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Former Pools Star Bill Green Passes Away

22 August 2017

Bill Green
Bill Green lines up with the Pools team in 1970

Hartlepool United is saddened to learn of the passing of 1970s star Bill Green at the age of 66.

Bill played centre-half for Pools between 1969 and 1973, making a total of 137 appearances for the Club and scoring six goals.

Pools spotted his talent early on and he made a competitive debut against Newport County in September 1969 aged just 18 and by the time he hit 20 he was wearing the captain’s armband.

His performances in the heart of the Pools defence earned him a move to Carlisle United in 1973, whilst he also went on to play for West Ham United, Peterborough United and Chesterfield.

Following his retirement from playing, he went in to management with Scunthorpe United in the early 1990s before taking on a number of scouting roles with Wigan Athletic, Derby County and latterly Southampton.

Everyone at Hartlepool United would like to offer sincere condolences to Bill’s family and friends at this sad time.

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