Colin Hill

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Colin Hill
Personal information
Full name Colin Frederick Hill
Date of birth (1963-11-12) 12 November 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth Uxbridge, Middlesex, England
Playing position(s) Centre-back
Youth career
Hillingdon Borough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1986 Arsenal 46 (1)
1986Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 0 (0)
1986–1987 Marítimo 30 (8)
1987–1989 Colchester United 69 (0)
1989–1992 Sheffield United 82 (1)
1992–1997 Leicester City 145 (0)
1997 Trelleborgs 11 (0)
1997–1999 Northampton Town 54 (0)
National team
1990–1998 Northern Ireland 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Colin Frederick Hill (born 12 November 1963) is a former Northern Irish professional footballer most notable for his careers with Arsenal and Leicester City and as a Northern Ireland international.


Hill played as a youth for Hillingdon Borough before joining Arsenal on schoolboy forms in 1977, becoming an apprentice in 1980 and turning professional in 1981. Initially a striker, he was converted into a defender and made his debut against Norwich City on 20 April 1983. He made 7 appearances in total that season, and went on to play 37 league games in 1983–84, mostly at right-back, but the signing of Viv Anderson forced him out of the first team and he spent most of the next two seasons in the reserves.

Hill left Arsenal for Portuguese side Marítimo in July 1986 on a free transfer, having played 51 games and scoring one goal for Arsenal. He later had spells with Colchester United, Sheffield United (winning them promotion to the First Division in 1989–90), Leicester City (winning promotion to the Premier League in 1995–96, although he missed out on the 1997 League Cup Final), Trelleborgs and Northampton Town. He also won 27 caps for Northern Ireland.

After retiring Colin spent ten years working in the Commercial and Hospitality sector for Leicester City FC, The Q Group and the THA Group.

Colin is now a Commercial Executive for The PFA (2013).



Sheffield United[1]

Leicester City

Northampton Town[2]


  1. ^ "Division One (Championship) Play-Off Finalists".
  2. ^ "Division Two (League One) Play-Off Finalists".

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