Ben Ellis (footballer)

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Ben Ellis
Personal information
Date of birth (1906-04-11)11 April 1906
Place of birth Aberbargoed, Wales
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bargoed Town
1931–1939 Motherwell
National team
1931–1936 Wales 6 (0)
1939 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Ben Ellis (11 April 1906 – c. 1967) was a Welsh footballer, who played for Bargoed Town, Tredegar, Bangor and Motherwell.[2] Ellis also represented Wales and the Scottish League.[1][2] Ellis signed for Motherwell in 1931 and made 279 appearances for the club.[2] An injury sustained while he was working in a local engineering business effectively ended his playing career, but Ellis then worked as a trainer and a coach for Motherwell.[2] He finally left the club in 1955 and died aged 61.[2] In 1990, a street near Fir Park, the home ground of Motherwell, was named after Ellis.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Ben Ellis". (London Hearts Supporters' Club). Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ben Ellis". (Stuart Barr and Kevin Tweedlie). Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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