John Hillcoat (footballer)

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John Hillcoat
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-12-16) 16 December 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Linwood Rangers
Gleniffer Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Dunfermline Athletic 13 (0)
1994–1996 Clyde 38 (0)
1996 Hamilton Academical 2 (0)
1996–1997 Partick Thistle 26 (0)
1997 Clydebank 7 (0)
1997 Hamilton Academical 1 (0)
1997–1998 Greenock Morton 9 (0)
1998–1999 Hamilton Academical 9 (0)
1999–2000 Queen of the South 22 (0)
2000–2002 Dumbarton 39 (0)
2002 St Mirren 9 (0)
2002–2003 Stranraer 27 (0)
2003–2005 Ayr United 13 (0)
2005–2007 Brechin City 6 (0)
2007–2008 Stenhousemuir 11 (0)
2008 East Stirlingshire 3 (0)
2008 St Johnstone 0 (0)
Total 235 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Hillcoat (born 16 December 1970 in Paisley) is a Scottish professional football goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Playing[edit]

Hillcoat is a former Dunfermline Athletic, Clyde, Hamilton Academical, Partick Thistle, Clydebank, Morton, Queen of the South, St Mirren,[1] Dumbarton, Stranraer, Ayr United, Brechin City and Stenhousemuir goalkeeper.

In November 2008, Hillcoat joined St Johnstone as cover,[2] but was then released at the end of December.[3]

Coaching[edit]

Hillcoat left Stenhousemuir in May 2008 to take up a position as goalkeeping coach at East Stirlingshire.[4] In December 2008 he took up a similar position at Alloa Athletic.

Personal life[edit]

Hillcoat grew up in Linwood, Renfrewshire. He currently writes a column for the Sunday Mail newspaper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hillcoat joins St Mirren". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 February 2002. Retrieved 2007-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Play it again would suit Holmes". The Courier. DC Thomson. 29 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Saints sign Ireland B internationalist". The Courier. DC Thomson. 30 December 2008. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Three players leave Stenhousemuir". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

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