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Elliot with Newcastle United in 2013
|Full name||Robert Elliot|
|Date of birth||30 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Greenwich, England|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2004||→ Bishop's Stortford (loan)||6||(0)|
|2005||→ Notts County (loan)||4||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Accrington Stanley (loan)||23||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ Accrington Stanley (loan)||7||(0)|
|2004||Republic of Ireland U19||1||(0)|
|2014–||Republic of Ireland||3||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:01, 6 December 2014 (UTC) (UTC).
Born in Greenwich, Elliot began his career with non-League side Erith Town before moving to Charlton Athletic, the team he had supported as a child, when he was 17. After becoming a professional player with the Addicks in 2004 he was sent out on loan twice during the 2004–05 season; first to Bishop's Stortford and then Notts County, he made his Football League debut.
The following season, Elliot spent most of the season on loan at the famous Conference National side Accrington Stanley, replacing fellow Charlton 'keeper Darren Randolph who had been on loan at Stanley earlier in the year. He was part of the Accrington Stanley team which won promotion to the Football League as runaway champions, saving a vital penalty in the match which guaranteed them promotion. He joined Stanley again on loan during the 2006–07 season, but failed to displace Ian Dunbavin as the club's first choice goalkeeper. He was voted the best keeper of the past decade for Accrington Stanley in 2010 by numerous key figures for the club, including manager John Coleman.
Back at Charlton, Elliot was considered to be behind Nicky Weaver and Darren Randolph for most of the 2007–08 season. After Randolph moved to Bury on loan Elliot was promoted to second choice. He made an unexpected debut for Charlton on 5 April 2008 after Weaver had been sent off in a match against Plymouth Argyle. He made his first start for Charlton in a League Cup defeat to Yeovil Town in August 2008. During the 2008–09 season, he displaced Weaver and established himself as the club's first choice goalkeeper. A string of impressive performances contributing to a record breaking start to a season for Charlton in 2009-10 led to him signing a contract extension committing him to the club until 2012. In August 2011 Newcastle made an offer of £100,000 which was rejected by Charlton.
He signed for Newcastle United on 30 August 2011 on a five-year contract becoming their seventh summer signing. He then stated his desire to become first choice keeper. He made his Newcastle debut on 20 September against Nottingham Forest in the Football League Cup. At the start of the 2012-13 season Elliot changed his squad number from 35 to 21, which was previously worn by Fraser Forster. He made his second Newcastle appearance in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League on 20 September against C.S. Marítimo. His third Newcastle appearance, and second of the season, came in an 3rd round League Cup tie away at Manchester United.
Following an injury to Tim Krul, Elliot made his first Premier League appearance for the Magpies on Sunday 24 February 2013, starting against Southampton in a 4–2 victory. During the match, after conceding a goal in the 3rd minute, he then assisted a Papiss Cisse wonder goal in the first half. On 12 May 2013, Elliot was sent off following a second yellow card in a game against Queens Park Rangers.
Despite being born in England, Elliot is eligible for the Republic of Ireland through his father's family from Cork and has represented Ireland at under-19 level. On 5 October 2013, Elliot received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad as a replacement for the injured Darren Randolph for the games against Germany and Kazakhstan. Elliot won his first international senior cap for the Republic of Ireland on Sunday 25 May 2014 in a friendly match against Turkey at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Ireland lost the match 2–1.
- As of 6 December 2014
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[a]||Total|
|Charlton Athletic||2004–05||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Notts County (loan)||2004–05||League Two||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Accrington Stanley (loan)||2005–06||Conference Premier||23||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||23||0|
|Newcastle United||2011–12||Premier League||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
- As of match played 19 November 2014.
|Republic of Ireland national team|
- Conference National: 2006
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 137. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
- "Keeper Elliot joins Newcastle". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
- "Nott'm Forest v Newcastle". BBC Sport. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "Maritimo 0-0 Newcastle". BBC Sport. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "Newcastle Goalkeeper Elliot gets first Ireland call". Irish Times. 5 October 2013.
- Rob Elliot career statistics at Soccerbase
- Rob Elliot at National-Football-Teams.com