Elliott playing for Columbus Crew
|Full name||Simon John Elliott|
|Date of birth||10 June 1974|
|Place of birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|1999–2003||Los Angeles Galaxy||122||(10)|
|2009||San Jose Earthquakes||15||(0)|
|New Zealand U20|
|2008||New Zealand U23||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Semi-professional and college career
Elliott played for several clubs in the New Zealand semi-professional Central Premier League in the 1990s, and attended Wellington College prior to moving to the United States. Elliott subsequently played college soccer at Stanford University, where he scored 13 goals and made 12 assists.
He began his professional career with A-League (now USL First Division) team Boston Bulldogs in 1999, playing three games, before joining Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy in May 1999. He was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2000 after scoring five goals and making five assists, and helped the club to win the CONCACAF Champions' Cup in 2000, the U.S. Open Cup in 2001 and the MLS Cup in 2002. He made 122 appearances for Galaxy in five seasons, scoring ten goals.
Elliott was traded in January 2004 to the Columbus Crew in exchange for a first round pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. He played every game in the 2005 season but was unable to help the Crew to the MLS Cup Playoffs as they finished bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Elliott caught the eye of Chris Coleman, manager of English Premier League club Fulham, during a pre-season friendly game in July 2005 and joined Fulham in training after the end of the MLS season. He then joined Fulham in January 2006 on a free transfer and made 13 league and cup appearances during the remainder of the 2005–06 season. During the summer he injured a calf muscle, and missed the entire Premier League 2006–07 season through injury; he played in some reserve games towards the end of the season. He was released by Fulham in May 2008.
In February 2011, Elliott went on trial with Chivas USA in the MLS and signed with the club on 9 February 2011. At season's end, his contract expired and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Elliott was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.
He served as head scout during the 2012 season but was not retained for a second year.
Elliott scored on his full New Zealand national football team debut in a 3–0 win over Singapore on 21 February 1995 and earned his 50th A-international cap in a 3–0 win over New Caledonia on 10 September 2008, accruing 6 goals en route to his milestone. He appeared in qualifying matches for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in France. Elliott was included in the New Zealand U-23 squad for their first appearance at the Olympic Games as one of three over age players, alongside Ryan Nelsen and Chris Killen He was named as part of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup New Zealand squad to travel to South Africa.
On 10 May 2010, Elliott was named in New Zealand's final 23-man squad to compete at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, despite not being under contract at any club.
|1||25 Jun 2000||Solomon Islands||2–0||Win||2000 OFC Nations Cup|
|2||25 Jun 2000||Solomon Islands||2–0||Win||2000 OFC Nations Cup|
|Last updated 8 April 2010|
International career statistics
|New Zealand national team|
Club career statistics
|Los Angeles Galaxy
(Major League Soccer)
(Major League Soccer)
|Club||Season||Premier League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|San Jose Earthquakes
(Major League Soccer)
|Last updated 6 April 2010|
- New Zealand national football team
- New Zealand at the FIFA World Cup
- New Zealand national football team results
- List of New Zealand international footballers
- List of current MLS players
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- Nierman, Jonathan (1 June 2006). "Elliott leaves Crew, signs with Fulham". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 3 July 2008.[dead link]
- "Brown's save on Ruiz bicycle kick a beauty". Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA). 11 October 2002. Retrieved 3 July 2008.
- "Fulham swoop to sign midfielder". BBC Sport. 3 January 2006. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
- "Games played by Simon Elliott in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 3 July 2008.
- "Fulham hit by Elliott injury fear". BBC Sport. 1 June 2006. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
- Bech, Duncan (12 February 2008). "Elliott makes comeback". PA Sport (Sporting Life UK Ltd). Retrieved 3 July 2008.
- "Bocanegra heads Fulham clear-out". BBC Sport. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2008.
- Quakes waive three players (centerlinesoccer.com)
- "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
- "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 20 August 2008.
- "A-International Scorers – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 20 August 2008.
- "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008.
- "New Zealand – All Whites name Confederations Cup squad". Oceania Football confederation. 7 May 2009.
- "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
- Simon Elliott at National-Football-Teams.com
- MLS player profile
- NZ Football Profile
- Simon Elliott – FIFA competition record
- Simon Elliott career stats at Soccerbase