Bellis, George Alfred

Centre-half.

Born: Kirkee, Khadki (India), 8 June 1904; Died: Seaforth, Liverpool, 6 January 1969.

Career: Waterloo F.C. 1920, L.M.S. Railway United (Formby) 1921, Seaforth Fellowship 1922, Southport Aug 23, Wrexham May 27, WOLVES Jne 29, Burnley Dec 32, Bournemouth & Biscombe Athletice Jne 35, Wellington Town Jne 37, Tranmere Rovers (guest).

George Bellis in India on 8 June 1904 and was the son of a Company Sergeant Major in the Royal Engineers. He was educated at St John School in Seaford, Lancashire and started his footballing career with Waterloo. He then played for Formby’s Railway United and Seaforth Fellowship before signing for Southport 1923. His League debut [not a happy one] came at Accrington Stanley on 1 November 1924 and Southport lost 5-1. He went on to make 42 appearances for Southport netting four goals before joining Wrexham. At the Racecourse Ground he made 92 appearances netting five goals before arriving at Molineux. He made his debut on the opening day of the 1929/30 and went onto make 43 First Team appearances and 90 for the Reserves netting just the two goals. He helped the First Team to the Second Division Championship in 1931/32 and in the same season the Reserves to the Central League title and the Staffordshire Cup. George played in Wolves first First Division fixture for 26 years against Liverpool on 27 August 1932 but was then transferred to Burnley. He made 86 appearances at Turn Moor and became captain as well as switching to Full-back. In 1935 he signed for Bournemouth & Biscombe and went on to make his final 64 senior appearances before transferring to Wellington Town. After retirement Bellis who guested for Tranmere Rovers during the Second World War settled in back in Merseyside at worked until his retirement at Napiers (English Electric). George Bellis made 332 career appearances and netted nine goals and died just six day after his retirement in Seaforth on 6 January 1969.

First Team

Debut: West Bromwich Albion (H) 32/8/29.

FL FAC LC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1929/30 24 1 25
1930/31 1 1
1931/32 10 10
1932/33 7 7
Total 42 1 43
Reserves

Debut: Leeds United (H) 7/9/29.

CL SC BC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1929/30 14 14
1930/31 38 1 1 39 1
1931/32 31 2 4 35 1
1932/33 2 2
Total 85 2 5 90 2