Steve Elliott (footballer, born 1958)

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Steve Elliott
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-09-15) 15 September 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Haltwhistle, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1979 Nottingham Forest 4 (0)
1979–1984 Preston North End 208 (70)
1984–1985 Luton Town 12 (3)
1985–1986 Walsall 69 (21)
1986–1989 Bolton Wanderers 60 (11)
1988–1989 Bury 31 (11)
1989–1990 Rochdale 52 (9)
1990–1991 Guiseley ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve Elliott (born 15 September 1958) is an English footballer who played as a forward in the Football League during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

His opportunities at Nottingham Forest were limited and after only four League appearances in three years, although he did perform on the song version of We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands. He was subsequently allowed to move to Preston North End in 1979.

In five seasons at Deepdale he made 208 League appearances, scoring 70 goals, and it was this firepower that encouraged Luton manager David Pleat to invest £95,000 to bring him to Kenilworth Road in the summer of 1984.

Although scoring within three minutes of the start of his debut against Stoke City on the opening day of 1984–85, he struggled in an admittedly poor Luton side and was used in the part exchange deal that brought David Preece to Kenilworth Road from Walsall in December 1984.

Elliott rediscovered his scoring boots at Fellows Park and after two successful years there he joined Bolton Wanderers for £25,000.

At Burnden Park though, his scoring rate slowed a little as proved by a return of 11 in 60 appearances over two seasons.

Spells at both Bury and Rochdale then followed before he dipped out of League football in 1990 to join AFC Guiseley.[1]

Elliott now works for Network Rail and is a keen amateur golfer.

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