Gary Elkins (footballer)

Gary Elkins
Personal information
Full name Gary Elkins[1]
Date of birth (1966-05-04) 4 May 1966 (age 55)[1]
Place of birth Wallingford,[1] England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1990 Fulham 104 (2)
1989–1990 Exeter City (loan) 5 (0)
1990–1996 Wimbledon 110 (3)
1996–1997 Swindon Town 24 (1)
Total 104 (6)
Teams managed
2012–2013 Didcot Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gary Elkins (born 4 May 1966) is an English former footballer who started exactly 100 league games for both Fulham and Wimbledon.

Steve Perryman revealed that he resigned as manager of Brentford in 1991 because his chairman refused to let him sign Elkins for a nominal fee. The reason given by the chairman was that the player had 'shifty eyes'.[3]

Elkins spent six years playing top flight football for Wimbledon, being a regular in the club's midfield for most of that time.

In 1996, Elkins was signed by Steve McMahon at Swindon Town. He started only 19 games for the club and soon moved into non-league football, while also working as a coach at the Elms Soccer School in Middlesex.[citation needed]

In 2006, Gary joined Didcot Town F.C. as reserve team manager but was then promoted the season after to first team coach. At the start of the 2012–13 season Elkins became manager of the club.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Gary Elkins". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  2. ^ Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-356-14354-5.
  3. ^ This is London - Football Notebook. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ "FOOTBALL: Boss Mudge quits in Didcot bombshell (From Oxford Mail)". Oxfordmail.co.uk. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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