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
08 Nov 2008 Leiston v Fleetwood Town D 0-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Nov 2008 Fleetwood Town v Leiston W 2-0 FA Cup 1st round replay
29 Nov 2008 Fleetwood Town v Hartlepool United L 2-3 FA Cup 2nd round


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