Eljero Elia

  • Date of birth : 13/02/1987
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
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Eljero Elia

Eljero Elia

Eljero Elia came off the bench in six of the Netherlands' seven matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the tricky winger looks set to fill a similar role at UEFA EURO 2012 having been used as a substitute in seven of his eight qualifying appearances. He has made little impact at Juventus following his move to Turin last summer.

• Catapulted into the ADO Den Haag first team at 17, he made steady progress at the club during the 2005/06 and 2006/07 seasons but was unable to prevent their relegation from the Eredivisie in the latter.

• Switched to FC Twente and enjoyed a debut campaign full of promise, which he fulfilled in spectacular style the following season, starting all 34 Eredivsie matches and scoring nine goals to help the Enschede club finish runners-up in both domestic competitions under Steve McClaren.

• Voted Dutch Talent of the Year in the spring of 2009, he received a belated first international cap that September − but not until after he had left his homeland for Hamburger SV in a €9m move.

• Scored the winning goal for the Oranje on his first competitive outing − a World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow − and proved a useful impact sub at the finals in South Africa.

• Scored seven goals in 48 Bundesliga appearances for Hamburg before leaving in another €9m transfer, this time to Juventus, at the end of the summer 2011 transfer window; struggled, however, to get a game during the first half of the 2011/12 season.

Last updated: 02/03/12 14.38CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 30/05/2014 02:01 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands100
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundNetherlandsNetherlands0-0GermanyGermany4400
10.08.2013German BundesligaBraunschweigBraunschweig0-1BremenBremen2800
17.08.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen1-0AugsburgAugsburg9000
23.08.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund1-0BremenBremen000
31.08.2013German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach4-1BremenBremen3000
14.09.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen0-3Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt9000
21.09.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-2BremenBremen7400
29.09.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen3-3NürnbergNürnberg8320
05.10.2013German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-1BremenBremen9000
19.10.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen0-0FreiburgFreiburg9000
26.10.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-0BremenBremen9000
03.11.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen3-2HannoverHannover8100
09.11.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-1BremenBremen7100
24.11.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen2-3MainzMainz9011
30.11.2013German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim4-4BremenBremen4510
07.12.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen0-7BayernBayern9000
13.12.2013German BundesligaHerthaHertha3-2BremenBremen9000
21.12.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen1-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
26.01.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen0-0BraunschweigBraunschweig9000
01.02.2014German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg3-1BremenBremen9000
08.02.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-5DortmundDortmund5500
15.02.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-1MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1400
23.02.2014German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt0-0BremenBremen400
01.03.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-0HamburgHamburg1100
15.03.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-1StuttgartStuttgart1700
21.03.2014German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg3-1BremenBremen1000
25.03.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-3WolfsburgWolfsburg4500
30.03.2014German BundesligaHannoverHannover1-2BremenBremen7901
05.04.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-1SchalkeSchalke8201
12.04.2014German BundesligaMainzMainz3-0BremenBremen9000
19.04.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen3-1HoffenheimHoffenheim8700
26.04.2014German BundesligaBayernBayern5-2BremenBremen1900
03.05.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen2-0HerthaHertha8100
10.05.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-1BremenBremen2800

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General info

  • Name: Eljero Elia
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/02/1987 (27)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Bremen ( GER)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Getafe 1-0 Twente
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    24/10/03: Netherlands 1-1 Serbia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Netherlands U-2140
Netherlands U-1964
Netherlands U-1710

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 04/01/2013 10:01 CET
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