Matt Elliott (footballer)

Matt Elliott (Footballer)

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Matthew Stephen "Matt" Elliott (born 1 November 1968) is a former professional footballer, most notably as a defender for Leicester City. Although born in England, he was never selected to play for them on an international level; he instead played for Scotland, for whom he was eligible due to his Scottish grandmother.

He captained Leicester to victory on the 2000 Football League Cup Final scoring both goals.

Club career

Elliott began his career in non-league football with Leatherhead and Epsom & Ewell, before getting his first taste of professional football with Charlton Athletic. Unable to break into the Charlton first-team, he moved to Torquay United within a year. He then worked his way up the ladder, signing for Scunthorpe United in March 1992, moving on to Oxford United in November 1993, and finally getting his chance in the Premiership when he was signed by Leicester City in early 1997 for a transfer fee of £1.6 million, which to this day remains Oxford's record sale.

When Martin O'Neill left to manage Celtic in July 2001, he made an attempt to lure Elliott to the club in a £3.5 million bid (O'Neill would raid his former club for the likes of Neil Lennon and Steve Guppy). Elliott's made his last...
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