George Ballsom

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George Ballsom
Personal information
Full name William George Ballsom
Date of birth (1912-10-30)30 October 1912
Place of birth Trealaw, Wales
Date of death 1983
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1935 Tunbridge Wells Rangers
1935–1938 Gillingham 45 (0)
1938–1939 Cardiff City 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William George Ballsom (30 October 1912 – 1983) was a Welsh professional association football player of the 1930s.


Born in Trealaw, Ballsom joined Gillingham in 1935 from Tunbridge Wells Rangers and went on to make 45 appearances for the club in The Football League. When the club was voted out of the league in 1938, however, he returned to his native Wales and signed for Cardiff City.[1][2] Taking over from Arthur Granville, Ballsom played in 34 league games for the club during the 1938–39 season and was retained for the following year but the outbreak of World War II meant he did not feature for the club again.[3]


  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 10. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ Brown, Tony (2003). The Definitive Gillingham F.C.: A Complete Record. Soccerdata. p. 118. ISBN 1-899468-20-X. 
  3. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 17. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.