Angelo da Costa Júnior

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Júnior Costa
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Personal information
Full name Angelo Esmael da Costa Júnior
Date of birth (1983-11-12) 12 November 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Santo André
2007–2008 Varese 0 (0)
2008–2010 Ancona 71 (0)
2010– Sampdoria 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Angelo Esmael da Costa Júnior (born 12 November 1983) is a Brazilian footballer. He plays for Sampdoria. He was known as Júnior Costa inside Brazil and Angelo Da Costa (or just Da Costa) in Italy and UEFA Champions League.


Santo André[edit]

Júnior Costa played 8 out of 11 2004 Copa do Brasil, ahead Júlio César Martins.

He signed an improved contract with Santo André of Brasileiro Série B in April 2005, which run until December 2008.

He played as bench at 2005 Copa Libertadores as Júlio César Martins' backup, except one game against Cerro Porteño[1]

He was the backup keeper for Marcelo Bonan at 2006 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, he made his league debut on 25 August 2006, replacing Bonan in the 23rd minute.[2]

Varese & Ancona[edit]

In January 2008 he left for Italian Serie C2 side Varese.

During the summer of 2008, he signed for Ancona for an undisclosed fee.


He was permission to negotiate with Sampdoria in July, days before the expel of Ancona from professional league due to financial regulation. He became the second keeper of the team, behind another new signing Gianluca Curci, as the team released Luca Castellazzi, Matteo Guardalben; sold Antonio Mirante; did not bought Mario Cassano and failed to buy Marco Storari. He wore no.1 shirt previously owned by Castellazzi. He made his first start in Serie A on 8 May 2011, the Derby della Lanterna. That match was the second last match of round 36 (and was the third last round); Lecce already secured 3 points before the kick off of the derby and eventually Samp losing 1–2 by a late goal of Mauro Boselli, made Sampdoria fell to the relegation zone by 2 points short with Lecce. In the next round he remain as starting keeper, as Curci remain unfit,[3] however he was concerned two goal, the first by Lecce native Fabrizio Miccoli (who declared he would play for Palermo and Lecce). Eventually Samp losing to Palermo 1–2 and relegated, as Lecce win the local derby between Bari.


Costa played 15 games in 2011–12 Serie B. Initially the backup of Sergio Romero, Costa played as first choice after Romero's injury. In the promotion playoffs, Romero had international duty and missed the first rounds,[4] which Costa played the matches and won Sassuolo. Romero temporary returned to Genoa for the first leg of the finals on 6 June, however Romero left again for the return leg. Costa once again became the first choice for the return leg in Varese's Stadio Franco Ossola.



Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 June 2012
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil South America Total
2004 Santo André Brasileiro Série B 8 0
2005 1 0
2006 7 0 0 0 7 0
2007 16 0
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2007–08 Varese Serie C2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Ancona Serie B 29 0 1 0 30 0
2009–10 42 0 0 0 42 0
2010–11 Sampdoria Serie A 4 0 2 0 2 0 8 0
2011–12 Serie B 14 0 2 0 19 01
Total Brazil 8 0 1 0
Italy 89 0 5 0 2 0 99 01
Career total 13 0 3 0

1 3 matches in the promotion playoffs


  1. ^ "Cerro Porteño – EC Santo André". CONMEBOL (in Spanish). 28 April 2005. Archived from the original on 28 April 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Round 19: Náutico 2–0 Santo André". CBF (in Portuguese). 25 August 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
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