|Place of birth Clevedon, England|
Height 1.85 m
Position Forward, Defender
Name Denzil Hale
|Date of birth (1928-04-09)9 April 1928|
Date of death 14 July 2004(2004-07-14) (aged 76)
Place of death Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
Died July 14, 2004, Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Denzil "Paddy" Hale (9 April 1928 – 14 July 2004) is a former professional footballer, who played in The Football League for Bristol Rovers.
Hale started playing non-League football for Yatton United and his home town team Clevedon Town before joining Bristol Rovers as an amateur in 1951. He was awarded a professional contract on 19 February 1952 and made his first team debut in a Division Two game in 1953. He initially played as an inside forward, and spent some time playing as an emergency centre forward following an injury to Geoff Bradford. He was later converted to a centre half, and played in that position for the majority of his professional career.
After playing 120 League games between 1953 and 1959 and scoring twelve goals, all in the 1953–54 season, Hale left Rovers and returned to non-League football, playing for Bath City before returning to his previous club Clevedon Town.