Jack Hall (footballer born 1883)

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For the Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur player, see Jack Hall (footballer born 1912).
Jack Hall
Personal information
Full name John Henry Hall
Date of birth (1883-07-03)3 July 1883
Place of birth Hucknall, England
Date of death 20 February 1949(1949-02-20)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Inside forward / centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Newark
1904–1906 Stoke 53 (18)
1906–1908 Brighton & Hove Albion 83 (49)
1908–1910 Middlesbrough 59 (30)
1910 Leicester Fosse 15 (5)
1910–1915 Birmingham 97 (47)
1915–1918 Hucknall Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Henry "Jack" Hall (3 July 1883 – 20 February 1949) was an English professional footballer who played more than 200 games in the Football League as an inside forward or centre forward.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Hall was born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. After trials with Nottingham Forest and Mansfield Town, he turned professional with Stoke in October 1904.[3] He played more than 50 games in the Football League, scoring 18 goals before joining Brighton & Hove Albion in 1906. He was their leading scorer in the two seasons he spent with the club, with 28 and 26 goals respectively in all competitions.[4] In all domestic league competitions, he scored 38 goals from 67 games in the Southern League, 6 from 9 in the United League, and 5 from 7 in the Western League.[2]

In April 1908, Hall signed for Middlesbrough for a £700 fee. At the time, there was a £350 cap on transfer fees, so clubs evaded the problem by including a second player as a makeweight in the deal, valuing him at the difference between £350 and the fee required. The makeweight in this case was Harry Kent, a centre-half who played only six times for Middlesbrough before returning to the Southern League with Watford. Middlesbrough were nevertheless fined £100 over the transaction, as Hall's Football League registration was still held by Stoke.[2] Hall was Middlesbrough's top scorer in both the seasons with that club, in 1908–09 and 1909–10.[3]

After a brief spell with Leicester Fosse he moved to Birmingham, where he was yet again his club's leading scorer in his first two seasons, 1910–11 (despite not joining the club until December 1910) and 1911–12.[3] After retiring from football, Hall became the landlord of a public house near Birmingham's ground, where he remained until his death in 1949.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1904–05 25 7 0 0 25 7
1905–06 28 11 2 0 30 11
Total 53 18 2 0 55 18
Brighton & Hove Albion 1906–07
1907–08
Total 83 49 86 49
Middlesbrough 1908–09 30 18 1 0 31 18
1909–10 29 12 2 0 31 12
Total 59 30 3 0 62 30
Leicester Fosse 1910–11 15 5 0 0 15 5
Total 15 5 0 0 15 5
Birmingham 1910–11 19 13 2 1 21 14
1911–12 35 21 2 0 37 21
1912–13 22 8 1 0 23 8
1913–14 17 5 1 0 18 5
1914–15 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 97 47 6 1 103 48
Career Total 307 149 11 1 320 150

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 111. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d Carder, Tim & Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 105. ISBN 0-9521337-1-7. 
  3. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Carder & Harris, p. 338.