On July 9, 2019, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club officially announced that Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso officially returned to Guangzhou by way of a transfer after passing a physical examination on the morning of 9.
Elkson, 30 years old, is known as God of Ai by fans. He joined Guangzhou Evergreen Taobao Football Club for the first time at the end of 2012. He has strong forecourt impact, outstanding scoring ability, stable psychological quality, and has scored key goals in important competitions many times. In the 2013-2015 season, Elkson played 111 games on behalf of Guangzhou Team, scoring 77 goals, helping the team win two Asian Championships and three Chinese Super League championships. He also won the honorary titles of best shooter and player in Chinese Super League successively. Earlier in 2016, Elkson joined Shanghai Shangkong Team. From 2016 to July 2019, he made 117 appearances for the Shanghai team, scoring 54 goals.
Elkson said that he will continue to do his utmost to help Guangzhou team in the Asian Championship and the Chinese Super League to create brilliance. We believe that Elksons return will further consolidate the teams lineup thickness, enhance the overall strength of the team, he will continue to dedicate wonderful games for the vast number of fans, and make new and greater contributions to Chinese football!