Steve Elliott (footballer, born 1978)

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Steve Elliott
Personal information
Full name Steven William Elliott[1]
Date of birth (1978-10-29) 29 October 1978 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Cheltenham Town
Number 6
Youth career
000?–1997 Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Derby County 72 (1)
2003–2004 Blackpool (loan) 12 (0)
2004 Blackpool 16 (0)
2004–2010 Bristol Rovers 218 (17)
2010– Cheltenham Town 160 (8)
National team
1998 England U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven William "Steve" Elliott (born 29 October 1978) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Cheltenham Town.

Club career[edit]

Derby County[edit]

Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Elliott came though the ranks at Pride Park and made his first team debut in the League Cup in September 1997. He made a total of 72 league appearances for Derby County, including 14 as a substitute. In November 2003 he moved to Blackpool on loan. The deal later became permanent.


After making his move permanent, Elliott made 28 appearances for Blackpool including the LDV Final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Elliott then signed for Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2004. He made 40 appearances in his first season and scored twice, before going on to make 45 appearances in his second season again scoring twice.

In June 2007, Elliott signed a two-year extension to his contract, meaning it was meant to expire in the summer of 2011.

He was sent off for the third time in his Bristol Rovers career on 24 November 2007, for an alleged headbutt in a volatile game at Swindon Town. He then scored an outstanding goal against Gillingham from 25 yards out as the season drew to a close. That secured mathematical safety.

Along with 14 other players, he was released by Rovers at the end of the 2009/10 season.[2]

International career[edit]

Elliott enjoyed a brief international career while at Derby. He managed to play twice for England at under-21 level against France and Argentina in 1998.

Sporting titles and awards[edit]



Football League Trophy: Winner 2003–04

Bristol Rovers

Football League Two: Playoff winner 2007


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Defender Aaron Lescott goes in Bristol Rovers clear-out". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 

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