|Date of birth||12 July 1942|
|Place of birth||Manchester, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Ackerley spent two seasons on the books of Manchester United from 1959 until 1961 where he played in the youth team. During the 1961–62 season he played two matches for Oldham Athletic before joining Kidderminster Harriers later in the season. In 1962 he signed for Altrincham, playing 17 matches during the 1962–63 season.
In 1963 Ackerley emigrated to Australia where he joined Slavia in the Victorian State League. The following year he moved to the NSW State League where he turned out for APIA. Apart from a short stint back in England for Witton Albion, he played at APIA until 1970.
Ackerley made his debut for Australia in their 6-1 defeat to North Korea in November 1965 in Phnom Penh. He was captain of the Socceroos in three matches, the first in a match against Japan in Melbourne in 1968. He played the last of his 27 full international matches against Israel in Sydney in December 1969.
After retiring from football Ackerley coached a number of teams in New South Wales including Toongabbie, Penrith Panthers and Schofields Scorpions. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Canterbury-Marrickville.
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