William Ball (footballer)

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William Ball
Personal information
Date of birth (1886-04-09)9 April 1886
Place of birth Woodside, Dudley, England
Date of death 30 September 1942(1942-09-30) (aged 56)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Dudley Welfare
Leamington Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1909–1911 Wellington Town
1911–1921 Birmingham 152 (0)
1921–19?? Cannock Town
19??–1924 Wellington Town
National team
1919 England (Victory international) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Ball (9 April 1886 – 30 September 1942) was an English professional footballer who played as a full back. He was born in Woodside, Dudley, Staffordshire and played for Birmingham both before and after the First World War. He made 165 appearances in all competitions and helped them win the Second Division championship in 1920–21.[1] He played once for England in 1919, a Victory international against Wales in which he sustained an injury and was unable to complete the match.[2]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 70. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (21 March 2004). "England – War-Time/Victory Internationals – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 21 September 2007.