Art Halliwell

Feb 13, 1897
Manchester, ENG
169 cm
Where they grew up
Toronto, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
2 Appearances
2 Starts
1 cleansheets


Art Halliwell

Arthur Jennings Halliwell... he was six years old when his family moved from Manchester to Toronto... he was 18 years old when he enlisted for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on 24 January 1916 in Toronto... he was married to his wife Beatrice Edith... had diabetes... he was 67 years old when he passed away on 18 May 1964... grew up participating in soccer, baseball, hockey, and lacrosse... worked in the automobile business... owned a racing stable (he owned as many as 51 horses when retired from the business in 1961)... he became a millionaire through his investment in “thoroughbread horses, a profitable wrecking business, and the gas and oil industry”... in 1950, he was one of 16 footballers shortlisted in a Best in 50 Years poll by The Canadian Press (he was one of two runners up by a single vote)... in 2000, one of 17 alternates shortlisted by The Soccer Hall of Fame (he became an honoured member as part of the Class of 2001)...

as noted in 1918 in the Toronto Telegram, he was “considered one of the best goalkeepers that Canada has produced”... wrote footballer Andy Wilson after facing Canada in 1921, “Canada is fortunate in possessing a goalkeeper of the capacity of Halliwell; this man, to my mind, is without a peer in Canada”... as noted in 1925 in a Canada-USA program, Halliwell was “one of the best goalkeepers in the Dominion”... noted Andy Lytle for the Vancouver Sun in 1931, Halliwell was a goalkeeper with “plenty of oof”... as noted in 1932 by Bill Cole in the Toronto Star, Halliwell was “a great favourite with the soccer followers of this city”... as noted in 1964 in the Toronto Telegram, “he supported most sporting activities in Toronto, but it was in soccer and racing he made his greatest impact”...

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