Ruslan Elá

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Ruslan Elá
Personal information
Full name Ruslan Elá Eyene
Date of birth (1983-11-07) 7 November 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1998–1999 San Gabriel
1999–2000 Damm
2000–2001 Horta
2001 Hospitalet
2001–2002 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Sporting Mahonés
2003 Villanueva
2003–2004 Lumbreras
2004 Logroñés
2004–2005 Villanovense 9 (0)
2005–2006 Benicarló 4 (0)
2006 Logroñés
2006–2007 Blanes
2007 Gavà 0 (0)
2007–2008 Masnou
2008–2011 Levante Las Planas
National team
2003–2006 Equatorial Guinea 6 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ruslan Elá Eyene (born 7 November 1983), known as Elá, is an Equatoguinean retired footballer who played as a left back or a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Elá was born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. In his nine-year senior career he never played in higher than the Spanish fourth division, representing CF Sporting Mahonés, CD Villanueva, CD Lumbreras, CD Logroñés (two spells), CF Villanovense, CD Benicarló, CD Blanes, CF Gavà, CD Masnou and FC Levante Las Planas, retiring at only 27.

International career[edit]

Elá earned six caps for Equatorial Guinea. Two of those arrived during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, in the tie against Togo national football team (1–0 home win, 0–2 away loss).

Personal life[edit]

Elá's older brother, Jacinto, was also a footballer. A winger, he too played mostly in Spanish amateur football, having an unsuccessful spell with Southampton.

Ruslan also worked at Admissions Test de Nivell in Esplugues de Llobregat.[1]


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