OTD - 25 December

22 Jun 2018

Top-flight football in England has not taken place on 25 December since 1959, however two former Premier League players with over 450 appearances in the competition between them were born on this day.

Gary McAllister

Born in 1964, McAllister made 325 PL appearances for Leeds United, Coventry City and Liverpool, scoring 49 goals and setting up another 47.

The midfielder moved to Anfield on a free transfer at the age of 35 and scored a famous 90th-minute 40-yard winner with a free-kick at Everton in April 2001. That strike helped him to earn the PL Player of the Month award.

Watch a celebratory highlights video of the Scot below.

Robbie Elliott

Born in 1973, the former left-back Robbie Elliott is most known for his playing days at Newcastle United.

The defender, who played in the top flight with Bolton Wanderers in between his two spells on Tyneside, made 131 PL appearances in total.

He provided seven assists and scored 10 goals in total, six of which came in Newcastle's runner-up campaign in 1996/97.

Robbie Elliott, Newcastle
Robbie Elliott made 131 Premier League appearances

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