Former Brazil, Chennaiyin FC midfielder Elano retires

first_imgFormer Manchester City, Chennaiyin FC and Brazil international midfielder Elano has announced his retirement from football. (Latest Football stories)The 35-year-old has played sparingly for Brazilian club Santos this season as coach Dorival Junior favours younger players, reports Xinhua.In a statement on their official website, Santos said Elano would assume an assistant coaching role at the club next season.Capped 50 times for Brazil’s national team, Elano’s club career included spells at Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Galatasaray and Chennaiyin FC.He represented Santos 321 times, scoring 68 goals and helping the club to the 2002 and 2004 Brazilian Serie A titles.Elano was the marquee player of Chennaiyin FC in the 2015 season of the Indian Super League. He also helped the team to title triumph last year.last_img read more