Marcus Hall

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Marcus Hall
Personal information
Full name Marcus Thomas Jackson Hall[1]
Date of birth (1976-03-24) 24 March 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1992–1994 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2002 Coventry City 132 (2)
2002 Nottingham Forest 1 (0)
2002 Southampton 0 (0)
2002–2005 Stoke City 79 (1)
2005–2010 Coventry City 138 (0)
2010–2011 Northampton Town 24 (0)
Total 373 (3)
National team
1996–1997 England U21 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcus Thomas Jackson Hall (born 24 March 1976) is an English former footballer who played as a defender from 1994 until 2011.

He had two spells with Coventry City, playing in the Premier League in his first, as well as playing in the Football League for Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and Northampton Town. He was also contracted to Southampton whilst a Premier League team but failed to make an appearances. During the 1996–97 campaign he was handed 8 England U21 caps, scoring twice.

Club career[edit]

Hall was born in Coventry and began his career with his local side, Coventry City. He progressed through the youth ranks at Highfield Road and made his debut against Tottenham Hotspur on New Year's Eve in 1994–95 with the "Sky Blues" losing 4–0.[2] His first start was a televised home match against Manchester United which Hall described as a 'frightening experience'.[2] Hall spent eight seasons with the Sky Blues making 157 appearances scoring four goals. He left Coventry to join Nottingham Forest in the 2002–03 season, but only played one game against Portsmouth[3] for Forest before moving to back to the Premier League with Southampton where he failed to make an appearance.[4]

Hall joined Stoke City in December 2002.[5] He played in 27 matches in 2002–03 helping the club avoid relegation on the final day of the season. In 2003–04 Hall played in 38 matches as Stoke finished in mid-table. He played in 22 matches in 2004–05 and scored his only goal for Stoke against Derby County on 30 August 2004.[6] He made a return to Coventry City in January 2005 on a free transfer.[7]

He spent the next six seasons with Coventry making 151 appearances and was granted a testimonial match against Everton following 10 years of service with Coventry which ended in a 2–2 draw.[8] At the end of the 2009–10 season, Coventry City told Hall he was surplus to requirements and he was subsequently released. Hall signed for Northampton Town on a one-year deal on 1 August 2010.[9] In May 2011, along with seven other players, he was told his contract would not be renewed by the club after making 28 appearances.[10]

International career[edit]

Hall is a former captain of the England U21s, and has scored goals at this level. He has also played in an England B international.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coventry City 1994–95 Premier League 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1995–96 Premier League 25 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 31 0
1996–97 Premier League 13 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 18 0
1997–98 Premier League 25 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 33 2
1998–99 Premier League 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
1999–2000 Premier League 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2000–01 Premier League 21 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 24 1
2001–02 First Division 29 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 30 1
Total 132 2 10 0 15 2 0 0 157 4
Nottingham Forest 2002–03 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Southampton 2002–03 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoke City 2002–03 First Division 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2003–04 First Division 35 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 38 0
2004–05 Championship 20 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 1
Total 79 1 5 0 3 0 0 0 87 1
Coventry City 2004–05 Championship 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2005–06 Championship 39 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 43 0
2006–07 Championship 40 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
2007–08 Championship 18 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 20 0
2008–09 Championship 23 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 27 0
2009–10 Championship 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 138 0 8 0 5 0 0 0 151 0
Northampton Town 2010–11 League Two 24 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 28 0
Total 24 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 28 0
Career Total 374 3 23 0 26 2 1 0 424 5
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 184. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Marcus Hall enters the Sky Blues hall of fame". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Portsmouth 2–0 N Forest". BBC. 10 August 2002. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (2003). In That Number – A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC. Hagiology. p. 612. ISBN 0-9534474-3-X. 
  5. ^ "Saints let Hall join Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Stoke 1–0 Derby". BBC. 30 August 2004. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Defender Hall makes Coventry move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hall awarded Coventry testimonial". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Defender Marcus Hall signs for Northampton Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Eight leave in Northampton Town exodus". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 9 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 

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