|Full name||Nathan Robert Ellington|
|Date of birth||2 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Bradford, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1. Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Bradford ( lies at the heart of the City of Bradford, a Metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland 78 m)|
|Current club||Derby County (loan)|
|Walton & Hersham|
West Bromwich Albion
→ Derby County (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Nathan Robert Ellington (born 2 July 1981 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) is an English professional footballer. Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Bradford ( lies at the heart of the City of Bradford, a Metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. West Yorkshire is a Metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered He is a striker and currently plays for Championship side Derby County, where he is on a season-long loan from Watford. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons Derby County Football Club is a professional football club based at Pride Park Stadium in Derby England. Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire.
In 2004, upon marriage to a Bosnian woman Ellington converted to Islam and has since been a practicing Muslim. Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion  The past few years he has visited his wife's country of origin and since then Ellington has expressed will to play for the Bosnian national team. The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team is the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is controlled by the Football Association of Bosnia  He is nicknamed The Duke after legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29 1899 &ndash May 24 1974 was an American Composer, Pianist, and Bandleader. 
Ellington began his career with non-league Tooting and Mitcham United F.C., making 1 first team appearance at 16 years of age. Tooting & Mitcham United Football Club are a Semi-professional association football club representing the south-west London areas of Tooting He played regularly for the youth team there, but was frustrated by a lack of first team chances, so he moved to Walton & Hersham, before moving to Bristol Rovers in February 1999 for £150,000. Walton & Hersham FC are an English football club who are currently members of the Isthmian League Division One South. Bristol Rovers Football Club is an English professional football team based in Bristol. He made his professional debut on 23 February 1999, coming on as a second-half substitute for Jamie Cureton in a 1–0 home defeat to Gillingham. Events 1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western Book printed from Movable Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Jamie Cureton (born 28 August 1975 in Bristol, England) is an English footballer who is currently a Striker for Gillingham Football Club is an English professional football club based in the town of Gillingham, Kent. He came off the bench to score his first goal on 6 March 1999, helping his team to a 2–0 win over York City. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) York City Football Club is an English football club based in York, North Yorkshire. He found a growing reputation with the side, and his highest point for Rovers was scoring a hat-trick in a 3–1 win against Premiership team Derby County in the FA Cup, on 6 January 2002. Derby County Football Club is a professional football club based at Pride Park Stadium in Derby England. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.  This was the first time a team from the Third Division had beaten a Premiership team in the FA Cup. From the 1992-93 to the 2003-04 season, the Football League Third Division was the third-highest division of The Football League and the fourth-highest It was also the second of three hat-tricks scored by Ellington for Rovers, with all three coming within the space of a month. He was named in the PFA Division Three team of the year for 2001-02. 
On 28 March 2002 - transfer deadline day - Ellington signed for Paul Jewell's Wigan Athletic for a then club record fee of £1. Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Paul Steven Jewell (born 28 September 1964) is a football manager, having previously had a career as a player Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. 2 million.  He made an instant impact, scoring on his debut in a 2–1 win at Chesterfield on 6 April 2002. Chesterfield Football Club is an English football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.  He also scored on his home debut a week later as Wigan beat Northampton Town 3–0. Northampton Town Football Club is a football club based in Northampton.  His only hat-trick for Wigan came against West Bromwich Albion in a 3–1 League Cup victory on 2 October 2002, his second career hat-trick against Premiership opposition. A hat-trick in Sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or WBA) are Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.  He was named Division One player of the month for February 2004.  Ellington was a major factor in the club's promotion to the Premiership in the 2004–05 season, the first time they had reached the top flight in their history. He was the leading scorer in the Football League Championship and formed a formidable partnership with Jason Roberts, with whom he had previously played at Bristol Rovers. The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons Jason Andre Davis Roberts (born January 25 1978 in Park Royal, London) is an English born Grenadian football Both players were named in the PFA Championship team of the season.  Ellington became one of the more desirable properties in English football, and joined West Bromwich Albion on 16 August 2005 for £3,000,001. West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or WBA) are Events 1384 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  With the player unable to agree a new contract with Wigan, Albion used a clause in his existing contract that allowed him to leave for any fee over £3m.
