Hick, William

Birth Date

13th February 1903

Birthplace

Beamish, England

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

After playing locally for Consett Celtic, Hick signed for Hartlepool in 1921-22, but only played one league game for them.

He then moved on to South Shields in 1922, but never featured in their first team.

Linking up with Middlesbrough for the 1923-24 and 1924-25 seasons, Hick had a much better time, scoring seven goals in 16 league appearances.

He was even more successful after joining Southend United in 1924, for in almost three seasons he netted 69 goals in 106 league outings. This was to be by far his best time of his career.

Signing for Bristol City in the summer of 1928 for a fee of £1,400, he only played 10 league matches for the Ashton Gate club, scoring one goal. Hick then signed for Exeter City in January 1929, making his debut in the 4-0 defeat at Northampton Town.

Despite his good goals per game ratio, Hick was on the move again at the end of the season as he joined Grays Athletic and then Scunthorpe & Lindsey United.

After playing for Notts County in 1929-30, although he didn’t make a league appearance for them, he ended his career with two seasons (1930-32 & 1931-32) at Rotherham United, scoring 36 goals in 47 league appearances.

William Hick died in 1972.

Appearances

16

Goals

8

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