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Billy Elliott

Burnley FC

5 appearances, 3 goals

P 5 W 3 D 2 L 0 F 13: A 4
80% successful

1952

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name William Henry Elliott
Born 20 March 1925 in Bradford, Yorkshire [registered in Bradford, March 1925].
Attended Thornbury Boys School and Lepage Street School, Bradford
Died 21 January 2008 in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, aged 82 years 307 days.
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 7lbs [1951].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy and junior football and his hometown of Bradford. Joined Bradford (Park Avenue) FC as an amateur in 1939/40, turning professional in March 1942 (176 league appearances, 21 goals).  Burnley FC signed Elliott in August 1951 for �23,000 (74 league appearances, 14 goals).  Sunderland AFC spent �26,000 for his services in June 1953 (212 league appearances, 26 goals), before ending his playing career with Wisbech Town FC from July 1959 to 1961.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (4 appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Managerial Career

Club(s) After hanging up his playing boots, Elliott became the national coach of Libya from 1961 to 1963.  He returned to Yorkshire to become a scout for sheffield Wednesday FC between 1963 and 1964. After which, he was in Germany from 1964, firstly being a coach for the US forces based there, until 1966. He then became the trainer of Royal Daring Club de Bruxelles, from July 1966.  His coaching was used by Sunderland AFC from January 1968 until June 1973. He went on to coach Brann FK of Norway from 1974 to 1978, before returning to Sunderland AFC as a caretaker manager from December 1978 until May 1979.  He left Roker Park and became manager of Darlington FC from June 1979 until June 1983.
Club honours Norwegian Football League runners-up 1974-75, Norwegian Cup winner 1975-76, runner-up 1977-78;

England Career

Player number 716th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 270, 18 May 1952, England 1 Italy 1, an end-of-season European tour match at Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze, aged 27 years 59 days.
Last match No. 275, 26 November 1952, England 5 Belgium 0, a friendly match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, aged 27 years 251 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1952-53
Team honours British Championships (shared) 1952-53
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Garnered a rich cosmopolitan variety of coaching and managerial appointments after giving up playing. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.95.

 

Billy Elliott - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 2 5 450 3 150 min 1 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.

 

Billy Elliott - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 10 2 +8 0 1 5.00 1.00 100.0 +2
Away 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All 5 3 2 0 13 4 +9 0 2 2.60 0.80 80.0 +3

 

Billy Elliott - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 1.50 75.0 +1
Friendly 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 0 2 2.333 0.333 83.3 +2
All 5 3 2 0 13 4 +9 0 2 2.60 0.80 80.0 +3

 

Billy Elliott - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1952-53 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 1.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 1.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 1.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 1.50 75.0 +1

 

Billy Elliott - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 5 full capsx

Age 27
1 270 18 May 1952 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze Fr AD Start 11
2 271 25 May 1952 - Austria 2 England 3, Praterstadion, Prater, Wien Fr AW Start 11
- 272 28 May 1952 - Switzerland 0 England 3, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich Fr AW squad/reserve
3 273 4 October 1952 - Ireland 2 England 2, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start 11
4 274 12 November 1952 - England 5 Wales 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 11
5 275 26 November 1952 - England 5 Belgium 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 11

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