Jack Hill (footballer)

Jack Hill (Footballer)

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John "Jack" Henry Hill (2 March 1897 – April 1972) was an English footballer who played in his club career with various teams, including Burnley and Newcastle United between 1920 and 1934. He made eleven appearances for England, eight as captain. He subsequently played for, and then managed, Hull City.

Playing career

Early career

Hill was born at Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham and, after playing junior football in and around Durham whilst working as a coal-miner, he joined Durham City in 1919.

Plymouth Argyle

After a brief period, he moved in September 1920 to Devon to join Plymouth Argyle, who had recently been admitted to the Football League Third Division. He remained for three seasons at Home Park, in the last two of which Argyle finished as runners-up in the (now) Third Division South missing out on the single promotion place available firstly to Southampton on goal difference and then to Bristol City.


In May 1923, he was sold to First Division Burnley for a fee of £5,450. After representing the Football League on three occasions, he received his first England call up for a British Home Championship...
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