Former Fulham player and chairman, Jimmy Hill, has been presented with the prestigious Contribution to League Football Award at the 2009 Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo’s Top 50 Football League Players.
In receiving the award, Jimmy Hill said: “I am greatly honoured to accept this award from an organisation that has played such an important part in my life and throughout my career as a player, manager, chairman and broadcaster. It fills me with immense pride.”
Football League Chairman Lord Mawhinney said: “During a career spanning nearly 60 years, Jimmy Hill has made a significant contribution to League football. His influence is still being felt today, in many areas of the game; after all it was Jimmy that was responsible for the introduction of three points for a win and the use of panels of pundits to comment on televised matches.
"He is much admired throughout The Football League and we are delighted to recognise his unparalleled contribution.”
Jimmy received his award at a gala dinner at Grosvenor House on Park Lane in front of more than 800 attendees from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.