David Elliot

David Elliot
David Elliot
● David Elliot, 1990 (SPC)

born in Scotland

David Elliot was born on Thursday, 13th October, 1969, in Glasgow.

The 5' 9 (11st 0lbs) defender signed for John Lambie's Thistle on Friday, 10th August, 1990 (after a short trial period), having most recently been with Celtic.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 1st August, 1990, in a 1-1 friendly draw away to Gretna.

David scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 8th September, 1990, in a 2-0 win away to Falkirk in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 15 goals on Saturday, 4th September, 1999, in a 1-1 draw away to Stranraer in the SFL Second Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 6th November, 1999, in a 0-0 draw away to Hamilton Academical in the SFL Second Division, having appeared as a Jag on 58 occasions.

David's club-list included Celtic, Partick Thistle, St Mirren, Falkirk and Hibernian.

Bio Extra

Despite never really making the break through into the first team at Celtic, it was still a fine piece of business by John Lambie to lure the player to Firhill under freedom of contract. His lightning pace made him a big hit with the Thistle fans and a real handful for his opponents. He was among the nominees for the First Division Players Player of the Year award and carried off the Thistle Supporters Federation award. But his Thistle career lasted just one season as he and Chic Chamley joined St Mirren in exchange for cash plus the services of Mark McWalter and George Shaw. He rejoined the club in 1999 on a short term contract but his second spell at the club was shortlived.

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