Billy Dennis (English footballer)

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Billy Dennis
Personal information
Full name William Dennis
Date of birth (1896-09-21)21 September 1896
Place of birth Mossley, England
Date of death 1952 (aged 55–56)
Playing position Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Ashton PSA ? (?)
? Denton ? (?)
? Birkenhead Comets ? (?)
1919 Stalybridge Celtic ? (?)
1919–1920 Blackburn Rovers 5 (0)
1920–1923 Stalybridge Celtic 72 (0)
1923–1924 Manchester United 3 (0)
1924–1928 Chesterfield 166 (6)
1928–1930 Wigan Borough 67 (0)
1930–1931 Macclesfield Town ? (?)
1931–1933 Hurst 57 (0)
1933–1934 Mossley 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William "Billy" Dennis (21 September 1896 – 1952) was an English footballer. His regular position was at full back. He was born in Mossley, Lancashire. He played for Ashton PSA and Denton before joining the army during World War I during which time he also featured for Birkenhead Comets, Linfield and Tranmere Rovers. Post-war he joined Stalybridge Celtic then was signed by First Division Blackburn Rovers. After a short spell at Ewood Park he re-joined Stalybridge in time to play in the Football League for them. He moved back to the First Division with Manchester United for a short lived spell prior to joining the club with whom he was to have his longest association Chesterfield. He finished his League career with Wigan Borough, before leaving the cash-strapped club for Cheshire League football with first Macclesfield and then Hurst. Aged 37 he joined Mossley as trainer, also making one appearance for his home town club.

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