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|Full name||Derek David Hales|
|Date of birth||15 December 1951|
|Place of birth||Lower Halstow, Kent, England|
|1977–1978||West Ham United||24||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Derek David Hales (born 15 December 1951) is an English former footballer.
He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Charlton Athletic (when both league and cup games are taken into account), with his most prolific season being 1975-76, when he scored 28 league goals and was leading scorer in the Football League Second Division. He is also famous for an on-field fight with teammate Mike Flanagan during an FA Cup tie against Maidstone in 1979.
- Roger Triggs (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X.
- Derek Hales at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database