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
09 Aug 2003 Sheffield United v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Cambridge United v Gillingham W 1-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Gillingham v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Bradford City v Gillingham W 0-1 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 Gillingham v Burnley L 0-3 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Watford v Gillingham D 2-2 League Division 1
06 Sep 2003 Gillingham v Millwall W 4-3 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Cardiff City v Gillingham L 5-0 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Gillingham v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division 1
23 Sep 2003 Stoke City v Gillingham W 0-2 League Cup 2nd round
04 Oct 2003 Gillingham v West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Reading v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Wigan Athletic v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Gillingham v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Gillingham L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
08 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra W 2-0 League Division 1
15 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Coventry City v Gillingham D 2-2 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Stoke City W 3-1 League Division 1
06 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Gillingham v Preston North End L 0-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Gillingham v Watford W 1-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Millwall v Gillingham W 1-2 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Gillingham v Charlton Athletic W 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Gillingham v Sheffield United L 0-3 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Derby County v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
24 Jan 2004 Burnley v Gillingham L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
21 Feb 2004 Gillingham v Reading L 0-1 League Division 1
25 Feb 2004 Nottingham Forest v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 West Bromwich Albion v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
12 Apr 2004 Gillingham v Walsall W 3-0 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Gillingham v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Gillingham v Coventry City L 2-5 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Stoke City v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
07 Aug 2004 Ipswich Town v Gillingham L 2-1 League Championship
10 Aug 2004 Gillingham v Leeds United W 2-1 League Championship
14 Aug 2004 Gillingham v Preston North End W 2-1 League Championship
21 Aug 2004 Stoke City v Gillingham L 2-0 League Championship
27 Aug 2004 Gillingham v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Championship
30 Aug 2004 Burnley v Gillingham W 1-2 League Championship
11 Sep 2004 Gillingham v Sunderland L 0-4 League Championship
15 Sep 2004 Coventry City v Gillingham D 2-2 League Championship
18 Sep 2004 Reading v Gillingham L 3-1 League Championship
25 Sep 2004 Gillingham v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-1 League Championship
28 Sep 2004 Gillingham v Leicester City L 0-2 League Championship
02 Oct 2004 Plymouth Argyle v Gillingham L 2-1 League Championship
04 Dec 2004 Cardiff City v Gillingham L 3-1 League Championship
11 Dec 2004 Wigan Athletic v Gillingham L 2-0 League Championship
18 Dec 2004 Gillingham v Rotherham United W 3-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2004 Brighton and Hove Albion v Gillingham L 2-1 League Championship
28 Dec 2004 Gillingham v Coventry City W 3-1 League Championship
01 Jan 2005 Gillingham v Reading D 0-0 League Championship
03 Jan 2005 Sunderland v Gillingham D 1-1 League Championship
15 Jan 2005 Gillingham v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Championship
22 Feb 2005 Gillingham v West Ham United L 0-1 League Championship
26 Feb 2005 Gillingham v Wigan Athletic W 2-1 League Championship
02 Apr 2005 Preston North End v Gillingham D 1-1 League Championship


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