Hull City’s Class of 2020/21 has ended the Club’s long 55-year wait for a league title after guaranteeing top spot in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon.
Not since the 1965/66 season have the Tigers finished top of a division, when Cliff Britton’s free-scoring side that included the legendary Chris Chilton and Ken Wagstaff claimed the Division Three title.
Grant McCann’s current crop have gone about things in a similar fashion as the leading scorers in League One, with Mallik Wilks, Josh Magennis and Keane Lewis-Potter leading the way, and sealed the title courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Wigan Athletic at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
And, to put this season’s achievements into further context, it is only the fourth time in the Club’s 117-year history that the Tigers will lift a league title, with the bands of 1932/33 and 1948/49 also in that elite group for their efforts in finishing top of Division Three (North).
The 2020/21 squad will be presented with the League One trophy after the final match of the season at Charlton Athletic next Sunday.