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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Dave Halliday of Queen of the South F.C.

Dave Halliday (1901-1970) was one of the most prolific scorers in British football. A native of Dumfries,the 6ft,12st 4lb centre forward was well equipped physically for the position. He played for his hometown team,Queen of the South,Dundee and St Mirren before moving on to play in England for Sunderland, Arsenal, and Manchester City. He scored 375 goals and is among the very few group of players of less than 30 to have scored over 200 goals in English top divisions. As a manager only Halliday and Sir Alex Ferguson have guided Aberdeen to be Scottish champions. He would be a worthy addition to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Dave Halliday also had two brothers Billy and John who played for Queen of the South,and Billy went on to be manager of Newcastle United.  


  1. This is one of my favourite photos of my great grandfather. Would have loved to have met him. By what my family tell me his was quite a character!!

    1. Hi N Halliday,

      Could you contact me, as I'd like to know more about him and the family.