Football legend Jimmy Hill dies

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London:  The former Match of the Day presenter and Fulham ace, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2008, was described as “seriously ill” in November passes away at a care home, says family.

Jimmy is considered one of football’s most influential figures after a career which saw him fulfil almost every role there is in the sport.

Hill’s playing career lasted 13 years — he played for Brentford and Fulham — before going on to manage Coventry from 1961 to 1967.

He started playing in 1949 with Brentford, making 87 appearances before moving to Fulham in March 1952, playing nearly 300 games with the side.

In 1957, he became chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association and campaigned to have the Football League’s £20 maximum wage scrapped.

 

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