Frear, Elliott

Birth Date

11th September 1990


Exeter, Devon



Biographical Text

Exeter-born Elliott Frear made a dozen league appearances for his home-town club in 2011 and 2012 before moving into non-league football with Salisbury and Forest Green. He then played for Motherwell and Hearts before joining Bath City and taking up coaching.   

Elliott initially signed forms with Exeter City as an 11-year-old and spent three seasons in the centre of excellence before leaving the club and continuing in local youth football. After playing for Tiverton Town under-18s, Elliott returned to City appearing for the reserves and being offered a contract as an eighteen-year-old in March 2009. He then joined Tiverton Town on loan in October 2009 for whom he was to make thirty first-team appearances. 

Back at St James’ Park Elliott made his Grecians debut against Walsall in a drawn FA Cup tie on 12 November 2011 and, after making his league debut against Yeovil the following week, scored in the replay at Walsall on 23 November. He then made a further nine League One appearances during the remainder of 2011/12. 

Elliott was to only make another four league and cup appearances for City and, in October 2012, joined Salisbury City on loan with the move becoming permanent ahead of the 2013/14 season. After a single full season in Wiltshire Elliott moved to Forest Green Rovers in June 2014 and, in two-and-a-half years at the New Lawn, made over a hundred Conference appearances scoring a dozen times. He also represented England C in the International Challenge Trophy against Estonia under-23s. 

Elliott then signed for Scottish Premiership club Motherwell in January 2017 where he made over seventy league and cup appearances before his release in May 2019. During his time with the Lanarkshire club, Elliott appeared in the 2018 Scottish Cup final alongside future Exeter City player Ryan Bowman. Next, after a relatively brief return to Forest Green, Elliott was back in Scotland with Hearts for the 2020/21 season. Making his debut in October 2020 Elliott had played seven first-team games (scoring once) when he made a substitute appearance in the Covid-delayed 2019/20 Scottish Cup final against Celtic on 20 December 2020.  

Thereafter Elliott only made a handful of appearances for Hearts before joining Bath City on his release from Tynecastle in July 2021. He quickly became a regular at Twerton Park and, still playing for the Romans in 2022/23, was appointed as head coach at Exeter University in November 2022. By this time Elliott was also studying for an Open University degree in business management. 


Exeter City

League 12; Cups 4 (16)


Cup 1



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