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Ellis Rimmer

Sheffield Wednesday FC

4 appearances, 2 debut goals

P 4 W 2 D 2 L 0 F 15: A 6
75% successful

1930-31

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Ellis James Rimmer
Born 2 January 1907 at 46 Newling Street in Birkenhead, Cheshire [registered in Birkenhead, March 1907].
Baptised 3 March 1907 in at St. Peter's Church in Birkenhead.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, four year old Ellis is the oldest of two children, both sons, to Ellis and Edith (nee Cooling). His father is a butcher, and they live at 3 Morley Avenue in Birkenhead.

Cannot be found on the 1939 register.
The 1955 Kelly's Directory stated that Ellis J. was the licensed victualler of the Birkenhead Arms, 144-148 Chester Street in Birkenhead.

Married: to Olive E. Singer, on 10 August 1939 at St. James' Church in Birkenhead [registered in Birkenhead, September 1939]. (left)
Died: 16 March 1965 in Formby, aged 58 years 73 days [registered in Crosby, Lancashire, March 1965].
Height/Weight: 5' 11", 11st. 11lbs [1928]. 5' 10", 11st. 7lbs [1930].

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Birkenhead Schools, before playing for Parkside FC, and while he was playing with the Northern Nomads club, he assisted the Everton FC side during 1922-23. Signed with Cheshire League side, Whitchurch FC, in September 1923, from where he signed for Tranmere Rovers FC in 1924. After twenty goals in 62 league appearances, Sheffield Wednesday FC paid a 3000 transfer fee for Rimmer n 16 February 1928 to save them from relegation. He did, and continued to turn around the fortunes of Wednesday. He scored 122 goals in 382 league appearances. Signed for Ipswich Town FC on 16 August 1938, having made just three league appearances, his registration was cancelled on 24 February 1939. He returned to play for Southport FC against Everton FC on 8 March 1941.
Club honours Football League Division One Champions 1928-29, 1929-30; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1930, winners 1935; FA Cup winners 1934-35;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Scored in every round of the FA Cup on the way to winning the trophy in 1934-35;
Third Round, 12 January 1935, Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 (Palethorpe, Rimmer, Surtees) Oldham Athletic FC 1.
Fourth Round, 26 January 1935, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 Sheffield Wednesday FC 2 (Palethorpe, Rimmer).
Fifth Round, 16 February 1935, Norwich City FC 0 Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 (Rimmer).
Quarter-Final, 2 March 1935, Sheffield Wednesday FC 2 (Hooper, Rimmer) Arsenal FC 1.
Semi-Final, 16 March 1935, at Villa Park, Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 (Rimmer 2, Palethorpe) Burnley 0.
Final, 27 April 1935, at Wembley Stadium, Sheffield Wednesday FC 4 (Rimmer 2, Palethorpe, Hooper) West Bromwich Albion FC 2.
Only the second player to do so, after Sandy Brown (Tottenham Hotspur FC) did in 1900-01.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Mike Collett's Complete Record of the FA Cup [2003].

Management Career

Club(s) Beat fifty other applicants to the post of player-coach of Gibraltar, effective 11 August 1939. He returned to England to join the army, based in Southport.

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 549th players (552) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 170, 5 April 1930, England 5 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 93 days.
Last match No. 180, 9 December 1931, England 7 Spain 1, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 24 years 341 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1929-30;
Team honours British Championships winners 1929-30
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving the game, became a licensee, The Hallamshire House in Sheffield. The Birkenhead Arms in Birkenhead. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.208.

England Tragedy

"GAOL SENTENCE ON YOUNG ACTOR
"Alexander Morphy, the good-looking young London actor who came into the limelight with a scheme for raising 80,000 to build a theatre in Sheffield to replace the Theatre Royal, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment in the second division at Marlborough street Police Court, London, yesterday for stealing money to the value of 11 from Ellis Rimmer, the Sheffield Wednesday footballer, and A. M. Colbert, a Sheffield journalist, who were staying at the Regenet Palace Hotel on holiday."
- Monday, 15 June 1936, The Daily Independent

 

Ellis Rimmer - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 1 360 2 180 min 2 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.

 

Ellis Rimmer - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 12 3 +9 0 0 6.00 1.50 100.0 +2
Away 2 0 2 0 3 3 =0 1 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 4 2 2 0 15 6 +9 1 1 3.75 1.50 75.0 +2

 

Ellis Rimmer - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 3 1 2 0 10 4 +6 1 1 3.333 1.333 66.7 +1
All 4 2 2 0 15 6 +9 1 1 3.75 1.50 75.0 +2

 

Ellis Rimmer - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1

 

Ellis Rimmer - Match History
 
 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - four full appearances (360 min)

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - four full appearances (360 min)x

Age 23
1 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 30,54 ol
2 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Deutsches Stadion, Berlin tour AD Start ol
3 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AD Start ol
  

Age 24
4 180  9 December 1931 - England 7 Spain 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start ol
  

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