Happy Hall

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Happy Hall
Personal information
Full name Happy McNair Hall
Date of birth (1987-10-15) October 15, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Nassau, Bahamas
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lyford Cay
Youth career
2005–2006 Appalachian State Mountaineers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Bradenton Academics 5 (1)
2007 Bradenton Academics 4 (0)
2008 North York Astros 12 (0)
2009 Gosport Borough 5 (0)
2009 Bradenton Academics 13 (2)
2009–2010 Ma Pau SC 12 (0)
2011 Dayton Dutch Lions 19 (1)
2014– Lyford Cay
National team
2006–2015 Bahamas 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 16, 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:59, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Happy McNair Hall (born October 15, 1987) is a Bahamian international footballer who plays for local side Lyford Cay as a defender.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Born in Nassau, Hall played college soccer at Appalachian State University, and had three stints with the Bradenton Academics[1] in the USL Premier Development League in 2005, 2007 and 2009.

Professional[edit]

Upon graduating, Hall had a trial with Romanian outfit Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț in February 2008[2] and briefly played with North York Astros in the Canadian Soccer League in 2008,[3] before joining English side Gosport Borough in February 2009, on a deal until the end of the 2008/09 season.[4]

Following the conclusion of the English football season, Hall returned to North America, and signed to play a third stint for Bradenton Academics in 2009, alongside his national teammate Cameron Hepple. Towards the end of the 2009 PDL season Hall went on trials and secured a deal with Ma Pau SC in the TT Pro League in Trinidad and Tobago.

On March 7, 2011 Hall signed a two-year contract with Dayton Dutch Lions of the American USL Pro league.[5]

International[edit]

Hall made his debut for the Bahamas in a September 2006 Caribbean Cup qualification match against the Cayman Islands.[6] He had earned 10 caps by November 2008,[7] 4 of them in World Cup qualification games.[8] Hall captained the side in the 2010 World Cup qualification matches.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bahamas' goal tally first.[7]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2006 Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba  Turks and Caicos Islands 2–1 3–2 2007 Caribbean Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

Hall is founder of the YESI Soccer and Skillz Soccer Schools in the Bahamas.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soccer Outlook Part II - Nassau Guardian
  2. ^ Happy Hall in teste la Ceahlaul - Onlinesport (Romanian)
  3. ^ North York Astros profile
  4. ^ "Pike Happy to trial Hall". Gosport Borough F.C. official website. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Dutch Lions Sign Hall, Leerdam
  6. ^ Caribbean Football Database profile
  7. ^ a b Happy Hall at National-Football-Teams.com
  8. ^ Happy HallFIFA competition record
  9. ^ Our coaching staff - Skillz Soccer Bahamas

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