Rodrigo Ely

Rodrigo Ely (born 3 November 1993) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Deportivo Alavés as a central defender.

Rodrigo Ely
Rodrigo Ely 2016 ICC.jpg
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo Ely
Date of birth (1993-11-03) 3 November 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Lajeado, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Alavés
Number 4
Youth career
2011–2012 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Milan 0 (0)
2012–2013Reggina (loan) 27 (1)
2013–2014Varese (loan) 37 (0)
2014–2015 Avellino 30 (0)
2015–2017 Milan 3 (0)
2017Alavés (loan) 10 (1)
2017– Alavés 67 (4)
National team
2011–2012 Italy U19 7 (0)
2012 Italy U20 3 (0)
2014–2016 Brazil U23 3[citation needed] (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:23, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2017

Club careerEdit

MilanEdit

Rodrigo Ely is a youth product of Brazilian club, Grêmio, and joined Milan in 2010. He spent two years with the youth side before subsequent loan spells with several low tier Italian clubs.

Reggina / Varese (loan)Edit

On 24 July 2012, Ely joined Reggina on a season-long loan. On 16 July 2013, AC Milan confirmed that they had reached an agreement for the season-long loan of Ely to Varese.

AvellinoEdit

On 21 July 2014, Ely joined Avellino on a free transfer.[1][2]

Return to MilanEdit

After impressive performances with Avellino in the 2014–15 season, Milan decided to bring him back to San Siro on 10 June 2015, where he signed new contract which will keep him at the club until 30 June 2019.[3] Despite Ely being a free agent, Milan also paid an unknown party a €8 million fee.[4][5]

He made his first Serie A game of the 2015–16 season with Milan, in a 2–0 defeat against Fiorentina, where he received two yellow cards, thus getting sent off.[6]

AlavésEdit

On 30 January 2017, Ely joined La Liga club Deportivo Alavés on loan for the remainder of the season.[7] He made his debut for the club on 11 March, replacing Ibai Gómez in a 2–1 away win against Málaga CF.

On 17 April 2017, Ely scored his first goal in the main category, netting his team's second in a 2–1 home win against Villarreal CF. On 21 July, he signed a permanent four-year deal with the Basque side.[8]

International careerEdit

Ely has actually played for Italy at Under-19 and Under-20,[9] but he has been called by Alexandre Gallo to be a part of his Brazil Under-23 squad, which is preparing to compete at Rio 2016.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 8 November 2020[11]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reggina (loan) 2012–13 Serie B 27 1 3 0 30 1
Varese (loan) 2013–14 37 0 2 0 2 0 41 0
Avellino 2014–15 30 0 2 0 3 0 35 0
Milan 2015–16 Serie A 3 0 1 0 4 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 1 0 4 0
Alavés (loan) 2016–17 La Liga 10 1 1 0 11 1
Alavés 2017–18 31 1 5 0 36 1
2018–19 5 0 0 0 5 0
2019–20 25 2 0 0 25 2
2020–21 6 1 0 0 6 1
Total 77 5 6 0 83 5
Career Total 169 6 14 0 5 0 188 6

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Milan
Alavés

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A.C. Milan S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2014 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  2. ^ "Il difensore Rodrigo Ely è dell'Avellino, a titolo definitivo" (in Italian). A.S. Avellino 1912. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Milan, UFFICIALE: torna Rodrigo Ely". calciomercato.com. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  4. ^ A.C. Milan S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2015 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  5. ^ "Rodrigo Ely, Josè Mauri, Bacca, Adriano: ecco quanto sono costati veramente". Calcio e Finanza (in Italian). 15 April 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  6. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2015/08/23/italy/serie-a/acf-fiorentina/ac-milan/2120377/?ICID=PL_MS_05
  7. ^ "Rodrigo Ely, calidad y solidez para la defensa albiazul" [Rodrigo Ely, quality and solidness for the white-and-blue defense]. deportivoalaves.com (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Rodrigo Ely regresa al Deportivo Alavés para las próximas 4 temporadas" [Rodrigo Ely returns to Deportivo Alavés for the following 4 seasons] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Rodrigo Ely". accessed 19 September 2015
  10. ^ "Avellino's Rodrigo Ely and Livorno full-back Maicon turn down Italy to represent Brazil". accessed 19 September 2015
  11. ^ Rodrigo Ely at Soccerway. Retrieved 19 September 2015.

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