FWA Tribute to Jimmy Hill

Jimmy Hill OBE became the latest recipient of the FWA’s tribute award when he was honoured at the Savoy in a star-studded evening in January 2004.

Few people can have had more impact on football at so many levels of the game – as a player, manager, chairman, PFA executive, television figure and visionary.

It was Jimmy who helped end the maximum wage for players, introduced the now universally concept of three points for a win, built the country’s first all-seated stadium and even wrote the lyrics for Coventry City and Arsenal songs.

A gala evening saw Alan Hansen speak about his early years in television with Jimmy, who received a cut-glass trophy from FWA Chairman Gerry Cox and then spoke movingly about his all-encompassing career.

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