John Hills

Date of birth21 April 1978
Place of birthSt Annes-on-Sea
NationalityEnglish
Weight71 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionDefender/Left back

This left-sided Blackpool defender missed the first ten weeks of the 2000-01 campaign after pulling a hamstring in a pre-season friendly.

He returned to the Tangerines' first team at Mansfield Town in October but suffered a recurrence of the injury at the turn of the year and was absent for much of the second half of the season.

John likes to get forward and delivers a good cross from the flank.

His enthusiasm and commitment to the cause make him a crowd favourite.

He was back in the team for the Play-Offs and scored a valuable goal in the second leg of the semi-final against Hartlepool United.

John joined Gillingham on a two-year contract in June 2003.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Blackpool 27 Oct 1995 04 Nov 1995
Everton 04 Nov 1995 16 Jan 1998
Swansea City 30 Jan 1997 31 Mar 1997 L
Swansea City 22 Aug 1997 22 Sep 1997 L
Blackpool 16 Jan 1998 11 Jun 2003
Gillingham 11 Jun 2003 30 Jun 2005
Sheffield Wednesday 06 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2007
Blackpool 05 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2008
Fleetwood Town 01 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Everton Premier League 1
2
1999-00 Blackpool FA Cup 1
2000-01 Blackpool FA Cup 2
2000-01 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy
1
2000-01 Blackpool League Division 3 18
2
2000-01 Blackpool League Division 3 Play-Offs 2
1
1
2001-02 Blackpool FA Cup 4
1
2001-02 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 6
1
2001-02 Blackpool League Cup 1
2001-02 Blackpool League Division 2 30
7
5
4
2002-03 Blackpool FA Cup 2
1
2002-03 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Blackpool League Cup 1
2002-03 Blackpool League Division 2 20
7
5
4
1
2003-04 Gillingham FA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Gillingham League Cup 3
1
2003-04 Gillingham League Division 1 27
2
2
6
1
2004-05 Gillingham League Championship 20
3
5
2005-06 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 26
1
6
1
2005-06 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
1
2006-07 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 15
1
4
2006-07 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
2007-08 Blackpool FA Cup 1
2007-08 Blackpool League Championship 1
3
2007-08 Blackpool League Cup 3
1
2008-09 Fleetwood Town FA Cup 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
13 Dec 1999 Arsenal v Blackpool L 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Oct 2000 Mansfield Town v Blackpool W 0-1 League Division 3
21 Oct 2000 Blackpool v Macclesfield Town W 2-1 League Division 3
24 Oct 2000 Blackpool v Carlisle United W 3-2 League Division 3
28 Oct 2000 Cheltenham Town v Blackpool W 0-1 League Division 3
11 Nov 2000 Barnet v Blackpool L 7-0 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Blackpool v Telford United W 3-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Blackpool v Darlington W 2-1 League Division 3
02 Dec 2000 Rochdale v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 3
10 Dec 2000 Blackpool v Yeovil Town L 0-1 FA Cup 2nd round
16 Dec 2000 Blackpool v Exeter City W 3-0 League Division 3
22 Dec 2000 York City v Blackpool W 0-2 League Division 3
26 Dec 2000 Blackpool v Halifax Town L 0-1 League Division 3
09 Jan 2001 Lincoln City v Blackpool L 3-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
13 Jan 2001 Blackpool v Torquay United W 5-0 League Division 3
27 Jan 2001 Blackpool v York City W 1-0 League Division 3
03 Feb 2001 Blackpool v Scunthorpe United W 6-0 League Division 3
20 Feb 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 3
10 Apr 2001 Halifax Town v Blackpool W 1-2 League Division 3
14 Apr 2001 Carlisle United v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 3
16 Apr 2001 Blackpool v Cheltenham Town D 2-2 League Division 3
21 Apr 2001 Shrewsbury Town v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 3
16 May 2001 Hartlepool United v Blackpool W 1-3
Agg: 1-5
League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
26 May 2001 Blackpool v Leyton Orient W 4-2 League Division 3 Play-Offs Final
11 Aug 2001 Blackpool v Reading L 0-2 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Blackpool W 0-1 League Division 2
25 Aug 2001 Blackpool v Wycombe Wanderers D 2-2 League Division 2
27 Aug 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Blackpool L 4-0 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Oldham Athletic v Blackpool L 2-1 League Division 2
10 Sep 2001 Blackpool v Leicester City L 0-1 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Huddersfield Town v Blackpool W 2-4 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Blackpool v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Blackpool v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 2
30 Oct 2001 Mansfield Town v Blackpool W 0-4 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
03 Nov 2001 Brentford v Blackpool L 2-0 League Division 2
06 Nov 2001 Blackpool v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Blackpool v Swindon Town W 1-0 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Blackpool v Newport County D 2-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 Blackpool v Notts County D 0-0 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Bristol City v Blackpool L 2-1 League Division 2
