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Medy Elito’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Footballer
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From United Kingdom
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth

20 March 1990, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Age 30 years

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

Club career

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. 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, 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, 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. He made his debut for Dagenham and scored on 13 November in a 3–1 away win against Yeovil Town.

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

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

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. 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.

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. 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.

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

International career

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. 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. 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, a match in which he came on as a half time substitute for Nathan Porritt, the final result being a 2–0 England win.

Career statistics

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 Championship 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
2008–09 League One 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
2009–10 League One 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11 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 League Two 12 3 12 3
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2010–11 League One 10 2 10 2
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2010–11 League Two 2 0 2 0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2011–12 League Two 24 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 27 4
2012–13 League Two 46 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 49 6
2013–14 League Two 45 7 1 0 1 0 3 1 50 8
Total 115 17 4 0 3 0 4 1 126 18
VVV-Venlo 2014–15 Eerste Divisie 28 0 3 0 0 0 31 0
Newport County 2015–16 League Two 38 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 43 1
Cambridge United 2016–17 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 224 24 13 0 6 0 5 1 248 25