Domingos Alexandre Martins Costa

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Alex
Personal information
Full name Domingos Alexandre Martins Costa
Date of birth (1979-09-06) 6 September 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Guimarães, Portugal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Wingback
Club information
Current team
Felgueiras (coach)
Youth career
Vitória Guimarães
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Fafe 72 (14)
2001–2003 Moreirense 57 (8)
2003–2005 Benfica 14 (0)
2004–2005 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 31 (4)
2005–2009 Wolfsburg 21 (0)
2009–2013 Vitória Guimarães 95 (0)
National team
2005 Portugal 3 (0)
Teams managed
2013– Felgueiras
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Domingos Alexandre Martins Costa (born 6 September 1979), commonly known as Alex, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a right defender, and the current manager of FC Felgueiras.

Over the course of seven seasons (15 years in total as a professional) he amassed Primeira Liga totals of 170 games and seven goals, mainly at the service of Vitória de Guimarães. He also spent four years in Germany with Wolfsburg.

Football career[edit]

Alex was born in Guimarães. After five seasons spent at both A.D. Fafe and Moreirense FC he made his first division debuts with Sport Lisboa e Benfica, mainly deputising for established Miguel. In 2004–05, he served a season-long loan spell at Vitória de Guimarães.

After good performances at Vitória which earned him a national team call-up (three matches, including two in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers), Benfica sold Alex to VfL Wolfsburg on the very last days of the summer transfer window.[1] He had a relatively successful debut campaign, but only appeared four times in the Bundesliga in the next three combined (none in the last two).

In late May 2009 Alex signed for former side Vitória de Guimarães, on a free transfer.[2] During that first campaign he operated mostly as a right back, going on to be fully reconverted to the position in the following years and being an automatic first-choice.

On 3 July 2013, Alex announced his retirement from professional football at the age of nearly 34, immediately starting his managing career with FC Felgueiras in the regional championships.[3]

Honours[edit]

Moreirense
Benfica
Vitória Guimarães

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