A seven foot bronze statue of Jimmy Hill was unveiled outside Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena Thursday.
Jimmy Hill, who is best remembered for hosting Match Of the Day, has a long list of other achievements such as:
- He helped get rid of the player’s maximum wage,
- He commissioned the first all-seater stadium soccer stadium in England when at Coventry,
- He’s credited with the three-points for a win system,
- And he was an accomplished footballer with Fulham from 1952-61.
So it’s a fitting tribute that Coventry decided to erect the statue of him outside their ground. Hill, 83, looks quite well and fit as you can see in the video below.