Peterborough born wing half Jimmy Elliott had joined First Division Tottenham Hotspur from Peterborough making his Spurs debut in January 1912 against Sunderland. He played either side of World War One for Spurs, but was very much a fringe player, scoring 4 goals in 13 appearances over 4 seasons, with his single appearance after World War One coming at Lincoln City in October 1919. Joining Brentford in 1920, he played 39 games in their inaugural Football League season, including playing in their first ever Football League match at Exeter that August. Over 2 seasons at Brentford he scored twice in 69 games. He later managed Swedish club AIK between 1932 and 1934 and in 1935 was the coach of the Guatemalan national team.