Hull City Association Football Club
are an English football club based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. They play in the Premier League
, with the 2008–09 season being the first time in their history participating in the top tier of English football.
Founded in 1904, the highest position Hull City
have finished in the English Football League was 3rd in the old second division in 1909–10, a feat they repeated in 2007–08 when they gained promotion from The Championship
by beating Bristol City
1–0 in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium
Despite being one of the favourites for relegation, they began life in the Premier League in great form, beating Fulham FC
2–1 on the opening day in their first ever top flight fixture. With only one defeat in their opening nine games, Hull City found themselves (temporarily) joint top of the table, third on goal difference, following a 3–0 victory over West Bromwich Albion
- ten years previously they had been bottom of tier four of the league.
Their greatest achievement in cup competitions came in 1930, when the team reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup
The club play their home games at the KC Stadium in Hull
. They previously played at Boothferry Park, but moved to their current home in 2002, with Boothferry Par
k set for demolition. They traditionally play in black and amber, often with a striped shirt design, hence their nickname The Tigers. The club's mascot is Roary the Tiger
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