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Ananias Eloi Castro Monteiro

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Place of birth  Sao Luis, Brazil
Name  Ananias Castro
Spouse  Barbara Monteiro
2004–2008  Bahia
Weight  68 kg

Number  11
Height  1.69 m
Role  Footballer
Children  Enzo Monteiro
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Full name  Ananias Eloi Castro Monteiro
Date of birth  (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 26)
Current team  Associacao Chapecoense de Futebol (#11 / Forward)
Similar People  William Barbio, Bruno Rangel, Elicarlos, Tiago Luis, Vilson Xavier de Menezes

Playing position  Attacking midfielder

Ananias Eloi Castro Monteiro (20 January 1989 – 28 November 2016), known as Ananias, was a Brazilian footballer who last played as an attacking midfielder for Chapecoense.


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Ananias was one of the victims when LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 crashed on 28 November 2016.


Born in São Luís, Maranhão, Ananias graduated from Bahia's youth categories, and made his professional debuts in 2008 Série B. In 2011, he was loaned to Portuguesa, in a two-year deal.

After good performances on the club, and with Lusa being compared with Barcelona, Ananias was called Ananiesta (compared with Andrés Iniesta) by the fans. In April 2012, Portuguesa bought half of his rights from Bahia.

On 10 January 2013 Ananias moved to Cruzeiro, with Souza moving in the opposite direction. On 29 May, however, he was loaned to Palmeiras until the end of the year.

After achieving promotion with Verdão, Ananias was subsequently loaned to Sport Recife (also scoring the first official goal of Allianz Parque in a 2–0 away win against former club Palmeiras on 19 November 2014) and Chapecoense.

On 11 December 2015, Ananias signed a permanent contract with Chape. The following 2 November, he scored the equalizer in a 1–1 draw at San Lorenzo for the year's Copa Sudamericana, which would later ensure his team in the finals through the away goals rule.


On 28 November 2016, whilst at the service of Chapecoense, Ananias was among the fatalities of the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 accident in the Colombian village of Cerro Gordo, La Unión, Antioquia.

Career statistics

As of 27 November 2016


  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 2011
  • Palmeiras
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série B: 2013
  • Sport Recife
  • Copa do Nordeste: 2014
  • Campeonato Pernambucano: 2014
  • Chapecoense
  • Campeonato Catarinense: 2016
  • Copa Sudamericana: 2016 (posthumously)
  • References

    Ananias Eloi Castro Monteiro Wikipedia

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