Hall playing for Wigan Athletic
|Full name||Fitz Benjamin Hall|
|Date of birth||20 December 1980|
|Place of birth||Leytonstone, England|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|1997–2000||West Ham United|
|2008–2012||Queens Park Rangers||85||(3)|
|2010||→ Newcastle United (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:42, 31 December 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Hall began his career as a West Ham United youth player on the same day as Paul Konchesky, Bobby Zamora and Jlloyd Samuel but was released at the age of 15. He played for Senrab in Wanstead Flats. He was also once told that he wasn't good enough to become a professional footballer but found his lucky break through a friend that got him a trial at Barnet He then joined Barnet as part of a Youth Training Scheme, before moving to non-league Chesham United under the management of Bob Dowie.
Hall's performances at Chesham came to the attention of Dowie's brother Iain, manager of Oldham Athletic, who bought him for £30,000 during the 2001–02 season. He made his debut in April 2002 against Wycombe Wanderers, his only appearance of the season. The following season really saw him shine as he was part of a defence which was only 2nd best to league champions Wigan Athletic and was named in the PFA Team of the Year. Hall scored his first goal for the club against Stockport County in November 2002 and went on to score more important goals that season against Chesterfield, Brentford and Mansfield in the league and Burton Albion in the FA Cup. In January 2003, Hall signed a new deal, keeping him until 2005. Having signed a contract, but seven-month on after following the financial melt down at the club, Hall was sold to Premiership side Southampton for £250,000. However, he did not manage to break into Southampton's first team on a regular basis.
In August 2005, Hall was appointed team captain of Palace, replacing Michael Hughes following the club's relegation back to the Championship. Many fans felt that Hall's performance was being hindered by the burden of captaincy, and after several poor performances, and several yellow cards, Hughes was re-appointed team captain in January 2006. Despite losing the captaincy, Hall remained in the first team until the end of the season.
Hall moved from Palace to Premiership side Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee on 26 June 2006. New Palace boss Peter Taylor cited a £3m get-out clause in Hall's contract as the reason for the transfer.. On the opening game of the season, Hall made his debut in a 2–1 loss against Newcastle United. During a 4–0 win over Manchester City on 21 October 2006, Hall suffered an ankle ligament damage, following an challenge from Dietmar Hamann and was out for three weeks. Hall is able on to make his return on 26 November 2006 in a 4–0 loss against Tottenham Hotspur after coming as a substitute. On 11 February 2007, Hall scored an own goal against Arsenal, to make a score 1–1, before Tomáš Rosický score a winner. The match was 2–1 for Arsenal. It could got more worse for Hall when on 21 February 2007, Hall received a straight red card after a challenge on Johan Cavalli in a 1–1 draw againstt Watford. After the match, Wigan officially confirmed that they are appealing against Hall sending off, hoping to be overturned. However the next day, FA reject Wigan's appeal, meaning Hall have to serve three match ban. After making a returning from suspension, Hall's career at Wigan went bad to worse after he conceded a penalty following a foul on Marcus Bent, allowing Darren Bent convert it and score, resulting Charlton winning 1–0. Hall would play two more match before suffering an knee injury, result him out for the rest of the season. The following season proved to be Hall's career at Wigan is come to an end after falling out of favour with Chris Hutchings and then manager Steve Bruce and is expected to leave Wigan, as clubs in Championship are tracking to sign Hall.
Queens Park Rangers
Hall was one of a number of players brought in by Championship side Queens Park Rangers during the early part of the January 2008 transfer window. He signed a four and a half-year contract, after Rangers paid an undisclosed fee. Hall scored his first goal for Queens Park Rangers on the first game of 2008–09 season against Barnsley, scoring his second two minutes later, before having a penalty saved for a hat-trick. Under Neil Warnocks management of QPR, Hall was an everpresent member of the promotion winning squad of the 2010–11 season which saw QPR win the title. Hall's excellent defensive parnership with Kaspars Gorkšs was influential in Rangers keeping a record number of clean sheets on the way to the Championship title. In the Premier League, Hall featured often under Neil Warnock, however after his replacement as manager by Mark Hughes and the arrival of Nedum Onuoha, Hall fell down the Rangers pecking order and was released by QPR at the end of the 2011–12 season. 
On 29 January 2010, Hall was signed on loan by Newcastle United for the rest of the season. He made his debut in the 5–1 win over Cardiff City at St James' Park and put in a solid performance, before being replaced by Tamás Kádár in the closing stages of the game.
During Newcastle's 2–2 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate on 20 March, Hall injured his hamstring in a chase with Nicky Maynard. After the game, Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton said Hall's injury did not look too good. Despite this assessment, Hall recovered in time to play in the match that confirmed Newcastle as Football League Championship champions, on 19 April. Following Newcastle's promotion to the Premier League, Hall was keen to make a permanent deal but it didn't happen, and Hall returned to QPR.
Hall signed a one-year contract with Watford in July 2012, along with seven signings. Having not featured Watford's games in the pre-season due to regain his fitness, Hall finally made his debut, coming on for Neuton in a second half, as Watford drew 2–2 with Bristol City on 22 September 2012. The next game, Hall scored his first goal in a 3–2 win over Huddersfield Town. Due to several injuries, Hall was limited to just 21 league appearances but remained a key part of Watford's squad as they finished 3rd in the table.
On 22 November 2013, Hall rejoined Watford on a short-term deal after training with the club for the last few months.
In 2003 during his Southampton career, Hall received an unexpected call-up to be eligible to play for Scotland national football team through his grandmother. However, Hall denied having talk over a possible call-up to the Scotland national team, stating he had heard nothing from manager Berti Vogts.
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- Fitz Hall career stats at Soccerbase
- Fitz Hall Career Profile