Ernest Williams (footballer)
|Full name||Ernest W. Williams|
|Date of birth||24 August 1882|
|Place of birth||Ryde, England|
|Date of death||5 August 1943(aged 60)|
|Place of death||Portsmouth, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Ernest W. Williams (24 August 1882 – 5 August 1943) was an English footballer who played at outside-left for Portsmouth, Chelsea and Southampton in the 1900s and 1910s. He remained an amateur throughout his career.
Williams remained at Portsmouth for three years, where he vied with Joe Dix for the No. 11 shirt.
In December 1909, Williams moved to London to join Chelsea of the Football League First Division where he made six league appearances in the 1909–10 season. He also played twice in the FA Cup, scoring in a 2–1 victory over Hull City on 15 January 1910. During his time at Stamford Bridge, Williams won two England amateur caps in 1910–11.
Williams returned to Portsmouth the following year, spending a further two seasons with the Fratton Park club. In all he spent five years with Portsmouth, making 32 league appearances, scoring five goals, before moving to Southampton in the summer of 1912.
After retiring from football, Williams took up a career in teaching.
- Combined total for both periods with Portsmouth
- Juson, Dave (2004). Saints v Pompey - A history of unrelenting rivalry. Hagiology Publishing. p. 231. ISBN 0-9534474-5-6.
- Chelsea career details
- Collett, Mike (2003). The Complete Record of the FA Cup. Sports Books. p. 220. ISBN 1-899807-19-5.
- Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 366. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3.