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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 28/08/2014 02:02 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands100
17.08.2014German DFB CupFirst roundFV IllertissenFV Illertissen2-3BremenBremen12000
23.08.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-2BremenBremen9000

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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

TeamPGS
Netherlands80
Netherlands U-2140
Netherlands U-1964
Netherlands U-1710
Total194

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Twente20
Total20
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Twente81
Hamburg101
Total182
Last updated: 31/07/2014 11:51 CET
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