Bas Nimuel Elyas (born June 3, 1981) is a Vicnoran former professional football player and manager who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as one of the sport's greatest players, and the greatest Vicnoran player of all time. Before retiring in 2011, Elyas played for Real Madrid CF, while representing Vicnora at three FIFA World Cups and three EKIFF El Kadsreian Cups and captaining his team to victory at the 2007 EKIFF El Kadsreian Cup. He is currently the manager of the Vicnoran football team.
He also won many awards during his second career, including being named as FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001 and winning the 2003 Ballon d'Or.
Elyas was born on June 3, 1981 in Tugaganda to a Filipino/Filipina couple. When he was seven years old, Elyas developed an interest in football and immediately started training. His father, Jonah, coached him.
In 1991, Elyas started his career when he joined FK Tugaganda's under-12 team, where he served as the club's captain. After three years, he moved to FK Tugaganda, where he became the team's youngest player and was also named in the Vicnoran squad for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. However, he chose not to represent his country at the tournament as he thought he was too young, which was the same reason he retired in 1995.
In 1995, when he was fourteen, Elyas joined his first major football club, Juventus F.C., but soon left the teams and ended his career as "[he] thought that [he] was too young to be a footballer, despite being skilled".
In 1997, Elyas started his career again and joined Tottenham Hotspur F.C.. According to an interview in 2006, the reason Elyas relaunched his career after abruptly ending it in 1995 was because, "[he] felt foolish for ending [his] career too soon, and now, [he] wanted to try it again." TBA