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: 03/06/2015 11:58 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands100
17.08.2014German DFB CupFirst roundIllertissenIllertissen2-3BremenBremen12000
23.08.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-2BremenBremen9000
30.08.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-1HoffenheimHoffenheim9000
12.09.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen3-3BremenBremen7800
20.09.2014German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg4-2BremenBremen5800
23.09.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen0-3SchalkeSchalke7100
04.10.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-1FreiburgFreiburg7200
18.10.2014German BundesligaBayernBayern6-0BremenBremen9000
08.11.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen2-0StuttgartStuttgart5600
23.11.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-0BremenBremen200
11.01.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-1SouthamptonSouthampton6300
17.01.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-2SouthamptonSouthampton9020
24.01.2015English FA CupFourth roundSouthamptonSouthampton2-3Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
01.02.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-1SwanseaSwansea9000
07.02.2015English Premier LeagueQPRQPR0-1SouthamptonSouthampton8000
11.02.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-0West HamWest Ham6300
22.02.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-2LiverpoolLiverpool9000
28.02.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-0SouthamptonSouthampton6500
03.03.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace6000
04.04.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton1-0SouthamptonSouthampton6100
11.04.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-0HullHull1600
18.04.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-1SouthamptonSouthampton400
25.04.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-2TottenhamTottenham900
02.05.2015English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-1SouthamptonSouthampton2000
09.05.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester2-0SouthamptonSouthampton6600
16.05.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton6-1Aston VillaAston Villa500
24.05.2015English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City2-0SouthamptonSouthampton1400

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General info

  • Name: Eljero Elia
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/02/1987 (28)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Bremen ( GER)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • 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: 03/06/2015 11:58 CET
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