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Elderson

Elderson

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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/09/2016 09:21 CET
15.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageStandard LiègeStandard Liège1-1CeltaCelta8600

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
ClubPGS
Braga101
Monaco51
Total152
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Monaco40
Standard Liège10
Braga102
Rennes10
Total162
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Rennes10
Total10
Last updated: 16/09/2016 01:36 CET