Freddie Hill

Born 17th January 1940 in Sheffield.

Signed by Noel Cantwell for £5,000 from Manchester City in August 1973 Freddie was an expert passer and a cultured playmaker. He made his debut for the Posh on the opening day of the 1973/74 season at London Road against Mansfield Town which Posh won 2-1.

With his vision and subtle skills Freddie helped steer Noel’s 1973/74 side to the 4th Division title with a string of fine displays in the Posh midfield. Although not a prolific goal scorer, many of the goals he did score were memorable or important such as the one that confirmed Posh’s return to the 3rd Division on the 20th April 1974 against Darlington at London Road.

Freddie only spent two seasons at London Road but during those two seasons fans were treated to an array of skills that fans had not seen the likes of at London Road for many years. His final appearance in a Posh shirt was the last game of the 1974/75 season in a 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth.

Did you know: Freddie won two caps for the England national team in 1962 when Walter Winterbottom was Manager.