Combative midfielder Mike Quigley joined the Tigers in July 1995, at the time his signing from First Division Manchester City was seen as a considerable coup for manager Terry Dolan. Quigley started the first three games of the season but in the third, at Rotherham, he suffered a broken leg that kept him out of first team action for six months. Mike returned to first team action in late February 1996 but it wasn’t until April that he was fit enough to get a start in consecutive matches. The 1996/97 season started in a similar vein with occasional first team starts interspersed with appearances from the bench. He started 14 of 18 senior matches between November and January before again yielding to injury. At the start of 1997/98 season Mark Hateley had taken over as manager from Terry Dolan and Quigley started the first two matches of the big striker’s reign, but subsequently remained on the sidelines making occasional appearances mostly from the bench. He left the club in the 1998 close season.
Michael Anthony Joseph Quigley was born in Manchester and came through the youth team system at Manchester City in the late 1980s. He made his first team debut for the Sky Blues in October 1991 in a Full Members’ Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday and followed up with his league debut in December 1991 against Aston Villa. He remained at Manchester City for a further three seasons making occasional first team appearances, and when he left the club in 1995 he had made 13 first team appearances, plus four more starts during a loan spell at Wrexham.
Quigley spent the 1998/99 season at Altrincham while also studying for coaching badges and scouting for the Tigers – he was responsible for unearthing goalkeeper Andy Oakes from the local non-league scene. Quigley returned to the Tigers on non-contract terms in 1999/00 season but played only four times. After short spells at Halifax Town, Northwich Victoria and Bradford Park Avenue he gave up playing in 2001. He spent the 2000s gaining experience as a coach which culminated in March 2009 with his appointment as assistant manager at Leigh Genesis, working with manager Garry Flitcroft. In May 2010 Flitcroft and Quigley moved to form the new management team at Chorley, with Quigley leaving in 2013 around the same time as he was arrested after a nightclub fracas in Bolton.
Date/Place of Birth: 2 October 1970, Manchester
Hull City First Game: 12 August 1995, Swindon Town H (League Division 2), 24 years, 314 days old
Hull City Final Game: 15 April 2000, Mansfield Town A (League Division 3), 29 years, 196 days old
Manchester City (1989-1995), Wrexham (1995, loan), Hull City (1995-1998), Altrincham (1998-1999), Hull City (1999-2000), Halifax Town (2000), Northwich Victoria (2000), Bradford Park Avenue
Hull City Record
Career: 67 apps, 4 goalsMike Quigley
|1995/96||9 (4)||1||-||-||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|1996/97||23 (6)||1||3 (0)||0||1 (1)||1||-||-||1 (0)||0|
|1997/98||4 (5)||1||-||-||1 (3)||0||-||-||1 (0)||0|
|1999/00||0 (3)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||1 (0)||0|