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Full name  Jacob Alexander Mellis
2002–2007  Sheffield United
Weight  69 kg
Number  8
Height  1.81 m

Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Footballer
Name  Jacob Mellis
Career start  2009
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Date of birth  (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 24)
Current team  Bury F.C. (#8 / Midfielder, Forward)
Similar People  Peter Clarke, Tomasz Cywka, Tom Pope, Billy Clifford, Leon Clarke

Place of birth  Nottingham, England

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Jacob Alexander Mellis (born 8 January 1991) is a professional English footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Mansfield Town.


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Mellis was born in Nottingham and started his career as a trainee with Sheffield United, before joining Premier League club Chelsea for £1 million in June 2007. He was a member of the Chelsea team that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup under manager Paul Clement in 2008, but was sent-off in the 90th minute of the second leg, as Chelsea lost 4–2 on aggregate to Manchester City. In the 2008–09 season, he became a regular in Chelsea's reserves making 13 appearances with three goals.

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In August 2009, he joined Southampton on loan and made his Saints debut a day after signing, as a substitute in a 3–1 defeat at Huddersfield Town. He returned to Chelsea in January 2010 but did not make a senior appearance until November that year, in what would be his only Chelsea first team game, coming on in added time as a substitute against MŠK Žilina in the UEFA Champions League.

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The following January Mellis signed for Barnsley on a five-month loan. Mellis made his Barnsley debut the next day, in a 2–0 win over Preston North End. He scored his first Barnsley goal in a next game on 5 February 2011 in a 4–1 defeat to Leicester City, which he scored in the next game seven days later against Ipswich Town. Mellis went on to make fifteen appearance and scoring two times.

In March 2012, Mellis was sacked by Chelsea after he admitted setting off a smoke grenade and causing a full-scale evacuation at the club's Cobham Training Centre. Mellis's teammate Billy Clifford escaped with a fine after admitting he brought the grenade – understood to be from a paintball expedition – into Chelsea's Cobham training headquarters. Following his release by Chelsea, Mellis went on trial at Queens Park Rangers. Manager Mark Hughes was impressed with his performance and was keen to extend his trial at the club.


On 18 June 2012, Mellis agreed a two-year deal with Championship side Barnsley. During a pre-season friendly against Rotherham United, on 21 July 2012, Mellis scored the first goal in the New York Stadium since its opening on 12 March 2012.

Mellis made his Barnsley debut since joining the club permanently, where he set up a goal for John Stones, in the first round of League Cup, and played 120 minutes in a 4–3 win over Rochdale. Seven days later, Mellis made his league debut in the opening game of the season, in a 1–0 win over Middlesbrough. Mellis scored his first goal for Barnsley during a 1–0 win over Bristol City on 1 September 2012, followed scoring his second goal three weeks later on 18 September 2012, in a 2–1 loss against Blackburn Rovers. The following game against Birmingham City on 22 September 2012, Mellis provided a hat-trick assist, in a 5–0 win. Two months later on 24 November 2012, Mellis' fourth goal came in a 2–1 win over Cardiff City. Soon after, Mellis suffered a dead leg that kept him out for month. After a month on the sidelined, Mellis made his first team return, where he came on as a substitute for Jim O'Brien, in a 2–0 win over Leeds United on 12 January 2013. Following his return, Mellis went on to score three more goals against Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City (which later awarded 2012–13 Goal of the Season award). After helping the club remained in the Championship, Mellis finished his first full season at Barnsley, scoring six goals in thirty-six appearance.

In the 2013–14 season, Mellis continued to be in the first team, though he suffered injuries. Mellis scored his first Barnsley goal of the 2013–14 season on 3 December 2013, in a 2–1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. Twenty-Eight days later on 1 January 2014, Mellis scored the club's first 2014-goal when he scored from a free-kick, in a 1–1 draw against Birmingham City. Then on 1 February 2014, Mellis was sent-off in the last minutes after he "recklessly" jumped in on Wednesday winger Jacques Maghoma, in a 1–0 loss against Sheffield Wednesday. After serving three match ban, Mellis returned to the first team on 22 February 2014, in a 1–0 win over Millwall. Towards the end of the season, Mellis' playing time was soon reduced slightly, due to being on the bench.

Following Barnsley's relegation to League One in 2014, Mellis was offered a new contract at Oakwell, but he turned it down and subsequently left the club.


On 28 July 2014, Mellis signed a one-year deal with Championship side Blackpool, along with two other players. Three days later, Mellis' medical was passed at Blackpool.

Mellis made his Blackpool debut in the opening game of the season, in a 2–0 loss against Nottingham Forest. However, Mellis suffered an injury during a match against Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup. After a month out, Mellis made his first team return at Blackpool, in a 3–1 loss against Norwich City on 27 September 2014. Once again, Mellis suffered an injury that kept him out for weeks.

With his first team opportunities limited under manager Lee Clark, Mellis went on loan to League One side Oldham Athletic in January 2015. Mellis made his Oldham Athletic debut, coming on as a substitute for Carl Winchester in the 72nd minutes, in a 3–2 loss against Gillingham two days later. After spending two months without being used in the first team, Mellis made his Oldham Athletic return, where he came on as a substitute for Joseph Mills in the 77th minutes, in a 2–0 loss against Crawley Town on 6 April 2015. Mellis went on to make seven appearance for the club.

At the end of the 2014–15 season, Mellis was released by Blackpool in May 2015. After being released by Blackpool, Mellis was soon linked with a move to Fleetwood Town and Rochdale.


Mellis joined Football League One side Bury on 30 June 2015 on a two-year contract.

Mellis made his Bury debut in the opening game of the season, coming on as a substitute for Tom Pope in the 55th minute, in a 1–1 draw against Doncaster Rovers. Mellis scored his first goal for Bury on 3 September 2016 in a 4–1 win over Port Vale.

Mansfield Town

On 19 May 2017 Mellis joined League Two club Mansfield Town.

International career

Mellis has represented England at all levels from under-16, England U17 and England U19.

Personal life

In April 2012, Mellis was arrested after a fight with his girlfriend at his Cobham home. They were admitted to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey and treated for scratches and bruises and subsequently arrested on suspicion of ABH. He was cautioned for common assault and criminal damage.

Career statistics

As of match played 30 April 2017


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