Derek Hales

Derek David Hales (born 15 December 1951) is an English former footballer who played as a striker.

Derek Hales
Personal information
Full name Derek David Hales
Date of birth (1951-12-15) 15 December 1951 (age 69)
Place of birth Lower Halstow, Kent, England
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1972 Dartford 29 (15)
1972–1973 Luton Town 7 (1)
1973–1976 Charlton Athletic 129 (72)
1976–1977 Derby County 23 (4)
1977–1978 West Ham United 24 (10)
1978–1985 Charlton Athletic 191 (76)
1985–1986 Gillingham 40 (9)
Total 443 (187)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Charlton Athletic,[1] with his most prolific season being 1975–76, when he scored 28 league goals and was leading scorer in the Football League Second Division.[citation needed] He is also famous for an on-field fight with teammate Mike Flanagan during an FA Cup tie against Maidstone in 1979.[2] After running a pub in his native village Lower Halstow, he is now employed at the Howard School in Gillingham.[3]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • Roger Triggs (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X.
  • Derek Hales at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
Specific
  1. ^ Fawbert, Dave (26 April 2019). "The world's most miserable football player profile is absolutely brilliant". Shortlist. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  2. ^ Rookwood, Dan (26 October 2001). "It's a knock-out". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  3. ^ the-football-league-paper 17 May 2015, issue No.247