Football Community Mourns Loss Of Freddy Hall

April 27, 2022

freddy-hall bermuda[Written by Stephen Wright]

Bermudian football is mourning the death of former national team goalkeeper Freddy Hall who has been killed in a road accident aged 37.

Regarded as one of the island’s best ever goalkeepers, Hall played professionally in England, Ireland and North America, becoming a fans’ favourite during his three-and-half years at Irish outfit Limerick.

He helped them win promotion in his first full season, winning the SSE Aircity League First Division title with six games to spare, having been relegated the previous campaign.

Hall decided to retire from professional football in February 2018 to return home to Bermuda, where he continued playing for his boyhood club St George’s and captained the side in the second tier this season.

After representing the Bermuda Hogges in the United Soccer League Premier Development League in 2010, Hall signed for English Sky Bet League Two side Northampton Town, playing three times, before joining Bermuda teammate Reggie Lambe in Major League Soccer at Toronto FC.

Hall made seven appearances for Toronto during the 2012 campaign before returning to England, signing a short-term deal at League Two side Burton Albion, leaving the club at the end of the 2013 season without making a first-team appearance.

He then had a short stint at Chester in the Vanarama National League, making four appearances at the start of the 2014-15 campaign before joining Oxford City in the league below, the Conference North, where he played two games. He returned to the Conference League with Telford United, making 21 appearances.

Hall was a regular for the Bermuda national team, captaining the side against Guatemala in a World Cup qualifier in 2015, keeping a clean sheet to help his country earn a goalless draw away from home. It was considered by many to the finest performance of Hall’s international career.

After a year playing for the University of South Florida in 2004-2005, Hall transferred to Quinnipiac University in 2006.

Freddy Hall featured by Quinnipiac in 2009

He was named in the All-Northeast Conference Second Team honours and included in the NSCAA/North Atlantic Region Second Team in his first year.

Hall also made EPSN Soccernet’s Top Ten goalkeepers of the 2010 Class of Prospects list following his senior season.

This afternoon, a police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] can now confirm the death of 37-year-old Frederick Hall, Bermuda’s fifth road fatality for 2022, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.”

“Constable Dennis Joell is currently investigating the circumstances of this fatal car crash and members of the public with any relevant information – particularly witnesses to the crash or persons who can provide details regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Hall in the hours prior to 3am Sunday, 24th April – are once again asked to call 211 or the main police number 295-0011. Constable Joell can also be reached via 717-2221 or his e-mail”

A number of UK football clubs tweeted tributes to Mr Hall

Northampton Town April 2022

LimerickFB April 2022

AFC Telford United April 2022

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