Christie Elliott
Christie Elliott
Christie Elliott
● Christie Elliott, 2013 (ALC)

born in England

Christie James Elliott was born on Sunday, 26th May, 1991, in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

The 6' 1 (12st 11lbs) forward signed for Jackie McNamara's Thistle on Friday, 19th August, 2011, having most recently been with Whitley Bay.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 20th August, 2011, in a 1-1 draw at home to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

That day, Christie became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored the last of his 20 goals on Monday, 4th March, 2019, in a 1-1 draw at home to Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 4th May, 2019, in a 3-0 win away to Queen of the South in the SPFL Championship, having clocked up an impressive 259 appearances as a Jag.

Christie's club-list included Jarrow, Whitley Bay, Partick Thistle, Albion Rovers, Carlisle United and Dundee.

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Having started his career as a striker, Elliott primarily played as a defender for most of it, playing the majority of games at right-back and providing the occasional cover at left-back. Christie announced his retirement from professional football at age 31 on 16 August 2022 after leaving Dundee in the summer.

Born in South Shields, Elliott began his career at local lower league club Jarrow before moving to Whitley Bay. On 19 August 2011, Partick Thistle manager Jackie McNamara signed the 20-year-old on a two-year deal. The following day he scored a goal within five minutes of his debut during a 1–1 draw with Hamilton Academical on 20 August 2011. During the 2012–13 season, Elliott scored two goals, one against Hamilton and the other a ninetieth-minute winner against Airdrie United after Conrad Balatoni had equalised for Thistle in the 89th minute, as Thistle won 2–1 to close in on the First Division title.

After Thistle had won promotion to the Scottish Premiership, on 28 May 2013, Elliott agreed a new deal with the club. In the 2013–14 season he scored his first Premiership goal in a 5–1 defeat to Celtic. In the 2014–15 season, Elliot scored a goal in a 3–3 draw with Hamilton making the score 3–2 in favour of his side who had been 2–0 down. Elliott scored his second goal of the season in a 1–0 away win against St Mirren, scoring the winner in the 75th minute. On 14 May 2015, Elliott signed a new two-year contract extension with the Jags to keep him at Firhill until the end of the 2016–17 football season. He later further extended his contract until 2019. On 29 July 2017 he scored his first goal in two seasons in a League Cup game against Stranraer, scoring an 87th-minute winner in a 1–0 result.

Elliott was made captain of Partick Thistle in the early stages of the 2018–19 season, however stood down from the role after the departure of manager Alan Archibald, as he said it was affecting his game. He scored his first goal of the season in a 4–2 defeat to league leaders Ross County, his second in a Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hearts, earning the Jags a replay. Following a disappointing season for Partick Thistle on their return to the Championship, Elliott left the club in May 2019, having rejected a new contract which would have seen him to his testimonial year.

On 22 November 2012, Elliott joined Scottish Second Division side Albion Rovers on loan for one month. The loan was then extended until 19 January 2013. Carlisle United announced on 14 May 2019 that Elliott had signed a one-year deal, subject to all relevant international clearances. After agreeing to leave Carlisle by mutual consent after struggling with injury and lack of game time, Elliott immediately headed back north and signed with Scottish Championship side Dundee for the remainder of the season, with an option to extend. After the premature conclusion of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dundee triggered the extension clause in Elliott's contract, keeping him at the club for the following year.

In January 2021, Dundee announced Elliott had triggered an appearance clause in his contract, triggering a further one-year extension and keeping him at the club until 2022. He would be a part of the team which would win the Premiership play-offs and help Dundee gain promotion to the Scottish Premiership. In March 2022, Elliott would finally score his first league goal for Dundee in a league game against Rangers. Elliott would leave Dundee following the end of his contract in May 2022.


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