Rui Costa

Portuguese footballer

Rui Manuel César Costa OIH (born 29 March 1972) is a Portuguese retired professional footballer.

Rui Costa
Rui Costa.jpg
Costa with Benfica in 2007
Personal information
Full name Rui Manuel César Costa
Date of birth (1972-03-29) 29 March 1972 (age 49)
Place of birth Amadora, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1977–1990 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Benfica 78 (13)
1990–1991Fafe (loan) 38 (6)
1994–2001 Fiorentina 215 (38)
2001–2006 Milan 124 (4)
2006–2008 Benfica 43 (5)
Total 498 (66)
National team
1990 Portugal U18 4 (1)
1991 Portugal U20 11 (1)
1992–1994 Portugal U21 19 (7)
1993–2004 Portugal 94 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

[1]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fafe 1990–91 Portuguese Second Division 38 6 0 0 38 6
Benfica 1991–92 Primeira Liga 21 4 3 0 7 0 1 0 32 4
1992–93 23 4 4 1 4 0 1 0 32 5
1993–94 34 5 3 1 8 4 2 0 47 10
Total 78 13 10 2 19 4 4 0 111 19
Fiorentina 1994–95 Serie A 31 9 4 0 35 9
1995–96 34 4 7 2 41 6
1996–97 28 2 1 0 8 0 1 0 38 2
1997–98 32 3 5 2 37 5
1998–99 31 10 7 4 1 0 39 14
1999–00 30 4 4 0 14 2 48 6
2000–01 29 6 7 2 2 0 38 8
Total 215 38 35 10 25 2 1 0 276 50
Milan 2001–02 Serie A 22 0 1 0 10 3 33 3
2002–03 25 0 5 1 18 0 48 1
2003–04 28 3 4 0 6 0 3 0 41 3
2004–05 24 1 4 0 9 0 1 0 38 1
2005–06 25 0 3 3 4 0 32 3
Total 124 4 17 4 47 3 4 0 192 11
Benfica 2006–07 Primeira Liga 14 0 3 0 5 1 22 1
2007–08 29 5 4 3 12 2 45 10
Total 43 5 7 3 17 3 67 11
Career total 498 66 69 19 108 12 9 0 684 97

InternationalEdit

Portugal[2]
Year Apps Goals
1993 7 2
1994 5 1
1995 7 3
1996 11 2
1997 4 0
1998 5 3
1999 9 6
2000 13 3
2001 6 0
2002 7 2
2003 11 1
2004 9 3
Total 94 26

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Benfica

Fiorentina

Milan

InternationalEdit

Portugal

IndividualEdit

OrdersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Matches in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. "Rui Manuel César Costa - Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bicampeões para a história" [Back-to-back champions for the ages]. Visão (in Portuguese). Portugal: Impresa Publishing. May 2015. p. 59. ISSN 0872-3540.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon – Official Player Awards". 18 June 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  5. "UEFA Euro report" (PDF). UEFA.
  6. "UEFA Euro report" (PDF). UEFA.
  7. FIFA XI´s Matches - Full Info Archived 17 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  8. "UEFA Champions League Player's Statistics". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2003. Retrieved 27 March 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. "Pele's list of the greatest". BBC Sport. 4 March 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  10. "Rui Costa venceu o prémio KIA / Jogador do Mês". sjpf.sapo.pt. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  11. "Gala do Benfica: Aimar distinguido como o melhor de 2010/11" [Benfica's gala: Aimar distinguished as the best of 2010–11]. Maisfutebol (in Portuguese). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2016. Rui Costa (2007)
  12. Matteo Magrini (23 August 2016). "Festa al Franchi, presenti e assenti. No eccellenti da Rui Costa, Baggio e Batistuta" [Celebration at the Franchi, for both present and absent. Excellent absentees from Rui Costa, to Baggio and Batistuta] (in Italian). Fiorentina.it. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  13. "Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas" [Portuguese Honorary Orders] (in Portuguese). Presidency of the Portuguese Republic. Retrieved 10 March 2015.

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