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Ex-Hull player Stuart Elliott has no retirement regrets


Elliott uses football experience to preach

Former Hull City and Motherwell winger Stuart Elliott says he has no regrets about retiring from football.

The 32-year-old, who made 36 appearances for Northern Ireland, is to be ordained as a pastor in January.

He told BBC Look North: "I will always have football in my heart but Christ has always been my first love.

"The thing is with some guys when they finish is they've nothing really to put themselves into and they wonder if there is life after football."

During his five-year tenure at Hull, Elliott made nearly 200 appearances and helped them to back-to-back promotions.

I won't miss football as much as some would

Stuart Elliott

He finished his career at Hamilton Academicals following a short spell with Doncaster Rovers and returned to East Yorkshire to begin his studies with the Living Hope church in Hull.

He added: "It's always what I've wanted to do so now I'm going into that sphere I won't miss football as much as some would."

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see also
Doncaster cancel Elliott contract
01 Jan 10 |  Doncaster
Doncaster sign Elliott and Taylor
31 Jan 08 |  Doncaster
Elliott does Well to get international call-up
23 Aug 00 |  Northern Ireland

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