Medy Elito

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Medy Elito
Personal information
Full name Medy Ekofo Elito[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Cambridge United
Number 21
Youth career
0000–2007 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Colchester United 19 (1)
2010 Cheltenham Town (loan) 12 (3)
2010–2011 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 10 (2)
2011 Cheltenham Town (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2014 Dagenham & Redbridge 115 (17)
2014–2015 VVV-Venlo 28 (0)
2015–2016 Newport County 38 (1)
2016– Cambridge United 10 (1)
National team
2006–2007 England U17 2 (0)
2008 England U18 1 (0)
2008 England U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:30 13 November 2016 (GMT).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:39, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Medy Ekofo Elito (born 20 March 1990) is a footballer who plays as a winger for Cambridge United.

Club career[edit]

As a teenager, Elito played in the Colchester United Academy. He signed a professional contract with the U's in May 2007, having already played for the U's at youth and reserve team level.[2] He was given the number 30 shirt for the 2007–08 season and made his Colchester debut as a substitute in a 4–1 defeat away at Plymouth Argyle on 4 March 2008. On 29 March 2008, he scored his first professional goal, against West Bromwich Albion in the Championship. At the time it gave Colchester a 2–0 lead, although following a half-time substitution, Elito was helpless as they went on to lose 4–3,[3] and eventually lose their Championship status. On 4 September 2009, he signed a new two-year contract with Colchester United.

Elito signed a monthlong loan at Cheltenham Town on 5 March 2010,[4] and made he debut against Chesterfield a day later. After increasing that loan to the end of the season, Elito scored goals against Darlington, Port Vale as well as a well-timed strike from the edge of the box against Burton Albion, in the 6–5 win.

In November 2010, Elito joined Dagenham & Redbridge on loan until 3 January 2011.[5] He made his debut for Dagenham and scored on 13 November in a 3–1 away win against Yeovil Town.[6]

On 25 February 2011, Elito signed on loan to Cheltenham until the end of the season.[7]

On 28 April, Colchester announced that he would be one of three players who would be released at the end of the season.[8]

On 28 June 2011, Elito signed for League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a two-year deal. On 7 January 2013, Elto signed a two-year contract extension.[9] In the summer of 2014, Elito was released from his contract at Dagenham & Redbridge at his own request and was transferred to Dutch side VVV-Venlo in the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of Dutch football.[10]

On 25 June 2015 Elito signed for League Two club Newport County. He made his debut for Newport on 8 August 2015 versus Cambridge United, missing a penalty in the 72nd minute in a 3–0 defeat. Elito scored his first goal for Newport on 19 April 2016 against Oxford United.[11] He was offered a new contract by Newport at the end of the 2015-16 season but the offer was withdrawn and he was released after he failed to accept the contract by the deadline of 10 June 2016.[12]

Elito signed for Cambridge United on 13 June 2016.[13] He scored his first goal for Cambridge in a 2-1 EFL Cup loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 23 August 2016.[14]

International career[edit]

In the summer of 2007, he was selected to represent England at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Korea, having previously represented them in the Algarve Tournament, a round-robin tournament held in Portugal.[15] He made a substitute appearance in England's 5–0 win against New Zealand, winning praise from the U17's Head Coach, John Peacock, and also made an appearance in the tournament in the quarter final game with Germany.[16][17] He received further praise, this time from ex-Us player Perry Groves when he was selected for the England U18 side to face Ghana in November 2007 at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium,[18] a match in which he came on as a half time substitute for Nathan Porritt, the final result being a 2–0 England win.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 April 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colchester United 2007–08[20] Championship 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
2008–09[21] League One 5 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 8 0
2009–10[22] League One 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11[23] League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 19 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 24 1
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2009–10[24] League Two 12 3 12 3
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2010–11[25] League One 10 2 10 2
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2010–11[26] League Two 2 0 2 0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2011–12[27] League Two 24 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 27 4
2012–13[28] League Two 46 6 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 49 6
2013–14[29] League Two 45 7 1 0 1 0 3[a] 1 50 8
Total 115 17 4 0 3 0 4 1 126 18
VVV-Venlo 2014–15[30] Eerste Divisie 28 0 3 0 0 0 31 0
Newport County 2015–16[31] League Two 38 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 43 1
Cambridge United 2016–17[32] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 224 24 13 0 6 0 5 1 248 25
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Elito handed Colchester contract". BBC Sport. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "West Brom 4-3 Colchester". BBC Sport. 29 March 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.cu-fc.com/page/News/0,,10424~1985413,00.html
  5. ^ "Medy Elito joins Dagenham & Redbridge in loan switch". BBC Sport. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Yeovil 1 – 3 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Cheltenham sign Medy Elito and Jake Thomson on loan". BBC Sport. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Colchester United release Elito, Corcoran and Knudsen". BBC Sport. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Saunders and Elito sign new deals at Daggers". Hackney Gazette. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Winger Elito set to go Dutch". Sky Sports. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Newport County 1 Oxford United 1". BBC Sport. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  12. ^ Newport players released
  13. ^ "Medy Elito: Cambridge United sign Newport County winger". BBC Sport. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Wolves 2-1 Cambridge". BBC Sport. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Medy Gets England Nod". Colchester United. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  16. ^ Staves, Russell (1 September 2007). "Club Med". The FA. Archived from the original on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  17. ^ FA Website retrieved 1 March 2008[dead link]
  18. ^ FA website retrieved 1 March 2008[dead link]
  19. ^ Essex County Standard article retrieved 1 March 2008
  20. ^ "Colchester 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Colchester 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "Colchester 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "Colchester 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  24. ^ "Cheltenham 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "Dag & Red 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  26. ^ "Cheltenham 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  27. ^ "Dag & Red 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  28. ^ "Dag & Red 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  29. ^ "Dag & Red 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  30. ^ "M. Elito - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  31. ^ "Newport 2015/2016 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  32. ^ "Cammbridge 2016/2017 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 

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