Fleetwood Town learned over the weekend of the recent sad passing of one of our former players Tony Hallam at the age of 70.
Tony signed for Fleetwood during the 1969 close season after spells at Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers. He played exactly 100 first-team games for Fleetwood, mainly on the wing or inside forward, scoring 28 goals.
He earned legendary status at our club by scoring the only goal in the replayed Northern Premier League Cup Final in May 1971 when Fleetwood defeated Macclesfield Town 1-0 to win our first major trophy in 36 years.
His former teammate Kevin Byrne said of Tony: “Apart from Vardy, he was probably the most skillful player who has played for the club in my memory. I remember him as a stylish, fashionable, slightly rebellious man of his time.”
After leaving Fleetwood, he later played for Northwich Victoria and Mossley. We would like to pass on our sincere condolences at this very sad time to Tony’s wife Pauline, his daughter Melanie, son-in-law Andrew, and brother Steve.
Rest in peace, Tony.