Former Leicester City legend and football speaker Matt Elliott is a former defender and Scottish International. Elliott began his career at the non-league clubs Leatherhead and Epsom & Ewell, quickly demonstrating his knack for the beautiful game Elliott soon moved to Charlton Athletic where he firmly established himself as a professional player.
Elliott was soon signed by Torquay United and from there began to draw attention from clubs further up the ladder, he signed for Scunthorpe United in March 1992 and Oxford United the following year in November 1993 where he remained for three seasons. Matt Elliott made his first Premiership appearance with Leicester City in 1997, where he went on to act as the team’s leading sports speaker and captain.
Remaining with the Foxes for almost a decade, Matt Elliott was part of the Leicester City team that came runners up in both the First Division and League Cup Final in 1999 and 2003 respectively, he also captained his side to a League Cup win in 2000 and was awarded an Alan Hardaker trophy for his work as a football speakerfor the club. Elliott incurred a knee injury in 2004 and, after only three appearances for City that season he retired in January 2005. Since his retirement Matt Elliott has worked exclusively as a sports speaker appearing at both specialist Leicester City after dinner speaker events and at public, media and corporate functions around the UK.
Despite being born in England, Matt Elliott chose to play for the Scottish national team and was offered a place thanks to his grandfather’s Scottish heritage. Elliott received no less than eighteen caps for Scotlandand continues to work as an after dinner speaker for the national team.
Alongside his work as a football speaker, Matt Elliott has spent his retirement working as a coach and assistant manager for a variety of clubs, Matt Elliott was assistant manager for Hednesford United as well as Oadby Town and Stafford Rangers. In January 2014, Elliott became manager of Thailand Premier League side Army United, a club affiliated with Elliott’s former club, Leicester City. Elliott left Army United in June 2014 before returning to Leicester City. In September 2015, De Montfort University announced that Elliott had been appointed first team coach for the University’s men’s and women’s teams. Elliot has also worked as a commentator and sports reporter for local Leicester radio station, BBC Radio Leicester.
Matt Elliott has been a real personality within Leicester working in all areas of football within the city, a player, captain, coach and reporter, Elliott has a real connection with people and has a unique ability to resonate with any audience allowing them to experience a real insight into the world of football and the requirements of success and leadership in football and life.
A true Leicester City stalwart and personality who inspired and motivated a team and city to footballing success, Elliott captained Leicester City to victory in the 2000 Football League Cup Final scoring both goals. Matt Elliott is a Leicester City legend and Scottish International who is available to hire as a football speakerfor any event.