Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Hull FC apps: 374
Hull FC tries: 176
International honours: 3 Great Britain caps, 8 England caps
Hull FC debut: 2001
Kirk Yeaman made his professional debut for Hull FC in 2001, and enjoyed his first prolific try scoring season in 2004, notching 17 tries. He repeated the feat the following year, and in 2006, he performed even better by scoring 23 tries in 23 matches, helping Hull reach their first Grand Final in the Super League era. Yeaman had got a taste for success after lifting the Challenge Cup trophy with the Airlie Birds at the Millennium Stadium in 2005.
He became a staple of the Hull FC team, featuring at centre and becoming one of the finest players in that position across the division – so much so that he earned eight international caps for England and 3 caps for Great Britain. On top of his 176 tries, the third highest of all-time, he holds the record for the most tries scored in Derby matches against arch rivals Hull KR, with 17.
He retired after the 2016 season after helping Hull win the Challenge Cup trophy for a second time in his career. But such is his commitment to his boyhood club, he came out of retirement in FC’s hour of need in 2018 to play at Magic Weekend during an injury crisis.