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Bill Ellerington

Southampton FC

2 caps, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 2
100% successful

1949

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name William Ellerington
Born 30 June 1923 in Southampton, Hampshire [registered in Southampton, September 1923].

Notes

According to Passenger Lists, William Ellerington was a part of Southampton FC party that left Southampton port for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 29 April 1948. His address was recorded as 62 Rampart Road in Southampton. The ship he and his teammates travelled on was the Andes, bound for Buenos Aires, under the mastership of H.L.Way.
Ellerington was then was one of numerous professional footballers (The FA Tourists of Canada) returning to the Port of Liverpool on 30 June 1950 from Montréal, Québec. He is aboard the Empress of Canada. His address is stated as 62 Rampart Road in Southampton.
Married to Rosalind W. Gregory [registered in Winchester, Hampshire, September 1949].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 3lbs [1949].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played with Sunderland schools, before joining Sunderland AFC as an amateur. Playing with Fatfield Juniors FC as he did.  As his family returned to Southampton, Bill signed amateur forms with Southampton FC in August 1940, signing professionally in August 1945.  Before the decade had ended, Bill suffered with serious pneumonia, but soon returned to represent England.  He retired after 227 league appearances, scoring ten times, in 1961.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (1 appearance)
Distinctions Son of Bill Ellerington, Middlesbrough FC and Nelson FC wing-half.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 683rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 247, 18 May 1922, Norway 1 England 4, an end-of-season European tour match at Ullevål Stadion, Oslo, aged 25 years 322 days.
Last match No. 248, 22 May 1922, France 1 England 3, an end-of-season European tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris, aged 25 years 326 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (1 appearance). Also part of the FA XI Tour of USA and Canada 1950.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Remained in Southampton following his retirement from playing. Sadly suffered a major stroke in 2007. - The Stroke Association

 

Bill Ellerington - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 2 0 2 0 0 180 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Bill Ellerington - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White - Friendly 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2

 

Bill Ellerington - Match History
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 2 full capsx

Age 25
- 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län Tour AL squad/reserve?
1 b 14 May 1949 - Finland 0 England B 4, Helsinki AW Start 2
1 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW Start 2
2 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris AW Start 2

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