749 Mike Edwards

Biography

Versatile Hessle-born defender Mike Edwards came through the Hull City apprentice ranks and made his debut for Mark Hateley’s side at the age of 17, in a crazy Yuletide 4-5 defeat at Rotherham United. Despite his tender years Edwards quickly found favour and was rapidly established a a first team starter. Edwards’ reputation as a solid and reliable performer also attracted later City managers Warren Joyce and Brian Little, who both made Mike a near ever-present. Indeed between January 2001 and December 2001 Edwards played in 53 consecutive league and cup games for the Tigers. By the 2002 close season Edwards had enjoyed four and half season in the City first team. However the arrival of Jan Molby and, shortly after the big Dane, Peter Taylor saw the end of Edwards’ time at City and he left the club in March 2003.

Edwards joined Colchester for the remainder of the 2002/03 season then returned north that summer and signed for Grimsby Town. Twelve months later Edwards moved to Notts County, beginning a 14 year association with the Magpies as player (defender and midfielder) and coach that ended in 2018 – though Mikey did have a two year break playing for Carlisle United. Edwards battled with cruciate ligament damage and a broken leg during his time at Meadow Lane and made valiant comebacks both times. After his time at Notts County ended Edwards became a sports performance consultant.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 25 April 1980, Hessle
Hull City First Game: 28 December 1997, Rotherham United A (League Division 3), 17 years, 247 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 October 2002, Kidderminster Harriers A (League Division 3), 22 years, 163 days old

Clubs

Hull City (1997-2003), Colchester United (2003), Grimsby Town (2003-2004), Notts County (2004-2012), Carlisle United (2012-2014), Notts County (2014-2018)

Hull City Record

Career: 208 apps, 8 goals

Mike Edwards
SeasonLGE
App
LGE
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FAC
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FAC
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FLC
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FLC
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EUR
App
EUR
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OTH
App
OTH
Gls
1997/9820 (1)0------1 (0)0
1998/9928 (2)03 (0)02 (1)0--2 (0)0
1999/0036 (4)15 (0)23 (0)0--1 (1)0
2000/0140 (2)41 (0)01 (0)0--3 (0)0
2001/0238 (1)12 (0)02 (0)0--2 (0)0
2002/033 (3)0--------

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