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Elliott honoured with CBE

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Elliott honoured with CBE (©GettyImages)
Elliott honoured with CBE (©GettyImages).

Former England defender Paul Elliott has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to equality and diversity in football - the highest honour so far received by any player from the Premier League era.

Former England goalkeeper David James receives an MBE.

Elliott, 48, who started his career at Charlton and also played for Celtic, Chelsea and Italian side Pisa, has campaigned for years for equality in football and worked for the anti-discrimination group Kick It Out. He was also an ambassador and board member for England's unsuccessful bid for the 2018 World Cup.

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