Medy Elito

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Medy Elito
Personal information
Full name Medy Ekofo Elito[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
VVV Venlo
Number 24
Youth career
000?–2007 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Colchester United 19 (1)
2010 Cheltenham Town (loan) 12 (3)
2010–2011 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 10 (2)
2011 Cheltenham Town (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2014 Dagenham & Redbridge 115 (17)
2014– VVV-Venlo 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 England U17 2 (0)
2008 England U18 1 (0)
2008 England U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:41, 3 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:39, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Medy Ekofo Elito (born 20 March 1990) is a footballer who plays as a Winger for VVV Venlo in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

Club career[edit]

He signed a professional contract with the U's in May 2007, having already played for the U's at youth and reserve team level.[2] He was given the number 30 shirt for the 2007–08 season and made his Colchester debut as a substitute in a 4–1 defeat away at Plymouth Argyle on 4 March 2008. On 29 March 2008, he scored his first professional goal, against West Bromwich Albion in the Championship. At the time it gave Colchester a 2–0 lead, although following a half time substitution, Elito was helpless as they went on to lose 4–3, and eventually lose their Championship status. On 4 September 2009, he signed a new two-year contract with Colchester United.

Elito signed a month long loan at Cheltenham Town on 5 March 2010,[3] and made he debut against Chesterfield a day later. After increasing that loan to the end of the season, Elito scored goals against Darlington, Port Vale as well as a well timed strike from the edge of the box against Burton Albion, in the 6–5 win.

In November 2010, Elito joined Dagenham & Redbridge on loan until 3 January 2011.[4] From then on he would be considered a legend. He made his debut for Dagenham and scored on 13 November in a 3–1 away win against Yeovil Town.[5]

On 25 February 2011, Elito signed on loan to Cheltenham until the end of the season.[6]

On 28 April, Colchester announced that he would be one of three players who would be released at the end of the season.[7]

On 28 June 2011, Elito signed for League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a two-year deal. On 7 January 2013, Elto signed a two-year contract extension.[8]

International career[edit]

In the summer of 2007, he was selected to represent England at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Korea, having previously represented them in the Algarve Tournament, a round-robin tournament held in Portugal.[9] He made a substitute appearance in England's 5–0 win against New Zealand, winning praise from the U17's Head Coach, John Peacock, and also made an appearance in the tournament in the quarter final game with Germany.[10][11] He received further praise, this time from ex-Us player Perry Groves when he was selected for the England U18 side to face Ghana in November 2007 at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium,[12] a match in which he came on as a half time substitute for Nathan Porritt, the final result being a 2–0 England win.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colchester United 2007–08[14] Championship 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
2008–09[15] League One 5 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 8 0
2009–10[16] League One 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11[17] League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 19 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 24 1
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2009–10[18] League Two 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2010–11[19] League One 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2010–11[20] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2011–12[21] League Two 24 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 27 4
2012–13[22] League Two 46 6 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 49 6
2013–14[23] League Two 45 7 1 0 1 0 3[a] 1 50 8
Total 115 17 4 0 3 0 4 1 126 18
Career totals 158 23 6 0 5 0 5 1 174 24
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Elito handed Colchester contract". BBC Sport. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  3. ^ http://www.cu-fc.com/page/News/0,,10424~1985413,00.html
  4. ^ "Medy Elito joins Dagenham & Redbridge in loan switch". BBC Sport. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Yeovil 1 – 3 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cheltenham sign Medy Elito and Jake Thomson on loan". BBC Sport. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Colchester United release Elito, Corcoran and Knudsen". BBC Sport. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Saunders and Elito sign new deals at Daggers". Hackney Gazette. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Medy Gets England Nod". Colchester United. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  10. ^ Staves, Russell (1 September 2007). "Club Med". The FA. Retrieved 30 March 2008. [dead link]
  11. ^ FA Website retrieved 1 March 2008[dead link]
  12. ^ FA website retrieved 1 March 2008[dead link]
  13. ^ Essex County Standard article retrieved 1 March 2008
  14. ^ "Colchester 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Colchester 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Colchester 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Colchester 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Cheltenham 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Dag & Red 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "Cheltenham 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Dag & Red 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "Dag & Red 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "Dag & Red 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 

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