Lithuanian champion Vilnius „Žalgiris“ have strengthened their squad with a talented player from Brazil – Elivelto Ribeiro Dantu


Agile midfielder was a true discovery last season, as he scored 13 goals and made 3 assists. It was his first season playing in Lithuania for a 23-year old football player.

„We are very happy that Elivelto snubbed other clubs and joined our team. He is a right player to strengthen our attacking options“, - told „Žalgiris“ director of football Mindaugas Nikoličius.

„We think that his adaptation will not take long as he already played one season in Lithuania. He knows Lithuanian stadiums and football specifics“, - M. Nikoličius added.

Known for hard working, quickness and excellent ball control, Elivelto quickly cought current Lithuania champions eye. 

„We watched this player from the very beginning of the last season. Every game he stood out from others. We think he has a lot of potential and with right players beside him, he can be even better“, - said M. Nikoličius.

Vilnius „Žalgiris“ and Elivelto have reached an agreement for a long term contract.