Full back Stockdale signed for City during the latter half of 2004/2005 season, filling in at right back and doing an admirable job. He stayed a further season at City but no further first team appearances.
Hailing from the mighty Redcar, Robbie Stockdale joined Middlesbrough at a young age and spent six Premier League seasons at the Riverside Stadium, with occasional first team starts interspersed by lower league loans. In 2004 Stockdale switched to Rotherham and became a first team regular before leaving in early 2005.
After leaving City in 2006 Stockdale spent two years as a first team regular at Tranmere, before seeing out his playing career with four years at Grimsby Town, making his final appearance in January 2011.
Stockdale was appointed to the coaching staff at Grimsby in June 2010, spent a month as caretaker first team manager in March 2011 and stayed at Blundell Park until 2012. Stockdale then spent three years coaching the Sunderland youth team before being elevated to first team coach in 2015. He had three brief spells as caretaker first team manager at Sunderland as the Black Cats went through a series of managers. Stockdale left Sunderland in 2018 when Jack Ross assumed the helm for a season in League One and between February and November 2019 he took up a coaching role at Hibernian. After a spell out of the game, Robbie was appointed to Sam Allardyce’s coaching staff at Premier League West Bromwich Albion in December 2020, but left the Baggies in July 2021 after relegation to the Championship and took on the first team manager’s role at Rochdale.
Capped by England under-21s in 2000, Stockdale went on to make five senior appearances for Berti Vogts’ Scotland in 2002.
Date/Place of Birth: 30 November 1979, Redcar
Hull City First Game: 1 February 2005, Chesterfield A (League One), 25 years, 63 days old
Hull City Final Game: 30 April 2005, Sheffield Wednesday H (League One), 25 years, 151 days old
Middlesbrough (1997-2004), Sheffield Wednesday (2000, loan), West Ham United (2003-2004, loan), Rotherham United (2004, loan), Rotherham United (2004-2005), Hull City (2005-2006), Darlington (2006, loan), Tranmere Rovers (2006-2008), Grimsby Town (2008-2012)
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Career: 14 apps, 0 goalsRobbie Stockdale