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For another footballer, see Jackson Coelho Silva. For another footballer, see Jajá (Brazilian footballer).

Jajá Coelho
Kayserispor (loan)0(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jakson Coelho (born 28 February 1986 in Ipatinga), commonly known as Jajá Coelho or simply Jajá, is a Brazilian football forward/midfielder. He is playing for Turkish football clup Kayserispor on loan from Metalist Kharkiv.


Startings in Europe & Loan deals

A youth product of América-MG, Jajá Coelho arrived in Europe to sign for Dutch club Feyenoord in November 2004, but signed a loan deal with Westerlo immediately after his arrival to Rotterdam.[1] Jajá joined Getafe CF in January 2006 after a year loan spell. After only two games for Getafe CF in 2nd half of 2005–06 season, he was loaned to Flamengo in the second half of the 2006 season, and later signed a loan deal with Racing Genk in the 2nd half of the 2006–07 season.[2] Finally, he was loaned out to Westerlo in the 1st half of 2007–08.

Metalist Kharkiv

Jajá Coelho signed a three-and-a-half year deal for Ukrainian club FC Metalist Kharkiv in February 2008. He scored a fantastic long distance goal in an UEFA Cup match in 2 October 2008 against Besiktas J.K. from 40 metres. In 2008 he became the second foreigner that ever won the annual League MVP award established by the sport newspaper Komanda, the other one was the former captain of FC Dynamo Kyiv Valyantsin Byalkevich from Belarus.


On 7 August 2010, Jajá Coelho joined Turkish club Trabzonspor on a four-year contract for reported €4.2 million.[3][4][5] He made his full Super Lig debut on 30 August in a 0–0 draw against Antalyaspor.[6] Jaja scored his first goal after three league games when he scored twice in a 7–0 win against Kasımpaşa S.K..[7] He was designated for the first time as TrabzonCell Player of the Month in November 2010.[8] He made 29 appearances and scored 12 goals in the 2010–11 season.

Al-Ahli Dubai

On 24 June 2011, it was announced that Jajá Coelho would agree to terms on a three-year contract with UAE League giants Al-Ahli.[9] In September the transfer was completed, for €4.5 million.[10]

Metalist Kharkiv

On 14 January 2013, Jajá joined Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv for an undisclosed fee.[11]


On 12 July 2013, Jaja reached an agreement with Turkish football club Kayserispor as a 1+3 years loan. He will wear number ten in Kayserispor.


External links

  • Jaja Coelho at official site of Metallist Kharkiv
  • Brazilian FA archive (Portuguese)
  • Profile at VI (Dutch)
  • Profile at TFF (Turkish)
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