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Last Updated: Monday, 21 January 2008, 14:10 GMT
Sunderland mourn death of Elliott
Sunderland
Former Sunderland player and manager Billy Elliott has died aged of 82.

Elliott, who won five England caps, made more than 200 appearances for Sunderland after joining them from Burnley in the 1953.

After his playing days he was part of the backroom staff when Sunderland won the FA Cup in 1973, before taking the reins as caretaker manager in 1978.

Having quit football in 1983, Elliott remained in the North East, living in Roker with his wife Peggy.

He began his career at Bradford Park Avenue, then a league club, and was snapped up by Burnley in 1951.

It was the reputation he forged at Turf Moor that saw him brought to Roker Park for a fee of 26,000 - a significant sum at the time.

Alongside the likes of Len Shackleton and George Aitken, Elliott dazzled and he was part of the England side known all the 'Lions of Vienna', that beat Austria in 1952.

In management, Elliott managed sides as varied as Libya and Brann Bergen in Norway, before finally retiring from football for good after a spell in charge of Darlington.

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