Ellington made his West Brom (and Premier League) debut in a 4–0 away defeat at Chelsea on 24 August 2005, replacing Jonathan Greening in the second half. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Jonathan Greening, (born January 2 1979 in Scarborough, England) is an English footballer.  He scored twice in a 4–1 League Cup win against Bradford City on 20 September 2005, his first goals for the club. Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders) is an English football club based in Bradford Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  He generally struggled in his first ever season in the Premier League, as his season was damaged by a series of niggling injuries and a shoulder problem, but he still managed to score eight goals. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs Ellington's first Premiership goals came in the 4–0 win against Everton; he scored a goal in either half by a penalty and a long range shot. Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. He became quite unpopular with the West Brom fans towards the end of the same season because of his complaint of a "bruised toe", and his refusal to have painkilling injections to help him through such a minor complaint. He almost redeemed himself near the end of the season though, when he scored for Albion in the 1–1 draw with Birmingham and almost went on to score the winner as a substitute, unfortunately hitting the woodwork. In June 2006, West Bromwich Albion rejected an undisclosed offer for Ellington from his former club Wigan Athletic, insisting that the player was "not for sale". 
After failing to settle in the area, Ellington submitted a transfer request in the 2007 January transfer window, which was reluctantly accepted by West Bromwich Albion. However, Albion chairman Jeremy Peace qualified this by stating that ". Jeremy Roland Peace (born 13 August, 1956 in West Bromwich) is an English company director . . no-one will leave unless it suits us. " Ellington was also still seen as an important part of the squad by manager Tony Mowbray. Tony Mowbray, (born November 22 1963) is a former professional football player and is currently the manager of West Bromwich  Wigan Athletic again expressed an interest in re-signing the player, but failed to meet Albion's valuation. Ellington therefore remained at the Midlands club, returning to the first team at the start of February after a month out due to a stress-related illness. Ellington won West Brom's official goal of the season competition for 2006–07, for his dipping, swerving half volley against Cardiff City, scored in a 1–0 win on 20 February 2007. Events 1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a Dowry payment Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  One week after that goal, he received the first red card of his career, for a dangerous tackle on Middlesbrough's Stuart Parnaby. Middlesbrough Football Club, also known as The Boro are an English football club based in Middlesbrough, who play in the Premier League. Stuart Parnaby (born July 19, 1982) is an English footballer who plays for Birmingham City as a right-back. Albion subsequently lost the 5th round FA Cup replay on penalties.  Ellington featured regularly towards the end of the season, helping Albion reach the play-offs, but in the play-off games he was used only as a substitute. Albion lost 1–0 to Derby County in the final at Wembley.
Ellington's only goal for Albion in 2007–08 came in a 2–0 win away at Peterborough United in the League Cup on 28 August 2007. Peterborough United Football Club is an English professional football team based in Peterborough. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. It proved to be his last game for the club, as he signed for Watford the following day. In all he scored 20 goals in 81 appearances for West Bromwich Albion.
On 29 August 2007 Ellington joined Watford on a four-year deal. Events 708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. Watford paid a club record £3. 25 million for the striker, a fee that could rise to £4. 25m depending on appearances.  He made his Watford debut three days later, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2–0 win over Ipswich Town, hitting the post a few minutes after entering the field. PLEASE NOTE This section is the introduction Please do not add too much detail here  Ellington initially found it difficult to command a starting place in the Watford starting line-up due to the excellent form of Darius Henderson and Marlon King. Darius Alexis Henderson (born 7 September 1981 in Sutton, Greater London) is a professional footballer who plays as a Striker Marlon Francis King (born 26 April 1980 in Dulwich, Greater London) is an English -born Jamaican professional football Ellington scored his first goal for Watford in a 1–1 draw against Charlton Athletic on 19 January 2008. Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as The Addicks) is a professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
Derby County signed Ellington on 30 May 2008 on a season long loan, re-uniting the player with manager Paul Jewell. Derby County Football Club is a professional football club based at Pride Park Stadium in Derby England. Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Ellington is due to join the Rams permanently on a free transfer at the end of 2008–09. 
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ellington, Nathan Robert|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 2, 1981|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bradford, England|
|DATE OF DEATH|
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