Joseph Elanga

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Joseph Elanga
Joseph Elanga 23 jan 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Joseph Elanga Fils
Date of birth (1979-05-02) 2 May 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1993–1997 C.N.P.S.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Canon Yaoundé 0 (0)
1998–1999 PAOK 17 (0)
1999–2000 Apollon Kalamarias 29 (1)
2000–2005 Malmö FF 121 (5)
2005–2009 Brøndby 33 (1)
2008–2009 Horsens (loan) 32 (1)
2010 Malmö FF 10 (0)
Total 242 (8)
National team
1998–2002 Cameroon 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph Elanga Fils (born 2 May 1979 in Yaoundé) is a Cameroonian former footballer who played as a defender.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

After leaving Cameroon in 1998 Elanga started his European career in Greece playing for PAOK and Apollon Kalamarias. After a year in each club Elanga left Greece in 2000 to transfer to Swedish club Malmö FF. He stayed at the club for 5 years playing 130 league games and winning the Swedish championship in 2004. In 2005 Elanga left for Denmark and Brøndby IF. After a couple of tough seasons he went on loan at fellow Danish club AC Horsens. His contract with Brøndby ended in 2009 and Elanga became a free agent.

In early 2010, Elanga announced that he would be training with his old team Malmö FF for a week,[1] a few weeks later he signed a new contract with Malmö and returned to the club after four years.[2] For the 2010 season Elanga had very limited playtime as he was only the second choice for the left back position behind Ricardinho, however he did get the chance to play for a couple of games in the beginning of the season when Ricardinho was injured and a few other games. In the end he played enough games to win his second Allsvenskan title with the club. Elanga's contract was not renewed and he moved to his family in Borås to find a new club to play for. On 9 January 2012 he announced his decision to end his playing career to focus on studying for a UEFA Pro Licence and become a coach.[3] Elanga now plays for Lund SK, a Division 2 team in Sweden. His contract runs until 20 August 2016.

International career[edit]

Elanga played for the Cameroon national football team at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF

Lund SK

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Två vänsterfötter provtränar
  2. ^ Joseph Elanga klar för Malmö FF
  3. ^ Elanga lägger av: "Jag ska bli tränare"

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