Michael Halliday (footballer)

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Michael Halliday
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-05-28) 28 May 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker/Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Knockbreda F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2010 Glentoran 296 (141)
2010–2012 Crusaders 74 (25)
2012– Lisburn Distillery 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 August 2012.

Michael Halliday (born 28 May 1979) is a footballer from Northern Ireland who plays in the IFA Premiership for Lisburn Distillery.

Halliday is from the east of Belfast and started his career at Glentoran (of whom he is a lifelong supporter), where he played for 11 years and won many trophies. Due to his loyalty the club, he was offered a testimonial in 2009.

On 15 May 2010, Halliday signed a 3-year contract with North Belfast club Crusaders. He arrived on a free transfer after being released from Glentoran by new manager Scott Young at the end of the 2009/2010 season.[1]

He had the perfect start to this Crues career, scoring on his league debut against Donegal Celtic,[2] and on 2 October 2010, Halliday scored the winning goal against his old side Glentoran to close the gap on the leaders.[3] He also scored in the Irish Cup semi final against Portadown, to put the Crues into their second final in 3 years.[4]

Halliday and Crusaders team-mate Ryan McCann joined Lisburn Distillery in the summer of 2012.




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