Happy Hall

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

Happy Hall
Personal information
Full name Happy McNair Hall
Date of birth (1987-10-15) October 15, 1987
Place of birth Nassau, Bahamas
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lyford Cay
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
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– Bahamas 15 (3)
* 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 20:29, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Career

College and amateur

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

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

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

Scores and results list the Bahamas' goal tally first.[7]
No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.6 September 2006Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba Turks and Caicos Islands2–13–22007 Caribbean Cup qualification
2.9 September 2019Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas Bonaire1–02–12019–20 CONCACAF Nations League C
3.10 October 2019Warner Park, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis British Virgin Islands3–04–0

Personal life

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

References

  1. Soccer Outlook Part II - Nassau Guardian
  2. Happy Hall in teste la Ceahlaul - Onlinesport (in 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.
  5. Dutch Lions Sign Hall, Leerdam Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Caribbean Football Database profile
  7. Happy Hall at National-Football-Teams.com
  8. Happy HallFIFA competition record
  9. Our coaching staff - Skillz Soccer Bahamas


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