|Full name||Elderson Uwa Echiéjilé|
|Date of birth||20 January 1988|
|Place of birth||Benin City, Nigeria|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Pepsi Football Academy|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Benin City, Elderson began his senior career at Bendel Insurance FC. In August 2007 he was sold to Stade Rennais F.C. in France, playing his first Ligue 1 game on 23 December in a 0–0 draw at Toulouse FC.
On 16 June 2010 Elderson signed for S.C. Braga from Portugal for €2,5 million, on a four-year contract. He scored on his official debut for the club, netting from a corner kick in a 3–0 home win against Celtic for the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League (4–2 aggregate win).
Elderson played his first game in the top division on 13 August 2010, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 home success over Portimonense SC. He scored four goals in 26 matches in his second year, helping the Minho side finish in third position.
Elderson was a member of the Nigerian U-20 team at the 2007 World Cup in Canada, playing five matches and scoring once. Having made his debuts for the senior side in 2009, he was picked for the following year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa, appearing in two group stage matches in an eventual group stage exit.
Elderson was called up to Nigeria's 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Also that year he was selected for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, scoring in the group stage opener against Tahiti.
- Scores and results list Nigeria's goal tally first.
|1.||6 February 2013||Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa||Mali||1–0||4–1||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
|2.||17 June 2013||Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Tahiti||6–1||6–1||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
- "Nigeria". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- "Elderson Echiejile" (in French). Stade Rennais Online. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- Il Braga si assicura Echiéjilé (Braga secures Echéjilé); UEFA.com, 16 June 2010 (Italian)
- Braga bow leaves Celtic reeling; UEFA.com, 28 July 2010
- Oluwashina Okeleji (17 January 2014). "Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile joins Monaco". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Uwa Elderson – FIFA competition record
- Oluwashina Okeleji (10 January 2013). "Nations Cup 2013: Nigeria pick six locally-based players". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- "Nigeria to take new-look squad to Confederations Cup". BBC Sport. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Nigeria ease to victory as Tahiti win friends". FIFA.com. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- "Nigeria's Elderson Echijiele out with injury". BBC Sport. 7 June 2014.
- "U. Echiejile – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- Uwa Elderson French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- Uwa Elderson at National-Football-Teams.com
- Soccerway profile