Mark Ellis (footballer, born 1988)

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Mark Ellis
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Ellis playing for Shrewsbury Town in 2015
Personal information
Full name Mark Ian Ellis
Date of birth (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Kingsbridge, England[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Shrewsbury Town
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2007–2008 Torquay United (loan) 22 (3)
2008–2012 Torquay United 98 (9)
2009 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 6 (0)
2012–2014 Crewe Alexandra 81 (6)
2014– Shrewsbury Town 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Ian Ellis (born 30 September 1988) is a footballer who plays as a defender for League Two side Shrewsbury Town. He began his career at Bolton Wanderers, without making a senior appearance, and has previously played in the Football League for Torquay United and Crewe Alexandra, as well as a loan spell in the Football Conference for Forest Green Rovers.

Career[edit]

Torquay United[edit]

Ellis made his debut for Torquay on 22 September 2007, in the Football Conference clash with Kidderminster Harriers, at Aggborough, which ended in a 5–2 win to Torquay.[2] Following the Gulls promotion to the Football League, Ellis began the 2009–10 season on loan at Conference National club Forest Green Rovers.[3]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Ellis turned down a new contract at Torquay United to join newly promoted Crewe Alexandra in League One on 27 June 2012.[4]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Following his release from Crewe Alexandra, Ellis joined up with Shrewsbury Town on 30 May 2014 on a two-year contract with an option for a further year.[5][6] He made his debut on the opening day of the season against A.F.C. Wimbledon, but found himself in and out of the starting eleven in the first few months of the season.

Due to the suspension of fellow defender Jermaine Grandison, he was recalled to the starting line-up and scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw with local rivals Walsall in a first round FA Cup tie in November 2014.[7] Although Grandison was reinstated for the following match, Ellis was recalled again after his team-mate withdrew from the squad with illness against Cambridge United on 13 December.[8] This time he kept his place in the team, helping Shrewsbury keep clean sheets against promotion rivals Wycombe Wanderers and Luton Town, and also scoring away at Oxford United in a 2-0 Boxing Day win.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 March 2015.[10]
Club Season League League League Cup FA Cup Other[A] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Bolton Wanderers 2007–08 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torquay United 2007–08 (loan) Conference National 22 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 24 3
2008–09 Conference National 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
2009–10 League Two 27 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 29 3
2010–11 League Two 27 2 1 0 4 0 2 0 34 2
2011–12 League Two 35 3 0 0 2 0 3 0 40 3
Total 120 12 1 0 8 0 7 0 136 12
Forest Green Rovers 2009–10 (loan) Conference National 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Crewe Alexandra 2012–13 League One 44 5 2 0 2 1 4 0 52 6
2013–14 League One 37 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 40 1
Total 81 6 2 0 3 1 6 0 92 7
Shrewsbury Town 2014–15 League Two 20 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 23 2
Career Total 227 19 4 0 12 2 14 0 251 21

Footnotes

A. ^ "Other" consists of 1 appearance in the FA Trophy, 2 appearances in the Football League Two play-offs and 11 appearances in the Football League Trophy.

Honours[edit]

with Crewe Alexandra

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 541. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ ""Kidderminster 2–5 Torquay"". BBC Sport. 22 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "Forest Green snap up Torquay duo". BBC Sport. 18 August 2009. 
  4. ^ ""Mark Ellis joins Crewe Alexandra from Torquay United"". BBC Sport. 27 June 2012. 
  5. ^ ""Shrewsbury Town: Mark Ellis joins after Crewe Alexandra release"". BBC Sport. 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ ""Shrewsbury Town sign defender Mark Ellis"". Shropshire Star. 30 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Shrewsbury Town goal-hero Mark Ellis is eager to keep his place". Shropshire Star. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Mark Ellis gets praise after his Town recall". Shropshire Star. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mark Ellis Football Stats Shrewsbury Town Season 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Mark Ellis career statistics at Soccerbase