Hill (left) with former Fulham team-mate Maurice Cook
|Full name||James William Thomas Hill|
|Date of birth||22 July 1928|
|Place of birth||Balham, London, England|
|Date of death||19 December 2015(aged 87)|
|Place of death||Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
Hill started playing in 1949 with Brentford, making 87 appearances before moving to Fulham in March 1952. He played nearly 300 games, scoring 52 goals. In 1957, he became chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA)
In November 1961, after retiring as a player aged 33, Hill became manager of Coventry City. His time at Coventry was marked by great changes to the club, nicknamed "The Sky Blue Revolution".
After winning the Division Three championship in 1963–64, and the Division Two title in 1966–67, Hill quit the club shortly before the start of the 1967–68 season.
After leaving Coventry in 1967, Hill moved into broadcasting, acting as technical adviser for the BBC. In 1999, Hill moved from the BBC to Sky Sports, where he featured on Jimmy Hill's Sunday Supplement. It was a weekly discussion show between Hill and three football journalists talking over a Sunday breakfast.
In 2007, he was replaced from the show because of his ill health.
Personal life[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nick Barratt Published: 12:04 am GMT 10 March 2007 (10 March 2007). "Family detective". London: Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/main.jhtml?xml=/portal/2007/03/10/nosplit/ftdet10.xml. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
- Jimmy Hill (3 September 1998). Jimmy Hill Autobiography. Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. ISBN 978-0-340-71248-1.
- Mendick, Robert (29 September 2013). "Jimmy Hill’s family in turmoil over his battle with Alzheimer’s". Sunday Telegraph (London). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10341743/Jimmy-Hills-family-in-turmoil-over-his-battle-with-Alzheimers.html. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- Jimmy Hill: Former Match of the Day presenter dies aged 87