Player Details


Elias Manoel


EL-ee-us man-OH-well


5' 9"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

11.30.2001 (22)


unknown, Brazil



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Career Summary


• First MLS goal – vs. Charlotte FC, 10/9/2022

• First MLS assist – vs. New England, 9/10/2022 on Cristian Casseres, Jr. goal

• First MLS game & start – vs. CF Montreal, 8/31/2022

2024: MLS: Started in four of six matches played this season...recorded 335 minutes played...tallied one goal and an assist...scored his first goal of the season on March 2 against Houston Dynamo FC...tallied his first assist against FC Dallas on March 9. 

2023: MLS: Started in 19 of 28 matches he appeared in...logged 1,665 minutes...scored three goals and added five assists...recorded his first goal of the season against Charlotte FC on March 25...scored the game-winning goal against FC Cincinnati on October 4...became the 11th player in franchise history to record three assists in a single match on October 7 in a 3-0 win against Toronto FC. Open Cup: Played in two matches...logged 70 minutes played. Leagues Cup: Played in four matches with one start...tallied one goal...scored the opening goal in the Round of 16 against Philadelphia Union. Playoffs: Appeared in three matches...scored three goals...recorded a hat trick against Charlotte FC on October 25...became the first player in franchise history and sixth player in MLS Cup Playoffs history to record a hat trick.

2022: MLS: Started five of six matches he appeared in ... logged 364 minutes ... scored two goals ... recorded his first career MLS goal against Charlotte FC on October 9 ... also recorded his first career MLS brace on October 9 against Charlotte FC ... tallied one assist...recorded his first career MLS assist against New England Revolution on September 10. Playoffs: Made first career MLS Cup Playoff appearance on October 15 against FC Cincinnati ... started and logged 82 minutes.


Manoel has spent his entire soccer career with Grêmio, which plays in Campeonato Brasilerio Serie B. He made his first team debut on March 30, 2021, against Campeonato Gaucho. Manoel has scored nine goals across 1,783 minutes in 40 appearances for Grêmio. This season, he has scored twice in 637 minutes.The Itapevi, Brazil native was the top goal scorer for Grêmio during the 2022 Campeonato Gaucho, he scored five goals in 11 matches to lead Grêmio to the 2022 Campeonato Gaucho title. During his time with Grêmio, Manoel won two Campeonato Gaucho’s and two Recopa Gaucha’s.


The New York Red Bulls acquired Brazilian forward Elias Manoel from Gremio for an undisclosed transfer fee on January 6, 2023, and signed him to a three-year MLS contract through 2025 with an option for 2026.