Roy Ellam

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Roy Ellam
Personal information
Full name Roy Ellam
Date of birth (1943-01-13) 13 January 1943 (age 74)
Place of birth Hemsworth, England
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1966 Bradford City 149 (12)
1966–1972 Huddersfield Town 206 (8)
1972–1974 Leeds United 11 (0)
1974–1975 Huddersfield Town 18 (2)
1975 Philadelphia Atoms 16 (1)
1975–1977 Mossley 83 (2)
1976 Washington Diplomats 24 (2)
1977–1980 Gainsborough Trinity
Teams managed
197?–1980 Gainsborough Trinity
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roy Ellam (born 13 January 1943) is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre half in the Football League for three West Yorkshire teams, Bradford City, Huddersfield Town and Leeds United, during the 1960s and 1970s.[1]

Born in Hemsworth, Ellam started his career at Bradford City before joining Huddersfield Town, then Leeds United, before returning to Huddersfield. He then played in the North American Soccer League for Philadelphia Atoms and Washington Diplomats[1] before returning to non-league football in England with Mossley, where he scored twice in 83 appearances,[2] and Gainsborough Trinity, where he was manager.[3] He then ran a pub and worked in his daughter's fitness centre.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Roy Ellam". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Eastwood to Evison". Complete A–Z of Players 1919–2008. Mossley A.F.C. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Town Legends" (reprint). Huddersfield Daily Examiner. FindArticles. 4 October 2005. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Stelfox, Hilarie (24 June 2009). "It's a family affair for ex Town hero; Bodybuilding daughter Jeannie helps keep Roy fit!" (reprint). Huddersfield Daily Examiner. FindArticles. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 

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