Elderson Uwa Echiéjilé was born on 20 January, 1988. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Sivasspor on loan from AS Monaco FC as a left back. He began his career at Bendel Insurance and moved to Europe in 2007, joining Rennes where he was mainly a reserve. He spent four seasons in Portugal’s top flight with Braga, before returning to France to join Monaco in 2014.
He began his career at Bendel Insurance and moved to Europe in 2007, joining Rennes where he was mainly a reserve. He spent four seasons in Portugal’s top flight with Braga, before returning to France to join Monaco in 2014. A full international for Nigeria since 2009, Echiéjilé played at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, winning the 2013 edition, and also played at the 2010 World Cup.
Elderson has played with several clubs among which are Rennes, Braga and Monaco.
Looking into his international Career profile; Echiéjilé was a member of the Nigerian under-20 team at the 2007 FIFA World Cup in Canada, playing five matches and scoring once. Having made his debuts for the senior side in 2009, he was picked for the following year’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa, appearing in two group stage matches in an eventual group stage exit. Echiéjilé was called up to Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring the first in a 4–1 semi-final win over Mali as the nation went on to win the tournament. Also that year he was selected for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, scoring in the group stage opener against Tahiti. Echiéjilé was included in Stephen Keshi’s list for the 2014 World Cup, but sustained an injury in a warm-up game against Greece and was replaced by Ejike Uzoenyi.