Chupe (footballer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Salvador and the second or maternal family name is Elá.
Personal information
Full name Francisco Salvador Elá
Date of birth (1980-05-09) 9 May 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Santa Ana
Youth career
Los Molinos
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Real Madrid C
2000–2001 Alcorcón (loan) 33 (16)
2001–2004 Real Madrid B 59 (3)
2004–2005 Las Palmas 2 (0)
2005 Puertollano 10 (0)
2006 Rayo Vallecano
2006 Leganés 7 (0)
2007 Chiasso 6 (1)
2007–2008 Vera 40 (15)
2009 Binéfar
2009–2010 Noja 36 (25)
2010 Leioa 2 (0)
2010–2012 Noja 34 (18)
2012–2013 Kazincbarcikai 29 (7)
2014 Happy Valley Reserves 2 (2)
2014 Tai Po 6 (6)
2014 Lane Xang 6 (8)
2015 Hougang United 11 (3)
2015 Għajnsielem
2016 Santa Ana 0 (0)
National team
2003– Equatorial Guinea 5 (0)
2011– Equatorial Guinea B 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2015

Francisco Salvador Elá (born 9 May 1980), commonly known as Chupe, is an Equatoguinean professional footballer who plays for Spanish club DAV Santa Ana as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Mongomo, Chupe spent 13 years as a senior in Spanish football safe for a very brief spell in Switzerland with FC Chiasso, but never competed in higher than Segunda División B. He spent several seasons associated with Real Madrid but only appeared officially with its C and B-teams, even though main squad manager Vicente del Bosque registered him in one UEFA Champions League list as a youth system player.[1]

Other than the Merengues Chupe represented in the country AD Alcorcón, UD Las Palmas, UD Puertollano, Rayo Vallecano, CD Leganés, CD Vera de Almería, CD Binéfar, SD Noja (two spells)[2][3] and SD Leioa.[4] In 2012–13, at age 32, he made his debuts as a professional, representing Kazincbarcikai SC in Hungary's second level.[5]

In December 2013, after a brief trial in Cambodia with Phnom Penh Crown FC,[6] Chupe moved to Hong Kong with Happy Valley AA.

International career[edit]

Chupe gained five caps for Equatorial Guinea, the first two coming in 2003 in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Togo: he made his debut on 11 October in the 1–0 home win in Bata (1–2 aggregate loss).

Personal life[edit]

Chupe's younger brother, Gregorio, is also a footballer. A defender, he spent his entire career in Spanish amateur football.


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