Elias Mendes Trindade

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Mendes and the second or paternal family name is Trinidade.
Elias
Elias Trindade (2010).JPG
Elias playing for Corinthians in 2010
Personal information
Full name Elias Mendes Trindade
Date of birth (1985-05-16) 16 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Corinthians
Number 7
Youth career
1997–2005 Palmeiras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Náutico 19 (5)
2007 São Bento 11 (2)
2007 Juventus-SP 28 (6)
2008 Ponte Preta 30 (7)
2008–2010 Corinthians 94 (13)
2011 Atlético Madrid 15 (2)
2011–2014 Sporting CP 34 (2)
2013 Flamengo (loan) 30 (4)
2014– Corinthians 24 (3)
National team
2010– Brazil 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2014

Elias Mendes Trindade (born 16 May 1985), known simply as Elias (in Spain, Elías), is a Brazilian football midfielder who plays for Sport Club Corinthians Paulista.

Career[edit]

Elias started his career with Palmeiras, playing eight years in their youth system, but ended up not being tapped by the team and was let go.

After leaving Palmeiras, he went to Náutico. But Elias received no wages, little playing time and soon returned to São Paulo.

The good performance meant that the centre midfielder was signed by Ponte Preta, where he was got time as the free kick taker. His team reached the finals of the 2008 Campeonato Paulista, where he finished as runner-up.

Corinthians[edit]

He was transferred to Corinthians, where he was known for his ball control. His holding skills were important to the club during the season, coupled with his ability to go to attack, drew attention to Ronaldo, who was considered the best player in the Campeonato Paulista.

Atlético Madrid[edit]

On 5 December 2010, Elias confirmed that he would leave Corinthians and join Spanish team Atlético Madrid in January 2011. The club confirmed the transfer on 16 December.

Sporting Clube de Portugal[edit]

On 29 August 2011, he was transferred to Sporting Clube de Portugal after he fell out of Atlético Madrid's plans this year. He signed a 5-year contract and was sold for €8.85 million[1] being the highest paid transfer in SCP history.[citation needed] and now he has a buyout clause valued at €40 million. On 15 September 2011 Sporting sold 50% economic rights of Elias for €3.85 million to Quality Sports Investments.[2]

On his debut, on 10 September 2011, Elias scored a goal against F.C. Paços de Ferreira, on a win (2–3) of Sporting. At the 76th minute, Sporting was losing by 2–0, but with the goals by Marat Izmailov, Elias and Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Sporting won and began a series of victories in the league.

Elias was nicknamed "The Prophet" by the Sporting CP fans. On 18 December 2011, Elias scored again in the draw (1–1) against Académica. In that same game, Elias received a red card by the referee for accumulation of yellow cards and was sent off at the minute 89.

Clube de Regatas Flamengo[edit]

On 9 January 2013, Elias, on loan, joined to Brazilian side Flamengo.[3]

On 28 July 2013, after scoring the goal that drawn the local derby against Botafogo in 1–1 at 94th minute, Elias received a yellow card because celebrated with Flamengo fans and complained about this. According the midfielder: "Football is boring. It's staying a complicated thing. We cannot celebrate a goal with people. I think it's wrong. The fans pay tickets and deserve to participate of the party."[4]

Because of his great shape playing for CR Flamengo, Rubro-Negro want to keep him for them squad in 2014. This way, even with an accordance realized between Elias and Sporting CP, owner of his rights—accordance made after Elias charges image rights delayed by Portuguese club[5]—, Brazilian side try to act quickly to contract the midfielder, because Corinthians, where Elias is an idol, after playing for Alvinegro side between 2008 and 2010, can sign with him before.[6]

Return to Corinthians[edit]

On 7 April 2014, and after two months of negotiations, Elias returned to Brazilian football, more specifically for Corinthians, club where he played between 2008 and 2010. side of São Paulo paid €4 million for 50% of his economic rights and getting Elias back.[7][8]

On 10 April 2014 Elias was presented by his new club, and said the followind words: "To be happy you must give up of somethings. I gave up of somethings to come back to my home, to stay closer of my family, to play for the club I've always loved. Each choice must be happen with renunciations. I've chosen to be happy."[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 July 2014
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental State League Friendly Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Corinthians 2008 30 3 - - - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3
2009 31 3 - - - - 0 0 21 4 0 0 52 7
2010 33 7 - - - - 8 3 15 3 0 0 55 13
Total 94 13 0 0 0 0 8 3 36 7 0 0 137 23
Atletico de Madrid 2010–11 15 2 1 0 - - - - - - - - 16 2
2011–12 0 0 0 0 - - 2 0 - - - - 2 0
Total 15 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
Sporting 2011–12 25 2 5 1 3 0 - - - - - - 33 3
2012–13 9 0 1 0 1 0 5 1 - - - - 16 1
Total 34 2 6 1 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 49 4
Flamengo 2013 30 4 13 5 - - 0 0 12 1 0 0 55 10
Total 30 4 8 3 - - 0 0 12 1 0 0 55 10
Corinthians 2014 24 3 5 1 - - 0 0 0 0 1 0 30 4
Total 24 3 5 1 - - 0 0 0 0 1 0 30 4
Career Total 197 24 20 5 4 0 15 4 48 8 1 0 288 43

International career[edit]

On 23 September 2010, he received his first call by coach Mano Menezes, his former Corinthians coach, and is the second such player to be get a call up by Menezes; the other is Jucilei.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sporting CP (30 August 2011). "Comunicato" [Communication] (in Portuguese). CMVM. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Sporting CP (15 September 2011). "Comunicato" [Communication] (in Portuguese). CMVM. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Elias acerta com o Flamengo e pode ser apresentado ainda esta semana (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ Corinthians anuncia a contratação de Elias
  8. ^ Sporting CP (7 April 2014). "Comunicado" [Communication] (in Portuguese). CMVM. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Elias mostra alívio após negociação complicada: "Escolhi ser feliz"

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