Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire born centre half Gerry Fell began his football career with Elsecar in 1914 and after the First World War he joined Second Division Bclub arnsley in April 1920, making his Football League debut against Blackpool the same month. He was a regular in the Barnsley first eleven from the following August, but in March 1922 he was signed by Bradford Park Avenue after 3 goals in 63 appearances for The Tykes, but he couldn’t help save them from relegation at the end of the season.
He had six years with The Avenue, helping them finish Third Division (North) runners up in 1922-23 and in 1925-26, a season in which, like 1924-25, he was an ever present for Bradford. Fell lost his place in March 1927 (through injury?) as Bradford put in another strong showing, finishing third, and the following season he played only once as they eventually won the Third Division (North) Championship. He was also part of Avenue’s FA Cup giant killing team that beat First Division Everton in a first round replay, winning 1-0 at Park Avenue in January 1923.
In May 1928 he moved to Chesterfield after 7 goals in 197 appearances for Bradford, and he was an ever present for The Spireites scoring 4 goals in 45 appearances during 1928-29 before joining non league Gainsborough Trinity in the 1929 close season. He subsequently played for Mexborough Athletic in 1933 and Newark Town in 1934 before his eventual retirement.