720 Kenny Gilbert

Biography

Scottish utility midfielder Kenny Gilbert joined the Tigers in January 1996 on loan, shortly after Dean Windass had made the reverse trip. Gilbert made the move permanent in the 1996 close season and was a useful support player capable in several positions. He scored his only City goal in a 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff in late October 1996. After a year with the Tigers he returned north in February 1997 for personal reasons.

Born in Aberdeen, Gilbert signed for his hometown club in 1991 after a season at local junior side Aberdeen East End. He spent five years at Pittodrie but never made a first team appearance for the Dons, until his loan move to Hull.

In February 1997 Gilbert signed for Ross County, beginning a six year association with the club that would see back to back promotions at the turn of the century and 160 appearances in all competitions. In 2003 he was forced to retire from the professional game due to an eye injury. Having damaged the eye and lost sight after grit under a contact lens caused an infection, he played on for a season before his eye sustained further damage when struck by a football. Ross County played a benefit game for Gilbert in November 2004 against Glasgow Rangers, by which time he was player and assistant manager at junior side Deveronvale and working as an insurance salesman. In 2007 he resumed playing for League new boys Elgin City, where he was also assistant manager, before completing his career in 2009 back at Deveronvale, while also working with an ex-colleague selling football kits. He then began a second career in the international oil industry in 2010.

Details

Nationality: Scotland
Date/Place of Birth: 8 March 1975, Aberdeen
Hull City First Game: 13 January 1996, Rotherham United H (League Division 2), 20 years, 311 days old
Hull City Final Game: 8 February 1997, Cambridge United A (League Division 3), 21 years, 337 days old

Clubs

Aberdeen East End (1990-1991), Aberdeen (1991-1996), Hull City (1996, loan), Hull City (1996-1997), Ross County (1997-2003), Deveronvale (2003-2007), Elgin City (2007-2009), Deveronvale (2009-2010)

Hull City Record

Career: 36 apps, 1 goals

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1995/966 (7)0--------
1996/9715 (4)10 (1)01 (0)0--1 (1)0

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