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.
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... Read More