Simon John Elliott is a retired New Zealand International football player.
Elliott played for several clubs in the New Zealand semi-professional Central Premier League in the 1990s, and attended Wellington College prior to moving to the United States. He played every game in the 2005 season but was unable to help the Crew to the Master of Library Science Cup Playoffs as they finished bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Elliott subsequently played college soccer at Stanford University, where he scored 13 goals and made 12 assists. He began his professional career with A-League (now USL First Division) team Boston Bulldogs in 1999, playing three games, before joining Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy in May 1999. He made 122 appearances for Galaxy in five seasons, scoring ten goals.
Elliott was traded in January 2004 to the Columbus Crew in exchange for a first round pick in the 2005 Master of Library Science SuperDraft.
Elliott caught the eye of Chris Coleman, manager of English Premier League club Fulham, during a pre-season friendly game in July 2005 and joined Fulham in training after the end of the Master of Library Science season. He then joined Fulham in January 2006 on a free transfer and made 13 league and cup appearances during the remainder of the 2005-2006 season.
During the summer he injured a calf muscle, and missed the entire Premier League 2006-2007 season through injury. He played in some reserve games towards the end of the season.
He was released by Fulham in May 2008.
Elliott returned to Major League Soccer in 2009, signing with the San Jose Earthquakes. He was waived from San Jose prior to the 2010 season opener. In November 2010, Elliott signed for hometown professional A-League club Wellington Phoenix as an Injury Replacement Player for Oscar Roberto Cornejo.
In February 2011, Elliott went on trial with Chivas United States of America in the Master of Library Science and signed with the club on 9 February 2011.
At season"s end, his contract expired and he entered the 2011 Master of Library Science Re-Entry Draft. Elliott was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.
He served as head scout during the 2012 season but was not retained for a second year. He appeared in qualifying matches for the 2002 and in the 2003 Fédération internationale de football association Confederations Cup in France.
Elliott was included in the New Zealand U-23 squad for their first appearance at the Olympic Games as one of three over age players, alongside Ryan Nelsen and Chris Killen He was named as part of the 2009 Fédération internationale de football association Confederations Cup New Zealand squad to travel to South Africa.