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Jack Hill

Plymouth Argyle FC, Burnley FC, Newcastle United FC

11 appearances, 0 goals, 1 own goal

P 11 W 6 D 1 L 4 F 35: A 17
59% successful

1923-29

disciplined: none
captaincies:
eight
minutes played:
990

Profile

Full name John Henry Hill
Born 2 March 1897 in Hetton-le-Hole, county Durham [registered in Houghton-le-Spring, June 1897].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, John H. is the youngest of four children to Arthur Dixon and Lydia. His father is a mason, and they all live at 15 Francis Street in Hetton-le-Hole.

According to the 1911 census, John has four younger siblings, and along with an older brother, they still live at 15 Francis Street with their parents. John is a coal mine driver, his father is a bricklayer.

Cannot be found on the 1939 register.
Married to Winifred Margaret Hickey, 5 July 1927 at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Great Hammerton Street, Glasgow [registered in Scotland]. Reception held at Burlington House in Glasgow. They honeymooned in Isle of Man.
Died April 1972 in Helensburgh, aged 75 years nk days [registered in Scotland].
Height/Weight 6' 3", 12st. 11lbs [1928].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing local junior football before joining Durham City FC as a professional during 1919-20 season. At the beginning of the next season, Hill had joined Plymouth Argyle FC in September 1920. After 101 league appearances and ten goals, Burnley FC then paid a 5450 pound transfer fee for him on 15 May 1923, ahead of Bolton Wanderers FC, Liverpool FC, Aston Villa FC and Manchester City FC, returning the fee with thirteen goals in 184 league appearances, becoming club captain. Newcastle United FC signed Hill on 26 October 1928 for a 8100 pound fee, ahead of a bid from Sunderland AFC. His time at St. James' Park was spent on the transfer list, partially at his own request, and also because the club placed him there. Stoke City FC offered 750 pounds for his services in October 1929, and Tottenham Hotspur FC made enquiries a month later. The Tynesiders retained him and within three years, his asking price dropped considerably, playing 74 league appearances, scoring twice, when Bradford City FC paid just six hundred pounds for his signature on 12 June 1931. He lasted just five months, one goal in eight league appearances, when Hull City AFC swapped a player, Stan Alexander, for him on 21 November 1931. He became club captain once more and retired in April 1934 when he was appointed manager at City, having made 94 league appearances and scoring twice.
Club honours Football League Division Three South runners-up 1921-22, 1922-23; Division Three North winners 1932-33;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions Generally regarded as the tallest footballer in his playing days.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) Appointed as manager on 13 April 1934 at Hull City AFC, until his resignation on 16 January 1936 'on a question of club policy'. He returned for Hull City in a scouting capacity from 1948 until 1955.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 485th players (486) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 144, 28 February 1925, Wales 1 England 2, a British Championship match at Vetch Field, Glamorgan Street, Swansea, aged 27 years 363 days.
Last match No. 167, 15 May 1929, Spain 4 England 3, an end-of-season tour match at Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid, aged 32 years 74 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28;
Team honours British Championships shared 1926-27;
Individual honours None
Distinctions The thirtieth Durhamer to represent England.

Beyond England

A sports outfitter during his Burnley days, having a shop at 1 Chapel Street and 83 Westgate in the town. After leaving his scouting vocation will Hull City AFC, he was in charge of the Pools Scheme at Scarborough FC until his retirement in 1963. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.128/129.

 

Jack Hill - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
14 11 6 990 0 0 min 0 eight none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jack Hill - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 0 1 2 4 6 -2 1 0 1.333 2.00 16.7 -2
Away 8 6 0 2 31 11 +20 1 1 3.875 1.375 75.0 +4
All 11 6 1 4 35 17 +18 2 1 3.182 1.545 59.1 +2

 

Jack Hill - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 6 2 1 3 8 10 -2 2 0 1.333 1.667 41.7 -1
Friendly 5 4 0 1 27 7 +20 0 1 5.40 1.40 80.0 +3
All 11 6 1 4 35 17 +18 2 1 3.182 1.545 59.1 +2

 

Jack Hill - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1924-25 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1926-27 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 2.00 75.0 +1
BC 1927-28 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.00 -2
BC All 6 2 1 3 8 10 -2 2 0 1.333 1.667 41.7 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 2 1 3 8 10 -2 2 0 1.333 1.667 41.7 -1
All 6 2 1 3 8 10 -2 2 0 1.333 1.667 41.7 -1

 

Jack Hill - Match History
 Club: Plymouth Argyle F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Commitee - 11 full capsx

Age 25
- 132 19 March 1923 - England 6 Belgium 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW reserve
- 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris tour AW withdrawn
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 8 full caps  
Age 27
1 144 28 February 1925 - Wales 1 England 2, Vetch Field, Swansea BC AW Start rh
Age 29
2 149 17 April 1926 - England 0 Scotland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HL Start ch
3 151 26 October 1926 - England 3 Ireland 3, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HD Start ch
Age 30
4 153 2 April 1927 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Captain ch
5 154 11 May 1927 - Belgium 1 England 9, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles tour AW Captain ch
- 155 21 May 1927 - Luxembourg 2 England 5, Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette AW injured Captain
6 156 26 May 1927 - France 0 England 6, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Captain ch
7 157 22 October 1927 - Ireland 2 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Captain ch
8 158 28 November 1927 - England 1 Wales 2, Turf Moor, Burnley HL Capt 40 ch
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 3 full caps  
Age 31
9 165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Captain ch
10 166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden Stadion, Bruxelles AW Captain ch
11 167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid AL Captain ch

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