Halliday, Tom

Birth Date

11th September 1909


Browney Colliery, Durham



Biographical Text

Tom Halliday appeared for Exeter City in the final fourteen games of the 1938/39 season. Starting with Darlington, he featured in nearly 200 league games for Norwich City before arriving at St James’ Park.  Aged thirty in September 1939, the war brought his career to a halt. 

Playing in North East non-league football with Esh Winning and Meadowfield, Tom signed for Sunderland in 1927 at the age of 18. Failing to make the first-team, he moved to Darlington a year later where he made 118 league appearances before winning a move to Norwich City in 1933. Quickly establishing himself in East Anglia, Tom featured in 191 league appearances for the Canaries over the following five-and-a-half seasons.

Arriving at St James’ Park early in 1939, Tom was immediately drafted into the side to make his Exeter City debut in the 1-0 victory at Torquay United on 18 February 1939. He then played in every game bar one until the end of the season.

Starting the 1939/40 seasons in the reserves, Tom made no further first-team appearances for City as football was brought to a halt by the Second World War.

Tom died in 1975 and was later elected to Norwich City’s Hall of Fame. 





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