Jakson Avelino Coelho (born 28 February 1986 in Ipatinga), commonly known as Jajá Coelho or simply Jajá, is a Brazilian football forward/midfielder. He was playing for Buriram United in the Thai Leagues T1 2017 and moved to Muangthong United in January 2018.
Startings in Europe & Loan deals
A youth product of América-MG, Jajá Coelho arrived in Europe to sign for Dutch club Feyenoord in November 2004, but signed a loan deal with Westerlo immediately after his arrival to Rotterdam. Jajá joined Getafe CF in January 2006 after a year loan spell. After only two games for Getafe CF in 2nd half of 2005–06 season, he was loaned to Flamengo in the second half of the 2006 season, and later signed a loan deal with Racing Genk in the 2nd half of the 2006–07 season. Finally, he was loaned out to Westerlo in the 1st half of 2007–08.
Jajá Coelho signed a three-and-a-half year deal for Ukrainian club FC Metalist Kharkiv in February 2008. He scored a fantastic long distance goal in an UEFA Cup match on 2 October 2008 against Besiktas J.K. from 40 metres. In 2008, he became the second foreigner that ever won the annual League MVP award established by the sport newspaper Komanda, the other one was the former captain of FC Dynamo Kyiv Valyantsin Byalkevich from Belarus.
On 7 August 2010, Jajá Coelho joined Turkish club Trabzonspor on a four-year contract for reported €4.2 million. He made his full Super Lig debut on 30 August in a 0–0 draw against Antalyaspor. Jaja scored his first goal after three league games when he scored twice in a 7–0 win against Kasımpaşa S.K. He was designated for the first time as TrabzonCell Player of the Month in November 2010. He made 29 appearances and scored 12 goals in the 2010–11 season.
On 24 June 2011, it was announced that Jajá Coelho would agree to terms on a three-year contract with UAE League giants Al-Ahli. In September the transfer was completed, for €4.5 million.
On 14 January 2013, Jajá joined Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv for an undisclosed fee.
On 12 July 2013, Jajá reached an agreement with Turkish Super Lig side Kayserispor as a 1+3 years loan. He will wear number ten in Kayserispor.
In February 2015, Jajá transferred to Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan.
First half season of 2015-2016 he spent in Belgium Jupiler Pro League club K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, netting 3 goals in 11 games.
On 14 January 2017, Jajá joined Thai club Buriram United.