- Matt Elliott (footballer)
Matt Elliott Personal information Date of birth 1 November 1968 Place of birth Wandsworth, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Playing position Defender (retired) Youth career 1987–1988 Epsom & Ewell Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1988–1989 Charlton Athletic 1 (0) 1989–1992 Torquay United 124 (15) 1992–1992 → Scunthorpe United (loan) 8 (1) 1992–1993 Scunthorpe United 53 (7) 1993–1997 Oxford United 148 (21) 1997–2005 Leicester City 245 (26) 2004 → Ipswich Town (loan) 10 (0) National team 1997–2001 Scotland 18 (1) Teams managed 2011 Stafford Rangers (caretaker) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Matthew Stephen "Matt" Elliott (born 1 November 1968) is a former professional footballer, most notably as a defender for Leicester City. Although born in England, he was never selected to play for them on an international level; he instead played for Scotland, for whom he was eligible due to his Scottish grandmother.
He captained Leicester to victory on the 2000 Football League Cup Final scoring both goals.
Elliott began his career in non-league football with Leatherhead and Epsom & Ewell, before getting his first taste of professional football with Charlton Athletic. Unable to break into the Charlton first-team, he moved to Torquay United within a year. He then worked his way up the ladder, signing for Scunthorpe United in March 1992, moving on to Oxford United in November 1993, and finally getting his chance in the Premiership when he was signed by Leicester City in early 1997 for a transfer fee of £1.6 million, which to this day remains Oxford's record sale.
When Martin O'Neill left to manage Celtic in July 2001, he made an attempt to lure Elliott to the club in a £3.5 million bid (O'Neill would raid his former club for the likes of Neil Lennon and Steve Guppy). It was unsuccessful when Elliott signed the last contract of his career in August 2001, which would last until June 2005. Elliott's made his last European appearance in a 3-1 defeat to Red Star Belgrade in Vienna on 28 September 2000 in the 2001 UEFA Cup. It remains the club's last ever European match to this day.
Elliott won eighteen caps for the Scotland national team, scoring one goal which was a header from an Allan Johnston cross in a 2–0 win against San Marino. He made sixteen starts and two appearances from the bench, including his debut against France in November 1997. He was in the Scotland squad for the 1998 World Cup although he did not appear in any of the games.
On 9 June 2008, Elliott was unveiled as the new assistant manager to former Torquay team-mate Dean Edwards at Northern Premier League team Hednesford Town. After a season that saw the Pitmen finish just outside the play-offs, Elliott stepped down from his position at Keys Park in May 2009 to concentrate on other business interests. He then became assistant manager of Midland Alliance side Oadby Town, until in October 2010 he became assistant manager of Conference North club Stafford Rangers, working under Tim Flowers. Elliott was appointed manager after Flowers resigned from his managerial role on 11 January 2011.
- Oxford United
- Division Two: 1995-96 (runner-up)
- Leicester City
- ^ "Leicester expect Elliott to stay". BBC Sport. 2001-07-31. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/c/celtic/1463305.stm. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- ^ "Elliott decides to stay". BBC Sport. 2001-08-16. http://usproxy.bbc.com/sport2/hi/football/teams/l/leicester_city/1494142.stm. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
- ^ "Red Star end Leicester dreams". BBC Sport. 2000-09-28. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/uefa_cup/945130.stm. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
- ^ "Elliott to retire". BBC Sport. 2005-01-31. http://www.bbc.co.uk/leicester/content/articles/2005/01/31/matt_elliott_retires_feature.shtml. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
- ^ "Flowers Brings in Former Team-Mate as Number Two". Football Conference. 20 October 2010. http://www.footballconference.co.uk/news/details.php?news_id=3036. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- ^ "Tim Flowers quits as Stafford Rangers manager". BBC Sport. 11 Jan 2011. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_conf/9358509.stm. Retrieved 19 Jan 2011.
1992–93 Football League Third Division PFA Team of the Year Sporting positions Preceded by
Leicester City F.C. Captain
Scotland squad – 1998 FIFA World Cup Stafford Rangers F.C. – Frith (19xx–xx) · Hutchinson (1965–69) · Chapman (1969–75) · Chapman (1977–80) · Thomson (198?–8?) · Reid (1983–88) · Booth (1988–95) · Bowen (1995–97) · Bond (1997–98) · Painter (1998–2002) · Robinson (2002–07) · Bull (2008) · Brindley (2008–10) · Flowers (2010–11) · Elliott (2011–c)(c) caretaker; (p) player manager; (s) secretary
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Matt Sparrow — Personal information Full name … Wikipedia
Matt Adamson — Personal information Born 14 August 1972 (1972 08 14) (age 39) Taree, New South Wales, Australia Playing information Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) Weight … Wikipedia
Matt Glennon — For the hockey player, see Matt Glennon (ice hockey). Matt Glennon Personal information Full name Matt … Wikipedia
Matthew Elliott — or Matt Elliott may refer to: Matt Elliott (American football) (born 1968), American football player Matt Elliott (comedian) (born 1969), New Zealand comedian and author Matthew Elliott (cricketer) (born 1971), Australian Test cricketer Matt… … Wikipedia
Darren Foreman (footballer) — Darren Foreman Personal information Full name Darren Foreman Date of birth 12 February 1968 ( … Wikipedia
David James (footballer) — David James Personal information Full name David … Wikipedia
Chris Coleman (footballer) — For other people named Chris Coleman, see Chris Coleman (disambiguation). Chris Coleman Personal information Full name Christopher Coleman Date of birth … Wikipedia
Malvin Kamara — Personal information Full name Malvin Ginah Kamara … Wikipedia
Micky Holmes — Personal information Full name Michael Arthur Holmes Date of birth 9 September 1965 ( … Wikipedia
Muzzy Izzet — Personal information Full name Mustafa Kemal Izzet … Wikipedia