Billy Kellock

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Billy Kellock
Personal information
Full name William Kellock[1]
Place of birth Stockport, England
Playing position Inside forward / Outside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stockport County 0 (0)
1913–1921 Plymouth Argyle 39 (15)
1921 Torquay Town ? (?)
1921–1922 Aberdare Athletic 15 (4)
1922–1923 Barrow 29 (12)
Torquay United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

William "Billy" Kellock was an English football player and manager. Capable of playing as an inside and outside forward, he spent the majority of his career with Plymouth Argyle, appearing for the club in the Southern League and the Football League. He also played for Aberdare Athletic and Barrow in the Football League. Kellock later played in the Southern League for Torquay United.

Life and career[edit]

Kellock was born in Stockport.[1] He began his career with Stockport County, where he failed to make a first team appearance, and moved to Plymouth Argyle in 1913.[2] He made six appearances in the Southern League, scoring one goal, before the First World War began.[3] He scored 14 goals in 21 wartime matches as a guest player for Burnley,[4] and also appeared for his old club, Stockport. With competitive football restored, Kellock was Argyle's top goalscorer in the 1919–20 season with 13 from 28 matches.[3] The club were elected to the Football League in 1920 and he made six appearances in the Third Division before being transferred to Torquay Town.[1][2] In 1921, he played for Torquay in the Western League before returning to League football later that year with Aberdare Athletic, where he scored four times in 15 appearances.[1] He moved on to Barrow in 1922, scoring 12 goals in 29 matches,[1] and then returned to Devon to join Torquay United, the result of a merger between Torquay Town and Babbacombe. Kellock appeared regularly for the club in the Southern League and finished top goalscorer in the 1923–24 and 1924–25 seasons.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 146. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b Knight, Brian (1989). Plymouth Argyle: A Complete Record 1903–1989. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 137. ISBN 0-907969-40-2. 
  3. ^ a b "Billy Kellock". GoS–DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. p. 490. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2. 
  5. ^ Edwards, Leigh; Gibbes, Jon; Lovis, John (1999). Torquay United: The Official Centenary History 1899–1999. Harefield: Yore Publications. p. 161. ISBN 1-874427-38-0.