Dennis Hill

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Dennis Hill
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-08-16) 16 August 1929 (age 87)
Place of birth Willenhall, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1957 Birmingham City 4 (0)
1957–1959 Burton Albion
1959–196? Matlock Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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 Division North[5] and reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's history.[6][7]


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  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. Archived from the original on 7 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Gladiator History". Matlock Town F.C. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Crook back for record replay". Down Causeway Lane. Matlock Town F.C. Archived from the original on 11 September 2005. 
  7. ^ "Matlock Town". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Retrieved 16 May 2009.