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Matt Elliott

Full name: Matthew Stephen Elliott
Birthdate: 01.11.1968
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London
Position: Centre-back
Joined from: Oxford United
Signed by: Martin O'Neill
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Wimbledon, 18.01.1997
Last game: Cardiff City, 30.10.2004
Games: 290 (281 starts + 9 subs)
Goals: 33
  • Player profile

    Few players earn legendary status at football clubs but Elliott was certainly one player who can fall under that category at Leicester. He had to work his way up the ladder the hard way, failing to break into the Charlton Athletic first team before going on to play for Torquay United, Scunthorpe United and Oxford United, where his performances caught the eye of City boss Martin O'Neill.

    The commanding, never-say-die centre back often played as part of a successful three-man defence under O'Neill, with Gerry Taggert and Steve Walsh. His best day in a City shirt came in 2000, when he captained Leicester to a 2-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers ands scored both goals. Goals, too, were a highlight of Elliott's game - chipping in with plenty from set-pieces, 26 league goals in total from 245 league appearances for the Foxes.

    When O'Neill left Leicester for Celtic he tried to take Elliott with him, offering a £3.5 million bid for his services, but it was unsuccessful when Elliott penned a new contract with City until 2005 - a contract that was to be his last in professional football.

    Elliott was born in England but opted to play for Scotland thanks to his Scottish grandmother. He played 18 times in total for the Tartan Army and scored one goal in the process. When his career dwindled out he had a ten-game loan spell with Ipswich Town before announcing his retirement from fotball in January 2005.

    Elliott has tried his hand in management and took charge of Stafford Rangers in 2011.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1996-97Premier League1642-------184
    1996_175_
    1997-98Premier League3772-1-2---427
    1997_175_
    1998-99Premier League3732-8-----473
    1998_175_
    1999-00Premier League3765263----4811
    1999_175_
    2000-01Premier League3424-1-2---412
    2000_175_
    2001-02Premier League31-1-2-----34-
    2001_175_
    2002-03Division One445213-----496
    2002_175_
    2003-04Premier League7-1-------8-
    2003_175_
    2004-05Championship2---1-----3-
    2004_175_
    Total245271932234---290 33
    _175_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 18.01.1997 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 1 - 0
    2 25.01.1997 FA Cup 4 Norwich City (H) 2 - 1
    3 29.01.1997 Premier League Sunderland (H) 1 - 1
    4 02.02.1997 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 3 - 4 1
    5 26.02.1997 FA Cup 5 rep Chelsea (A) 0 - 1
    6 01.03.1997 Premier League Wimbledon (A) 3 - 1 2
    7 05.03.1997 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
    8 08.03.1997 Premier League Coventry City (A) 0 - 0
    9 15.03.1997 Premier League Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 3
    10 19.03.1997 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 1
    11 22.03.1997 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 2
    12 09.04.1997 Premier League Everton (A) 1 - 1
    13 12.04.1997 Premier League Arsenal (A) 0 - 2
    14 19.04.1997 Premier League Chelsea (A) 1 - 2
    15 23.04.1997 Premier League West Ham United (H) 0 - 1
    16 03.05.1997 Premier League Manchester United (H) 2 - 2
    17 07.05.1997 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 1 - 0 1
    18 11.05.1997 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 4 - 2
    19 09.08.1997 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
    20 13.08.1997 Premier League Liverpool (A) 2 - 1 1
    21 23.08.1997 Premier League Manchester United (H) 0 - 0
    22 27.08.1997 Premier League Arsenal (H) 3 - 3 1
    23 30.08.1997 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (A) 0 - 1
    24 13.09.1997 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 3 - 0
    25 16.09.1997 UEFA Cup 1 leg 1 Atletico Madrid (A) 1 - 2
