Defensive midfielder Melvin Green was born in Hull and played representative games for the East Riding and for Yorkshire during his youth. He joined the Tigers as an apprentice in 1967 and signed his first contract in October 1969. However over the next five years as a professional at Hull City, Green made only ten starts and nine of those came between late October 1971 and New Years Day 1972, when he deputised for Paddy Greenwood and manager Terry Neill. He made one further appearance, again deputising for Neill, in January 1973 and left the club a year and a half later in June 1974 after a two month loan spell at Irish League side Drogheda.
Green switched to Cambridge United in 1974 but spent only one season at the Abbey Stadium, starting just three games. He signed for Southern League side King’s Lynn in the 1975 close season, switching to Southern League rivals Cambridge City in 1977.
After football Green settled back in Hull and enjoyed his golf – he was elected the Mens’ Captain at Hull Golf Club for the 2018 calendar year.
Date/Place of Birth: 20 October 1951, Hull
Hull City First Game: 30 October 1971, Preston North End A (Division Two), 20 years, 10 days old
Hull City Final Game: 6 January 1973, Sheffield Wednesday H (Division Two), 21 years, 78 days old
Hull City (1969-1974), Drogheda (1974, loan), Cambridge United (1974-1975), King’s Lynn (1975-1977), Cambridge City (1977-1979)
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Career: 10 apps, 0 goalsMel Green