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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:
Forfar West End
Forfar Athletic 30th December 1924
Aberdeen 17th August 1928
Arsenal 19th May 1932 3,000
Blackpool June 1936
Southampton September 1937 2,200
Preston North End assistant trainer 1938-39
RAF Football and Wrexham guest during WWII
Crewe Alexandra player-manager July 1944 - September 1948
Burnley manager October 1948
Preston North End manager August 1954 - May 1956
Coach in Iraq January 1957
Notts County manager October 1958
Charlton Athletic manager November 1961 - August 1965
 
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.
Frank Hill

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 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 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