Almer Hall

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Almer Hall
Personal information
Date of birth (1912-11-12)12 November 1912
Place of birth Hove, England
Date of death 7 November 1994(1994-11-07) (aged 81)
Place of death England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Southwick
1930–1934 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (0)
1934–1937 Tottenham Hotspur 16 (3)
1937–1939 Southend United 37 (10)
1939 Bradford City 0 (0)
1945–1950 West Ham United 50 (11)
1950–1953 Margate[1] 67 (36)
Teams managed
1950–1970 Margate
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Almeric George "Almer" Hall (12 November 1912 – 7 November 1994) was an English footballer and manager.

Born in Hove, England Hall, a striker, began his professional career in 1930 with his local club Brighton & Hove Albion but before making any appearances for the Sussex club he moved to Tottenham Hotspur. He later played for Southend United, Bradford City, where his one appearance was later expunged from the records after the outbreak of the Second World War,[2] and West Ham United, where he made 50 Football League appearances[3] also appearing as a guest player for West Ham United later in Second World War[4] before moving to non-league Margate in 1950 as player-manager.[1]

He played for the Kent club until 1953, when he retired from playing to concentrate on management, and remained the club's manager until 1970, his twenty-year reign making him by far the club's longest serving manager. He led the team to a host of regional cup finals, as well as taking them into the rounds proper of the FA Cup on eleven occasions, but was not able to bring them any significant success in league competition.[5]

After leaving Margate he had a spell as a scout for Luton Town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Margate FC history website
  2. ^ Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903-1988. Breedon Books Sport. pp. p336. ISBN 0-907969-38-0. 
  3. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
  4. ^ Hogg, Tony (1995). West Ham Who's Who. London: Independent UK Sports publications. p. 223. ISBN 1-899429-01-8. 
  5. ^ Margate FC history website