Calum Elliot

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Calum Elliot
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Personal information
Full name Calum Elliot
Date of birth (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Edinburgh United (manager)
Youth career
Hutchison Vale BC
2004 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2012 Heart of Midlothian 110 (13)
2006 Motherwell (loan) 15 (2)
2008–2009 Livingston (loan) 13 (11)
2011 Dundee (loan) 6 (0)
2012–2013 Žalgiris Vilnius 33 (16)
2013 Alloa Athletic 10 (2)
2013–2015 Raith Rovers 47 (7)
Total 234 (51)
National team
2007 Scotland U20 7 (0)
2007–2008 Scotland U21 8 (0)
Teams managed
2015– Edinburgh United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:50, 9 August 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2013

Calum Elliot (born 30 March 1987) is a Scottish former professional footballer, who played as a forward for Heart of Midlothian, Motherwell, Livingston, Dundee, Žalgiris Vilnius, Alloa and Raith Rovers. He also represented Scotland at youth international levels up to and including the under-21 team. He is currently the manager of Edinburgh United in the Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region.

Club career[edit]

Hearts[edit]

Elliot grew up in south-western Edinburgh, attending Bonaly Primary School then Firrhill High School. He signed for Hearts in 2004, having previously played with their youth initiative and Salvesen Boys Club. He made his first team debut as a substitute against Inverness Caledonian Thistle early in the 2004–05 season.[1] He scored his first Hearts goals in the 5–0 win over Falkirk in December 2005.[2] Less than a week later he signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the Jambos.[3] His form during the 2005–06 season ensured he was considered a possible candidate for the 2006 Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year, although the title was won by Kilmarnock's Steven Naismith. Elliot was surprised to find himself available for loan at the beginning of the 2006–07 season, although his initial anger and disappointment were replaced by an acceptance of the benefit of regular first team action. Despite interest from Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk, Elliot eventually joined Motherwell on loan.[4] In May 2008, Elliot was linked with a move to Scottish First Division side Dunfermline Athletic.[5] Inverness Caley Thistle were also reported to be looking at the unsettled striker in June 2008.[6] Elliot travelled south for talks with League 1 side MK Dons, but eventually signed for Livingston on a loan deal,[7] where he scored 11 goals in thirteen appearances.[8] Elliot started in his first match for Hearts since returning on loan from Livingston on 4 April 2009 against Kilmarnock, scoring twice in a 3–1 win. Thanks to this display, Elliot won the SPL Young Player of the Month for April 2009.[9]

Due to injury[10] appearances were limited and he failed to score any goals during the 2009–10 season. The following season Elliot scored three goals in the first two games of the 2010–11 season with his fourth goal coming against Inverness Caley Thistle in a 3–1 victory for Hearts.[11] Due to an ongoing knee injury his appearances were limited and had to undergo surgery which ruled him out of the end of the season.[12] Having built his fitness back up[13] on 4 November 2011, he signed for Scottish First Division side Dundee on a month's loan.[14] Making his debut the following day against Partick Thistle[15] Only 30 seconds into the match he suffered a recurrence of his knee injury[16] and despite trying to play on had to be stretchered off after four minutes.[17] The injury was not as bad as first feared[18] and he missed only one game before returning as a substitute in Dundee's 2–1 win over Stirling.[19] His loan was later extended until the 31 December.[20] With Hearts in financial difficulty and looking to cut their squad,[21] On 12 December 2011 it was announced the Elliot had come to an agreement with Hearts to end his contract with the club early. His contract expired on 1 January 2012.[22]

Žalgiris Vilnius and Alloa Athletic[edit]

Having turned down an offer to join Houston Dynamo on a weeks trial,[23] Elliot agreed a two-year deal with Lithuanian A Lyga club Žalgiris Vilnius.[24] He signed for them on 20 January 2012.[25] Elliot scored his first goal for Žalgiris Vilnius on his first A Lyga game in a 2–1 away win over FK Banga Gargždai. He then scored 4 goals in his second league match against FK Atlantas in a 7–0 demolition at home. On 20 May 2012, he won the Lithuanian Football Federation Cup with Žalgiris Vilnius defeating the winner of the tournament in the previous two seasons Ekranas 3–1 after a penalty shootout.[26]

On 25 February 2013, it was announced by Scottish Second Division club Alloa Athletic that Elliot had signed a deal which would see him play the club until the end of the season. He was due to be included in Paul Hartley's squad for the midweek trip to Arbroath the same week, subject to international clearance from the Lithuanian FA.[27]

Raith Rovers[edit]

In April 2013, Eliott signed a pre-contract[28] agreement to rejoin Livingston for the 2013–14 season, having previously spent time on loan with the club earlier in his career.[29] On 4 June, fellow Scottish First Division side Raith Rovers announced he had signed for them on a one-year deal,[30] prompting the West Lothian side to seek urgent clarification.[31] Both clubs felt they were entitled to register the player[32][33] however, on 6 June, Livingston decided not to pursue the situation further[34] citing their disappointment in the player's conduct.[35] This left Raith Rovers free to register the player. After two years with Raith, Elliot was forced to retire in 2015 due to knee injuries.[36]

International career[edit]

Elliot was rewarded with a place in the Scotland squad for the 2006 UEFA U-19 Championships. He scored twice during the tournament, including the winner in the 1–0 semi-final victory over the Czech Republic,[37] as Scotland creditably finished runners-up. In the summer of 2007, Elliot was selected in the squad Scotland squad for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which was held in Canada.[38]

