Ackroyd, John

Birth Date

8th May 1895

Birthplace

Rotherham, Yorkshire

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

John Ackroyd played for Exeter City between 1922 and 1923. He joined the club from Scunthorpe and later played for Grimsby Town. The son of a miner, he later emigrated to California.

From a South Yprkshire mining background, his footballing career was put on hold during the First World War and he was aged 24 before he was given a Football League opportunity with Rotherham County, his local club, in the 1918/19 season. Making a single league appearance he soon moved on to Scunthorpe and Lindsey United.

It was from there that he joined Exeter City in June 1922. His Grecians’ debut came in a 3-1 defeat at Aberdare Athletic on 26 August 1922 and he went on to feature in 30 Third Division (South) matches for City that season. Released after one season at St James’ Park, he returned to Lincolnshire to link up with Grimsby Town where he played a further 6 league matches.

He is believed to have emigrated to the United States in 1926 and to have died in July 1967 in San Francisco.

Appearances

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Team

Dates

Fee

League Apps

Goals

Cup Apps

Cup Goals  

Halifax Town

Rotherham County

1919

Free

1

(0)

Scunthorpe & Lindsay

1919 -1922

Free


Exeter City 

1922-1923

Free 

30

(0)

3

0

Grimsby Town

1923-

Free

6

(0)

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