David Hickinbotham (1862 – 9 November 1941) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) and coached them in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
|Full name||David Hickinbotham|
|Date of birth||1862|
|Place of birth||Ashbourne, Victoria|
|Date of death||9 November 1941 79)(aged|
|Place of death||Moolap, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Geelong (VFA)|
Under Hickinbotham's captaincy, Geelong did not lose a single game in the 1886 VFA season on their way to the premiership. His side were renowned for their fitness and physical preparation while as a player he was regarded as one of the best centreman of the 1880s. Hickinbotham became Geelong's inaugural VFL coach in 1910 and was in charge for two seasons.