Management[edit]

Elliot was appointed manager of Junior side Edinburgh United in August 2015.[39]

Personal life[edit]

While Elliot was playing for Hearts, Hibernian defender Darren McCormack was arrested for an alleged assault on Elliot on 22 March 2009 near an Edinburgh nightclub.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 August 2015[41][42]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2004–05 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2005–06 28 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 34 6
2006–07 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
2007–08 24 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 27 4
2008–09 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
2009–10 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2010–11 19 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 4
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 110 13 7 1 6 2 1 0 124 16
Motherwell (loan) 2006–07 15 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 2
Livingston (loan) 2008–09 13 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 11
Dundee (loan) 2011–12 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Žalgiris Vilnius 2012[43] 33 16 4[26][44] 1 0 0 0 0 37 17
Alloa 2012–13 10 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 14 4
Raith Rovers 2013–14 30 6 2 0 2 2 5 2 39 10
2014–15 17 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 19 3
Total 47 7 3 0 3 4 5 2 58 13
Total 234 51 15 2 12 6 10 4 271 63

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Žalgiris Vilnius

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hearts 1–0 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 25 September 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Hearts 5–0 Falkirk". BBC Sport. 26 December 2005. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Elliot wins new deal with Hearts". BBC Sport. 30 December 2005. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Elliot takes chance while Hughes tells Falkirk to wise up". The Scotsman. Retrieved 28 August 2006. 
  5. ^ "Dunfermline target Hearts' Calum Elliot". The Scotsman. Retrieved 25 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "Striker Elliot on Inverness radar". The Scotsman. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "loan". 
  8. ^ "CALUM IS A DARK BLUE". Dundee F.C. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Elliot scoops young player award". BBC Sport. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Hearts' Calum Elliot out for 8 weeks with knee injury". Scotsman Publications. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Elliot happy to forgo hat-trick". BBC News. 21 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Injury agony for Hearts ace Calum Elliot set to rule him out for rest of the season". Daily Record. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Elliot boost for Hearts". Sky Sports. BSKYB. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Calum off to Dundee". Heart of Midlothian FC. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Dundee 1–0 Raith Rovers". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Calum Elliot injured after 30 seconds". Scotsman Publications. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Calum Elliot injury overshadows Dark Blues' precious home win". The Courier. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "HEARTS' CALUM ELLIOT KNEE INJURY GIVEN ALL CLEAR". Express. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Stirling 1 – 2 Dundee". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "ELLIOT EXTENDS LOAN". Dundee F.C. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  21. ^ "Hearts surgery". The Sun. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  22. ^ "Striker Calum Elliot next to agree Hearts exit". BBC. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  23. ^ "Former Hearts striker Calum Elliot in possible Lithuania move". Scottish Television. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  24. ^ "CALUM ELLIOT TAKES FLIGHT TO LITHUANIA TO REVIVE CAREER". Daily Express. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "Nekantrauja". Žalgiris Vilnius. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  26. ^ a b c Januska, Vaidotas (20 May 2012). "Žalgiris end Lithuanian Cup wait". UEFA. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  27. ^ "Hartley looks to bring in Elliot". Alloa Athletic. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  28. ^ "Pre-contract made with Calum Eliott". Livingston F.C. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  29. ^ "Livingston sign Calum Elliot". westlothiancourier.co.uk. West Lothian Courier. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  30. ^ "Striker signs on the dotted line". raithrovers.net. Raith Rovers F.C. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  31. ^ "Club Statement Calum Elliot". livingstonfc.co.uk. Livingston F.C. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  32. ^ "Livingston and Raith in battle over Calum Elliot". The Scotsman. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  33. ^ "Livingston have acted 'outside of the rules' over Calum Elliot, claim Raith". sport.stv.tv. STV. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  34. ^ "Club Statement – Calum Elliot". livingstonfc.co.uk. Livingston F.C. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  35. ^ "Livingston give up on Calum Elliot pursuit to sign player with 'commitment'". sport.stv.tv. STV. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  36. ^ McDermott, Scott (2 August 2015). "Former Hearts star Calum Elliot: Play on and end up being crippled or quit..it wasn't a choice". Daily Record. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  37. ^ "Scotland U19 1–0 Czech Rep U19". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 July 2006. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  38. ^ "Scotland Under-20s get set for Canada World Cup". stv. Retrieved 22 June 2007. 
  39. ^ Thomson, Scott (4 August 2015). "Calum Elliot appointed manager of Edinburgh United". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  40. ^ Hibs Player Charged With Assault Yahoo Sports, 23 March 2009
  41. ^ "Calum Elliot Soccerway Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  42. ^ Calum Elliot at Soccerbase
  43. ^ The Lithuanian League season runs March to November, however the Lithuanian Cup runs June to May. All cup matches included are from 2012, but cover appearances in both the 2011–12 and 2012–13 competitions
  44. ^ Includes 3 games not recorded on Soccerway."Žalgiris 1-0 Sūduva" (in Lithuanian). FC Žalgiris. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2015.  "VMFD "Žalgiris" - LFF taurės finale" (in Lithuanian). VMFD "Žalgiris" - LFF taurės finale. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2015.  and the 2012 Cup Final.
  45. ^ "Monthly award for striker Elliot". BBC Sport. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  46. ^ "Elliot given young player award". BBC Sport. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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