Elkeson becomes Ai Kesen and will defend China's national team

Elkeson was born in the state of Maranhão, Brazil

Elkeson was born in the state of Maranhão, Brazil

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Born in Brazil, the best scorer in the history of the Chinese championship is Marcelo Lippi's new asset to the qualifying phase of the World Cup 2022.

The presence of Elkeson is the highlight of China's national team call to the friendly match against Myanmar and to the duel with the Maldives, the kick-off of the qualifying for the World Cup 2022. The best scorer in the history of the Chinese league, the Brazilian-born striker changed his name to... Ai Kesen and became the first ever Chinese naturalized player to be called up to Marcelo Lippi's national team.

Here is Elkeson's message to Chinese supporters:

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