    26 20.09.1997 Premier League Leeds United (A) 1 - 0
    27 24.09.1997 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 1
    28 27.09.1997 Premier League Barnsley (A) 2 - 0
    29 30.09.1997 UEFA Cup 1 leg 2 Atletico Madrid (H) 0 - 2
    30 06.10.1997 Premier League Derby County (H) 1 - 2 1
    31 14.10.1997 League Cup 3 Grimsby Town (A) 1 - 3
    32 18.10.1997 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 1
    33 27.10.1997 Premier League West Ham United (H) 2 - 1
    34 01.11.1997 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 3 - 3 1
    35 10.11.1997 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 0 - 1
    36 22.11.1997 Premier League Bolton Wanderers (H) 0 - 0
    37 29.11.1997 Premier League Coventry City (A) 2 - 0 1
    38 06.12.1997 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 1
    39 13.12.1997 Premier League Southampton (A) 1 - 2
    40 20.12.1997 Premier League Everton (H) 0 - 1
    41 26.12.1997 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 2
    42 28.12.1997 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 1 - 1
    43 03.01.1998 FA Cup 3 Northampton Town (H) 4 - 0
    44 10.01.1998 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 1
    45 17.01.1998 Premier League Liverpool (H) 0 - 0
    46 24.01.1998 FA Cup 4 Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 3
    47 31.01.1998 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 0
    48 07.02.1998 Premier League Leeds United (H) 1 - 0
    49 14.02.1998 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 1
    50 21.02.1998 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 0
    51 28.02.1998 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 3 - 5
    52 28.03.1998 Premier League Bolton Wanderers (A) 0 - 2
    53 04.04.1998 Premier League Coventry City (H) 1 - 1
    54 11.04.1998 Premier League Crystal Palace (A) 3 - 0 1
    55 14.04.1998 Premier League Southampton (H) 3 - 3 1
    56 18.04.1998 Premier League Everton (A) 1 - 1
    57 26.04.1998 Premier League Derby County (A) 4 - 0
    58 29.04.1998 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 0 - 0
    59 02.05.1998 Premier League Barnsley (H) 1 - 0
    60 10.05.1998 Premier League West Ham United (A) 3 - 4
    61 15.08.1998 Premier League Manchester United (A) 2 - 2
    62 22.08.1998 Premier League Everton (H) 2 - 0
    63 29.08.1998 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 0 - 1
    64 09.09.1998 Premier League Middlesbrough (H) 0 - 1
    65 12.09.1998 Premier League Arsenal (H) 1 - 1
    66 16.09.1998 League Cup 2 leg 1 Chesterfield (H) 3 - 0
    67 19.09.1998 Premier League Derby County (A) 0 - 2
    68 22.09.1998 League Cup 2 leg 2 Chesterfield (A) 3 - 1
    69 27.09.1998 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 1 - 1 1
    70 03.10.1998 Premier League Leeds United (A) 1 - 0
    71 19.10.1998 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 2 - 1
    72 24.10.1998 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 1
    73 27.10.1998 League Cup 3 Charlton Athletic (A) 2 - 1
    74 31.10.1998 Premier League Liverpool (H) 1 - 0
    75 07.11.1998 Premier League Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 0
    76 11.11.1998 League Cup 4 Leeds United (H) 2 - 1
    77 14.11.1998 Premier League West Ham United (A) 2 - 3
    78 21.11.1998 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 4
    79 28.11.1998 Premier League Coventry City (A) 1 - 1
    80 02.12.1998 League Cup 5 Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 0
    81 05.12.1998 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 0
    82 12.12.1998 Premier League Nottingham Forest (H) 3 - 1 1
    83 19.12.1998 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
    84 26.12.1998 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 0
    85 28.12.1998 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 1
    86 02.01.1999 FA Cup 3 Birmingham City (H) 4 - 2
    87 09.01.1999 Premier League Everton (A) 0 - 0
    88 23.01.1999 FA Cup 4 Coventry City (H) 0 - 3
    89 26.01.1999 League Cup sf leg 1 Sunderland (A) 2 - 1
    90 30.01.1999 Premier League Middlesbrough (A) 0 - 0
    91 06.02.1999 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 2
