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Willie Hall

Tottenham Hotspur FC

10 appearances, 9 goals

P 10 W 7 D 1 L 2 F 31: A 13
75% successful

1933-39

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
900

Profile

Full name George William Hall
Born 12 March 1912 at 12 Tenter Buildings, Appletongate, Newark, Nottinghamshire [registered in Newark, June 1912]. To John William and Elizabeth (née Hopkinson). With eleven older brothers and sisters (twelve, if the tragic death of a child is to be included)
Died 22 May 1967 of a heart attack, aged 55 years 72 days [registered in Newark, June 1967].
Funeral service held at St Mary's Magdalene Church in Newark. Cremated and interred at Newark Cemetery.
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 11st. 9lbs [1938].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & OurNottinghamshire.

Club Career

Club(s) Played for his school and Nottinghamshire schools and Ransome and Marles Bearings Company FC of Newark, his works team. He was persuaded by Notts County FC to become a professional in November 1930, and he was transferred to Tottenham Hotspur FC in December 1932. He remained with Spurs until he retired because of injury in 1944.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions The Willie Hall Trophy is played each year by the Newark Football Alliance.
Willie Hall also appeared on BBC's This Is Your Life on 16 February 1959.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) Joined Clapton Orient FC as manager/coach in August 1945, but only lasted until the December, resigning because of thrombosis, in fact, within months, he'd have his legs amputated. Returned to management briefly with Chinford Town FC in December 1949.

England Career

Player number One of three who became 591st players (593) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left/right
First match No. 190, 6 December 1933, England 4 France 1, a friendly match at White Hart Lane, High Road, Tottenham, London, aged 21 years 269 days.
Last match No. 225, 18 May 1939, Yugoslavia 2 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadion Beogradski Sport Klub, Beograd, aged 27 years 67 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1937-38, 1938-39;
Team honours British Championships winners 1937-38, shared 1938-39;
Individual honours England wartime (one appearance)
Distinctions Uncle of England amateur, Harry Parr.
Hall's hat-trick in three minutes against Ireland, 16 November 1938, is the fastest in international matches.

Beyond England

Latterly employed as a licensee, but once more, became seriously ill, and had his right leg amputated on 27 March 1946, his left leg was amputated shortly after, because of thrombosis. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.115/6.
Readers with an avid interest in the local heritage of Newark cannot fail to notice a series of plaques that are continuously being erected at strategic points around the town as memorials of achievements by individuals, these being worthy accreditations to the cultural or social development of this landmark. This latest plaque was unveiled by the town's mayor, Councillor Bryan Richardson, on the sunny afternoon of Tuesday 23rd July 2013, and is now displayed proudly in the playground of Lovers' Lane Primary School. It was here that the subject began both his formal education and his footballing career.
Tribute had been paid, locally to a man of great bravery and talent, not just in the N.A.L.H.S. plaque, but also in the Willie Hall Cup, presented annually to the winners of the Newark Sunday Alliance. 2006 brought his installation within the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame. - OurNottinghamshire.org

 

Willie Hall - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
15 10 5 900 9 100 min 7 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Willie Hall - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 5 0 1 21 7 +14 1 2 3.50 1.167 83.3 +4
Away 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 0 0 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
All 10 7 1 2 31 13 +18 1 2 3.10 1.30 75.0 +5

 

Willie Hall - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 1 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
Friendly 5 3 1 1 15 9 +6 0 1 3.00 1.80 70.0 +2
All 10 7 1 2 31 13 +18 1 2 3.10 1.30 75.0 +5

 

Willie Hall - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1937-38 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 0 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1938-39 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 0 1 4.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC All 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 1 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 1 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
All 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 1 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3

 

Willie Hall - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 10 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 10 full capsx

Age 21
1 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start il
Age 22
- 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW withdrawn reserve
Age 25
2 212 23 October 1937 - Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 58 8
3 213 17 November 1937 - England 2 Wales 1, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough HW Start 59 8
4 214 1 December 1937 - England 5 Czechoslovakia 4, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 8
Age 26
5 215 9 April 1938 - England 0 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start il
- 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW injured reserve
- 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AL
- 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW
6 220 26 October 1938 - England 3 Rest of Europe 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 21 8
7 222 16 November 1938 - England 7 Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HW Start

35, 37, 38,
55, 65
8
Age 27
8 223 15 April 1939 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 8
9 224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2, Stadio Civico San Siro, Milano tour AD Start 77 8
10 225 18 May 1939 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd AL Start 8
- 226 24 May 1939 - Romania 0 England 2, Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti AW reserve

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