Forfar, Angus born centre forward Bob Hill began his football career in Army football while serving with The Black Watch in 1890, and played for Irish clubs Glentoran and then Linfield in 1891. Hill spent three successful seasons with the Belfast club, winning two Irish Cup and two Irish League Championship medals. Hill signed for Second Division Sheffield United in February 1893, making his Football League debut at Ardwick (now Manchester City) at the beginning of March, scoring 4 goals in 8 appearances in the run in as The Blades finished as Second Division runners up, winning their Test Match against Accrington to seal promotion.
He had two more seasons with Sheffield United in the top flight, scoring 11 goals in their 1893-94 campaign, but despite starting the 1895-96 season as a first choice striker he was surprisingly transferred to Ardwick in November 1895 along with Joe Davies and Hugh Morris. After two years at Ardwick, where he scored 9 goals in 22 appearances, Hill spent a brief period with Watford St. Marys in 1897, before joining Southern League Millwall Athletic in 1898, spending a season with The Lions before a move to Brighton United in 1899.
He returned to Scotland in 1900 joining Dundee, before re-joining Linfield in 1901, but again returned to Scotland in 1902, joining Forfar Athletic, where he played until his retirement.