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George Halley
Born 29 October 1887
Cronberry, Scotland
Died 18 December 1941(1941-12-18) (aged 54)[1]
Burnley, England

George Halley (29 October 1887 – 18 December 1941) was a Scottish professional football right half who made 220 appearances in the Football League for Burnley , Bradford Park Avenue and Southend United.[2][3] He also played in the Scottish League for Kilmarnock and represented the Scottish League XI.[4][5]

Personal life

Halley served in the British Army prior to the First World War.[6] He served as a sapper in the Royal Engineers during the war and saw action in France and Mesopotamia, before being posted to India in 1919.[6] After his retirement from football, Halley worked as a plasterer and studied at Ruskin College, Oxford.[7] He died at Victoria Hospital, Burnley on 18 December 1941.[7]

Honours

Burnley

  • Football League First Division: 1920-21[7]
  • FA Cup: 1913–14[7]

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kilmarnock 1907–08[8] Scottish First Division 11 0 0 0 11 0
1908–09[8] 28 2 1 0 29 2
1909–10[8] 29 3 2 0 31 3
1910–11[8] 24 2 1 0 25 2
Total 92 7 4 0 96 7
Burnley 1914–15[9] First Division 10 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 102 7 4 0 0 0 106 7

References

  1. Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 
  2. Joyce, Michael (16 October 2012). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939 (3rd Revised ed.). Tony Brown. p. 123. ISBN 9781905891610. 
  3. "SUFCdb | Player Profile". http://www.sufcdb.co.uk/profile.php?p=70. 
  4. "Halley George Image 1 Burnley 1914 – Vintage Footballers" (in en-GB). http://vintagefootballers.com/product/halley-george-image-1-burnley/. 
  5. "George Halley". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. http://www.londonhearts.com/SFL/players/georgehalley.html. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "George Halley | Service Record | Football and the First World War" (in en-US). Football and the First World War. https://www.footballandthefirstworldwar.org/george-halley-service-record/. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Smith, Mike (10 March 2014) (in en). The Road to Glory – Burnley's FA Cup Triumph in 1914. Grosvenor House Publishing. ISBN 9781781482605. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Kilmarnock Player George Halley Details". http://www.fitbastats.com/kilmarnock/player.php?playerid=7044. 
  9. "Burnley Squad 1914/15 – World War One" (in en-US). Football and the First World War. https://www.footballandthefirstworldwar.org/burnley-squad-191415/. 

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