Elias Mendes Trindade

Elias Mendes Trindade (born 16 May 1985), known simply as Elias, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Bahia.

Elias
Elias Trindade (2010).JPG
Elias playing for Corinthians in 2010
Personal information
Full name Elias Mendes Trindade
Date of birth (1985-05-16) 16 May 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bahia
Number 5
Youth career
1997–2005 Palmeiras
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Palmeiras B 0 (0)
2006 Náutico 2 (0)
2007 São Bento 13 (4)
2007 Juventus-SP 6 (0)
2008 Ponte Preta 20 (5)
2008–2010 Corinthians 130 (20)
2011 Atlético Madrid 15 (2)
2011–2014 Sporting CP 34 (2)
2013Flamengo (loan) 42 (5)
2014–2016 Corinthians 71 (9)
2016–2017 Sporting CP 8 (1)
2017–2019 Atlético Mineiro 122 (19)
2020– Bahia 1 (0)
National team
2010–2016 Brazil 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 January 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:56, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in São Paulo, Elias was a Palmeiras youth graduate, and played as a forward at the club. In December 2005, after a short stint at Verdão's B-team, he signed for Náutico.[1][2]

Elias made his debut for Timbu on 15 January 2006, starting in a 1–0 Campeonato Pernambucano away loss against Serrano.[3][4] On 20 January, after just one further match, he was released.[5]

Elias spent the rest of the 2006 season playing for amateur sides Leões da Geolândia and Estrela Vermelha,[6] and subsequently joined São Bento for the 2007 season, where he moved back to a midfielder role and impressed for the club.[7] In that year he also represented Juventus-SP, scoring one of the goals in the club's 2–3 loss against Linense in the second leg of the Copa Paulista Finals, which his side won after a 4–4 aggregate result.[8]

On 4 December 2007, Elias agreed to a contract with Ponte Preta in the Série B.[9] He made his debut for the club the following 16 January by starting and scoring his team's third in a 4–2 home win against Ituano, and was a regular starter in the 2008 Campeonato Paulista which his side reached the Finals.

CorinthiansEdit

On 8 May 2008, Elias signed a contract with fellow second division side Corinthians until December 2011.[10] An immediate starter, he helped the club return to Série A in his first season, and was a key unit in the club's 2009 Campeonato Paulista winning campaign.[11]

Elias made his top tier debut on 6 August 2009, starting in a 1–0 loss at his former club Náutico.[12] He scored his first goal in the category on 27 August, netting his team's second in a 2–2 away draw against Grêmio Barueri.[13]

Atlético MadridEdit

On 5 December 2010, Elias confirmed that he would leave Corinthians and join Spanish team Atlético Madrid in January 2011, for a rumoured fee of 7 million.[14] The club confirmed the transfer on 16 December, and made his debut abroad on 17 January, starting in a 3–0 home win against RCD Mallorca.[15]

Elias scored his first goal abroad on 2 March 2011, netting the equalizer in a 1–1 draw at Getafe CF.[16]

Sporting CPEdit

On 29 August 2011, after being deemed surplus to requirements at Atleti, Elias moved to Sporting CP on a five-year contract. The club paid a fee of €8.85 million,[17] making this the highest paid transfer in SCP history at the time.[18] On 15 September, Sporting sold 50% economic rights of Elias for €3.85 million to Quality Sports Investments.[19]

On his debut, on 10 September 2011, Elias scored a goal against F.C. Paços de Ferreira, on a win (2–3) of Sporting. At the 76th minute, Sporting was losing by 2–0, but with the goals by Marat Izmailov, Elias and Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Sporting won and began a series of victories in the league, earning him the nickname of "The Prophet" amidst Sporting fans. He scored again on 18 December, in a 1–1 draw against Académica, being subsequently sent off in that match.

Flamengo (loan)Edit

On 10 January 2013, Elias joined Brazilian side Flamengo on loan for the season.[20] He made his debut on 27 January by replacing Renato Abreu in a 1–0 home win against Volta Redonda,[21] and scored his first goal on 14 March in a 3–2 home loss against Resende.

Elias was a regular starter during his loan spell, with Flamengo attempting to keep the midfielder for the 2014 campaign,[22] but the move did not materialize.

