Steve Elliott (footballer, born 1978)
Elliott playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014
|Full name||Steven William Elliott|
|Date of birth||29 October 1978|
|Place of birth||Derby, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Cheltenham Town (assistant manager)|
|2003–2004||→ Blackpool (loan)||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:25, 3 February 2015 (UTC).
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. In November 2003 he moved to Blackpool on loan. The deal later became permanent.
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 but winning promotion in London.
In June 2007, Elliott signed a two-year extension to his contract, taking his contract up to 2010. 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.
The summer of 2010 saw Elliott move 35 miles up the M5 to Cheltenham Town on a two-year deal. His second season with the club saw Elliott again play at a Wembley Stadium play-off final as Cheltenham lost out to Crewe Alexandra. He stepped up to the role of player-coach at Whaddon Road in May 2014, before being released by manager Paul Buckle in February 2015.
Sporting titles and awards
Football League Trophy: Winner 2003–04
- Bristol Rovers
Football League Two: Playoff winner 2007
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- "Steve Elliott: Cheltenham defender named player-coach". BBC Sport. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
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- "Elliott Joins City". Football Conference. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- "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.
- "Paul Buckle: Cheltenham Town boss leaves after 79 days at helm". BBC Sport. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
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