Douglas Costa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Douglas da Costa Souza.
This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Costa and the second or paternal family name is De Souza.
Douglas Costa
Douglas Costa2013.jpg
Costa with Shakhtar in 2014
Personal information
Full name Douglas Costa de Souza
Date of birth (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Sapucaia do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shakhtar Donetsk
Number 20
Youth career
2001–2002 Novo Hamburgo
2002–2008 Grêmio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Grêmio 28 (2)
2010– Shakhtar Donetsk 121 (25)
National team
2009 Brazil U-20 12 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Douglas Costa de Souza (born 14 September 1990), commonly known as Douglas Costa or simply Douglas, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk as a forward. He started his career with Grêmio, before moving to Shakhtar in January 2010 for a fee of €6 million. He won numerous trophies with Shakhtar, including a domestic treble in the 2010–11 season (Premier League, the Ukrainian Cup and the Super Cup).

Club career[edit]

Grêmio[edit]

Douglas began his career with Grêmio, joining the club at the age of 11.[1] He made his debut for the club at the age of 18 in a 2–1 victory over Botafogo on 4 October 2008, scoring his first goal for the club in the same match.[1] On 14 June 2009 he was given a red card in a 0–0 draw with Fluminense.[2] On 29 November 2009, he netted the first goal in a 4–2 victory over Grêmio Recreativo Barueri.[3] He joined Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk on 10 January 2010. He made 37 appearances for Grêmio, including 28 league appearances, scoring twice.

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

2009–10[edit]

On 10 January 2010, Douglas signed a five-year contract with Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal worth €6 million.[4] His debut came in a Europa League tie against English side Fulham on 18 February which Shakhtar lost 2–1. He came on as a substitute in the 75th minute, replacing Jádson.[5] His home debut came in the return leg on 25 February. Douglas came on as 53rd minute replacement for Willian, assisting Jádson for Shakhtar's equaliser in a 1–1 draw.[6] Shakhtar lost the tie 3–2 on aggregate. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 win against Metalist Kharkiv on 14 March 2010.[7] On 28 March he scored a goal in injury time in a 3–1 victory against Arsenal Kyiv.[8] He scored a goal in a 3–0 victory over Chornomorets Odesa on 25 April.[9] On 1 May he scored a late goal in Shakhtar's 2–0 win against Metalurh Zaporizhya.[10] He scored Shakhtar's third goal in a 3–2 victory over Tavriya Simferopol on 9 May.[11] In his first season with Shakhtar, Douglas made 15 appearances, including 13 league appearances, scoring 5 goals, all of which came in the league. Shakhtar won the 2009–10 Premier League title, Douglas' first trophy with the club.[12]

2010–11[edit]

Douglas playing for Shakhtar in 2011

Douglas' first appearance in the 2010–11 season came in the 7–1 Super Cup win against Tavriya on 4 July.[13] On 30 July, he netted a brace in a 3–1 victory against Arsenal Kyiv.[14] He scored the fourth goal in Shakhtar's 5–0 victory over Sevastopol.[15] On 28 September he scored a penalty, and assisted two Luiz Adriano goals in a 3–0 Champions League victory over Portuguese club Braga.[16] On 28 September he scored a penalty in a 4–0 win against Arsenal Kyiv.[17] On 16 February he netted the second goal, and assisted the third for Luiz Adriano, in a 3–2 victory over Roma.[18] Shakhtar won the tie 6–2 on aggregate. On 1 April he scored a late goal in a 3–1 victory over Illichivets Mariupol.[19] He came on as a 95th minute substitute in Shakhtar's 2–0 Ukrainian Cup Final victory over Dynamo Kyiv on 25 May.[20] Shakhtar managed to end the season as treble winners, winning the Premier League, Ukrainian Cup and the Super Cup.[21] Douglas made a total of 42 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals. 27 of the appearances and 5 of the goals came in the league.

2011–12[edit]

Shakhtar started the 2011–12 season with a 3–1 loss in the Super Cup to Dynamo Kyiv on 5 July. Douglas played the full 90 minutes.[22] His first goal of the season came on 9 September, scoring the final goal in a 5–1 victory against Volyn Lutsk.[23] On 2 October he scored the equalising goal in a 4–1 victory over Zorya Luhansk.[24] On 6 November he scored the first goal in a 2–0 win over Obolon Kyiv.[25] On 27 November he scored a penalty to open the scoring in a 5–0 victory over Karpaty Lviv.[26] On 2 December he netted a goal against Arsenal Kyiv in a comprehensive 5–0 win.[27] On 11 December he scored the first goal in a 4–0 win against Kryvbas.[28] On 27 April he scored a 90th minute goal in a 4–3 victory over Volyn in the Ukrainian Cup.[29] He made a 62nd minute substitute appearance, replacing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, in Shakhtar's 2–1 extra time victory over Metalurh Donetsk.[30] At the end of the season Shakhtar won the Premier League and the Ukrainian Cup, Douglas' third Premier League title success in his third year with the club.[31] He played 38 matches, scoring 7 goals. 27 of the appearances and 6 of the goals came in the league.

