THE funeral of legendary Bolton Wanderers player Freddie Hill will take place at Bolton Parish Church on October 19 at 10.30am

Mr Hill passed died at the age of 81 on October 1.

Nicknamed ‘God’ by the Burnden Park faithful in a 12-year career at Bolton, Hill was one of the most entertaining and talented wide men to ever feature for the club.

The player came through the junior ranks at Bolton having been spotted playing junior football in Sheffield and established himself as a first team regular the season after the club had won the FA Cup in 1958, giving a sign of his talent as he scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 win against Chelsea.

He was top scorer in the 1961/62 season and remains the last English Bolton player to score a top-flight hat-trick, doing so against Sheffield United in 1963.