Elano

Brazil 2017

Elano started his career with Brazilian outfit Santos, before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk. While with the Ukraine outfit, he made his international debut for Brazil and scored twice against Argentina. He attracted the attention of Manchester City and became a cult hero in his two years there. He had flair, creativity and helped inspire City to new heights. A move to Galatasaray followed before he returned to Brazil with Santos. He also played for Gremio, Flamengo and had a brief loan spell in India but ended his career back at his beloved Santos. For the national team he played 50 times, and played at the 2010 World Cup and two Copa Americas, including their successful 2007 campaign.

Full name: Elano Blumer
Born: 14/06/1981, Iracemápolis, Brazil
Clubs: Santos (2001-2005), Shakhtar Donetsk (2005-2007), Manchester City (2007-2009), Galatasaray (2009-2011), Grêmio (2012-2014), Flamengo (loan, 2014), Santos (2015-2016), Chennaiyin (loan, 2015)
International: 50 apps, 9 goals (2004-2011)
Position: Midfielder

Honours:

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (2): 2002, 2004
  • Campeonato Paulista (4): 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Copa Libertadores (1): 2011
  • Ukrainian Premier League (2): 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Ukrainian Super Cup (1): 2005
  • Campeonato Carioca (1): 2014
  • Indian Super League (1): 2015
  • Copa América (1): 2007
  • FIFA Confederations Cup (1): 2009
  • Lunar New Year Cup (1): 2005