Tom Elliott (footballer, born 1990)

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Tom Elliott
Tom Elliott 2015.jpg
Elliott in training with AFC Wimbledon in 2015
Personal information
Full name Thomas Joshua Elliott[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-09) 9 November 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Millwall
Number 19
Youth career
2006–2007 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Leeds United 3 (0)
2009Macclesfield Town (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2010Bury (loan) 16 (1)
2010Rotherham United (loan) 6 (0)
2011 Hamilton Academical 7 (0)
2011–2012 Stockport County 42 (7)
2012–2015 Cambridge United 76 (26)
2015–2017 AFC Wimbledon 78 (15)
2017– Millwall 34 (5)
National team
2006 England U16 1 (0)
2008 England U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:47, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Thomas Joshua Elliott (born 9 November 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Millwall.

A former England youth international, he graduated from the Leeds United Youth Team to win a professional contract in 2007. He spent four years with the club but made just four first team appearances, and had loan spells at Macclesfield Town, Bury, and Rotherham United. He joined Scottish Premier League club Hamilton Academical in January 2011, before moving on to Stockport County eight months later. He joined Cambridge United in May 2012, and helped the club win promotion back into the Football League after winning the 2014 Conference Premier play-off final.

Club career[edit]

Leeds United[edit]

Born in Leeds, Elliott began his career at hometown club Leeds United, and manager Dennis Wise handed him his first team debut at age of 16, coming on for Kevin Nicholls 81 minutes into a 2–1 defeat to Norwich City at Carrow Road on 3 February 2007.[3] This made him the first schoolboy to appear for the Leeds first team, though not the youngest as Peter Lorimer played for United as a 15 year old in 1962.[4] By the end of the 2006–07 season he had played in three Championship games for the "Whites". He signed a professional contract in August 2007, which would come into effect the following summer.[5] He featured in one League Cup game in the 2007–08 season, which would be his last appearance for Leeds.

He joined League Two side Macclesfield Town on a one-month loan on 27 January 2009, with manager Keith Alexander saying that "Much like Emile Sinclair he is an exciting prospect and gives us more attacking option".[6] He made six appearances for the "Silkmen" during his time at Moss Rose.

He was loaned out to League Two club Bury on a three-month loan in September 2009.[7] He scored his first professional goal on 29 September, in a 3–2 win over Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.[8] After the match manager Alan Knill tipped him for a big future at Gigg Lane, however this would be his only goal for the "Shakers" in 17 appearances.[9]

He joined League Two club Rotherham United on a six-month loan deal in July 2010 as manager Ronnie Moore needed replacements for injured strikers Tom Pope and Ryan Taylor.[10] He featured seven times for the "Millers" without scoring a goal. He struggled with hamstring problems and came in for some harsh criticism from Moore, who nicknamed him 'sicknote' and said he "is always injured and he will not play with any bit of pain so he has to grow up".[11][12]

Hamilton Academical[edit]

Elliott signed a short-term deal with Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical in January 2011.[13] Manager Billy Reid hoped Elliott would provide the goals to keep the "Accies" in the SPL, however he failed to hit the net and made only one start and six substitute appearances during his time at New Douglas Park.[14] He was released in May 2011 following the club's relegation into the First Division.[15]

Stockport County[edit]

Elliott warming up for Stockport County in 2011.

Elliott went on trial with Bradford City, who offered him a contract in June 2011.[16] However he did not sign the contract, and instead joined Dietmar Hamann's Stockport County, along with Hamilton teammate Jon Routledge, in August 2011.[17] He had a poor start to his time at Edgeley Park but began to settle in at the club after manager Jim Gannon changed formation to improve service to him.[18] Elliott was joint-leading goalscorer for County for the 2011–12 season, with eight goals in all competitions, and chose to leave the club in the summer after rejecting the offer of a new contract.[19]

Cambridge United[edit]

Elliot was signed in May 2012 by then United manager, Jez George, on a two-year contact.[20] On 4 December, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–2 win over Ebbsfleet United at Stonebridge Road.[21] He ended the 2012–13 campaign with 16 goals in 33 games. He struggled with injury and featured in only 14 Conference Premier games in the 2013–14 season.[22] He did though play the first 77 minutes of the play-off Final victory over Gateshead at Wembley Stadium, before being taken off for Adam Cunnington.[23] On 3 February 2015, he hit the post against Manchester United in a 3–0 FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford.[24] He finished the 2014–15 season with eight goals in 34 appearances but was one of 12 players not offered a new deal when his contract expired.[25]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

Elliott joined AFC Wimbledon on 2 July following his release from Cambridge; the length of this deal was not announced. He got his first league goal for Wimbledon against his former club Cambridge, despite them going on to lose 2–1. He played a part in getting Wimbledon promoted to League 1 on Monday 30 May 2016, where he started in Wimbledon's 2-0 win over Plymouth in the Play-Off Final.

