Gareth Hall

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Gareth Hall
Personal information
Full name Gareth David Hall[1]
Date of birth (1969-03-20) 20 March 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Croydon, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1996 Chelsea 139 (4)
1995 Sunderland (loan) 1 (0)
1996–1998 Sunderland 47 (0)
1997 Brentford 6 (0)
1998–2001 Swindon Town 87 (3)
2001–? Havant & Waterlooville 0 (0)
Total 280 (7 )
National team
England Schoolboys
Wales U21 1
1988–1992 Wales 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:23, 14 August 2008 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:23, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Gareth Hall (born 20 March 1969 in Croydon[2]) is an English-born former Welsh international footballer of the 1980s and 1990s.

He started his career as an apprentice at Chelsea and made his first team debut on 5 May 1987 against Wimbledon F.C., having featured in a reserve match earlier in the day. He made a total of 198 League appearances during his time at the club, although the number of matches he played was limited by the presence of Steve Clarke. Hall was a member of the Chelsea team that won the 1990 Full Members Cup at Wembley Stadium.[3]

He moved to Sunderland in January 1996, having originally been on loan there.[4] Hall went on to make 52 League appearances for the club.[2]

Hall joined Swindon Town in May 1998 and played in most games during his first two seasons. Following the arrival of Colin Todd he was told he could leave on a free transfer, but continued training with the team and he ended up playing a few more matches for them, before leaving in May 2001 to join Havant & Waterlooville. In total he made 97 senior appearances for Swindon, scoring 3 goals.[5]

He attained 15 international caps for Wales, first being selected for the senior side on 23 March 1988, in a 2-1 friendly defeat to Yugoslavia. His last cap came on 29 April 1992 in a 1-1 friendly draw with Austria.[6]


  1. ^ Barry Hugman's Footballers - Gareth Hall
  2. ^ a b Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  3. ^ Gareth Hall Part 1 Biography and Stats at Sporting Heroes
  4. ^ Rollin (ed), Glenda (1996). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1996–97. Headline. ISBN 0-7472-7781-8. 
  5. ^ Richard Banyard. "Gareth Hall". Player Profile. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gareth Hall: Wales". Sporting Heroes. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 

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