Elias João one of the Veteran player of Lalenok United FC, he was born in Dili on March 27, 2002. one of the faster forward in Timor-Leste rigth now.
Elias Started his footballing career at FC Aitana in 2015 and was Playing at First Division of LFA.
In 2017 moved to Lalenok United, while the Club participated for first time in the third division of LFA. Played in Lalenok United was successfully, brought the Club promoted to Second division. In 2018, the Club came second at 2nd division competition and automatically promoted to the 1st division of LFA.
In 2018 made his first international debut with U-16 of Timor-Leste, played in the AFC game that held in Thailand. Elias made spectacular progress at each of the different age levels, climbing through the ranks to U-16, followed by U-18, U-19, U-23 and Current Timor-Leste National Selection Team.
In 2019 at age of just 17 years old, Elias João played in the FIFA WORLD CUP 2020 Qualification and AFC ASEAN CUP QUALIFICATION. At the same year won his first Liga Futebol Amadora championship, scored 8 goals and became second top scorer of the Club after Ítalo Pimentel with 9 goals. In the same year, also won two other trophies, Copa 12 de Novembro and Super Cup competitions.
Elias João was the one of the determining player for 3 titles of the Club in 2019 season. Showed a Very spectacular game in the final match of 12 Novembro Cup; while his clube had beating by AD. SLB LAULARA in first Half with 2 - 0, Elias scored first goal in the beginning of second Half and opened opportunity to another 2 goals and finally won the game with score 3 – 2. At the same season in last match of the Liga, Elias scored one of the 3 goals and the team became champion, with 30 points and 30 goals, leaving the previous champion Boa Vista FC Timor on second position with 25 points. And ending the season with 11 goals.
In January 2020, Lalenok United FC obtained the license as a professional club in Timor-Leste, as the first club to represent Timor -Leste in Asian football Confederation (AFC) and Elias João was one of the main players in the squad, played in AFC CUP 2020 Play Off Match, against PSM MAKASAR.