Hicks, Jim

Birth Date

16th September 1960


Ipswich, Suffolk



Biographical Text

Jim Hicks, then recently graduated from Warwick University, played three league games during Exeter City’s disappointing 1983/84 campaign. He went on to appear around forty times for Fulham, play in the United States and set up Millwall’s community programme.

Signed during Gerry Francis’ one-season reign as Exeter City manager, Jim arrived on non-contract forms in September 1983 after playing university football for Warwick. He was thrust straight into the Grecians side to make his debut against Wimbledon at St James’ Park on 24 September 1983. He retained his place for the next game against Lincoln City and later played at Bournemouth in December 1983.

Jim signed for Oxford United in August 1984 but never played a league match before moving to Fulham in August 1985 as part of a deal that took Ray Houghton in the other direction. In three seasons at Craven Cottage he made 32 league outings prior to leaving for Kingstonian in the summer of 1988 followed by a 1989 switch to Washington Stars of the American Soccer League and a further move to Madison United Soccer Club. Jim then returned to Britain to take up a pioneering role with Millwall where he was the architect of the club’s football in the community scheme which he combined with managing the Millwall Lionesses. 





Jim Brown

Jim played a handful of games for Coventry City reserves in 1982-83

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