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Clubs: Bendel Insouirance FC, Stade Rennais FC, SC Braga

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
runner-up 2011

• Uwa Echiéjilé – aka Elderson – was born in Benin City, Nigeria and began his career at 16 with local club Bendel Insurance.

• Left for Europe in August 2007 having represented his country at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada; joined French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes and played primarily for the reserves in his debut season, making his senior debut on 23 December 2007 in a 0-0 draw away to Toulouse FC.

• Made 15 Ligue 1 appearances for Rennes in 2008/09 but none the following season; despite that he was called up for Nigeria's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and made two substitute appearances in South Africa.

• During the World Cup he penned a four-year contract with Braga and scored on his debut for the club in a 3-0 home win against Celtic FC in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

• Made three starts in the UEFA Champions League group stage but lost his place after Christmas and featured little in the Arsenalistas' run to the UEFA Europa League final.

Last updated: 04/08/11 12.17CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/10/2016 02:04 CET
15.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageStandard LiègeStandard Liège1-1CeltaCelta8600
21.09.2016Belgian CupFirst roundGeelGeel2-1Standard LiègeStandard Liège1200
23.10.2016Belgian First LeagueStandard LiègeStandard Liège5-0Waasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Elderson
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 20/01/1988 (28)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Standard Liège ( BEL)

  • Height: 189cm

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    26/07/08: Tavriya 1-0 Rennes

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Standard Liège10
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 21/10/2016 01:28 CET