VSI
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Scottish FA Pays Tribute To Medical Advisor

Tue 22nd Jul 2014 | Football Governance

The Scottish FA today paid tribute to Professor Stewart Hillis OBE, who died last night after a short illness.

Professor Hillis, Scottish FA medical advisor and Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular and Exercise Medicine at Glasgow University, was involved with the Association for almost 40 years. In that time, he was involved in an unprecedented 228 A squad matches, and was among the longest serving medics in international football.

He has also served with disctinction as vice-chairman of the UEFA Medical Committee and medical advisor to world football's governing body, FIFA.

Campbell Ogilvie, Scottish FA President, paid his respects to Hillis, stating, “I have had the pleasure of knowing Stewart for almost 40 years and consider him a man of great knowledge, experience and wisdom.

"He was a medic of the highest standards and we are all fortunate that he brought those standards to the Scottish FA during his time as international team doctor and medical director and advisor.

“As well as his professional capabilities, he was also terrific company and I know that his personality, sense of humour and repartee were as essential to many Scotland national teams under many national coaches as his medical expertise.

“My thoughts go to his family: his wife, Anne, his sons Andrew, Ally, Iain and daughter Sara. He will be sadly missed by his many friends at the Scottish FA and throughout the football world.”

Professor Hillis’s long association with the national teams began in 1976, when he became the under-21 team doctor, and he was elevated to the A team immediately after the FIFA World Cup in Spain in 1982. Professor Hillis, 70, was also club doctor for Clydebank Football Club for 27 years and enjoyed a spell at Rangers.
 
Current Scotland national coach, Gordon Strachan, added, “He was great company and was hugely respected in his job. There’s nothing more you can ask of your team doctor but 'The Prof' always lit up the room with his personality. As a player you loved having him around and as a manager you could always rely on his advice.”

Dr John MacLean, Chief Executive of Hampden Park Sports Medicine Centre and International Team Doctor, added, “I have lost a friend and a mentor. I have had the privilege of working with him and learning from him, both in my university days and during my own time with the Scottish FA.

“He was integral to the creation of the Sports Medicine Centre at Hampden Park, which was the first of its kind when the stadium was redeveloped, and he championed hard and successfully for the introduction of anti-doping and heart screening into Scottish football.”

Image: DailyRecord.co.uk

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

Icondia (Icondia-C-468x60.gif)
 
RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION
SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED
 
If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us –
agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

The 100 Most Influential People In The Business Of Football

Thu 30th Mar 2017 | Football Governance

To celebrate 100 issues of fcbusiness magazine, we’ve compiled a list of the 100 most influential people in the business of football since 2004. fcbusiness launched in September 2004, and since...

The introduction of sin-bins among the topics to be discussed at IFAB's 131st AGM

Thu 2nd Mar 2017 | Football Governance

Greg Clarke will chair the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at Wembley Stadium on Friday. England hosts the 131st meeting of the game’s...

FIFPro warning on two Malta clubs

Wed 1st Mar 2017 | Football Governance

FIFPro is advising players against joining two of the 12 clubs in Malta’s Premier League after evidence emerged of poor treatment of foreign footballers, including youngsters from Nigeria and...

Major Funding Boost For Grassroots Football

Wed 1st Feb 2017 | Football Governance

Underrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in. The FA are investing £1.5m into the Grow the Game scheme – a programme that increases participation at...