Halifax Town are probably the only Football League club to be formed in the saddle; The Saddle Hotel that is.  While they have been in existence since that May day in 1911, they have had little to get up on their high horse about since then.

The club won the Bradford Hospitals Cup in 1913/14 in an early achievement of glory, but had to wait until 1921 for the Third Division to be formed to become a founder member of that league.  They liked it so much that they have not risen above it in all their time in the League.


FAMOUS FANS : -  Paul Opacic (Actor - "Emmerdale" TV)


Club Records

Formed 1911
Turned Professional 1911
Became a Limited Company 1911
Former names None 
Previous grounds 1911-1919 = Sandhall
1919-1921 = Exley
Nickname "The SHAYMEN"
Club Colours HOME : Shirts - Blue with red trim
Shorts - Blue
Socks - White with Blue band

AWAY : Shirts - Green with navy trim
Shorts - Green
Socks - Green

Record Football League Win 6-0  v  Bradford Park Avenue (Home)   Div 3(N)     3.12.1955

6-0  v  Doncaster Rovers   (Home)  Div 4  1976-77

Record Football League Defeat 0-13  v  Stockport County   Div 3(N)     6.1.1934
Record Cup Win 12-0  v  West Vale  FAC 1QR     1913-14
Record Fee Paid 150,000 to Scarborough for Chris TATE (July 1999)
Record Fee Received 350,000 from Fulham for Geoff HORSFIELD (October 1998)
Record Football League Appearances 367  -  John PICKERING  1965-74
Record goalscorer in a season 34  -  Albert VALENTINE  Div 3(N) 1934-35
Record all-time goalscorer  129  -   Ernest DIXON  1922-30
Most goals in a match 6  -  William CHAMBERS  v  Hartlepools United  Div 3(N)   7.4.1934
Record Attendance (all-time) 36,885  v  Tottenham Hotspur  FAC R5  15.2.1953
Record match receipts 36,267  v  Bradford City  LC R2 1L  15.9.1998
Record total of goals in a  League season 83  -  Division 3(N)  1957-58
Record  League points total 3 points for a win : 66   Division 3  1998-1999

2 points for a win : 57  Division 4   1968-69

Most Capped player while at club None
Youngest player Robert HERBERT  -  16 years   13 days   v Brighton and Hove Albion    11.9.1999


Club/Stadium details 

Address : The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, 
Halifax HX1 2YS

Telephone : 01422 345543
  (Box Office)
09068 121649  (News)
Fax : 01422 349487

Capacity : 9,900
Pitch size :  110 yards  x  70 yards
Official website :  http://www.halifaxafc.co.uk
Unofficial websites : 


Shaymen Down South
Shayven Heaven


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