The Rangers felt sad to hear the news of the club’s determined Freddy Hill’s death. Hill has passed away at the age of 81. He played 412 times for the club between 1958 and 1969. As an inside forward, the Rangers signed Hill from the youth football team in his hometown of Sheffield.
In April 1958, he made his debut in the league when he was only 18 years old. A month ago, the Rangers defeated the Manchester United team, which was rebuilding after the Munich air crash, and won the FA Cup.
Hill did not appear at Wembley, where two goals from Natlofhaus allowed the Rangers to lift the trophy for the fourth time. But as a skilled and scoring player, Hill quickly established his position in the Bolton team under the leadership of legendary manager Bill Reading. His first international recognition came from the U23 team in England. In October 1962, he won the first of two full matches between Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Hill has always been the Rangers’ top scorer in the 1961/62 season of the First Division. As a frequent visitor to the top league, he has attracted the attention of many other clubs, especially Liverpool. However, Hill stayed at Burden Park, where he was a favorite of supporters.
After the white team was relegated in 1964, he made more than 400 appearances — scoring 79 goals in a Bolton jersey — Before joining Halifax Town in July, 1969. Soon after, Hill returned to the First Division with Manchester City and played for Manchester City for three seasons.
Then, he succeeded in Petersburg United, ended his career in this country, starred in the 1973/74 fourth division championship team, became the most popular team, he was selected into the London Road Hall of Fame.
After playing in Ireland for a while, Hill returned to Lancashire to play for the boroughs of Drollsden and Radcliffe, and left a familiar face in Bolton and surrounding areas. Hill’s pass came after the death of former Rangers forward and England World Cup champion Roger Hunt earlier this week. Before the Rangers home game against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, Hunter will be remembered with a minute of applause, and the club will pay tribute to Hill in the Papa John EFL Trophy against Liverpool next Tuesday night . At this sad moment, everyone on the Rangers is with Freddy’s friends and family.