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David Elliot (born 13 November 1969 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former footballer who played for Celtic, Partick Thistle, St Mirren, Falkirk and Hibernian.

David Elliot
Elliot in his Celtic days 2013-09-09 14-22.jpg
Elliot playing for Celtic.
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-11-13) 13 November 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Left back / Left winger
Youth career
Celtic Boys Club
1987–1989 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Celtic 6 (0)
1990–1991 Partick Thistle 37 (13)
1991–1995 St Mirren 132 (17)
1995–1997 Falkirk 49 (1)
1997–1999 Hibernian 19 (0)
1999–2000 Partick Thistle 11 (2)
Total 254 (33)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Early in his career, Elliot was a pacy winger who could also score goals.[1] He gained his football education at Celtic Boys Club where he was coached by Celtic legends Davie Provan, Bobby Murdoch and Jimmy Johnstone after which he signed for his boyhood heroes in 1987. He managed six first team appearances in the 1988–89 season, making his debut at the age of just 19 years old.

Elliot then moved to Partick Thistle where he finished top scorer in season 1990–91, scoring 13 times in his 37 league appearances. He was also voted by his fellow professionals as their Player of the Year and nominated as 1st Division Player of the Year that season. He then moved on to St Mirren along with his good friend Chic Charnley where he played in a more attacking full back role before moving to Falkirk and then Hibernian.

Recurring injury problems caught up with Elliot later in his career limiting his appearances but he returned to Partick Thistle before retiring. He later became a police officer.[2][3]


  1. ^ "John Lambie - the Team Talk XI". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  2. ^ "WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Lex Baillie; Lawman Lex pounds well-trodden beat". The Mirror. 10 November 1997. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Strathclyde Police recruit the Celtic reserve team". 5 August 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2017.

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