Mark Ellis (footballer, born 1988)
Ellis playing for Shrewsbury Town in 2015
|Full name||Mark Ian Ellis|
|Date of birth||30 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Kingsbridge, England|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Forest Green Rovers (on loan from Carlisle United)|
|2007–2008||→ Torquay United (loan)||22||(3)|
|2009||→ Forest Green Rovers (loan)||6||(0)|
|2015||→ Carlisle United (loan)||8||(0)|
|2017–||→ Forest Green Rovers (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:19, 11 February 2017 (UTC).
Mark Ian Ellis (born 30 September 1988) is a footballer who plays as a defender for Forest Green Rovers on loan from Carlisle United . He began his career at Bolton Wanderers, without making a senior appearance, and has previously played in the Football League for Torquay United, Crewe Alexandra and Shrewsbury Town, as well as a loan spell in the Football Conference for Forest Green Rovers.
Ellis made his debut for Torquay on 22 September 2007, in the Football Conference clash with Kidderminster Harriers, at Aggborough, which ended in a 5–2 win to Torquay. Following the Gulls promotion to the Football League, Ellis began the 2009–10 season on loan at Conference National club Forest Green Rovers.
Ellis turned down a new contract at Torquay United to join newly promoted Crewe Alexandra in League One on 27 June 2012. During his time at the club, he was part of the squad that won the 2012–13 Football League Trophy, also notably playing the full match as they beat Southend United 2–0 in the final at Wembley Stadium.
Following his release from Crewe Alexandra, Ellis joined up with Shrewsbury Town on 30 May 2014 on a two-year contract with an option for a further year. He made his debut on the opening day of the season against A.F.C. Wimbledon, but found himself in and out of the starting eleven in the first few months of the season.
Due to the suspension of fellow defender Jermaine Grandison, he was recalled to the starting line-up and scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with local rivals Walsall in a first round FA Cup tie in November 2014. Although Grandison was reinstated for the following match, Ellis was recalled again after his teammate withdrew from the squad with illness against Cambridge United on 13 December. This time he kept his place in the team, helping Shrewsbury keep clean sheets against promotion rivals Wycombe Wanderers and Luton Town, and also scoring away at Oxford United in a 2–0 Boxing Day win.
Ellis became a first-team regular in the second half of the season as Shrewsbury were promoted back to League One at the first attempt, finishing as runners-up to Burton Albion. However, in October 2015, he returned to League Two, signing a one-month loan deal with Carlisle United after losing his place to emerging youngster Dominic Smith. Having been ever-present for Carlisle during his initial loan spell, the temporary deal was later extended to 2 January 2016.
At the conclusion of his loan, Ellis signed permanently for Carlisle until summer 2018.
Forest Green Rovers
- As of 10 January 2016.
|Club||Season||League||League||League Cup||FA Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Bolton Wanderers||2007–08||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Torquay United (loan)||2007–08||Conference National||22||3||0||0||1||0||1||0||24||3|
|Forest Green Rovers (loan)||2009–10||Conference National||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|Crewe Alexandra||2012–13||League One||44||5||2||0||2||1||4||0||52||6|
|Shrewsbury Town||2014–15||League Two||32||2||1||0||1||1||1||0||35||3|
|Carlisle United (loan)||2015–16||League Two||8||0||−||2||0||0||0||10||0|
- A. ^ "Other" consists of 1 appearance in the FA Trophy, 2 appearances in the Football League Two play-offs and 13 appearances in the Football League Trophy.
- Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 541. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
- "Kidderminster 2–5 Torquay". BBC Sport. 22 September 2007.
- "Forest Green snap up Torquay duo". BBC Sport. 18 August 2009.
- "Mark Ellis joins Crewe Alexandra from Torquay United". BBC Sport. 27 June 2012.
- "Crewe 2–0 Southend". BBC Sport. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- "Shrewsbury Town: Mark Ellis joins after Crewe Alexandra release". BBC Sport. 30 May 2014.
- "Shrewsbury Town sign defender Mark Ellis". Shropshire Star. 30 May 2014.
- "Shrewsbury Town goal-hero Mark Ellis is eager to keep his place". Shropshire Star. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Mark Ellis gets praise after his Town recall". Shropshire Star. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Mark Ellis Football Stats Shrewsbury Town Season 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Cheltenham Town 0–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- "Town loan defender Mark Ellis to Carlisle". Shropshire Star. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
- "Mark Ellis: Carlisle United extend loan of Shrewsbury Town defender". BBC Sport. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- "Mark Ellis and Joe Thompson sign new Carlisle United deals". BBC Sport. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "Mark Ellis: Carlisle United defender loaned to Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 26 January 2017.
- "Barrow 2-3 Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 28 January 2017.
- Mark Ellis at Soccerbase