    92 17.02.1999 League Cup sf leg 2 Sunderland (H) 1 - 1
    93 20.02.1999 Premier League Arsenal (A) 0 - 5
    94 01.03.1999 Premier League Leeds United (H) 1 - 2
    95 06.03.1999 Premier League Wimbledon (A) 1 - 0
    96 13.03.1999 Premier League Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 1
    97 21.03.1999 League Cup f Tottenham Hotspur (N) 0 - 1
    98 03.04.1999 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 0 1
    99 06.04.1999 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 2 - 2
    100 10.04.1999 Premier League West Ham United (H) 0 - 0
    101 18.04.1999 Premier League Chelsea (A) 2 - 2
    102 21.04.1999 Premier League Liverpool (A) 1 - 0
    103 24.04.1999 Premier League Coventry City (H) 1 - 0
    104 01.05.1999 Premier League Southampton (A) 1 - 2
    105 05.05.1999 Premier League Derby County (H) 1 - 2
    106 08.05.1999 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 2 - 0
    107 16.05.1999 Premier League Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 1
    108 07.08.1999 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 2
    109 11.08.1999 Premier League Coventry City (H) 1 - 0
    110 14.08.1999 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 2
    111 21.08.1999 Premier League West Ham United (A) 1 - 2
    112 24.08.1999 Premier League Middlesbrough (A) 3 - 0
    113 30.08.1999 Premier League Watford (H) 1 - 0
    114 11.09.1999 Premier League Sunderland (A) 0 - 2
    115 14.09.1999 League Cup 2 leg 1 Crystal Palace (A) 3 - 3
    116 18.09.1999 Premier League Liverpool (H) 2 - 2
    117 25.09.1999 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 3 - 1
    118 03.10.1999 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 3 - 2
    119 16.10.1999 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 1
    120 23.10.1999 Premier League Bradford City (A) 1 - 3
    121 30.10.1999 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 3 - 0
    122 06.11.1999 Premier League Manchester United (A) 0 - 2
    123 27.11.1999 Premier League Coventry City (A) 1 - 0
    124 04.12.1999 Premier League Arsenal (H) 0 - 3
    125 11.12.1999 FA Cup 3 Hereford United (A) 0 - 0
    126 15.12.1999 League Cup 4 Leeds United (H) 0 - 0
    127 18.12.1999 Premier League Derby County (H) 0 - 1
    128 22.12.1999 FA Cup 3 rep Hereford United (H) 2 - 1 1
    129 26.12.1999 Premier League Leeds United (A) 1 - 2
    130 28.12.1999 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 1 - 2
    131 03.01.2000 Premier League Everton (A) 2 - 2 2
    132 09.01.2000 FA Cup 4 Arsenal (A) 0 - 0
    133 12.01.2000 League Cup 5 Fulham (H) 3 - 3
    134 15.01.2000 Premier League Chelsea (A) 1 - 1
    135 19.01.2000 FA Cup 4 rep Arsenal (H) 0 - 0
    136 22.01.2000 Premier League West Ham United (H) 1 - 3
    137 25.01.2000 League Cup sf leg 1 Aston Villa (A) 0 - 0
    138 30.01.2000 FA Cup 5 Chelsea (A) 1 - 2 1
    139 02.02.2000 League Cup sf leg 2 Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0 1
    140 05.02.2000 Premier League Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 1
    141 12.02.2000 Premier League Watford (A) 1 - 1 1
    142 27.02.2000 League Cup f Tranmere Rovers (N) 2 - 1 2
    143 05.03.2000 Premier League Sunderland (H) 5 - 2
    144 11.03.2000 Premier League Wimbledon (A) 1 - 2
    145 18.03.2000 Premier League Manchester United (H) 0 - 2
    146 26.03.2000 Premier League Leeds United (H) 2 - 1
    147 02.04.2000 Premier League Derby County (A) 0 - 3
    148 08.04.2000 Premier League Everton (H) 1 - 1
    149 15.04.2000 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 2 - 0
    150 19.04.2000 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 0 - 1
    151 22.04.2000 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 2 - 2 1
    152 29.04.2000 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 1
    153 03.05.2000 Premier League Liverpool (A) 2 - 0
    154 06.05.2000 Premier League Bradford City (H) 3 - 0 2
    155 14.05.2000 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (A) 0 - 4
    156 19.08.2000 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 0 - 0
    157 23.08.2000 Premier League West Ham United (A) 1 - 0
