Shaun Elliott

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Shaun Elliott
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-01-26) 26 January 1957 (age 60)
Place of birth Haltwhistle, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1986 Sunderland 321 (11)
1981 Seattle Sounders (loan) 21 (4)
1986–1988 Norwich City 31 (2)
1988–1990 Blackpool 67 (0)
1990–1992 Colchester United 56 (1)
1991 Albany Capitals 13 (0)
National team
1980–1981 England B 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Shaun Elliott (born 26 January 1957) is an English former professional footballer.


Elliott was a central defender who began his career with Sunderland before playing for Norwich City, Blackpool and Colchester United. He also played with the Seattle Sounders in the North American Soccer League. He ended his professional career in the United States in 1991, playing 13 times without scoring for the Albany Capitals in the American Professional Soccer League.[1]

Elliott was captain at Sunderland and led them to the 1985 Milk Cup final, but missed the match through the suspension. Sunderland lost the final to Norwich City, who went down to the Second Division with them that season.

While with Sunderland, Elliott won three caps for the England 'B' team.



Colchester United[2]


  1. ^ "Tier Two (Championship) Honours". 
  2. ^ "Conference Honours".