John Hill (New Zealand Footballer)
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John Hill New Zealand Footballer
John Hill
Personal information
Full name John B. Hill
Date of birth (1949-05-08) 8 May 1949 (age 71)
Place of birth Northern Ireland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Retired
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Gisborne City
National team
1980-1982 New Zealand 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John B. Hill (born 8 May 1949, in Northern Ireland) was an association football player who represented New Zealand at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Hill's first professional club was Glentoran in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He moved to New Zealand in 1975, where he played for Gisborne City from 1980 until 1982.

Hill made his full All Whites debut in a 4-0 win over Mexico on 20 August 1980[2] and ended his international playing career with 17 A-international caps to his credit.[3][4]

He represented the All Whites at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain[5] in the 2-5 loss to Scotland,[6] bud did not feature in the other two matches against USSR and Brazil.[1] His solitary finals appearance was Hill's last cap for his adopted country.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b NZ 1982 World Cup Archived 23 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain
  6. ^ Match Report - Scotland v. New Zealand

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