Medy Elito

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Medy Elito
Personal information
Full nameMedy Ekofo Elito [1]
Date of birth (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 30) [1]
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) [1]
Position(s) Central midfielder, winger
Youth career
0000–2007 Colchester United
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2011 Colchester United 19 (1)
2010Cheltenham Town (loan) 12 (3)
2010–2011Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 10 (2)
2011Cheltenham Town (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2014 Dagenham & Redbridge 115 (17)
2014–2015 VVV-Venlo 28 (0)
2015–2016 Newport County 38 (1)
2016–2018 Cambridge United 55 (9)
2018–2020 Barnet 40 (2)
National team
2006–2007 England U17 2 (0)
2008 England U18 1 (0)
2008 England U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 20:39, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:39, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Medy Ekofo Elito (born 20 March 1990) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder, most recently for Barnet. Elito is also a rapper who performs under the name Don EE.

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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. [2] 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, [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, [4] 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. [5] He made his debut for Dagenham and scored on 13 November in a 3–1 away win against Yeovil Town. [6]

On 25 February 2011, Elito signed on loan to Cheltenham until the end of the season. [7]

On 28 April, Colchester announced that he would be one of three players who would be released at the end of the season. [8]

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. [9] 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. [10]

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. [11] 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. [12]

Elito signed for Cambridge United on 13 June 2016. [13] He scored his first goal for Cambridge in a 2–1 EFL Cup loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 23 August 2016. [14] He was released at the end of the 2018 season. [15] Elito joined Barnet on a two-year deal on 27 July 2018. [16] He left the club at the end of the 2019-20 season, having scored twice in 55 games. [17]

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. [18] 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. [19] [20] 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, [21] a match in which he came on as a half time substitute for Nathan Porritt, the final result being a 2–0 England win. [22]

Career statistics

As of 25 July 2020.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Colchester United 2007–08 [23] Championship 1110000111
2008–09 [24] League One 5010101 [lower-alpha 1] 080
2009–10 [25] 3010000040
2010–11 [26] 0000100010
Total191202010241
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2009–10 [25] League Two 123123
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2010–11 [26] League One102102
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2010–11 [26] League Two2020
Dagenham & Redbridge 2011–12 [27] League Two244201000274
2012–13 [28] 46610101 [lower-alpha 1] 0496
2013–14 [29] 45710103 [lower-alpha 1] 1508
Total1151740304112618
VVV-Venlo 2014–15 [30] Eerste Divisie 2803000310
Newport County 2015–16 [31] League Two381401000431
Cambridge United 2016–17 [32] League Two23521212 [lower-alpha 1] 0297
2017–18 [33] 32410103 [lower-alpha 1] 0374
Total5593131506611
Barnet 2018–19 National League 25240005 [lower-alpha 2] 0342
2019–20 15010005 [lower-alpha 3] 0210
Total4025000100552
Career totals319352119120136938
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. Appearances in FA Trophy
  3. Four appearances in FA Trophy, one appearance in National League playoffs

Music career

Performing as Don EE, Elito first emerged on the music scene in 2015 when he featured on the Dr Vades track "Balenciaga" alongside Kojo Funds and Yxng Bane. He released his first single, "You Alright Yeah?", in 2017. The song gained traction after being shared by Beyoncé on Instagram. [34] He has also released tracks featuring Davido and Ms Banks, and performed at Wireless Festival and Wembley Arena. [35]

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