Jock Elliott (in suit) trainer of 1906 Cup Winners

ELLIOTT, John 'Jock',  [1864-1940]

When John ‘Jock’ Elliott retired in the late 1930’s he could look back on an association with Everton F.C. that had spanned over 40 years, embracing the roles of player, trainer, scout and groundsman.

Born in County Down, Northern Ireland on 4th March 1864, Jock Elliott spent much of his early years in Scotland and it was from Lanarkshire team Uddingston that he joined Everton in the early 1890’s. A Liverpool Echo [11th December 1937] article described Elliott as a “speedy and skilful player” who for the most part appeared on the left wing. He formed a useful left field partnership with McMillan but their first team chances were limited as they understudied a top-class partnership in these position in Edgar Chadwick and Alf Milward. Elliott’s five years as an Everton player yielded only 15 first-team appearances, with just one goal which was scored against Rawtenstall in his first game.

Moving onto the back-room staff he was the trainer of the 1906 F.A. Cup winning team. Amongst other roles for the club he proved a very perceptive scout, travelling many miles across the country in search of new talent.

In 1911 Jock Elliott and his wife Mary were living at 27 Hans Road L4. He died in hospital on 12th September 1940 and was buried in Anfield Cemetery. At the time of his death he was living at 1 Oban Road L4 (now demolished).

27 Hans Road L4

Jock Elliott's home at the time of the 1911 census.


There is no single source for Jock Elliott.  A newspaper article noting his death in 1940 can be viewed on the Play up Liverpool website.