604 Kim Wassell

Biography

Defender Kim Wassell was on trial at Hull City in August 1983 following his return from playing in Australia. He started one game, a 4-1 trouncing of Burnley, however he was not able to agree terms with the Tigers and moved on to Bradford City a couple of weeks later.

Wassell was born in Wolverhampton but was a junior down the A41 at West Bromwich Albion. Wassell signed a professional contract with the Baggies in June 1975 but was not able to break into the first team and joined Worcester City in 1976. After a season at Worcester Wassell joined Northampton Town in September 1977 and in two seasons with the Cobblers he made 23 senior appearances. After spending 1979/80 season at Aldershot he had short spells playing in Finland and Telford United before heading to Australia in 1981 to play for Victoria State League side Doveton SC. Wassell stayed in Australia for two years before returning to England to try his luck in League football once again.

After his short spell at Hull City Wassell had another trial at Bradford City, but did not make the Bantams’ first team. In September 1984 he joined Swansea City where he made 4 senior appearances, then after a summer in Finland he spent the early part of the 1985/86 season at home town club Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he made two appearances. Wassell spent a month loan at Gresley Rovers, then played in Finland for three years until his return to League football in November 1989 when he had a short spell at Shrewsbury Town, making 3 appearances. After a brief return to Worcester City, Wassell again headed for Finland in January 1990 where he spent five years playing for four different teams, ending his career at HJS Helsinki in 1995.

He returned to live in Wolverhampton once his 20 year playing career came to an end. In 2002 he was working at Stansted Airport and lodging nearby when he was cleared of using a cricket bat to murder his former girlfriend and teenage sweetheart in her Essex home.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 9 June 1957, Wolverhampton
Hull City First Game: 27 August 1983, Burnley H (Division Three), 26 years, 79 days old
Hull City Final Game: 27 August 1983, Burnley H (Division Three), 26 years, 79 days old

Clubs

West Bromwich Albion (1975-1976), Worcester City (1976-1977), Northampton Town (1977-1979), Aldershot (1979-1980), Telford United (1980), Doveton SC (1981), Hull City (1983), Bradford City (1983-1984), Swansea City (1984-1985), Vaasan Palloseura (1985), Wolverhampton Wanderers (1985-1986), Gresley Rovers (1985, loan), Finland (various clubs, 1986-1989), Shrewsbury Town (1989), Stafford Rangers (1989), Worcester City (1989-1990), BK-46 (1990-1992), Gnistan (1992-1993), PK-35 (1993-1994), HJS Helsinki (1995)

Hull City Record

Career: 1 apps, 0 goals

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1983/841 (0)0--------

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