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Frank Hill Squad Index
Information:
1931-32 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Right Half
Date of Birth:
21st May 1906
Birthplace:
Forfar
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 6 1/2
Weight:
11st 9lbs
Signed:
17/08/1928
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
During season 1931-32 Hill, along with four other players was at the centre of a betting scandal that led to the Club putting him up for transfer. He had begun his career with Forfar Athletic 1924-1928, before joining Aberdeen where he was regarded as a solid and reliable half-back. When put up for transfer he moved to Arsenal for an estimated fee of 3000 1932-1936, Blackpool 1936-1937,Southampton 1937-1938, Crewe Alexandra 1944-1948 Player-Manager. Also managed at Burnley, Preston North End, Notts County and Charlton Athletic before emigrating to California in 1967.

Died in June 1993 aged 87.

Chosen

I HAD not heard of Frank Hill, the Aberdeen, Arsenal and Scotland footballer, for a long time.
Frank, however, is still playing great football. I see he has been chosen to play for the R.A.F. against Western Command at Chester on January 22.
Before the war, be was on the training staff of Preston North End. He holds the rank of flying officer in the R.A.F.

Source: "Bon-Accord Gossip": Evening Express, 14th January 1944


Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
22/08/1928
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee United
Dewar Shield F 8,000 22 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1931-32
17
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
4
3
0
1
1930-31
30
0
3
0
0
0
5
0
1
0
0
0
35
0
4
9
0
1
1929-30
37
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
1
8
0
1
1928-29
14
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
1
3
0
0
Totals:
98
0
9
0
0
0
8
0
1
0
0
0
106
0
10
23
0
3
Total Appearances/Goals: 106 10  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1930-31 21/02/31
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1930-31 25/10/30
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
1929-30 18/05/30
France v SCOTLAND
Friendly
Total Appearances: 3