Midfielder Jamie Marks was raised in the Belfast youth team scene where he played for St Andrew’s Boys Club. He attracted the attention of several top flight clubs in England and Scotland when he made appearances for the Northern Ireland Under-15 and Under-16 teams and in 1993 he moved to First Division champions Leeds United. He spent two years in Leeds’ youth and reserves teams and signed a professional contract in April 1995, but by February 1996 he was released and joined the Tigers. He made a handful of appearances at the end of the 1995/96 season, a disastrous term for Hull City as they tumbled into the fourth tier after an arduous and sapping relegation. Marks missed the opening three months of the following season and it took until November 1996 for him to find a way into City’s first team in the right back position following a loan spell at Linfield. After ten starts across a three month period Jamie was back in the City reserves for the rest of the season. At the start of the 1997/98 season Dolan was replaced by Mark Hateley whose assistant manager was Billy Kirkwood, a man who Marks had fallen out with years before when as a teenager he had a trial at Rangers. He left the club in September 1997.
Marks then enjoyed a fifteen year career in the Northern Irish football scene. He had six years at Linfield and made over 100 appearances for the Belfast club, winning two League champions medals, one Northern Irish Cup medal and four League Cup medals. But his lack of dedication to the professional game, plus a string of injuries, meant he was not always considered a first team regular at Windsor Park. He spent a further five years playing for Ballymena, Portadown and Crusaders, playing over 100 matches for the three sides. He also had a brief return to Linfield and an eight months spell living in Cyprus and playing for a local side. His career ended at Harland & Wolff’s works team who also played in the Northern Irish Football League.
After he stopped playing Marks managed amateur side Shankill United between 2015 and 2017, then later briefly managed Berlin Swifts.
Marks was an international for Northern Ireland at schoolboy and youth team levels while coming through the ranks at Leeds United.
Nationality: Northern Ireland
Date/Place of Birth: 18 March 1977, Belfast
Hull City First Game: 9 March 1996, Bournemouth H (League Division 2), 18 years, 357 days old
Hull City Final Game: 8 February 1997, Cambridge United A (League Division 3), 19 years, 327 days old
Leeds United (1995-1996), Hull City (1996-1997), Linfield (1996, loan), Linfield (1997-2003), Ballymena United (2003-2005), Portadown (2005-2008), Linfield (2008), Onisilos Sotira (2008), Crusaders (2008-2010), Harland & Wolff Welders (2010-2012)
Hull City Record
Career: 18 apps, 0 goalsJamie Marks
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