|V/AFL Clubs||Melbourne, Carlton|
After starting his league career with an unconvincing 14 game stint at Melbourne in 1899, Fred Elliott moved to Carlton where he underwent a rapid and dramatic metamorphosis into one of the leading ruckmen of his day. Spirited, aggressive and hard-working, he was a pivotal player for Carlton throughout the Jack Worrall era, captaining the club to the third of its three premierships in a row in 1908, having missed the previous season's finals series through suspension. When Worrall left in 1909, 'Pompey' Elliott assumed the mantle of captain-coach, which he retained until he retired as a player, with a total of 211 VFL games under his belt, at the end of the 1911 season.
Author - John Devaney