Andrea Costa (footballer)

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Andrea Costa
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Reggio Emilia, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back, Centre-back, Left Winger
Club information
Current team
Empoli
Number 15
Youth career
Reggiana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Bologna 43 (0)
2003–2005 Reggiana (loan) 16 (1)
2008–2011 Reggina 85 (1)
2011–2014 Sampdoria 72 (2)
2014–2015 Parma 22 (1)
2015– Empoli 13 (1)
National team
2003–2004 Italy U-18[1] 7 (0)
2004–2005 Italy U-19[1] 11 (1)
2005–2006 Italy U-20[1] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:26, 20 December 2015 (UTC).

Andrea Costa (born 1 February 1986) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a defender or midfielder for Serie A side Empoli.

Career[edit]

Reggiana[edit]

Costa started his career at hometown club Reggiana of Serie C1.

Bologna[edit]

He was signed by Bologna in summer 2003 in co-ownership deal, but reported to squad in January 2005, which he already made 16 appearances for Reggiana.

After Bologna relegated in summer 2005, he entered the first team and played 43 Serie B games. Bologna also acquired Costa outright from bankrupted Reggiana in the same summer.

Reggina[edit]

On 31 January 2008, he was signed by Serie A team Reggina, located in Reggio Calabria.

Sampdoria[edit]

On 3 August 2011 he was signed by U.C. Sampdoria in a temporary deal for €1.9 million.[2][3][4] On 3 July 2012 he was signed in a definitive deal for another €1.1 million in a 4-year contract.[3][5]

Parma[edit]

On 27 August 2014 Costa joined Parma with Marco Marchionni moved to opposite direction.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FIGC (Italian)
  2. ^ U.C. Sampdoeria S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2011 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  3. ^ a b U.C. Sampdoeria S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2012 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  4. ^ "Ufficiale: dalla Reggina arriva il difensore Andrea Costa" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Andrea Costa diventa blucerchiato a titolo definitivo" (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Marco Marchionni è blucerchiato, Andrea Costa si trasferisce al Parma" [Marco Marchionni in "blue-ringed", Andrea Costa moved to Parma] (in Italian). U.C. Sampdoria. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Operazioni di mercato con la Samp: arriva Andrea Costa, Marco Marchionni in blucerchiato" (in Italian). Parma F.C. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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