Full back Sharman joined the Tigers in March 1997 following the termination of his contract at Sheffield Wednesday. He started two 0-1 defeats in Terry Dolan’s sinking Tigers, then made two sub appearances in April and May. Sharman remained on City’s book for two further seasons but made no more appearances. Injuries were a perennial problem for Sam, and neither new boss Mark Hateley, nor subsequent miracle-worker Warren Joyce, were able to make further use of Sharman’s talents.
Sam was born in Hull but started his career at Sheffield Wednesday, for whom he progressed from YTS to professional terms without making it to the first team.
Sharman left Hull City in the 1999 close season and had spells at Gainsborough Trinity and Goole Town before a long spell at Anlaby United. He trained as a coach in the 2000s and spent several summers working at a soccer camp in California. In 2015 he qualified as a physiotherapist at York St Johns University, then subsequently worked at his alma mater as a Technical Demonstrator.
Date/Place of Birth: 7 November 1977, Hull
Hull City First Game: 22 March 1997, Carlisle United H (League Division 3), 19 years, 135 days old
Hull City Final Game: 19 April 1997, Leyton Orient H (League Division 3), 19 years, 163 days old
Sheffield Wednesday (1995-1997), Hull City (1997-1999), Gainsboough Trinity (1999-2000), Goole Town, Anlaby United, Barton Town Old Boys (2007-2008), Bridlington Town (2008-2009)
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Career: 4 apps, 0 goalsSam Sharman