|Full name||Juan José Elía Vallejo|
|Date of birth||24 January 1979|
|Place of birth||Pamplona, Spain|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2002–2003||→ Ourense (loan)||36||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Pamplona, Navarre, Elía spent the bulk of his professional career with hometown's CA Osasuna, save a loan at modest CD Ourense. During the 2004–05 campaign he played a career-high 22 La Liga games, but served mostly as a backup during his spell with his main club, 15 years including his formative ones.
In August 2008, Elía joined Real Murcia, freshly relegated into the second division. He was first-choice in his debut season but the club only finished in mid-table, being relegated in the following with him appearing in 24 matches.
- Elía renueva por Osasuna (Elía renews with Osasuna); UEFA.com, 13 December 2005 (in Spanish)
- Elia y Campos, "ilusionados" por el proyecto deportivo del Real Murcia (Elia and Campos, "heartened" by Real Murcia's sporting project); Marca, 8 July 2008 (in Spanish)
- Elía, el primer sacrificado (Elía, first one out); La Verdad, 10 November 2009 (in Spanish)
- Ex portero Real Murcia Juantxo Elía anuncia su retirada por lesión de espalda (Former Real Murcia goalkeeper Juantxo Elía announces his retirement due to back injury); ABC, 30 September 2010 (in Spanish)