328 John Ellis

Biography

Experienced goalkeeper John Ellis, often known as Jack, signed for City in the 1938 close season and was a first team regular during the season that preceded the World War Two league shutdown.

Ellis was born in Tyldesley in Lancashire and began his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers during his early 20s. He moved to Bristol Rovers four years later and was a first team regular during his spell at Eastville. However he was and remains best known at Rovers as the netminder who conceded 10 goals to Joe Payne, a 22 year old former coalminer and stand-in Luton striker, who set a League record in a 12-0 sleet-lashed shellacking.

Ellis died in Tyldesley in 1994.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 25 January 1908, Tyldesley
Hull City First Game: 27 August 1938, Chester H (Division Three North), 30 years, 214 days old
Hull City Final Game: 25 March 1939, Rochdale H (Division Three North), 31 years, 59 days old

Clubs

Wolverhampton Wanderers (1930-1934), Bristol Rovers (1934-1938), Hull City (1938-1939), Clapton Orient (1939)

Hull City Record

Career: 35 apps, 0 goals

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