Dean Marney was an energetic midfielder that joined Phil Parkinson’s Tigers squad in July 2006 for a big fee. In four seasons he had times of dominant feistiness and spells of weak form. He was a big part of City’s elevation to the Premier League although his contribution during those 2008 play-offs was limited to a last minute time-wasting substitute at Wembley. Marney was a regular in City’s first top flight season but drifted out of the first XI as City signed higher profile players. He switched to Burnley in May 2010.
East Londoner Marney was signed to Tottenham Hotspur from the age of 9 and broke into the first team in August 2003. In January 2004 Marney had returned from a short term loan at QPR and scored two goals for the Tottenham first team after being drafted in following an injury crisis. That remained the pinnacle of his time at Tottenham and only played a handful more games for the White Hart Lane side.
Marney spent a further eight seasons at Burnley, and he was a key part of the Clarets rise to the top flight under Sean Dyche. However Marney succumbed to serious injuries and in July 2018 he stepped down to League One and joined ex-teammate Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town, where he played fo two seasons before leaving in July 2020.
Marney earned a solitary England under-21 cap in 2005.
Date/Place of Birth: 31 January 1984, Barking
Hull City First Game: 5 August 2006, West Bromwich Albion A (Championship), 22 years, 186 days old
Hull City Final Game: 3 April 2010, Stoke City A (Premier League), 26 years, 62 days old
Tottenham Hotspur (2002-2006), Swindon Town (2002-2003, loan), Queens Park Rangers (2004, loan), Gillingham (2004, loan), Norwich City (2005, loan), Hull City (2006-2010), Burnley (2010-2018), Fleetwood Town (2018-2020)
Hull City Record
Career: 138 apps, 9 goalsDean Marney
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|2007/08||35 (6)||6||1 (0)||0||0 (2)||0||-||-||0 (1)||0|
|2008/09||26 (5)||0||4 (0)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2009/10||15 (1)||1||-||-||0 (1)||0||-||-||-||-|