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Norwich City top 100 appearances: Jimmy Hill (73)

PUBLISHED: 11:48 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:14 15 January 2020

Jimmy Hill speaking at a special reception for City's 59ers team. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Jimmy Hill speaking at a special reception for City's 59ers team. Picture: Sonya Duncan

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To those who believed that Hill - a star of the City side in the late 50s and early 60s - was a luxury, a look at his goals tally reveals how vital he was.

Hill, an outside-right converted to inside-left by manager Archie Macaulay, scored 66 goals - level with Ron Davies and Ted MacDougall at joint 10th in the all-time scoring charts.

The Northern Irishman joined City from Newcastle United and was a key player in the team which made it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1959.

Hill helped City to promotion out of the old Third Division in 1959-60 and was a member of the team which won the club's first major trophy, the League Cup in 1962.

At one of the many City reunions he attended, Hill said: "I have always been a Norwich fan since the day I left and it's nice to go back again, especially to meet the 59ers."


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