    158 26.08.2000 Premier League Bradford City (A) 0 - 0
    159 06.09.2000 Premier League Ipswich Town (H) 2 - 1 1
    160 09.09.2000 Premier League Southampton (H) 1 - 0
    161 14.09.2000 UEFA Cup 1 leg 1 Red Star Belgrade (H) 1 - 1
    162 17.09.2000 Premier League Chelsea (A) 2 - 0
    163 24.09.2000 Premier League Everton (H) 1 - 1
    164 28.09.2000 UEFA Cup 1 leg 2 Red Star Belgrade (A) 1 - 3
    165 01.10.2000 Premier League Sunderland (A) 0 - 0
    166 14.10.2000 Premier League Manchester United (H) 0 - 3
    167 21.10.2000 Premier League Liverpool (A) 0 - 1
    168 28.10.2000 Premier League Derby County (H) 2 - 1
    169 01.11.2000 League Cup 3 Crystal Palace (H) 0 - 3
    170 04.11.2000 Premier League Manchester City (A) 1 - 0
    171 11.11.2000 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 1 - 1
    172 18.11.2000 Premier League Middlesbrough (A) 3 - 0
    173 25.11.2000 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 0 - 3
    174 02.12.2000 Premier League Leeds United (H) 3 - 1
    175 10.12.2000 Premier League Coventry City (A) 0 - 1
    176 16.12.2000 Premier League Charlton Athletic (H) 3 - 1 1
    177 23.12.2000 Premier League West Ham United (H) 2 - 1
    178 26.12.2000 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 6
    179 01.01.2001 Premier League Bradford City (H) 1 - 2
    180 06.01.2001 FA Cup 3 York City (H) 3 - 0
    181 14.01.2001 Premier League Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 2
    182 20.01.2001 Premier League Arsenal (H) 0 - 0
    183 27.01.2001 FA Cup 4 Aston Villa (A) 2 - 1
    184 31.01.2001 Premier League Southampton (A) 0 - 1
    185 03.02.2001 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 1
    186 10.02.2001 Premier League Everton (A) 1 - 2
    187 17.02.2001 FA Cup 5 Bristol City (H) 3 - 0
    188 24.02.2001 Premier League Sunderland (H) 2 - 0
    189 03.03.2001 Premier League Liverpool (H) 2 - 0
    190 10.03.2001 FA Cup 6 Wycombe Wanderers (H) 1 - 2
    191 17.03.2001 Premier League Manchester United (A) 0 - 2
    192 01.04.2001 Premier League Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    193 04.04.2001 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 2
    194 07.04.2001 Premier League Coventry City (H) 1 - 3
    195 14.04.2001 Premier League Manchester City (H) 1 - 2
    196 16.04.2001 Premier League Derby County (A) 0 - 2
    197 18.08.2001 Premier League Bolton Wanderers (H) 0 - 5
    198 08.09.2001 Premier League Ipswich Town (H) 1 - 1
    199 10.09.2001 League Cup 2 Blackpool (A) 1 - 0
    200 15.09.2001 Premier League Derby County (A) 3 - 2
    201 17.09.2001 Premier League Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 2
    202 22.09.2001 Premier League Fulham (H) 0 - 0
    203 26.09.2001 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
    204 09.10.2001 League Cup 3 Leeds United (H) 0 - 6
    205 13.10.2001 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 2
    206 20.10.2001 Premier League Liverpool (H) 1 - 4
    207 29.10.2001 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 0 - 0
    208 03.11.2001 Premier League Sunderland (H) 1 - 0
    209 17.11.2001 Premier League Manchester United (A) 0 - 2
    210 24.11.2001 Premier League Everton (H) 0 - 0
    211 01.12.2001 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 2 - 0
    212 16.12.2001 Premier League Leeds United (A) 2 - 2
    213 22.12.2001 Premier League West Ham United (H) 1 - 1
    214 26.12.2001 Premier League Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 2
    215 29.12.2001 Premier League Bolton Wanderers (A) 2 - 2
    216 23.01.2002 Premier League Arsenal (H) 1 - 3
    217 26.01.2002 FA Cup 4 West Bromwich Albion (A) 0 - 1
    218 30.01.2002 Premier League Liverpool (A) 0 - 1
    219 02.02.2002 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 3
    220 09.02.2002 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 2
    221 23.02.2002 Premier League Derby County (H) 0 - 3
    222 02.03.2002 Premier League Middlesbrough (A) 0 - 1
    223 16.03.2002 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 2
    224 23.03.2002 Premier League Leeds United (H) 0 - 2
    225 30.03.2002 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 1
