Elton Martins

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Personal information
Full name Elton Martins da Cruz
Date of birth (1988-11-04) 4 November 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Belo Horizonte Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
América Mineiro
Atlético Mineiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Corinthians
2008 Profute (loan)
2009 Teleoptik (loan) 8 (2)
2009 Taubaté (loan)
2010–2011 Antequera 22 (8)
2011–2012 Puertollano 34 (4)
2012–2013 Espanyol B 16 (3)
2013–2014 Zakho FC
2014 Independiente Medellín 16 (1)
2015 Patriotas 10 (0)
2015–2016 Mérida 23 (2)
2017 Batatais 19 (6)
2017– Londrina 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2017 (UTC).

Élton Martins da Cruz (born 4 November 1988), or simply Élton, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Londrina.


Born in Belo Horizonte,[1] Minas Gerais, Elton played in the youth teams of América (MG) and Atlético Mineiro[2] before joining Corinthians in 2007. While with Corinthians, he would spend most of the time on loan. He was loaned to Profute,[3] before making his first move abroad, to Serbia, as he was loaned on February 5, 2009, to FK Teleoptik. He made 8 appearances and scored 2 goals during the second half of the 2008–09 Serbian League Belgrade season.[4]

After playing in Serbian second level, he returned to Brazil, however he would be loaned again, this time to Taubaté where he will play in the Série B of the Campeonato Paulista until the end of 2009.[2]

In 2010, he left Corinthians and moved to Spain, where after playing one season with Antequera CF[5] and another with CD Puertollano, he joined in summer 2012 RCD Espanyol B.[1] Next he spent a season playing in Iraq with Zakho FC.[6]

In early summer, 2014, he started practicing with Independiente Medellín of Colombian Liga Postobón, and the Managerof the club, Hernán Torres, said he was impressed with his skills. He would be the 6th new player for the club for the Liga Postobón 2014-II season starting in late summer, 2014.


  1. ^ a b Elton Martins da Cruz at Soccerway
  2. ^ a b Taubaté recebe mais dois jogadores para a seqüência da Série B at Taubate unofficial website
  3. ^ TRANSFERÊNCIAS PARA O EXTERIOR – 2009 /CBF copy of former official export list by CBF (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Elton at Srbijafudbal
  5. ^ Elton at lapreferente.com
  6. ^ Foreign Players in the Iraqi Premier League at RSSSF

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