David Halliday

David Halliday joined Arsenal with a goalscoring pedigree to rival anyone.

The prolific striker was signed to compete with Jack Lambert but never quite hit the heights he achieved elsewhere in his career.

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Name David Halliday
Arsenal Career 1929 - 1930
Position:
Appearances 15 (15 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 8

Halliday joined from Sunderland for £6,500 in November 1929 after a hugely-successful spell on Tyneside, where he still holds their club record for the best strike rate (0.943 goals per game).

But the centre forward only played 15 times for Arsenal, scoring eight goals.

He scored on his second appearance in a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers but only kept his place until the turn of the New Year.

During this period he scored 39 times in just 29 Football Combination matches.

Halliday lost his place in the side to Lambert but he would save his best until his last game, firing four goals in an incredible 6-6 draw against Leicester City in April 1930.

He joined Manchester City for £5,700 in November 1930 and recaptured his form in Lancashire, scoring 47 league goals in 76 games.

Halliday continued to find the net at Clapton Orient before finishing his career as player-manager at Yeovil. He later managed Abderdeen and Leicester City.