posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 11:36 AM
Giovane Elber has left Lyon after the club cancelled his contract by mutual consent. The 32-year-old's future at Lyon had been in some doubt after he
was omitted from the club's squad list for the second half of the season. Clubs in France can register no more than four non-EU players in their
squads, and Lyon have opted for Brazilians Juninho, Cris, Nilmar and Claudio Cacapa ahead of Elber.
Elber has been at loggerheads with the club all season after defying club doctors to have a second operation on his injured ankle and then criticising
the medical help on offer at the Stade Gerland.