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Football mourns veteran broadcaster and player Jimmy Hill

By Ryan Hooper

Published 21/12/2015

Presenter: Jimmy Hill
Presenter: Jimmy Hill

The world of football has paid tribute to former footballer and Match Of The Day presenter Jimmy Hill, who has died aged 87.

The Londoner, who made his name playing for Fulham in the 1950s, enjoyed a second career as a distinguished broadcaster.

He died on Saturday after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

MoTD presenter Gary Lineker said: "Deeply saddened to hear that Jimmy Hill has left us. A football man through and through who gave the game so much in so many ways."

Former England striker Alan Shearer said: "Footballers and football have so much to thank him for."

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