TUCSON, AZ. (Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020) – FC Tucson has announced today that Elivelton has been voted by over 400 fans as the 2020 FC Tucson Fan's Most Valuable Player out of a total of over 800 votes. The club formally opened voting to fans to decide FC Tucson’s 2020 Most Valuable Player of the Year, presented by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), on Thursday, October 15. Shak Adams, Charlie Dennis, Niall Logue and Elivelton were the four nominees for the award, selected by the club’s technical staff.
Upon joining the Men in Black in mid-March from Brazil, Elivelton became a spark within the starting lineup. Coach John Galas played Elivelton as both a left-back and an attacking midfielder throughout the season and the 24-year-old proved himself as an effective playmaker in both roles throughout his 1,153 minutes played.
Elivelton completed the 2020 USL League One season with three goals and two assists in 16 appearances, in just his first year in USL League One. The Brazilian has earned prior honors from the league as the Top Ten USL League One Newcomer.