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Kenneth Oliver Hale (18 September 1939 – 5 January 2015) was an English football player and manager. He played as an inside forward for Newcastle United, Coventry City, Oxford United, Darlington and Halifax Town, and scored 84 goals from 420 appearances in the Football League.[3][4] He had a brief spell as player-manager of Darlington in 1972, and went on to manage Hartlepool from 1974 to 1976.[1]

Ken Hale
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Oliver Hale[1]
Date of birth (1939-09-18)18 September 1939[1]
Place of birth Blyth, Northumberland,[1] England
Date of death 5 January 2015(2015-01-05) (aged 75)[2]
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1962 Newcastle United 30 (15)
1962–1966 Coventry City 99 (27)
1966–1968 Oxford United 66 (13)
1968–1972 Darlington 173 (25)
1972–1974 Halifax Town 52 (4)
Total 420 (84)
Teams managed
1972 Darlington (player-manager)
1974–1976 Hartlepool
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Managerial statisticsEdit

Source:[5]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
Darlington January 1972 April 1972 21 7 2 12 033.3
Hartlepool June 1974 October 1976 117 40 31 46 034.2
Total 138 47 33 58 034.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Ken Hale". In The Mad Crowd. John Phillips. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Ken Hale RIP (18/09/1939–05/01/2015)". Coventry City Former Players Association. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Ken Hale". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Player details: Ken Hale". Toon1892. Ken Scott. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Managers: Ken Hale". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2014.