2012–13[edit]

Douglas opened the 2012–13 season with a goal in Shakhtar's 2–0 win against Metalurh Donetsk in the Super Cup, his second success in the Super Cup with Shakhtar.[32] Douglas scored his first league goal of the season on 3 November 2012, when he converted a 20th minute penalty against Metalurh Zaporizhya, the match finished 2–0 thanks to a late goal by Luiz Adriano.[33] On 24 November, Douglas came off the bench in the 55th minute, replacing team captain Darijo Srna, and netted a goal seven minutes later when he was played in by Armenian striker Henrik Mkhitaryan, as Shakhtar defeated FC Hoverla Uzhhorod 5–1.[34]

During the group stages of the season's edition of Champions League, Douglas only managed three substitute appearances, totaling twenty-three minutes, as Shakhtar finished second in the group behind Serie A champions Juventus, while dumping holders Chelsea out of the competition.[35] Following an underwhelming first half of the 2012–13 campaign, Douglas came off the bench to score a vital goal in Shakhtar's 2–2 first leg draw with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Round of 16 tie on 13 February 2013.[36]

2013–14[edit]

In mid-season, Costa helped Shakhtar win the 2014 United Supercup, a tournament between the top-two placed clubs from Russia and Ukraine, becoming the joint top scorer of the tournament.[37] He helped the club win th Ukraine Premier League and was a joint assist leader of the league with nine assists.[38]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 May 2014[39]
Season Club League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008 Grêmio 7 1 - - - - - - 7 1
2009 22 1 - - 2 0 7 0 31 1
Total 29 2 - - 2 0 7 0 38 2
2009–10 Shakhtar 13 5 - - 2 0 - - 15 5
2010–11 27 5 4 0 10 2 1 0 42 7
2011–12 27 6 5 1 5 0 1 0 38 7
2012–13 27 5 3 0 5 1 1 1 36 7
2013–14 27 4 3 1 8 2 1 0 39 7
Total 121 25 14 2 28 5 4 1 170 33
Career total 150 27 14 2 30 5 11 1 208 35

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shakhtar Donetsk

International[edit]

Brazil Under-20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "South American Under-20 Profile: Douglas Costa (Brazil)". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fluminense vs Gremio 0–0". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gremio v Gremio Recreativo Barueri 4–2". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Douglas increases the height". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fulham vs Shakhtar 2–1". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shakhtar vs Fulham 1–1". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Shakhtar vs Metalist 2–1". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Shakhtar vs Arsenal Kyiv 3–1". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Shakhtar vs Chornomorets 3–0". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Metalurh Zaporizhya vs Shakhtar 0–2". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Tavriya vs Shakhtar 2–3". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Ukraine 2009/10". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Shakhtar vs Tavriya 7–1". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Arsenal Kyiv vs Shakhtar 1–3". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Shakhtar vs Sevastopol 5–0". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Braga vs Shakhtar 0–3". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Shakhtar vs Arsenal Kyiv 4–0". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Roma vs Shakhtar 2–3". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Illichivets vs Shakhtar 1–3". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "Dynamo Kyiv vs Shakhtar 0–2". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Ukraine 2010/11". Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Shakhtar vs Dynamo 1–3". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Shakhtar vs Volyn 5–1". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Shakhtar vs Zorya 4–1". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Obolon vs Shakhtar 0–2". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  26. ^ "Karpaty vs Shakhtar 0–5". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  27. ^ "Shakhtar vs Arsenal Kyiv 5–0". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  28. ^ "Kryvbas vs Shakhtar 0–4". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  29. ^ "Volyn vs Shakhtar 3–4". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  30. ^ "Metalurh Donetsk vs Shakhtar Donetsk 1–2". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  31. ^ "Ukraine 2011/12". Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  32. ^ "Metalurh Donetsk vs Shakhtar Donetsk 0–2". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  33. ^ "SHAKHTAR DONETSK VS. METALURH ZAPORIZHYA 2 – 0". Soccerway. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  34. ^ "SHAKHTAR DONETSK VS. HOVERLA 5 – 1". Soccerway. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  35. ^ "The comeback of the new Ronaldinho". ESPNFC. 13 February 2013. 
  36. ^ "Hummels header earns Dortmund draw in Donetsk". UEFA. 13 February 2013. 
  37. ^ "Футбол. Прочие турниры 2014 - Статистика игроков. Бомбардиры - Чемпионат". Championat.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  38. ^ "Лучшие ассистенты Чемпионат Украины 2013-2014 - UA-ФутболUA-Футбол". Ua-football.com. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  39. ^ a b c d "Brazil - Douglas Costa - Profile". Uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  40. ^ "Шахтер Д - ЦСКА. 3-й тур. СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС". Football.sport-express.ru. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  41. ^ "Douglas Costa –". Uefa.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  42. ^ "FIFA U20 World Cup Final 2009 - Ghana 0:0 a.e.t. 4:3 PSO Brazil - Report". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 

External links[edit]