Rob Elliot

Name: Rob Elliot
Squad number: 21
Nationality: English
Born: 30th April, 1986, Greenwich
Height: 190cm (6ft 2.5ins)
Weight: 95.6kg
Previous clubs: Charlton Athletic, Bishop's Stortford (loan), Notts County (loan), Accrington Stanley (loan)
Signed: August 2011, from Charlton Athletic
Newcastle United debut: 20th September, 2011 v Nottingham Forest (away), Carling Cup
Position: Goalkeeper


Rob Elliot made the switch to Newcastle United on 30th August, 2011, putting pen-to-paper on a five-year deal and becoming the Magpies' seventh signing of the summer.


The goalkeeper was immediately handed a place on the substitutes' bench for away trips to Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa in the Premier League, before making his debut at Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carling Cup at the end of September.


Newcastle ran out 4-3 winners on the night, with Elliot making a promising start to life with the Magpies thanks to an assured display.


In the North-East he has been reunited with manager Alan Pardew and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman, who held the same positions for a spell at Elliot's former club Charlton.



Early Days

Born in Greenwich, south London, Elliot moved to boyhood team Charlton Athletic from non-league outfit Erith Town, aged 17.


He signed professional forms at the Valley in 2004, before heading out on loan for series of temporary spells.


Elliot took in Bishop's Stortford, Notts County, and then Accrington Stanley - for two spells - and played a key role in helping Stanley win promotion to the Football League in 2006.


Having returned to London, the stopper finally got his Addicks debut in April 2008, coming off the bench against Plymouth when Nicky Weaver was sent off, and he went on to establish himself as Charlton's first choice keeper the following season.