#AceWorldNews – Dec.19: Former Match of the Day presenter Jimmy Hill, one of English football’s most influential figures, died on Saturday at the age of 87.
As chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association, he led the campaign for the scrapping of maximum wages for professional footballers.
He played 297 games for Fulham and was later manager and chairman at Coventry.
Hill – diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008 – made more than 600 appearances as presenter of Match of the Day.
Jimmy Hill: Former Match of the Day presenter dies aged 87Former Match of the Day presenter Jimmy Hill, considered one of the most influential figures in English football, dies aged 87.
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