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Norwich City top 100 appearances: Thomas Halliday (65)

PUBLISHED: 10:23 26 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:30 30 May 2017

Fans at The Nest in the 1935-35 season for a match against Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Archant.

Fans at The Nest in the 1935-35 season for a match against Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Archant.

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65 Thomas Halliday

203 appearances/0 goals

Originally from the north-east, Thomas Halliday joined City in 1933 from Darlington, having also been on the books of Sunderland.

A centre-half who could also play right-back or right-half, Halliday made 40 appearances as City won the Division Three South title and a place in the Second Division for the first time in its history.

The Manchester Guardian described him as “a rare centre-half” while the Observer said “of all the capital players behind the front line, Thomas Halliday, a centre half-back formerly of Darlington, must be highly commended”.

Halliday eventually became the team captain, with his six-and-a-half year stay ending two days after Christmas, 1938, when City lost 4-0 at Newcastle United.

He was elected to the club’s Hall of Fame 1975, and died in 1975, aged 65.


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