Jimmy Hill (Scottish footballer)

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Jimmy Hill
Personal information
Full name James Hill[1]
Date of birth 1872[1]
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland[1]
Date of death Unknown
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1889–1897 Burnley 151 (36)
1897–1898 Stoke 31 (11)
1898–1900 New Brighton Tower 53 (7)
Total 235 (54)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James "Jimmy" Hill (1872 – after 1900) was a Scottish footballer who played in the Football League for Burnley, New Brighton Tower and Stoke.[1]

Career[edit]

Hill was born in Paisley and began his career with English side Burnley.[1] He became a vital member of the "Clarets" early league side occupying the left wing position for eight seasons and in total Hill made 163 appearances for Burnley scoring 42 goals. He left for Stoke midway through the 1896–97 with Burnley on their way to relegation. He provided Stoke with decent service in two seasons he spent at the Victoria Ground scoring 13 goals in 35 matches.[1] He ended his career with the short lived New Brighton Tower.

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Jimmy Hill profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burnley 1889–90 First Division 8 3 0 0 8 3
1890–91 First Division 16 4 2 1 18 5
1891–92 First Division 21 5 3 4 24 9
1892–93 First Division 27 6 2 1 29 7
1893–94 First Division 25 11 1 0 26 11
1894–95 First Division 20 3 1 0 21 3
1895–96 First Division 20 4 3 0 23 4
1896–97 First Division 14 1 0 0 14 1
Total 151 36 12 6 163 42
Stoke 1896–97 First Division 10 6 1 0 11 6
1897–98 First Division 21 5 3 2 24 7
Total 31 11 4 2 35 13
New Brighton Tower 1898–99 Second Division 28 2 1 0 29 2
1899–1900 Second Division 25 5 1 1 26 6
Total 53 7 2 1 55 8
Career Total 235 54 18 9 253 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.