Jimmy Hill, British footballer, c 1973.
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Jimmy Hill, British footballer, c 1973.

© Manchester Daily Express / Science & Society Picture Library


'Jimmy Hill, television's soccer supremo, appointed Fulham Football Club's commercial development officer'. Hill (born 1928), started playing for Brentford in 1959 and moved to Fulham in 1953. In 1961 he campaigned successfully to remove the £20 maximum wage for players. As manager of Coventry City, he took the club from the Third to the 1st division (now the Premier League). Hill became Head of Sport at London Weekend Television in 1968, rising to Deputy Controller of Programmes. He presented the BBC's 'Match of the Day' and has appeared on many other sporting programmes. He was also Chairman of Fulham Football Club.

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