Association football player
|Birth||7 April 1986, Palmeira dos Índios|
Élton José Xavier Gomes (born 7 April 1986 in Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a left midfielder or attacking midfielder for Al-Qadisiyah .
Élton was bought Romanian side Steaua Bucureşti at the age of 21. Even though his spell with the Romanian team was short, his impact was immediate. He scored in his first match against FC Argeş Piteşti and had great performances in the next games. In a 2009 poll, he was chosen by the Steaua Bucharest fans in the team’s Best XI for the past ten years. Steaua Bucharest’s Executive President Mihai Stoica has always expressed his amazement for the incredible technique and dribbling tricks Elton is capable of.
In Saudi Arabia
In 2007 he moved to Saudi side Al Nasr where he scored frequently and provided many assists. He was loved and cherished by the Al Nasr fans who found him unique due to his quick pace and dribbling. The most distinctive thing about the player, which all fans copied by wearing wigs, was his long afro hair.
In 2009, Elton moved to Fortaleza Esporte Clube back in Brazil.
At the end of 2009, Élton moved to Dubai Club where he contributed to the team’s winning of the Federation Cup. On February 2010, he was loaned to the UAE Giants Al Wasl for the rest of the 2009-10 season.
In the 2012-2013 season he played for Al Fateh in 25 league games and scored 11 goals, helping the team win the first title in the history of the club. He then played in the Saudi Super Cup against Al-Ittihad Jeddah, after 90 minutes the score was 2-2 and the game went into extra time. Elton scored the winning goal of the game in the 111th minute, the final result was 3-2 for Al Fateh.
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2005
- Dubai Club
- UAE Federation Cup: 2010
- Al Fateh
- Saudi Premier League: 2012-13
- Saudi Super Cup: 2013