Steve Elliott (footballer, born 1978)

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Steve Elliott
Steve Elliott 08-02-2014 1.jpg
Elliott playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Steven William Elliott[1]
Date of birth (1978-10-29) 29 October 1978 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Cheltenham Town (assistant manager)
Youth career
000?–1997 Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Derby County 72 (1)
2003–2004 Blackpool (loan) 12 (0)
2004 Blackpool 16 (0)
2004–2010 Bristol Rovers 218 (17)
2010–2015 Cheltenham Town 174 (9)
2015 Bath City 0 (0)
National team
1998 England U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:25, 3 February 2015 (UTC).

Steven William "Steve" Elliott (born 29 October 1978) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender. He's currently assistant to caretaker manager Russell Milton at Cheltenham Town.

Club career[edit]

Derby County[edit]

Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Elliott came though the ranks at Pride Park and made his first team debut in the League Cup in September 1997. He made a total of 72 league appearances for Derby County, including 14 as a substitute and one goal against Wimbledon.[2] In November 2003 he moved to Blackpool on loan. The deal later became permanent.


After making his move permanent, Elliott made 28 appearances for Blackpool including the victorious 2004 Football League Trophy Final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Elliott then signed for Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2004. He quickly established himself as a regular part of the Rovers defence. He made 40 appearances in his first season and scored twice, before going on to make 45 appearances in his second season again scoring twice. His third season in Bristol saw Rovers reach the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final and League Two play-off Final, losing in Cardiff[3] but winning promotion in London.[4]

In June 2007, Elliott signed a two-year extension to his contract, taking his contract up to 2010.[5] The 2007–08 season saw Rovers reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for only the second time in their history. Elliott however missed the fifth round win against Southampton and quarter-final defeat to West Bromwich Albion having suffered an injury early in the fourth round replay against Fulham.

He continued to feature regularly for Rovers until an injury hit 2009–10 season, which proved to be his last for the club.[6]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

Elliott playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014

The summer of 2010 saw Elliott move 35 miles up the M5 to Cheltenham Town on a two-year deal.[7] His second season with the club saw Elliott again play at a Wembley Stadium play-off final as Cheltenham lost out to Crewe Alexandra.[8] He stepped up to the role of player-coach at Whaddon Road in May 2014,[9] before being released by manager Paul Buckle in February 2015.[10]

Elliott signed for Conference South side Bath City[11] but returned to Cheltenham days later to assist caretaker manager Russell Milton[12] who had replaced the outgoing Buckle.[13]

International career[edit]

Elliott enjoyed a brief international career while at Derby. He managed to play twice for England at under-21 level against France and Argentina in 1998.

Sporting titles and awards[edit]



Football League Trophy: Winner 2003–04

Bristol Rovers

Football League Two: Playoff winner 2007


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Derby overcome Dons". BBC Sport. 25 November 2002. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2-3 Doncaster AET". BBC Sport. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bristol Rovers 3-1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 26 May 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Elliott signs Bristol Rovers deal". BBC Sport. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Defender Aaron Lescott goes in Bristol Rovers clear-out". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Cheltenham Town sign defender Steve Elliott". BBC Sport. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Cheltenham 0-2 Crewe". BBC Sport. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Steve Elliott: Cheltenham defender named player-coach". BBC Sport. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Mathieu Manset joins Cheltenham Town as Steve Elliott leaves". BBC Sport. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Elliott Joins City". Football Conference. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bath City new signing Steve Elliott makes swift return to Cheltenham Town following exit of manager Paul Buckle". Bath Chronicle. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Paul Buckle: Cheltenham Town boss leaves after 79 days at helm". BBC Sport. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 

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