 18 years, 52 days old
Hull City Final Game: 23 October 1971, Burnley H (Division Two), 19 years, 37 days old
Hull City (1968-1972), Darlington (1972-1977), Gateshead (1977-1983)
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Career: 3 apps, 0 goalsSteve Holbrook