Stephen Elliott (born 6 January 1984 in Dublin) is an Irish international footballer who plays as a striker for Wolverhampton Wanderers in The Championship.
Elliot began his career as a youth player at Manchester City, but failed to establish himself in the first team, making only two appearances as a substitute.
Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy signed him from Manchester City in June 2004 for a fee of £125,000, set by a tribunal, with extra payments linked to his performance. McCarthy later admitted that he had bought him outrageously cheaply.
He quickly established himself as first-team regular, scoring 15 goals as the team finished as champions in 2005. However, his Premiership season was largely disrupted by injury, although prior to his injuries he scored spectacular long-range goals against [Manchester United F.C. Manchester United]] and Newcastle United. On Sunderland's return to the Championship, he showed good form when fit, but again injury problems blighted his career.
He was nicknamed "Sleeves" by team-mates and Sunderland fans alike due to his use of the phrase "sleeves up?" on his arrival at Sunderland.
Stephen moved to Wolves on the July 17, 2007 for an undisclosed fee (reportedly around £750,000), linking up again with Mick McCarthy, his former manager at Sunderland.
His good start for Sunderland in 2004 led to a call-up to the Republic of Ireland, and he made his international debut against Croatia at Lansdowne Road in November 2004. He had previously represented the U-20 team at 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, and the U-21 team.
Stephen scored his first International goal 8th October 2005 against Cyprus in a World Cup qualifier
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