Gordon Hill

Date of birth01 April 1954
Place of birthSunbury-on-Thames
NationalityEnglish
PositionWinger

A mercurial talent on the left-wing, a bag of tricks with a sweet left-foot earning him the nickname 'Merlin', a great crowd favourite. Left in acrimonious circumstances but he is remembered with great fondness by all lucky enough to have seen him play.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Millwall 01 Jan 1973 01 Nov 1975
Manchester United 01 Nov 1975 01 Apr 1978
Derby County 01 Apr 1978 01 Nov 1979

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1975-76 Manchester United FA Cup 7
3
1975-76 Manchester United League Division One 26
7
1976-77 Manchester United FA Cup 7
2
1976-77 Manchester United League Cup 6
4
1976-77 Manchester United League Division One 38
1
15
1976-77 Manchester United UEFA Cup 4
1
1977-78 Derby County League Division One 1
1
1977-78 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1977-78 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1977-78 Manchester United League Cup 1
1977-78 Manchester United League Division One 36
17
1977-78 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
1
1978-79 Derby County FA Cup 1
1978-79 Derby County League Cup 1
1
1978-79 Derby County League Division One 12
2
1
1979-80 Derby County League Cup 1
1979-80 Derby County League Division One 9
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1975 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
06 Dec 1975 Middlesbrough v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Dec 1975 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
20 Dec 1975 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division One
23 Dec 1975 Everton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1975 Manchester United v Burnley W 2-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Oxford United W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
17 Jan 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
24 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Peterborough United W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 3-1 League Division One
07 Feb 1976 Coventry City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
14 Feb 1976 Leicester City v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1976 Manchester United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1976 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1976 Manchester United v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1976 Manchester United v West Ham United W 4-0 League Division One
06 Mar 1976 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
09 Mar 1976 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United W 2-3 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
13 Mar 1976 Manchester United v Leeds United W 3-2 League Division One
17 Mar 1976 Norwich City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
20 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 3-4 League Division One
27 Mar 1976 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 3-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1976 Derby County v Manchester United W 0-2 FA Cup Semi-final
10 Apr 1976 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 Manchester United v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Burnley v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1976 Manchester United v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1976 Leicester City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
01 May 1976 Manchester United v Southampton L 0-1 FA Cup Final
04 May 1976 Manchester United v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
21 Aug 1976 Manchester United v Birmingham City D 2-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1976 Coventry City v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
28 Aug 1976 Derby County v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Tranmere Rovers W 5-0 League Cup 2nd round
04 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
11 Sep 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
15 Sep 1976 Ajax v Manchester United L 1-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 2-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Sunderland D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round
25 Sep 1976 Manchester City v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
29 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Ajax W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
02 Oct 1976 Leeds United v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
04 Oct 1976 Sunderland v Manchester United D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round replay
06 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Sunderland W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
16 Oct 1976 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Juventus W 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Norwich City D 2-2 League Division One
27 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 7-2 League Cup 4th round
30 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1976 Juventus v Manchester United L 3-0
Agg: 3-1
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Nov 1976 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1976 Manchester United v Sunderland D 3-3 League Division One
20 Nov 1976 Leicester City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1976 Manchester United v West Ham United L 0-2 League Division One
01 Dec 1976 Manchester United v Everton L 0-3 League Cup Quarter-final
18 Dec 1976 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1976 Manchester United v Everton W 4-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1977 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
03 Jan 1977 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
08 Jan 1977 Manchester United v Walsall W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 1977 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1977 Manchester United v Bristol City W 2-1 League Division One
22 Jan 1977 Birmingham City v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
29 Jan 1977 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
12 Feb 1977 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
16 Feb 1977 Manchester United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
19 Feb 1977 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 3-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1977 Southampton v Manchester United D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
05 Mar 1977 Manchester United v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
08 Mar 1977 Manchester United v Southampton W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
12 Mar 1977 Manchester United v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1977 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
23 Mar 1977 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
02 Apr 1977 Norwich City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1977 Everton v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1977 Manchester United v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1977 Sunderland v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1977 Manchester United v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1977 Leeds United v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final
26 Apr 1977 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1977 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
03 May 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
11 May 1977 Stoke City v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division One
14 May 1977 Manchester United v Arsenal W 3-2 League Division One
16 May 1977 West Ham United v Manchester United L 4-2 League Division One
21 May 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup Final
13 Aug 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Charity Shield
20 Aug 1977 Birmingham City v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
24 Aug 1977 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1977 Manchester United v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1977 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-2 League Cup 2nd round
03 Sep 1977 Derby County v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1977 Manchester City v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
14 Sep 1977 Saint Etienne v Manchester United D 1-1 ECW Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 1977 Manchester United v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1977 Leeds United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
01 Oct 1977 Manchester United v Liverpool W 2-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1977 Saint Etienne v Manchester United W 0-2
Agg: 1-3
UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1st round 2nd leg
08 Oct 1977 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
15 Oct 1977 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 3-2 League Division One
19 Oct 1977 FC Porto v Manchester United L 4-0 ECW Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Oct 1977 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1977 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1977 Manchester United v FC Porto W 5-2
Agg: 5-6
ECW Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
05 Nov 1977 Manchester United v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
12 Nov 1977 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1977 Manchester United v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
03 Dec 1977 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1977 West Ham United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1977 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 0-4 League Division One
26 Dec 1977 Everton v Manchester United W 2-6 League Division One
27 Dec 1977 Manchester United v Leicester City W 3-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1977 Coventry City v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1978 Manchester United v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Division One
11 Jan 1978 Manchester United v Carlisle United W 4-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
14 Jan 1978 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
21 Jan 1978 Manchester United v Derby County W 4-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1978 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1978 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 3-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
08 Feb 1978 Manchester United v Bristol City D 1-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1978 Chelsea v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
25 Feb 1978 Liverpool v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
01 Mar 1978 Manchester United v Leeds United L 0-1 League Division One
04 Mar 1978 Manchester United v Middlesbrough D 0-0 League Division One
11 Mar 1978 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1978 Manchester United v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
18 Mar 1978 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
25 Mar 1978 Leicester City v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
27 Mar 1978 Manchester United v Everton L 1-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1978 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1975-76 England Bi-Centenary 1
1975-76 England UEFA Under-23 1
1
1976-77 England FIFA World Cup 1
1
1976-77 England International Friendly
1
1977-78 England A v B 5
4
1977-78 England B International 1
1977-78 England FIFA World Cup 1
1977-78 England International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
23 Mar 1976 England v Hungary W 3-1 UEFA U23 Quarter-final
28 May 1976 England v Italy W 3-2 Bi-Centenary
08 Sep 1976 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 1976 England v Finland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
30 Mar 1977 England v Luxembourg W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
07 Sep 1977 England v Switzerland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1977 Luxembourg v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
21 Feb 1978 West Germany v England W 1-2 B INTER
30 May 1978 Malaysia v England D 1-1 A v B
07 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 0-4 A v B
11 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 1-3 A v B
14 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 0-4 A v B
18 Jun 1978 Singapore v England W 0-8 A v B


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.