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Key Facts

Full name
Glenn Elliott

Known as
Glenn Elliott

15 August 1950 (age 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 289d
Last game: 29y 17d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 32, 8
Melbourne: 8

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1979)

Family links
Robert Elliott (Brother)Bruce Elliott (Brother)

Glenn Elliott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1969-1977138690.5049%
V/AFL1969-1977, 1979153800.5246%16.284.584.8638
Total1969-1977, 1979153800.5246%16.284.584.8638

AFL: 8,166th player to appear, 1,259th most games played, 1,352nd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,152nd player to appear, 73rd most games played, 95th most goals kickedMelbourne: 992nd player to appear, 674th most games played, 423rd most goals kicked

Glenn Elliott made his VFL debut for St Kilda in 1969 and between then and 1977 went on to play a total of 138 senior games and kick 69 goals for the club. During his first few seasons he tended to struggle and it was felt by some that he lacked the pace necessary to succeed at the top level. However, after star Saints centreman Ian Stewart moved to Richmond in 1971 Elliott was tried in the pivot and his form blossomed. By the middle of the decade he was widely acknowledged as the finest centreman in the VFL. 

Elliott may have lacked pace, but he knew how to win the ball, and typically racked up significant possession tallies. A best and fairest winner for the Saints in 1974 he also represented Victoria 4 times. In 1977 he suffered a serious knee injury which effectively brought his career with St Kilda to an end. However, in 1979 he made a comeback with Melbourne for whom he played 15 games and kicked 11 goals that year before crossing to Port Adelaide in 1980 for whom he managed just a solitary senior game. Between 1982 and 1985 he coached West Torrens but the Eagles struggled, finishing ninth out of ten teams each season. 

Glenn Elliott has remained involved in sport and, following stints as CEO of North Adelaide and Adelaide United (soccer) took on the same role at Glenelg in 2015.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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