17 Facts About Robbie Elliott


Robert James Elliott was born on 25 December 1973 and is an English football coach and former professional player, who is the strength coach for the United States U20 men's football team.


Robbie Elliott began his career with his hometown club in 1989 as a youth trainee and offered a professional contract just two years later.


Robbie Elliott found opportunities hard to come by in his early years at Newcastle, this mainly being due to the form of regular left-back and crowd favourite John Beresford, a signing from Portsmouth in 1992.


Robbie Elliott was on the mark in the home against Leeds United towards the latter end of that season, a season which he temporarily became the club's first choice left-back in the final few months.


Keegan's managerial departure from Newcastle yielded the end of Robbie Elliott's first spell with his boyhood club.


However disaster struck in the first ever match at the Reebok Stadium against Everton, just 30 minutes into the game Robbie Elliott landed awkwardly following a challenge by Toffees full back Tony Thomas and was stretchered off with a double fracture to his leg.


Understandably Robbie Elliott was to miss the rest of that season and part of the next season, in a cruel twist of fate.


In October 1998, Robbie Elliott's luck was to change for the better, he was named in midfield for Bolton's League Cup clash away to Norwich City for his first game since that fateful first night at the Reebok Stadium.


Robbie Elliott managed to get on the scoresheet at Carrow Road as Bolton advanced to the next round of the competition and later played in a handful of league matches thereafter to boost his fitness levels further.


Robbie Elliott was to play at Wembley Stadium with Bolton in the final against Watford, but the club lost the game by two goals to nil.


However, on each occasion these ended in defeat, with the Play Off match against Ipswich proving difficult for Robbie Elliott as he was sent off for throwing Ipswich forward David Johnson to the ground in what was a highly charged game against the Suffolk club.


Robbie Elliott was sent off against Doncaster Rovers on 18 August 2007 on his home debut for two yellow cards by referee Mike Dean.


In July 2008, Robbie Elliott went back to Newcastle for his third spell at the club and become the new assistant Fitness and Conditioning coach for the club to work under senior fitness coach Mark Hulse.


In June 2009, Robbie Elliott left Newcastle United due to the turmoil regarding the take over of the club.


Since 2009, Robbie Elliott has worked with the US Soccer Federation in the position of Youth National Team Performance Expert.


Robbie Elliott was a student at Gosforth High School and is a graduate of Northumbria University.


Robbie Elliott regularly takes his two young sons to watch Newcastle United matches from the club's executive box.