Norwich City top 100 appearances: Jimmy Hill (73)
PUBLISHED: 11:48 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:14 15 January 2020
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73 Jimmy Hill
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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