|Full name||William Thomas Ellis|
|Date of birth||5 November 1895|
|Place of birth||Wolverhampton, England|
|Date of death||18 November 1939(aged 44)|
|Place of death||Sunderland, England|
|Playing position||Outside left|
|* 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.
He made his debut for Sunderland against Middlesbrough on 6 March 1920 in a 2–0 win at Ayresome Park. Ellis specifically linked up well with Charlie Buchan who he created many goals for from the left wing. During his time at Sunderland from 1920 to 1927 making 192 league appearances and 32 goals on the way. He went on to play for Birmingham, Lincoln City and York City, and died in Sunderland in 1939 at the age of 44.
- Billy Ellis's Sunderland stats at The Stat Cat
- Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 84. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
- "Middlesbrough 0-2 Sunderland". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "Bill Ellis". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "Billy Ellis". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
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