Dave Elliott (footballer, born 1945)

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Dave Elliott
Personal information
Full name David Elliott[1]
Date of birth (1945-02-10) 10 February 1945 (age 75)
Place of birth Tantobie, England
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 Sunderland 31 (1)
1966–1971 Newcastle United 80 (4)
1971–1975 Southend United 178 (9)
1975–1976 Newport County 21 (0)
1976–1978 Bangor City
1978–1979 Newport County 2 (0)
Caernarfon Town
Teams managed
1975–1976 Newport County (player-manager)
1976–1978 Bangor City (player-manager)
Caernarfon Town (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dave Elliott (born 10 February 1945) is an English former professional footballer and manager.

A midfielder, he began his career as an apprentice at Sunderland before moving to Newcastle United and Southend United. In 1975, he joined Newport County as player/manager and made 21 Football League appearances in the 1975–76 season before joining Bangor City as player/manager. He rejoined Newport during the 1978–79 season, making a further two appearances before becoming player/manager of Caernarfon Town.[2]

His daughter, Louise Elliott, is a TV and radio presenter for BBC Wales.[3]

After retirement, he opened a shop in Bangor, Gwynedd which remained well into the 1990s called'Dave Elliott Sports' which was very successful until the arrival of Allsports (which later became JJB Sports).


  1. ^ "Dave Elliott". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Dave Elliott". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ Wightwick, Abbie (15 May 2009). "Keep on running – Louise Elliott on turning 40 and doing her first half marathon". Wales Online. Retrieved 1 November 2016.