28 Nov 2001 Newport County v Blackpool W 1-4 FA Cup 1st round replay
01 Dec 2001 Port Vale v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division 2
04 Dec 2001 Chesterfield v Blackpool W 0-3 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
08 Dec 2001 Blackpool v Rochdale W 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2001 Blackpool v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 2
22 Dec 2001 Bury v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2001 Blackpool v Oldham Athletic L 0-2 League Division 2
29 Dec 2001 Blackpool v Brighton and Hove Albion D 2-2 League Division 2
01 Jan 2002 Stoke City v Blackpool L 2-0 League Division 2
05 Jan 2002 Charlton Athletic v Blackpool L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2002 Oldham Athletic v Blackpool W 2-5 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - northern section
12 Jan 2002 Blackpool v AFC Bournemouth W 4-3 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Reading v Blackpool L 3-0 League Division 2
26 Jan 2002 Blackpool v Bury L 0-1 League Division 2
29 Jan 2002 Blackpool v Huddersfield Town W 3-1 LDV Vans Trophy Final - northern section (1st leg)
02 Feb 2002 Wigan Athletic v Blackpool W 0-1 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Blackpool v Peterborough United D 2-2 League Division 2
12 Feb 2002 Huddersfield Town v Blackpool L 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Final - northern section (2nd leg)
16 Feb 2002 Colchester United v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Feb 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Blackpool W 1-4 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Blackpool v Huddersfield Town L 1-2 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Cambridge United v Blackpool W 0-3 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Blackpool L 2-0 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Northampton Town L 1-2 League Division 2
12 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Port Vale W 4-0 League Division 2
24 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Cambridge United W 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy Final
30 Mar 2002 Swindon Town v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Blackpool v Wrexham W 3-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Notts County v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Blackpool v Bristol City W 5-1 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Chesterfield v Blackpool L 2-1 League Division 2
10 Aug 2002 Bristol City v Blackpool L 2-0 League Division 2
13 Aug 2002 Blackpool v Luton Town W 5-2 League Division 2
17 Aug 2002 Blackpool v Swindon Town D 0-0 League Division 2
07 Sep 2002 Blackpool v Tranmere Rovers W 3-0 League Division 2
10 Sep 2002 Burnley v Blackpool L 3-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Blackpool W 1-2 League Division 2
17 Sep 2002 Barnsley v Blackpool L 2-1 League Division 2
21 Sep 2002 Blackpool v Port Vale W 3-2 League Division 2
28 Sep 2002 Chesterfield v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 2
05 Oct 2002 Blackpool v Cheltenham Town W 3-1 League Division 2
14 Oct 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Blackpool L 2-1 League Division 2
19 Oct 2002 Blackpool v Cardiff City W 1-0 League Division 2
26 Oct 2002 Plymouth Argyle v Blackpool W 1-3 League Division 2
02 Nov 2002 Brentford v Blackpool L 5-0 League Division 2
09 Nov 2002 Blackpool v Wigan Athletic L 0-2 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Blackpool L 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
16 Nov 2002 Barnsley v Blackpool W 1-4 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Blackpool L 3-0 League Division 2
26 Dec 2002 Oldham Athletic v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division 2
28 Dec 2002 Blackpool v Colchester United W 3-1 League Division 2
01 Jan 2003 Blackpool v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division 2
04 Jan 2003 Blackpool v Crystal Palace L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Blackpool v Northampton Town W 2-1 League Division 2
01 Mar 2003 Blackpool v Wycombe Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 2
04 Mar 2003 Blackpool v Barnsley L 1-2 League Division 2
15 Mar 2003 Blackpool v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Division 2
22 Mar 2003 Stockport County v Blackpool D 2-2 League Division 2
29 Mar 2003 Blackpool v Queens Park Rangers L 1-3 League Division 2
19 Apr 2003 Peterborough United v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 2
21 Apr 2003 Blackpool v Mansfield Town D 3-3 League Division 2
26 Apr 2003 Cheltenham Town v Blackpool L 3-0 League Division 2
11 Aug 2007 Leicester City v Blackpool W 0-1 League Championship
14 Aug 2007 Blackpool v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
28 Aug 2007 Derby County v Blackpool W 2-2 (7-6) League Cup 2nd round
25 Sep 2007 Blackpool v Southend United W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Sep 2007 Watford v Blackpool D 1-1 League Championship
05 Nov 2007 Barnsley v Blackpool L 2-1 League Championship
05 Jan 2008 Barnsley v Blackpool L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Feb 2008 Ipswich Town v Blackpool L 2-1 League Championship


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