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The Elkeson Chinese Super League Challenge


The Maranhão region, in north-eastern Brazil, isn’t as glamorous as other major hubs of the country, neither has one of the greatest and industrious centres. It’s a green region, which has its main (and natural) resource in its wonderful trees, covering the land overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Coelho Neto is a little town of that area, so far away from China, Shanghai and its well-known fame. However, Coelho Neto is the place where everything started for Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso, who unwillingly became a football pioneer. His short-term trip away from Brazil would soon become permanent and give him a glory that he maybe would have never earned in his homeland.

In winter 2012, Chinese Super League is becoming relevant and Guangzhou Evergrande have just won the 2nd title in a row. Furthermore, the Chinese league is luring several big players, like Barrios, Kanouté and Drogba. At the same time, many players are moving from Brasileirão to CSL. Elkeson accepts the offer from Guangzhou for €5,7m: a big cheque, but there is also another news to tell. In his last months at Botafogo – given the departures of Herrera and Abreu –, Elkeson started playing as lone striker, tried in that position by manager Oswaldo de Oliveira. A position he’ll keep with Evergrande: it’ll be the turning point of his career, since Elkeson begins his experience in China with 10 goals in his first five matches.

More than Chinese Super League titles (Guangzhou are ruling the league from 2011), the Brazilian forward impressed for his crucial role in the two continental triumphs: Elkeson has never won the MVP award, neither in 2013 nor in 2015, but he has been fundamental to lift two AFC Champions League titles. The first saw him score two of the three goals needed to overcome FC Seoul for the away-goals rule. Two years later, Elkeson took the scene, scoring another net to defeat Al-Ahli at Tianhe Stadium after 180’.

To squad’s silverwares, we have to add personal ones: 24 goals scored in AFC Champions League (4th all-time), the record of goals by a foreign player in Chinese Super League (plus two top-scorer titles), the best player award given to him by Chinese Football Association in 2014, the 100 goal-mark reached in all Chinese competitions.

Can you fire Elkeson to set a new all time Super League scoring total?

Challenge Rules

  • Load up China and any other countries you like. Take charge of Shanghai Shanggang or another Chinese club and sign Elkeson.
  • He is currently on 88 league goals (*https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/elkeson/profil/spieler/103588)
  • The challenge is simple, set a new Super League goalscoring total before he retires.
  • Own formations only.
  • No unlockables, edited databases, or use of any of the editors.
  • Evidence is required, I'd suggest posting a career thread for us to follow.
  • No cheating - Restarting to avoid injuries counts as cheating!!


@danovic78 - 365 Goals - Career

Edited by danovic78

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i am in the middle of trying this challenge as i type and i must admit i am loving it


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On 10/02/2019 at 08:33, Dezzy078 said:

How does the scoring work 

You are looking to score as many league goals with Elkeson as possible before he retires.

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