30 December 2006

Colin Hill

Name: Colin Frederick Hill
Born: 12 November 1963, Uxbridge (England)
Height: 6.01 ft
Weight: 12.11 st
Position: Defender
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Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 27 Full Caps/1 Goal (1990-1998).
Club Honours: (with Sheffield United) Football League Division Two Runner-Up 1990/91 (promoted); (with Leicester) Football League Division One Play-Off Winner 1995/96 (promoted).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Glebe Athletic
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Park Lane
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Hillingdon Borough
-
-
-
-
-
-
Arsenal
82/83-85/86
Jul-81
Youth
46 (0)/ 1
1(0)/0
4(0)/0
-
CS Maritimo
86/87
Jul-86
Free
25 (2)/ 8
-
-
-
Colchester Utd
87/88-88/89
Oct-87
Free
64 (5)/ 0
7(0)/2
2(0)/0
3(1)/0
Sheffield Utd
89/90-91/92
Aug-89
£85k
77 (5)/ 1
10(2)/0
5(0)/0
3(0)/0
Leicester City
91/92
Mar-92
Loan
10 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
Leicester City
92/93-96/97
Jul-92
£200k
134 (4)/ 0
8(0)/0
10(2)/1
9(1)/0
Trelleborgs
1997
c/s-97
Free
11 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
Northampton,T.
97/98-98/99
Nov-97
Free
53 (5)/ 0
5(0)/0
5(0)/0
6(1)/0
TOTALS
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£285k
420(21)/10
31(2)/2
26(2)/1
21(3)/0


Biography:
First called-up to the Northern Ireland squad in the autumn of 1983, it would be six-and-a-half years before Colin Hill earned his first cap!

Hill joined the staff at Arsenal as a sixteen year-old striker in 1979, signing professionally on 31st July 1981. Converted to a defender, he made his debut in a 3-1 defeat at Norwich on 20th April 1983. In all he made 46 league appearances for the Gunners, at centre-half and right-back, scoring his only goal in a 4-1 home win over Nottingham Forest in October 1983. His place at Highbury came under threat due to the big-money signing of Viv Anderson and the emergence of the likes of Tony Adams and Martin Keown and in July 1986 he was freed to join Portuguese side, CS Maritimo.

Maritimo's leading scorer during the 1986/87 season with eight goals, Hill returned to the UK after a year, joining Colchester United in the Fourth Division. He finally returned to the topflight with Sheffield United who finished Second Division runners-up in 1990. That same season he made his international debut for Northern Ireland, six-and-a-half years after his first call-up.

Colin Hill is currently a commercial director with the PFA.

More to follow.

Football Heroes NI, Arsenal, Sheff. Utd, Leicester
GunnerMania
Leicester City Bio
GiveMeFootball Article

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
27-03-1990 Norway....... H L 2-3 FR
18-05-1990 Uruguay...... H W 1-0 FR
06-02-1991 Poland....... H W 3-1 FR
27-03-1991 Yugoslavia... A L 1-4 ECQ 1 Goal
16-10-1991 Austria...... H W 2-1 ECQ
13-11-1991 Denmark...... A L 1-2 ECQ
29-03-1995 Rep. Ireland. A D 1-1 ECQ
26-04-1995 Latvia....... A W 1-0 ECQ
03-09-1995 Portugal..... A D 1-1 ECQ
11-10-1995 Liechtenstein A W 4-0 ECQ
15-11-1995 Austria...... H W 5-3 ECQ
27-03-1996 Norway....... H L 0-2 FR
24-04-1996 Sweden....... H L 1-2 FR
29-05-1996 Germany...... H D 1-1 FR
31-08-1996 Ukraine...... H L 0-1 WCQ
05-10-1996 Armenia...... H D 1-1 WCQ
09-11-1996 Germany...... A D 1-1 WCQ
14-12-1996 Albania...... H W 2-0 WCQ
29-03-1997 Portugal..... H D 0-0 WCQ
02-04-1997 Ukraine...... A L 1-2 WCQ
30-04-1997 Armenia...... A D 0-0 WCQ
21-05-1997 Thailand..... A D 0-0 FR
20-08-1997 Germany...... H L 1-3 WCQ
10-09-1997 Albania...... A L 0-1 WCQ
11-10-1997 Portugal..... A L 0-1 WCQ
25-03-1998 Slovakia..... H W 1-0 FR
15-09-1998 Turkey....... A L 0-3 ECQ

Summary: 27/1. Won 8, Drew 8, Lost 11.

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