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Elliot Anderson

Elliot Anderson
Bth06/11/02 N ShieldsN Tyne.
Deb09/01/21 Arsenal (A)FAC

Capable of playing in midfield or attack and centrally or on the flanks Elliot is a very versatile player. An intelligent, hard working player with a good touch and a high level of technical ability. He is also very strong in possession.

After impressing at Wallsend Boys club Elliot joined United's youth system when he was eight years old. He signed his first professional contract just after he turned seventeen.

Elliot developed through the United youth system but also enjoyed a highly productive half-season at Bristol Rovers in the second half of 2021/22 which helped his progress immensely.

In September 2022 he was rewarded for his progress with an extended contract with Eddie Howe stating: "We are all delighted with Elliot's development. He is a natural talent, but he also has an excellent work ethic and always wants to learn”.

Having shone in 2023/24 pre-season Elliott was well placed to make further progress, Unfortunately he suffered a stress fracture of his back which kept him out for four months.

He returned as a substitute in the FA Cup tie at Blackburn and - as he didn’t get a touch before the game ended - he showed amazing courage in taking - and scoring one of the shoot-out penalties.

Elliot has represented Scotland (through maternal grandmother) at various youth levels. And in August 2023, he received a call-up to the full Scotland team, however after a couple of days training he pulled out due to injury.

In March 2021 he was called up for England U-19 and impressed in an unofficial match against the Arsenal U23 team. He has yet to commit himself to either country.

Elliot is the grandson of Geoff Allen who played for Newcastle during the 1960s until his career was tragically cut short through injury.


Having featured three times for Scotland under-18s and making his debut for United's Reserves he signed his first professional contract on 8th November. Academy Manager Joe Joyce stated: "He's a real determined individual and he knows that there's still a lot of hard work to be done, but he thoroughly deserves his first professional contract”. He nets his first competitive goal for the club in the EFL Trophy at Port Vale.

2020/21 (0/2 - 0)

Elliot signed a new long-term contract on his 18th birthday. He played 12 times for the Reserves and made his senior debut (aged 19) as a substitute in the FA Cup tie at Arsenal and then came on again at Arsenal in the Premier League just over a week later.

He played for Scotland U19’s and in March he played for England-U19’s in an unofficial game against the Arsenal U23 team.


Scored 7 goals in 8 games for the Reserves and then enjoyed a highly successful period on loan at Bristol Rovers during the second half of the season. He helped them achieve promotion from League Two, scoring eight goals and providing five assists in 21 appearances.

2022/23 (6/21 - 0)

On 21 September Elliot signed a new long-term contract and in November he was awarded the Sport Newcastle Jackie Milburn trophy.

Elliot made his first competitive start in the Carabao Cup win over Tranmere Rovers and made his first Premier League start in the 2-0 home defeat against Liverpool in February.

He was a late substitute in the Caraboa Cup final against Manchester United and thought he had scored first first-team goal at Nottingham Forest only for his his header to be controversially ruled out for offside by VAR.

He played his first game for Scotland-U21 during the Summer, but then withdrew from the squad prior to the match against Iceland in November and asked not to be selected until he had decided on his international future.


Greatly impressed in pre-season but suffered a stress fracture in his back in October and was out for over four months.

In August Elliot received a call-up to the full Scotland team for the Euro 2024 qualifying match against Cyprus and a friendly against England, however after a couple of days training he pulled out due to injury.

2014/15 (2/4-2)


Painting by Piotr