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
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (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.
† Appearances (Goals).

William Thomas "Billy" 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.[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 84. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "Middlesbrough 0-2 Sunderland". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Bill Ellis". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Billy Ellis". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  5. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.