Elliott Frear

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Elliott Frear
Personal information
Full name Elliott Thomas Frear[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Exeter, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Motherwell
Number 17
Youth career
2002–2005 Exeter City
2007–2009 Exeter City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Exeter City 11 (0)
2009–2010 Tiverton Town (loan) 29 (0)
2012–2013 Salisbury City (loan) 27 (3)
2013–2014 Salisbury City 39 (5)
2014–2017 Forest Green Rovers 90 (11)
2017– Motherwell 15 (1)
National team
2013–2015 England C 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:01, 20 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:43, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Elliott Thomas Frear (born 11 September 1990) is an English footballer, who is currently playing professionally for Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

Career[edit]

Frear signed for Exeter City at the age of 11 and progressed through the club's Centre of Excellence sides,[2] but after three seasons he was released from the club's youth system. Having spent two seasons playing local club football Frear was invited to a trial with Exeter in partnership with Exeter College and was offered a two-year placement on the College Football Academy programme.[3] Following Frear's impressive 2008–09 season for the youth team scoring 15 goals from the left side of midfield Frear was offered a professional contract in March 2009.[3]

In October 2009, Frear was sent out on loan to Southern League Premier Division side Tiverton Town initially on a month's loan later extended until the end of the season.[4][5]

Frear made his professional début for Exeter in the FA Cup against Walsall as an 83rd-minute substitute for Daniel Nardiello in a 1–1 draw.[6] The following week Frear made his Football League début against Yeovil Town playing the final 26 minutes in a 2–2 draw.[7] On 23 November 2011, Frear scored his first professional goal in an FA Cup replay against Walsall having come on as a second-half substitute.[8] Frear made his first professional start the following weekend against Tranmere Rovers in a 3–0 victory.[9] Frear signed a new contract with Exeter City in May 2012. In late October 2012 he joined Conference South side Salisbury City on a one-month loan deal and made an immediate impact. He linked up well with the team and in late November it was announced he would remain at Salisbury for another month.

On 18 May 2013, Frear was released by Exeter City after he was not offered a new contract. He later signed at Salisbury City on a permanent basis.

On 25 June 2014, he joined Forest Green Rovers on a two-year deal.[10] He made his debut for the club on 9 August 2014 in a 1–0 away win over Southport.[11] He scored his first goal in a 2–2 away draw against Macclesfield Town on 4 October 2014.[12] On 18 November 2014, he played the full 90 minutes for England C in an International Challenge Trophy fixture against the Estonia under 23s squad.[13]

On 7 February 2015, he scored his second goal for Forest Green in a 2–1 home win over Grimsby Town.[14] He helped the club to the Conference National play-offs for the first time in May 2015, although he couldn't prevent Bristol Rovers from earning a semi-final win.[15]

On 7 November 2015, he scored Forest Green's winning goal in a stoppage time giant killing 2–1 win over Football League Two side AFC Wimbledon.[16] He was then a part of the Forest Green side that made it through to the National League 2015–16 play-off final at Wembley Stadium on 15 May 2016, which ended in a 3–1 defeat against Grimsby Town.[17]

On 26 January 2017, Frear signed for Scottish Premiership club Motherwell on a two-and-a-half year contract.[18] He made his debut for Motherwell on 28 January 2017, as a substitute, against Rangers.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elliott Frear". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Elliot Frear". Exeter City F.C. Archived from the original on 23 October 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "City Offer Professional Contract To Promising Prospect". Exeter City F.C. 20 March 2009. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Frear may be handed immediate chance to make impact at Tivvy". ThisisExeter. 23 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Rogers moves to extend Frear's stay at Tiverton". ThisisExeter. 3 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Exeter 1–1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 12 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Yeovil 2–2 Exeter". BBC Sport. 19 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Walsall 3–2 Exeter". BBC Sport. 23 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Exeter 3–0 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 26 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Elliott Frear joins Forest Green Rovers from Salisbury City". BBC Sport. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Southport 0–1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Macclesfield 2–2 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Forest Green winger Frear shines for England". Stroud News & Journal. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Forest Green 2–1 Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2–0 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1–2 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 1-3 Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "Elliott Frear signs for the Steelmen". Motherwell F.C. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Motherwell 0–2 Rangers". Motherwell F.C. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

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