James Ellison (footballer, born 1991)

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James Ellison
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-10-25) 25 October 1991 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2000–2009 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Liverpool 0 (0)
2010–2011 Burton Albion 2 (0)
2010 Stafford Rangers (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Hednesford Town (loan) 4 (0)
2011 Alfreton Town (loan) 8 (1)
2011 Chester (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Hyde 3 (0)
2012 Southport 18 (1)
2012 Vauxhall Motors (loan) 7 (2)
2012–2013 Droylsden 13 (5)
2013–2014 Colwyn Bay 55 (15)
2014–2015 Barrow 20 (2)
2015 Colwyn Bay (loan) 12 (3)
National team
2007 England U16 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:03, 29 June 2015 (UTC).

James Ellison (born 25 October 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a striker. He has played for clubs including Liverpool, Burton Albion, Hyde and Southport.

Club career[edit]


Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, Ellison began his career at his local team, Liverpool, joining the youth academy at the age of 8.[2] Ellison signed a professional contract with his hometown club in 2009,[2] however he negotiated his release in a search for regular first team football at the end of the 2009-10 season; he failed to make an appearance during his time with the club.

Burton Albion[edit]

Seeking regular first-team football, Ellison left Liverpool by mutual agreement in July 2010, to join Burton Albion of League Two on a 2-year contract.[3]

Ellison made his debut for Burton on 11 August 2010 in the League Cup, in their 4–1 away defeat to Cardiff City.[4][5] He made his Football League debut on 4 September 2010 in a 3–0 win over Hereford United.[6]

On 3 October 2010, Ellison was stabbed in the back during a night out in Liverpool. He was treated in hospital and went on to make a full recovery.[7][8]

Stafford Rangers (loan)[edit]

On 26 November 2010, Ellison joined Stafford Rangers on loan, along with fellow Burton Albion player Garyn Preen.[9] He made his debut for the club on 11 December 2010 in a 2–0 home defeat to Workington.[10]

Hednesford Town (loan)[edit]

In March 2011, he joined Hednesford Town on loan[11] and made his debut for the club on 19 March as a second-half substitute against Cirencester Town.[12]

Alfreton Town (loan)[edit]

In August 2011, at the beginning of the 2011-12 season, Ellison joined Alfreton Town on a one-month loan, scoring the winning goal with a last minute header to give Alfreton their first home win in the Conference Premier, a 2–1 victory over Barrow.[13] This was Ellison's first ever senior goal; he went on to make a further seven appearances for the club, but was unable to score again before returning to Burton.

Chester (loan)[edit]

In November 2011, having returned from his loan spell at Alfreton, Ellison went on a further loan, to Chester, for one month.[14] He was released from his contract at Burton upon his return from Chester.[15]


On 24 December 2011, he signed for Conference North side Hyde.[16] He made his debut for the club on 26 December, in a 1–1 draw with Stalybridge Celtic.[17]

Ellison made his first start for the club in the return fixture at Bower Fold on New Year's Day; Hyde manager Gary Lowe said of Ellison, "He did well for us on his first start and he is a player with a bright future".[18]


After just three appearances for Hyde, he signed for Conference Premier side Southport on 9 January 2012.[19] He scored his first goal for the club in their last home game of the 2011–12 season, against Ebbsfleet United.

Vauxhall Motors (loan)[edit]

At the start of the 2012–13 season, Ellison joined Conference North side Vauxhall Motors,[20] to regain match fitness having picked up an injury in Southport's first pre-season friendly against Preston North End. During this period Ellison scored two goals in seven games before He returned to Southport and played in a number of Conference matches before being released by the club in October 2012.


On 26 October he signed for Droylsden[21] and made his club debut the next day, in a 2–0 victory over Colwyn Bay. Ellison scored his first goal in a 2–1 loss away at Workington Town on his second appearance for the Club.

Colwyn Bay[edit]

Ellison left Droylsden midway through the 2012-13 season, and joined Colwyn Bay; five goals in his first eight matches for the club proved vital in their ultimately successful attempt to escape relegation, the club winning the last six games of their league season to remain in the Conference North.


In July 2014 he joined Barrow.[22]

International career[edit]

Ellison has made one appearance for the England under-16s in 2007.[23]


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  2. ^ a b Snowdon, Paul (9 July 2009). "Bootle teenager James Ellison signs professional forms with Liverpool FC". Bootle Times. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Albion 'Kop' Liverpool Youngster". Burton Albion F.C. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Resistance ended as Albion exit cup". Burton Mail. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cardiff 4–1 Burton Albion (aet)". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Burton Albion 3 – 0 Hereford". BBC Sport. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Footballer stabbed in Liverpool city centre". BBC Sport. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Fletcher, Tim (5 October 2010). "Albion star is knifed in the back". Burton Mail. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Tim Flowers signs two for Rangers". Express & Star. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Match report: Stafford Rangers 0–2 Workington". Stafford Rangers. 11 December 2010. Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Hednesford sign ex-Liverpool striker". Non League News 24. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Dunkley Header Keeps Pitmen in Hunt". Hednesford Town F.C. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Reds Take Young Brewer for a Month". Football Conference. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Ellison joins the Blues from Burton". Chester F.C. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Striker James Ellison exits Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  16. ^ McAnulty, Andy (26 December 2011). "James Ellison joins Hyde". Hyde F.C. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "Hyde 1 – 1 Stalybridge Celtic". Hyde F.C. 26 December 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "Stalybridge Celtic 1 – 3 Hyde". Hyde F.C. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Goalkeeper Ashley Frith signs, while James Ellison departs". Hyde F.C. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Motors tipped for a bright start". NonLeagueDaily.com. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "Ellison joins Bloods after Southport exit". NonLeagueDaily.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  22. ^ "Edmondson Completes His Squad". Football Conference. Retrieved 20 July 20142.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  23. ^ "Bootle teenager James Ellison signs professional forms with Liverpool FC". Bootle Times. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 

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