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Scott Sellars

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Scott Sellars (28.6K)

Position Left midfielder
Born 27 Nov 1965, Sheffield (England)
Height 172 cm
Weight 63 kg
International Caps England: 3 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 25 Mar 1983 28 Jul 1986 86 14 £20000
Blackburn Rovers 28 Jul 1986 01 Jul 1992 245 41 £800000
Leeds United 01 Jul 1992 09 Mar 1993 10 0 £700000
Newcastle United 09 Mar 1993 07 Dec 1995 75 8 £750000
Bolton Wanderers 07 Dec 1995 30 Jul 1999 126 16 £0
Huddersfield Town 30 Jul 1999 18 Apr 2001 53 2 £0
Mansfield Town 31 Mar 2002   20 3  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1982 - 1983 1   0   0   0   0  
1983 - 1984 19 3 2   0   0   0  
1984 - 1985 39 7 1   3 1 0   0  
1985 - 1986 13(4) 2 1   1   0   2 1
1992 - 1993 6(1)   0   1(1)   1   0  
Total 78(5) 12 4   5(1) 1 1   2 1

Jabba's Comments

Scott Sellars was brought through the youth team by Eddie Gray, and like his mentor had a sweet left foot and was capable of producing defence-splitting balls when he was really on form. Under Billy Bremner he was deemed surplus to requirements and moved on to Blackburn where he enjoyed 6 successful years. Howard Wilkinson briefly brought him back to Elland Road, but that didn't work out. A couple of years at Newcastle and a little longer at Bolton were followed by a move to Huddersfield, where he played until the end of the 2000-01 season when he moved to Denmark to keep himself in a first team situation. Not a bad player, but you can't help thinking that there was a lot of potential here that, for one reason or another, went unfulfilled.

After playing for AGF in Denmark, he returned to English football, signing for Mansfield close to the transfer deadline in March 2002 to help them in their promotion push. He was linked with a move to non-league Kettering in the close season but re-signed at Field Mill for a further year. Although he started as a regular in the side in 2002-03, suspension and injury meant that he was only involved in coaching and working with the youngsters from November to the end of the season.

Morri says: When Scott Sellars was at Newcastle, you felt that you had a left sided England International on your hands. With his defence splitting ball, close control he had the world at his feet when all of a sudden he got injured and Newcastle signed David Ginola and when he moved on to Bolton you felt that that was the end of any chance with England.

David says: As a blackburn fan I have to say that Scott Sellars (with Simon Garner) was one of my all-time favourite players. Certainly, one of the best players never to play for England. I agree totally with Jabba about some 'potential unfulfilled' although he was quiet character and suffered from injuries. I personally will never forgive Dalglish for getting rid of him after the promotion season. Every goal we scored during that season seemed to involve Scott in some form. I was so happy to see him play so well for Newcastle. The word educated left foot is truly an understatement with Scott, and this coupled with great vision, made him an enormous talent. Ask Keegan!

Chris Thomson says: I thought that Scott signed for Kettering this season. What has happened to the 36 year old left sided playmaking veteran?

GF says: Scott Sellars is a really good player! He can play the tight places and is technical good. He played for my club in Denmark AGF in the 22 of April 2001 - 3 December 2001. And I know we all miss him. Scott Sellars I wish you all that luck you need. You are a god in Aarhus in Denmark!

Phil says: A true Rovers legend ... I saw him play against a lot of our current team today and he is still phenomenal

Nick Blade says: Scott is now coaching part time at the Sheffield United academy, having finally retired from playing. Incidentally, the academy is situated very close to the Sellars family home in Wincobank, so Scott really has returned to his roots (despite being a Sheff Weds fan!) His son is also at the SUFC academy, and his brother Chris also does a bit of coaching there.

Andy Canning says: I played in the Leeds junior side with Scott and have never since seen at close hand a more skilful player. His left foot supplied many a goal for me and striking partner Wayne Roebuck. I'm pleased to hear he his working at the Sheffield United Academy close to home. His dad Brian was kind to me trying to get me a break at Matlock when I didnt' make it at Leeds.

jordan roberson says: legend the greatest coach i have ever worked with

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