903 Fraizer Campbell

Biography

Huddersfield born striker Campbell joined Hull City on loan in October 2007 and contributed massively to Hull City’s transformational first promotion to the Premier League the following May.  At times simply unplayable, Campbell’s honest attitude and prodigious workrate saw him bag fifteen goals and combined superbly well with veteran frontman Dean Windass.

A product of the Manchester United youth system, Campbell had already inhabited the fringes of the Old Trafford first team and completed a successful loan at Royal Antwerp before his move to the Tigers.   It was hoped by many that Fraizer would sign for City when they entered the Premier League but that was not to be for a variety of reasons, perhaps contractual and perhaps to do with excessive ambition.  He instead spent the next season at Tottenham Hotspur where he failed to make the same impression made at the KC Stadium.  In the Summer of 2009 he was again linked with a move back to Hull City but he instead chose East Coast rivals Sunderland, which angered some City fans (anger he later compounded with some fruity celebrations when he potted his inevitable goals against his former club).  Fraizer’s time at Sunderland was studded by lengthy injuries and in four years he never had a proper extended run in the first team.  In 2013 he joined Cardiff City where he again found form as a first team regular and goalscorer.  A year later he signed for Crystal Palace where he spent three seasons again punctuated by injury, and where his last act was to head home the fourth goal in a 4-0 pasting of Marco Silva’s Tigers that consigned them back to the Championship.

It was therefore most generous of Fraizer to return to the Tigers that summer on a two year deal, having been released by Palace a few weeks earlier.  For your website creator at least, it was a joy to see the mature and talented Campbell back in black and amber with the hope of rekindling his youthful successes for the Tigers.

Campbell had numerous caps at all youth levels between under-16 and under-21, turning out for the under-21s during his first spell at City.  Fraizer won a solitary and somewhat surprising senior cap against Netherlands in February 2012.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 13 September 1987, Huddersfield
Hull City First Game: 20 October 2007, Watford A (Championship), 20 years, 37 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]

Clubs

Manchester United (2005-2009), Royal Antwerp (2006-2007, loan), Hull City (2007-2008, loan), Tottenham Hotspur (2008-2009, loan), Sunderland (2009-2013), Cardiff City (2013-2014), Crystal Palace (2014-2017), Hull City (2017-current)

Hull City Record

Career: 40 apps, 15 goals

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