Return to CorinthiansEdit

On 7 April 2014, and after two months of negotiations, Elias returned to Corinthians, who paid €4 million for 50% of his economic rights.[23][24] He was presented on 10 April,[25] and signed a contract until December 2017.

A regular starter upon arriving, Elias subsequently lost his undisputed status but still appeared regularly.

Sporting CP returnEdit

On 31 August 2016, Elias returned to Portugal and Sporting, signing a two-year contract, with a buyout clause of €60 million.[26] However, he was sparingly used by the Lions, scoring twice in 13 appearances overall.

Atlético MineiroEdit

On 27 January 2017, Atlético Mineiro announced the signing of Elias.[27] He featured regularly for the side during his spell, but was released on 7 January 2020, one month earlier than the expiry of his contract.[28]

International careerEdit

On 23 September 2010, Elias was first called up to the Brazil national team by coach Mano Menezes.[29] He made his full international debut on 7 October, replacing Philippe Coutinho in a 3–0 win over Iran.[30]

Elias was also included in Mano's 23-man list for the 2011 Copa América,[31] while also featuring in Dunga's list for the 2015 Copa América[32] and in the Copa América Centenario.[33]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 1 September 2020[34]
Club Season League State League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Palmeiras B 2005 Paulista A3 0 0 8[a] 0 8 0
Capibaribe 2006 Série B 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
São Bento 2007[35] Paulista 13 4 13 4
Juventus-SP 2007[36] Série C 6 0 18[a] 3 24 3
Ponte Preta 2008[37] Série B 0 0 20 5 20 5
Corinthians 2008 Série B 30 3 1 0 31 3
2009 Série A 31 3 21 4 7 0 59 7
2010 33 7 15 3 8[b] 3 56 13
Total 94 13 36 7 8 0 8 3 146 23
Atlético Madrid 2010–11 La Liga 15 2 1 0 16 2
2011–12 0 0 0 0 2[c] 2 2 2
Total 15 2 1 0 2 2 18 4
Sporting CP 2011–12 Primeira Liga 25 2 5 1 3 0 33 3
2012–13 9 0 0 0 1 0 5[c] 1 15 1
Total 34 2 5 1 4 0 5 1 48 4
Flamengo (loan) 2013 Série A 30 4 12 1 13 5 55 10
Corinthians 2014 Série A 24 3 5 1 29 4
2015 24 5 7 0 1 0 10[b] 4 42 9
2016 10 1 6 0 5[b] 2 21 3
Total 58 9 13 0 6 1 15 6 92 16
Sporting CP 2016–17 Primeira Liga 8 1 2 0 3 1 2[d] 0 15 2
Atlético Mineiro 2017 Série A 31 4 12 3 4 1 8[b] 2 3[e] 1 58 11
2018 33 5 13 3 5 0 2[f] 0 53 8
2019 25 1 8 3 4 0 16[g] 2 53 6
Total 89 10 33 9 13 1 26 4 3 1 164 25
Career total 334 41 129 26 48 8 7 1 58 16 29 4 605 96
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Paulista
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ Appearance(s) in Primeira Liga
  6. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  7. ^ Nine appearances in Copa Sudamericana, seven appearances and two goals in Copa Sudamericana

InternationalEdit

As of 12 June 2016[38]
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil
2010 3 0
2011 9 0
2012 1 0
2014 4 0
2015 10 0
2016 8 0
Total 35 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Juventus

Corinthians

Flamengo

Atlético Mineiro

InternationalEdit

Brazil

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Marco Antônio" (in Portuguese). NáuticoNET. 22 December 2005. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Recuperação" [Recovery] (in Portuguese). NáuticoNET. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Pernambucano" (in Portuguese). NáuticoNET. 15 January 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Dispensas" [Released players] (in Portuguese). NáuticoNET. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
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  9. ^ "Ponte acerta com meia Elias e descarta Paulo Isidoro" [Ponte sign midfielder Elias and discard Paulo Isidoro] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
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  20. ^ "Flamengo confirma nesta quinta as contratações de Elias e Gabriel" [Flamengo confirm this Thursday the signings of Elias and Gabriel] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Elias faz boa exibição na estreia pelo Flamengo" [Elias plays well in debut for Flamengo] (in Portuguese). Record. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Sonho renovado: Fla prepara terceira proposta para manter Elias" [Renewed dream: Fla prepare third bid to keep Elias] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
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