Right back Steve Brentano joined City in March 1982 having started his footballing life at local non-league side North Ferriby United. He stayed around for four seasons, always at the fringes of the first XI as Colin Appleton and then Brian Horton propelled the Tigers up the football league ladder, signing higher quality defenders along the way.
Brentano left City in the 1987 close season and returned to his non-league roots, becoming a stalwart in the East Riding football scene for nearly ten years. He had six years at Bridlington Town, where chairman Ken Richardson’s dubiously acquired riches fuelled two visits to Wembley for the FA Vase Final – the first a draw in 1990, followed by defeat at Elland Road to Londoners Yeading, the second a win in 1993 against Tiverton Town.
This latter victory prompted Doncaster Rovers to lure Brentano back into the football league scene, but that move – on non-contract terms – lasted a month and yielded only one senior appearance. In September 1993 he rejoined North Ferriby United where he gave several years further service, including a third trip to Wembley for the 1997 FA Vase Trophy Final (a 0-3 defeat at the hands of the same Whitby Town team that had run City so close in the FA Cup six months earlier). Throughout his time at Brid and NFU, and long after, Brentano was an active participant in the Ex-Tigers Association, regularly turning out for the Ex-Tigers XI in charity and representative matches.
Date/Place of Birth: 9 November 1961, Hull
Hull City First Game: 2 February 1985, Reading A (Division Three), 23 years, 85 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 February 1987, Oldham Athletic H (Division Two), 25 years, 90 days old
North Ferriby United, Hull City (1982-1987), Bridlington Town (1987-1993), Doncaster Rovers (1993), North Ferriby United
Hull City Record
Career: 17 apps, 0 goalsSteve Brentano
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