Scott Hiley

Date of birth27 September 1968
Place of birthPlymouth
Weight72 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionDefender/Right back

Hiley began his long career at Exeter City where he signed professional forms in August 1986.

After over 200 games for the club he joined Birmingham City in March 1994 for £ 100,000.

Much of his career at Birmingham was blighted by injury problems and he joined Manchester City after less than 50 appearances in three seasons in February 1996 for a fee of £ 250,000.

He found his appearances while at City very limited and, after only a handful of matches, he joined Southampton on a free transfer in August 1998.

He was used as cover for right back Jason Dodd, and made himself a regular member of the team when Jason was moved to the centre of the defence.

He was moved down the pecking order when Southampton signed Joe Tessem and was allowed to join Portsmouth for only £50,000 in December 1999.

He went out of favour with the management, Hiley's career at Fratton Park was resurrected by Steve Claridge and he went on to hit some of his best-ever form.

Playing either at right back or in the centre of defence, he performed consistently well, even when the team was struggling, and impressed the Pompey faithful with his excellent first touch, ability to read the game and composure in difficult situations.

His fine performances won him the supporters' 'Player of the Year' award.

After spending most of the 2001-02 season as a regular and team captain, it was a big surprise when he made available for transfer at the end of the campaign.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Exeter City 04 Aug 1986 12 Mar 1994
Birmingham City 12 Mar 1994 23 Feb 1996
Manchester City 23 Feb 1996 04 Aug 1998
Southampton 04 Aug 1998 20 Aug 1998 L
Southampton 21 Aug 1998 03 Dec 1999
Portsmouth 03 Dec 1999 15 Nov 2002
Exeter City 20 Sep 2002 14 Nov 2002 L
Exeter City 15 Nov 2002 10 Feb 2006
Crawley Town 11 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2008
Tiverton Town 01 Sep 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Birmingham City League Cup 2
1995-96 Manchester City Premier League 2
1998-99 Southampton FA Cup 1
1998-99 Southampton Premier League 27
1999-00 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
1999-00 Southampton Premier League 3
2000-01 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
2000-01 Portsmouth League Cup 1
2000-01 Portsmouth League Division 1 34
2001-02 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
2001-02 Portsmouth League Cup 1
2001-02 Portsmouth League Division 1 28
2002-03 Exeter City FA Cup 4
2002-03 Exeter City LDV Vans Trophy 2
2002-03 Exeter City League Division 3 37
2004-05 Exeter City FA Cup 4
2004-05 Exeter City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Exeter City LDV Vans Trophy 1

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
21 Sep 1993 Birmingham City v Aston Villa L 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
06 Oct 1993 Aston Villa v Birmingham City L 1-0
Agg: 2-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg

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