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Full Name: David Fairbairn Hill
Born: 02 June 1904
Came from: Hamilton Academical Went to: Southport
First game: 29 August 1934 Last game: 14 September 1936
Appearances: 14 (14/0) Goals: 0
The Prestwick-born centre-half started out with Barr & Stroud and also played for Anniesland Young Methodists and Yoker Athletic before joining Alloa Athletic to make his breakthrough in the Scottish League. Then in 1929 he moved on to Hamilton Academical.
Hill's early days at Douglas Park were at right or left-half before he then moved to centre-half. It was here that he made his mark, and despite a less than glowing report from his first match (a local press reporter thought that he was rather slow), he went on to become a regular. In fact between 1st January 1932 and 25th August 1934 he missed just a single Scottish League game for Accies out of a possible 94 - quite some record. However, later that year he headed south to Home Park.
Hill spent three seasons with Argyle, making a dozen appearances in his first campaign before losing his place to Johnny McNeil, and then played just a single game in each of the following two seasons, both out of position at outside-right and centre-forward. In 1937 he moved to Southport where he added 73 Football League appearances and a single goal in a two-year stay until May 1939. By this stage, being in his mid-30s, he did not resume a playing career once the war was over.
Footnote: written with help from www.acciesmemorybank.co.uk.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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