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Elliot Omozusi

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Norwich Career: 2008-2009 (24 appearances, 0 goals) (on loan from Fulham) 
Current Club: Chelmsford City (Conference)
Date of Birth: 15/12/1988 (Hackney)
Nationality: English

Biography

Promising Fulham right-back and England Under-19 international Elliot Omozusi joined Norwich City on a season-long loan on 18th July 2008.

Omozusi made his first team debut for Fulham in the FA Cup third round game against Leicester City on 6th January 2007. He was sent off in the game against Reading on 3 November 2007 after providing an assist for Fulham's second goal on only his second Premier League appearance for the club. He finished the 2007/8 season with 8 appearances to his name

"I'm very grateful to Roy Hodgson at Fulham for allowing Elliot to come to us on a year's loan," said Norwich manager Glenn Roeder. "There's going to be a great battle for the right-back spot, as it is over at left-back with Ryan Bertrand joining us again. Potentially, Elliot and Ryan, two 19-year-olds, are probably the best two young full-backs in the Premiership, and coming to play for us this year. I'm very excited about both signings but particularly young Omozusi because we've been chipping away at this one for so long and Roy was very helpful. He said he couldn't do anything until he got a more experienced right-back in and as soon as John Pantsil signed from West Ham I was on the phone again and we were given an opportunity to speak to him. Thankfully he chose Norwich and I'm sure he's made the right decision."

Assistant manager Lee Clark was still a Fulham player when Omozusi began progressing through the ranks. "Lee's watched his career progress. We started watching him last year and it has taken an incredible amount of hard work - I can't tell you how much - to get him to Norwich. There were an awful lot of clubs chasing him and he was pleasantly surprised how many clubs did want him," said Roeder.

Omozusi returned to Fulham on 2nd February 2009 with Norwich terminating the loan after Omuzusi failed to break into new manager Bryan Gunn's first three squads - City instead signed Australian international Adrian Leijer from Fulham on loan until the end of the season. Omozusi had made 24 appearances for the Canaries.

Released by Fulham at the end of the 2008/9 season, Elliott trialed with Sheffield United in September 2009 and then with Peterborough in October 2009. He then signed a short-term contract with Charlton Athletic on 30th October 2009.

Released by Charlton, he joined Leyton Orient on trial playing on 8th April 2010 in a reserve game against Millwall. This became a permanent move, with Elliott signing a one year contract with Orient on 2nd June 2010

Elliot was jailed for two and a half years on 18th November 2011 after being found guilty of intimidating a young witness who helped secure convictions in a murder case. The conviction was connected to the murder of Agnes Sina-Inakoju, 16, who was shot outside a fast food restaurant in Hackney, London, in April 2010 and died two days later. A witness, aged 18, helped police track down the teenager’s killers, with four men convicted after a trial.

The witness was placed under a witness programme. But Omozusi and two other men bumped into the witness on a chance encounter in Liverpool in May this year.The court heard the three men, including Omozusi, chased the witness, who ran into police officers shouting “They’re going to kill me.” Omozusi and two other men in their 20s were convicted of witness intimidation. Three more men in their 20s were cleared of the charge. It was reported that Elliot was a member of the London Fields gang.

Released from prison on 21st January 2013, Elliott signed a short term deal with Leyton Orient until the end of the 2012/13 season.

Omozusi and Orient were relegated to League Two on 3rd May 2015 despite a 2-2 draw with Swindon. They had only narrowly missed out on promotion to the Championship the season before losing the play-off final to Rotherham on a penalty shootout. Out of contract in the summer of 2015, he signed for Cambridge United on 12th June 2015 on a two year deal. He had played 149 times for Orient

Released by Cambridge in January 2017, he played for Conference South side Whitehawk before joining Chelmsford City in June 2017.


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