Basil Acres

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Basil Acres
Personal information
Full name Basil Derek John Acres[1]
Date of birth 27 November 1926[1]
Place of birth Brantham, England
Date of death 23 July 2000(2000-07-23) (aged 73)[1]
Place of death Ipswich, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1960 Ipswich Town 217 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Basil Derek John Acres (27 November 1926 — 23 July 2000) was an English professional footballer of the 1950s, who played at full back.

A native of the village of Brantham in the Babergh district of South Suffolk, Basil Acres began his career in his home parish, before signing with Ipswich Town F.C. in July 1951. In all, he spent nine seasons at the club, finally retiring in 1960, having made 217 Football League appearances there, and scoring six goals. After the end of his football career, he remained with the club, in various working capacities, for many years.

Basil Acres died at the age of 73.


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