Kevin Ellison (footballer)

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Kevin Ellison
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Ellison in 2010
Personal information
Full name Kevin Ellison[1]
Date of birth (1979-02-23) 23 February 1979 (age 40)[1]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Morecambe
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 Southport 4 (0)
1997 Chorley
1997–1999 Conwy United 37 (7)
1999–2001 Altrincham 51 (23)
2001 Leicester City 1 (0)
2001–2004 Stockport County 48 (2)
2004Lincoln City (loan) 11 (0)
2004–2005 Chester City 24 (9)
2005–2006 Hull City 39 (2)
2006–2007 Tranmere Rovers 34 (4)
2007–2009 Chester City 75 (19)
2009–2011 Rotherham United 65 (12)
2011Bradford City (loan) 7 (1)
2011– Morecambe 329 (80)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:52, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Kevin Ellison (born 23 February 1979) is an English professional footballer who plays for Morecambe. A winger, he has represented thirteen clubs during his career, making in excess of 550 appearances in the Football League and playing once in the Premier League.[2]

Career[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Ellison started his career in non-league football, playing for Southport, Chorley, Conwy United and Altrincham. In February 2001 he joined Leicester City for a £50,000 fee.[3] At Leicester he made his only appearance as a late substitute against Manchester United at Old Trafford.[4] He later joined Stockport County. In 2004, he was loaned out to Lincoln City.[5] In August 2004 he was transferred to Chester City.[6]

Ellison signed for Hull City in January 2005 for a £100,000 fee.[7] Despite a solid work rate often struggled for form and was regularly in the shadow of Stuart Elliott, the Tigers most outstanding left winger of recent times. Ellison did however score a stunning individual goal away at Southampton in a 1–1 draw and was part of the 2004–05 team that gained promotion from the third tier to the Championship. In June 2006 Hull accepted a £100,000 for the player from Scunthorpe United,[8] though Ellison refused the move.[9] Instead he joined Tranmere Rovers for an undisclosed fee.[10] In June 2007 he moved on to Chester City for £150,000, signing a three-year contract.[11]

His first league game back at Chester was a goalless draw with Chesterfield on 11 August 2007. In January 2008 Wrexham put in a five-figure offer for the player,[12] though he did not make the move. Stockport County also attempted to win his signature,[13] but were also unsuccessful.

In the 2008–09 Football League Two campaign, Ellison scored a hat-trick for Chester in a 3–1 victory over Grimsby Town on 13 September 2008. He scored 12 other league goals during the season, which still ended with the club being relegated from The Football League.[14] On 11 August 2009 he scored the winning goal as Rotherham upset Championship side Derby County 2–1 in the first round of the Football League Cup.

In February 2011, Ellison was loaned to Rotherham's fellow League Two side Bradford City, with Omar Daley moving in the opposite direction.[15] He scored the only goal of a 1–0 win against Wycombe Wanderers in his Bradford debut.

Ellison was released by Rotherham at the end of the 2010–2011 season. On 31 May 2011, Ellison signed for Jim Bentley's Morecambe on a one-year contract.

On 1 January 2012, Ellison signed an extension to his Morecambe contract, which would keep him at the Globe Arena for a further 18 months.[16]

In 2018, a club-released YouTube video featuring Ellison gained notoriety when it was featured on the sports website Deadspin.[17]

He signed a new one-year contract with Morecambe in June 2019.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 21 April 2018[19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chester City 2007–08 Football League Two 36 11 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 39 11
2008–09 Football League Two 39 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 40 8
Total 75 19 2 0 1 0 1 0 79 19
Rotherham United 2009–10 Football League Two 42 9 2 1 2 1 0 0 46 11
2010–11 Football League Two 23 3 1 0 1 0 2[a] 1 27 4
Total 65 12 3 1 3 1 2 1 73 15
Bradford City (loan) 2010–11 Football League Two 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Morecambe 2011–12 Football League Two 34 15 1 0 2 1 1[a] 1 38 17
2012–13 Football League Two 40 11 3 1 2 0 1[a] 1 46 13
2013–14 Football League Two 42 10 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 45 10
2014–15 Football League Two 43 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 45 11
2015–16 Football League Two 44 9 2 0 1 0 3[a] 0 50 9
2016–17 EFL League Two 45 8 1 0 2 1 2[a] 0 50 9
2017–18 EFL League Two 37 9 1 1 1 0 2[a] 0 41 10
Total 285 73 10 2 10 2 10 2 315 79
Career totals 432 105 15 3 14 3 13 3 474 114
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. ^ "Kevin Ellison - Football Stats - Morecambe - Season 2000/2001 - Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com.
  3. ^ "Foxes capture Ellison". BBC Sport. 6 February 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Manchester United v Leicester". Premier League. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Imps extend Ellison loan". BBC Sport. 14 April 2004. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Ellison joins Chester". BBC Sport. 2 August 2004. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Ellison agrees switch to Tigers". BBC Sport. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Hull accept Iron's Ellison offer". BBC Sport. 7 June 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  9. ^ "Ellison rejects Scunthorpe move". BBC Sport. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Ellison and Stockdale join Rovers". BBC Sport. 22 June 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Chester sign Tranmere's Ellison". BBC Sport. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  12. ^ "Wrexham bid for Chester's Ellison". BBC Sport. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  13. ^ "Ellison set for Stockport return". BBC Sport. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  14. ^ http://www.rotherhamunited-mad.co.uk/news/loadnews.asp?cid=TMNW&id=447489
  15. ^ Parker, Simon (10 February 2011). "Bradford City winger Daley completes Rotherham switch as Ellison arrives at Valley Parade". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  16. ^ http://www.morecambefc.com/page/NewsDetail/0,,10866~2562880,00.html
  17. ^ Ley, Tom. "Jolly Old Soccer Man Sets The Record Straight About His FIFA Ratings". Deadspin.
  18. ^ "Kevin Ellison: Morecambe forward, 40, signs new one-year deal". 18 June 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  19. ^ Kevin Ellison at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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