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Jimmy Hill, iconic figure of English football, dies aged 87

  • Jimmy Hill, one of the most influential figures of English football, has died, aged 87.

    The former Match of the Day presenter had led the battle to end maximum wages for professional footballers as chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association.

    After playing nearly 300 games for Fulham, he was later chairman and manager at Coventry Hill.

    Hill was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008.

    BBC's director general Lord Hall described Hill as “an authoritative voice as both a presenter and analyst”.

     

     

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