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Leicester City


City's two goal hero Elliott kisses the Cup
Elliott is to retire from football.

Elliott to retire

Leicester City have confirmed club captain Matt Elliott is to retire from football with immediate effect.


Leicester City have confirmed club captain Matt Elliott is to retire from the game. Elliott has been plagued by a knee injury for the past two seasons and has only played three times this season.

Elliott, who guided the club to two League Cup wins in 1997 and 2000, played nearly 300 games for the club and was bought for £1.6 million from Oxford by Martin O'Neill in January 1997.

In all, Elliott made 719 career appearances in all competitions and scored 85 times. He played 18 times for Scotland and scored one goal.

"I can take away so many wonderful memories of my time here and the club will always hold a special place in my heart."
Matt Elliott

He was loaned out to Ipswich at the end of last season - playing 10 times - but has now called it a day.

Elliott says he is still unsure about his future plans and is keeping his options open. “Football has been my life for so many years so it will be strange to be without it,” he added. I plan to take a bit of time off and then undertake my coaching badges.

“I will miss Leicester City but I can take away so many wonderful memories of my time here and the club will always hold a special place in my heart," adds Elliott.

Craig Levein adds: "Although I have only been here a short time, I know just how much he has done for this football club and, on behalf of everyone connected with Leicester City, I thank him for his outstanding service."

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last updated: 31/01/05
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Carl Sole
Matt Elliott will be missed at LCFC he gave us so much on the field helped us win so many games, and of course lets not forget the two league cups he helped us win as captain this will always be rememberd well by the fans!! Cheers Matty and good luck to you and your family.

Matt
you were an absolute legend. everyone at city + fans will never forget you

Hen
What a great player! Sad to hear your retiring. Return to Oxford perhaps!

Jack Osborne
Have Great time Matty i was there in the worthington cup in 200 and 2001 i saw u play when we lost to tottenham i cryed that day it hurt then when you scored the 2 great headers from steve guppys corners against tramere it was amazing

Craig Robins (13)
Good luck in the future you did us proud at Oxford!! Your a ledgend and always will be!!!!!

Paul Seymour
good luck matty.. from an oxford fan, we always watched you for the foxes & scotland.. one of our legends.

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