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Steve Hill (footballer)

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Full nameStephen Hill
Playing positionWinger

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Stephen "Mandy" Hill (15 February 1940 27 November 2010) was an English professional footballer. He played as a forward.

Hill began his career with his hometown club, Blackpool, in May 1959. He made his debut for the Tangerines on 3 October 1959, in a 3 1 defeat to Manchester City at Bloomfield Road, as a deputy for the injured Stanley Matthews. He made a further six appearances in the 1959 60 campaign.

In 1960 61, Hill made ten league appearances, as well as appearing in his first FA Cup tie a 3 1 second-round-replay loss at home to Leeds United on 5 October 1960.

Blackpool manager Ron Suart gave Hill an extended run in the team during the 1961 62 season, after Stanley Matthews was allowed to return to Stoke City. He started 36 of the club's 42 league games, and scored his first goal in the process the second in a 2 0 victory at home to West Ham on September 4, 1961. He also helped Blackpool to the semi-finals of the League Cup, appearing from the second round onwards.

In 1962 63, Hill's appearances were limited due to injury. He started only nine league games. The same applied for the following 1963 64 season, which proved to be his final one for the club. After losing his place to Leslie Lea, Hill made only nine league appearances, the final one occurring on 18 January 1964, in a 2 0 loss at home to Spurs.

Hill joined Tranmere Rovers in September 1964, with whom he made over 100 league appearances.

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