Billy Ellis

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Billy Ellis
Personal information
Full name William Thomas Ellis
Date of birth(1895-11-05)5 November 1895
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Date of death 18 November 1939(1939-11-18) (aged 44)
Place of death Sunderland, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) [1]
Position(s) Outside left
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Highfield Villa
Willenhall Swifts
Bilston
Willenhall
1919–1927 Sunderland 192 (32)
1927–1929 Birmingham 32 (8)
1929–1930 Lincoln City 31 (11)
1930–1931 York City 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Thomas Ellis (5 November 1895 – 18 November 1939) was an English footballer born in Wolverhampton who played in the Football League for Sunderland, Birmingham, Lincoln City and York City as a winger. [2]

He made his debut for Sunderland against Middlesbrough on 6 March 1920 in a 2–0 win at Ayresome Park. [3] During his time at Sunderland, from 1920 to 1927, he made 192 league appearances and scored 32 goals. [4] He linked up well with Charlie Buchan for whom he created many goals from the left wing. [5] He went on to play for Birmingham, Lincoln City and York City, and died in Sunderland in 1939 at the age of 44. [6]

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References

  1. Tom Tiddler (22 August 1921). "First Division prospects. Sunderland". Athletic News. Manchester. p. 6.
  2. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 84. ISBN   978-1-899468-67-6.
  3. "1919-20: Football League Division 1 – Match 30". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  4. "Billy Ellis". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  5. "Bill Ellis". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  6. Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 85. ISBN   978-1-85983-010-9.