Elias Alves da Silva

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Personal information
Full name Elias Alves da Silva
Date of birth (1981-09-04) 4 September 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Montalvânia, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Grêmio Inhumense
2001–2003 Porto B 64 (14)
2003 Porto 1 (0)
2004 Corinthians Alagoano 0 (0)
2004–2005 Estoril 29 (0)
2005–2006 Gil Vicente 25 (0)
2006–2007 Paços Ferreira 25 (1)
2007–2009 Vitória Setúbal 54 (6)
2009–2010 União Leiria 6 (0)
2010–2011 Portimonense 24 (1)
2011 Ermis 9 (0)
2012–2016 Beroe Stara Zagora 129 (17)
2016– Vereya 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2016.

Elias Alves da Silva (born 4 September 1981), known simply as Elias, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Bulgarian club FC Vereya as a defensive midfielder.

He also holds Portuguese citizenship, due to the many years spent in the country. He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 167 games and eight goals over the course of eight seasons, in representation of seven clubs.

Football career[edit]

Born in Montalvânia, Minas Gerais, Elias started playing professionally with lowly Grêmio Inhumense. In 2001, he joined FC Porto, but played mostly for its B-side during his two-year stint; he appeared once for the first team, featuring the last 13 minutes of a 3–2 home win against Varzim S.C. on 17 May 2003, after taking the place of Clayton.[1]

In the 2004–05 season, after a brief spell back in his country with Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano, Elias moved back to Portugal, successively representing in the Primeira Liga G.D. Estoril Praia, Gil Vicente FC, F.C. Paços de Ferreira, Vitória de Setúbal, U.D. Leiria and Portimonense SC. With Vitória he won the domestic League Cup, playing the full 90 minutes in the penalty shootout win against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

On 22 December 2011, Elias joined PFC Beroe Stara Zagora in Bulgaria on a free transfer, signing a one-and-a-half year contract.[2] He made his league debut on 3 March of the following year, in a 0–3 away loss to PFC Ludogorets Razgrad.


Corinthians Alagoano
Vitória Setúbal


  1. ^ "Porto 3–2 Varzim". Zerozero. 17 May 2003. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Берое подписа с двама нови играчи" [Beroe signed two new players] (in Bulgarian). STZ News. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 

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