Here are 19 footballers past and present who were born in Halifax

Halifax has produced some hugely talented sports people down the years, not least in the world of football.

Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 2:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 2:44 pm
Frank Worthington

We take a look at the most prominent footballers past and present to have been born in Halifax. Do you recognise them all?

Thanks to Johnny Meynell for his help with this article.

Played 116 times for Halifax Town, scoring four goals, and also went on to play for Macclesfield Town and Scarborough. Picture: Johnny Meynell
After a playing career for the likes of West Ham, Notts County, Huddersfield, West Brom and Halifax, Butler has gone onto coach in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Botswana, Indonesia and South Africa.
Played a handful of games on loan at Halifax from first club Huddersfield but made his name as a player for West Brom and Grimsby in the 1990's. Picture: Johnny Meynell
Younger brother of Nick, Lee started at Halifax before going onto play for Watford, Blackburn, Huddersfield and Chesterfield, who he also managed. Picture: Johnny Meynell
Started his career at Halifax before playing in the top flight for Oldham and Norwich, where he was voted into the club's hall of fame. Now coaches at Southampton. Picture: Johnny Meynell
Brother of Frank and Bob, Dave started his career at Halifax but played most of his career at Grimsby sandwiched between spells at Barrow and Southend. Has since worked as a scout for Premier League clubs. Photo: Johnny Meynell
The defender made more than 200 appearances for Halifax before going onto play for Southport, Barrow and Stockport. Picture: Johnny Meynell
Collins started his career at Huddersfield before going onto play for Scunthorpe and Oxford. He played the second-half of the 2017-18 season at Halifax before being appointed as manager of Bradford City, where he was sacked after only six league games at the start of this season.
Played in the Premier League for Sheffield United, and played under Neil Warnock at Leeds, Bury and QPR as well as with The Blades. Was also capped seven times for the Republic of Ireland.
The full-back played 269 games for Halifax before going onto play for Crewe and Carlisle. Now works at Blackburn Rovers. Picture: Johnny Meynell
Older brother of Lee, the midfielder made over 100 appearances for Halifax before joining Cardiff. He also played for Chester and York. Picture: Johnny Meynell
Brother of Dave and Bob, Frank's career saw him play for Bolton, Leicester, Huddersfield, Birmingham and Leeds among many others. He also scored two goals during eight appearances for England.
The midfielder started at Huddersfield before spells with Carlisle, Yeovil and Grimsby. Now playing for Halifax in the National League.
Younger brother of Nathan, Tom had a brief spell on loan at Halifax from Huddersfield. Plays for Championship club Preston, where he has made more than 200 appearances.
Failed to make the grade at Halifax and flitted about the non-league scene with Bradford Park Avenue and Guiseley before his career took off in the Far East, playing in-front of huge crowds in Malaysia, Bangladesh and Thailand.
Played for Halifax, Barrow, Southport and Hartlepool - under Brian Clough - before working wonders as a youth coach at Manchester United, helping to nurture the famous Class of 92.
Older brother of Tom, Nathan enjoyed a terrific spell at Huddersfield before playing for Bradford, Oldham and Coventry among others. Now plays for Halifax.
The defender plays for Tranmere Rovers having appeared for Huddersfield, Chesterfield, Swindon and Rotherham previously.
A centre-half for the likes of Exexter, Lincoln and Colchester, Ray went onto manage Fulham, Luton, Wimbledon, Blackburn - having won the Premier League there as assistant to Kenny Dalglish - West Brom and QPR.