Élton José Xavier Gomes
|Full name||Élton José Xavier|
|Date of birth||April 7, 1986|
|Place of birth||Palmeira dos Índios, AL, Brazil|
|Height||1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2006||→ São Caetano (loan)||29||(2)|
|2010||→ Al-Wasl (loan)||9||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2018|
Élton was bought Romanian side Steaua Bucureşti at the age of 21. Even though his spell with the Romanian team was short, his impact was immediate. He scored in his first match against FC Argeş Piteşti and had great performances in the next games. In a 2009 poll, he was chosen by the Steaua Bucharest fans in the team's Best XI for the past ten years. Steaua Bucharest's Executive President Mihai Stoica has always expressed his amazement for the incredible technique and dribbling tricks Elton is capable of.
In 2007, he moved to Saudi side Al Nasr where he scored frequently and provided many assists. He was loved and cherished by the Al Nasr fans who found him unique due to his quick pace and dribbling. The most distinctive thing about the player, which all fans copied by wearing wigs, was his long afro hair.
Return to Brazil
At the end of 2009, Élton moved to Dubai Club where he contributed to the team's winning of the Federation Cup. On February 2010, he was loaned to the UAE Giants Al Wasl for the rest of the 2009-10 season.
Return to Saudia
In the 2012-2013 season he played for Al Fateh in 25 league games and scored 11 goals, helping the team win the first title in the history of the club. He then played in the Saudi Super Cup against Al-Ittihad Jeddah, after 90 minutes the score was 2-2 and the game went into extra time. Elton scored the winning goal of the game in the 111th minute, the final result was 3-2 for Al Fateh.
In 2017, Élton moved to Saudi side Al-Qadisiyah, where he captains the team.
- UAE Federation Cup: 2010
- Élton José Xavier Gomes at Soccerway
- Élton José Xavier Gomes at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
- "Suporterii Stelei au ales echipa-tip a ultimilor 10 ani! Zapata, Rădoi, Roşu şi Lăcătuş sunt liderii". 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
- "MM Stoica: "Meciul Al Nasr-Al Hilal a fost incredibil!"". 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "Élton is Waslawy until the end of the season". alkhaleej.ae (in Arabic). 2010-02-19.