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Mark Hateley
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Mark Hateley in 1994
Personal information
Full name Mark Wayne Hateley
Date of birth 7 November 1961 (1961-11-07) (age 48)
Place of birth    Wallasey, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Coventry City
Detroit Express (loan)
A.C. Milan
AS Monaco
Queens Park Rangers
Leeds United (loan)
Hull City
Ross County
113 0(34)
019 00(2)
044 0(25)
066 0(17)
059 0(22)
214 (111)
033 00(5)
006 00(0)
004 00(1)
029 00(3)
002 00(0)
589 (220)   
National team
England U21
010 00(8)
032 00(9)
Teams managed
Hull City

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Mark Wayne Hateley (born 7 November 1961 in Wallasey, Merseyside[1]) is a retired English football player who played as a centre-forward. He was capped 32 times for the English national team (including games in the 1986 World Cup), and played in top-level football leagues in England, Italy, France and Scotland.





Hateley started his career at Coventry City, before moving to Portsmouth, where a successful 1983-84 season resulted in a high profile transfer to A.C. Milan. However, his move did not come at one of the famous Italian sides greatest times, when they were still re-establishing themselves in Serie A after slipping out of it twice (the first time due to demotion as a result of a match fixing scandal) in the previous six years.[2] That year he also helped England win the 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, scoring six goals in the knockout stages. He then joined AS Monaco in 1987 before transferring to Rangers in 1990.

Arguably he enjoyed his best days at Rangers, where he scored both goals in a title-clinching 2-0 victory against Aberdeen on the final day of the 1990-91 season. He was also the first non-Scottish player to win the Scottish Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award.

He left Rangers in late 1995 (having won five successive league titles), with family problems suspected to be the catalyst for his move to Queen's Park Rangers for £1.5million - a large fee for a 34-year-old. However, he was unable to stop QPR from suffering relegation from the Premier League in 1995-96. He also had a short loan spell at Leeds United during this period.

However, in early 1997, with Rangers trying to win their ninth title in a row, and with a huge injury list, manager Walter Smith desperately needed a striker, and re-signed Hateley for £300,000 for the vital game against Rangers' biggest rivals, Celtic. Rangers won the game 1-0, but Hateley was sent off. However, most commentators thought that the mere presence of Hateley had given Rangers a psychological advantage and that it was a signing that had paid off. Rangers eventually won the league, with the game versus Celtic seen as the unofficial clincher.

He ended his playing career with a couple of appearances for Ross County.



Following his departure from Rangers for a second time he became player manager for Hull City. Hateley managed Hull between 1997 and 1999, but left after two unproductive seasons which saw them struggling near the foot of The Football League and overshadowed by the constant fear of extinction.


AS Monaco

Glasgow Rangers

Personal life

His father, Tony, was also an English striker who played for many clubs including Notts County, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Hateley's son Tom, born 1989 in Monaco, is currently in the Motherwell team after being released from the Reading youth team.


  1. ^ - Player Info
  2. ^ - Best British footballers to play abroad #17

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