Irish international midfielder Meyler proved to be a talismanic support player for several City managers, after Steve Bruce plucked him from Sunderland’s reserves in November 2012, initially on loan and then permanently from January 2013. Tidy rather than flashy and always committed and effective, Meyler has an uncanny knack of being in the team when City won top flight matches and out of the team when they lost. He contributed form and goals to City’s most prominent league and Cup successes during the 2010s and by the start of 2017/18 he was the longest standing senior professional at the club. He ended his City career in May 2018 as he started it, a valuable squad player always able to play effectively and with versatility for the City cause.
A talented sportsmen in a number of fields, Meyler chose to not follow his father’s footsteps into hurling and signed for Cork City in 2008. Within a few months Sunderland’s Irish scouting network had spotted Meyler and bought him to the Stadium of Light where he spent four and a half seasons prior to his Hull City switch.
In June 2018, after his release from Hull City, he joined Championship rivals Reading on a two year deal. But his time at the Royals did not begin well and in January 2019 he was loaned to Coventry City before being released the following summer. A few months later he announced his retirement due to persistent knee injuries.
Meyler is an established regular for the Ireland senior XI, having made his international debut in 2012 after earlier caps at under-19 and under-21 levels.
Date/Place of Birth: 29 May 1989, Cork (Ireland)
Hull City First Game: 10 November 2012, Cardiff City A (Championship), 23 years, 165 days old
Hull City Final Game: 28 April 2018, Cardiff City H (Championship), 28 years, 334 days old
Cork City (2008), Sunderland (2008-2013), Hull City (2012-2013, loan), Hull City (2013-2018), Reading (2018-2019), Coventry City (2019, loan)
Hull City Record
Career: 191 apps, 19 goalsDavid Meyler
|2012/13||25 (3)||5||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2013/14||27 (3)||2||6 (1)||2||3 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|2014/15||19 (9)||1||-||-||1 (0)||0||3 (0)||0||-||-|
|2015/16||20 (6)||2||3 (0)||0||3 (1)||1||-||-||0 (2)||0|
|2016/17||9 (11)||1||2 (0)||0||5 (1)||0||-||-||-||-|
|2017/18||17 (8)||5||1 (1)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|