In the 2016-17 season, Elliot was named AFC Wimbledon player of the season, scoring 10 goals in all competitions. He was the club's joint top scorer, along with other striker Lyle Taylor.

When his contract ran out, recently promoted Millwall of the Championship agreed terms with Wimbledon, and Elliott is set to sign for them on a 2-year deal on a free transfer.

Millwall[edit]

AFC Wimbledon agreed a deal with Millwall on 30 May following Elliott's contract expiry from AFC Wimbledon; the length of this deal was 2 years. He scored his first goals for Millwall when he scored twice in a 2-0 EFL Cup win against Stevenage on 8 August 2017.[26]

International career[edit]

Elliott played for the England under-16 team against Tunisia on 15 April 2006.[27] He featured for the England under-18 team against Austria on 16 April 2008.[27]

Style of play[edit]

1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Using his height and athleticism Elliot is extremely strong aerially and has pace and good ball retention abilities, as well as a high work rate.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 September 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leeds United 2006–07[29] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2007–08[30] League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09[31] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[32] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[33] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leeds 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Macclesfield Town (loan) 2008–09[31] League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Bury (loan) 2009–10[32] League Two 16 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 17 1
Rotherham United (loan) 2010–11[33] League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Hamilton Academical 2010–11[33] Scottish Premier League 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Hamilton 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Stockport County 2011–12[34][35] Conference Premier 42 7 0 0 0 0 2[b] 1 44 8
Stockport 42 7 0 0 0 0 2 1 44 8
Cambridge United 2012–13[35][36] Conference Premier 32 15 1 0 0 0 1[b] 1 34 16
2013–14[35][37] 14 3 0 0 0 0 5[c] 1 19 4
2014–15[38] League Two 30 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 34 8
Cambridge 76 26 5 0 0 0 6 2 87 28
AFC Wimbledon 2015–16[39] League Two 42 6 1 0 1 0 3[d] 0 47 6
2016–17[40] League One 39 9 4 4 1 0 2[a] 0 46 13
AFC Wimbledon 81 15 5 4 2 0 5 0 93 19
Millwall 2017–18[41] Championship 4 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 6 3
Millwall 4 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 6 3
Career total 241 50 10 4 5 2 15 3 271 59
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the FA Trophy
  3. ^ Two appearances in the FA Trophy and three in the Conference Premier play-offs
  4. ^ Appearances in the League Two play-offs

Honours[edit]

Cambridge United

AFC Wimbledon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Millwall" (PDF). English Football League. p. 25. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Profile". cambridge-united.co.uk. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Norwich 2–1 Leeds". BBC Sport. 3 February 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Teenage hopeful Tom Elliott on combining..." leedsunited.com. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Leeds snap up midfielder Thompson". BBC Sport. 9 August 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Elliott joins Silkmen on loan". BBC Sport. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Elliott to join Shakers". Sky Sports. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Crewe 2 – 3 Bury". BBC Sport. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  9. ^ Chronnell, Liam (1 October 2009). "Knill is tipping Elliott to make it big". Bury Times. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Rotherham United sign Tom Elliott from Leeds United". BBC Sport. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Moore frustrated by Elliott". Sky Sports. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Millers boss warns striker". Sky Sports. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Hamilton sign Leeds striker Tom Elliott". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  14. ^ "St Johnston v Hamilton: Billy Reid hopes Tom Elliott can revive career at Hamilton". The Scotsman. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Hamilton wield axe for the drop". BBC Sport. 14 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Bradford City take five players on pre-season trials". BBC Sport. 28 June 2011.
  17. ^ "Stockport County add five new signings". BBC Sport. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  18. ^ Collins, Ben (11 April 2012). "You could be County great, Jim Gannon tells Tom Elliott". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  19. ^ Hedge, Jonathan. "New Striker and Keeper for U`s". nonleague.pitchero.com. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Cambridge United sign Tom Elliott from Stockport County". BBC Sport. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Ebbsfleet 2 – 4 Cambridge". BBC Sport. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Richard Money wants to keep Cambridge United hitman Tom Elliott fit and firing". Cambridge News. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  23. ^ Osborne, Chris (18 May 2014). "Cambridge 2 – 1 Gateshead". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  24. ^ "FA Cup: Cambridge's Tom Elliott hits post at Man United". BBC Sport. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  25. ^ "U's retained list confirmed". Cambridge United. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  26. ^ "Millwall 2-0 Stevenage". BBC. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  27. ^ a b "Profile". thefa.com. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  28. ^ "Transfer target Tom Elliott can make the grade in League One". The Sentinel. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  29. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  30. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  33. ^ a b c "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  34. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  35. ^ a b c Tom Elliott at Soccerway. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  36. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  37. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  38. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  39. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  40. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  41. ^ "Games played by Tom Elliott in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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