    226 01.04.2002 Premier League Sunderland (A) 1 - 2
    227 06.04.2002 Premier League Manchester United (H) 0 - 1
    228 20.04.2002 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 2 - 2
    229 27.04.2002 Premier League Fulham (A) 0 - 0
    230 11.05.2002 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 2 - 1
    231 10.08.2002 Division One Watford (H) 2 - 0
    232 14.08.2002 Division One Stoke City (A) 1 - 0
    233 18.08.2002 Division One Ipswich Town (A) 1 - 6
    234 24.08.2002 Division One Reading (H) 2 - 1
    235 27.08.2002 Division One Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 0
    236 31.08.2002 Division One Gillingham (H) 2 - 0
    237 07.09.2002 Division One Wimbledon (A) 3 - 2
    238 10.09.2002 League Cup 1 Hull City (A) 4 - 2
    239 14.09.2002 Division One Derby County (H) 3 - 1
    240 17.09.2002 Division One Bradford City (H) 4 - 0 1
    241 21.09.2002 Division One Sheffield Wednesday (A) 0 - 0
    242 28.09.2002 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 0
    243 02.10.2002 League Cup 2 Sheffield Wednesday (A) 2 - 1
    244 05.10.2002 Division One Norwich City (A) 0 - 0
    245 19.10.2002 Division One Burnley (H) 0 - 1
    246 26.10.2002 Division One Nottingham Forest (A) 2 - 2
    247 29.10.2002 Division One Coventry City (H) 2 - 1
    248 02.11.2002 Division One Portsmouth (A) 2 - 0 1
    249 05.11.2002 League Cup 3 Manchester United (A) 0 - 2
    250 23.11.2002 Division One Rotherham United (H) 2 - 1
    251 26.11.2002 Division One Preston North End (A) 0 - 2
    252 30.11.2002 Division One Grimsby Town (A) 2 - 1
    253 07.12.2002 Division One Sheffield United (H) 0 - 0
    254 14.12.2002 Division One Millwall (H) 4 - 1 1
    255 20.12.2002 Division One Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 0
    256 26.12.2002 Division One Ipswich Town (H) 1 - 2
    257 28.12.2002 Division One Watford (A) 2 - 1 1
    258 04.01.2003 FA Cup 3 Bristol City (H) 2 - 0 1
    259 11.01.2003 Division One Stoke City (H) 0 - 0
    260 18.01.2003 Division One Gillingham (A) 2 - 3
    261 25.01.2003 FA Cup 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 4
    262 28.01.2003 Division One Reading (A) 3 - 1
    263 01.02.2003 Division One Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 0
    264 08.02.2003 Division One Walsall (A) 4 - 1 1
    265 17.02.2003 Division One Portsmouth (H) 1 - 1
    266 22.02.2003 Division One Wimbledon (H) 4 - 0
    267 01.03.2003 Division One Derby County (A) 1 - 1
    268 04.03.2003 Division One Bradford City (A) 0 - 0
    269 08.03.2003 Division One Sheffield Wednesday (H) 1 - 1
    270 15.03.2003 Division One Preston North End (H) 2 - 1
    271 18.03.2003 Division One Burnley (A) 2 - 1
    272 22.03.2003 Division One Coventry City (A) 2 - 1
    273 05.04.2003 Division One Grimsby Town (H) 2 - 0
    274 08.04.2003 Division One Nottingham Forest (H) 1 - 0
    275 12.04.2003 Division One Rotherham United (A) 1 - 1
    276 19.04.2003 Division One Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 2 - 0
    277 21.04.2003 Division One Sheffield United (A) 1 - 2
    278 27.04.2003 Division One Norwich City (H) 1 - 1
    279 04.05.2003 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 1
    280 16.08.2003 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 2
    281 25.10.2003 Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 3 - 4
    282 02.11.2003 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 0
    283 13.12.2003 Premier League Birmingham City (H) 0 - 2
    284 20.12.2003 Premier League Everton (A) 2 - 3
    285 26.12.2003 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 1 - 1
    286 14.01.2004 FA Cup 3 rep Manchester City (H) 1 - 3
    287 31.01.2004 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 0 - 5
    288 04.10.2004 League Cup 2 Preston North End (H) 2 - 3
    289 23.10.2004 Championship Stoke City (H) 1 - 1
    290 30.10.2004 Championship Cardiff City (A) 0 - 0
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Oxford United £1,600,000 16.01.1997
    OUT  Ipswich Town On loan 15.03.2004
    OUT Retired Unknown 31.01.2005
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