Dennis Hill

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Dennis Hill
Personal information
Full name Dennis Hill
Date of birth (1929-08-16) 16 August 1929 (age 85)
Place of birth Willenhall, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Darlaston ? (?)
1951–1957 Birmingham City 4 (0)
1957–1959 Burton Albion ? (?)
1959–196x Matlock Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dennis Hill (born 16 August 1929) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham City.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Hill was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire. He joined Birmingham City in June 1951,[2] and made his debut in the Second Division on 13 February 1954, deputising for regular outside left Alex Govan in a home game against West Ham United which Birmingham won 2–0.[3] Hill played only three more games over the next three years, as Govan's goalscoring ability kept him out of first-team consideration, and in February 1957 he decided to pursue a career as a draughtsman while playing part-time football, first with Burton Albion[2] and then with Matlock Town. He scored seven goals from 38 appearances for Matlock in the 1959–60 season,[4] when the team won the championship of the Central Alliance League[5] and reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's history.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham City : 1947/48–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 97–98. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 189.
  4. ^ "Pen pictures and player profiles". Down Causeway Lane. Matlock Town F.C. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Club History". Matlock Town F.C. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Crook back for record replay". Down Causeway Lane. Matlock Town F.C. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Matlock Town". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Retrieved 16 May 2009.