|Full name||Denilson Costa de Oliveira|
|Date of birth||10 June 1968|
|Place of birth||São João de Meriti, Brazil|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2006
He is currently the second all time top scorer in the Honduran Liga Nacional and was also the first to reach 150 goals. Now he is a teacher in Honduras. Costa along with Marcelo Ferreira are among the only naturalized Honduran nationals to have played for the Honduras national football team.
Born in Brazil, Denilson moved to Honduras in 1991 and made his league debut in September 1991 for Olimpia against Súper Estrella, scoring the only goal of the game. He spent his entire career in Honduras, except for short spells in Costa Rica with Limonense for whom he scored the fastest goal in Costa Rica's premier division history in December 1990and Belén and in Guatemala with Heredia. He finished his playing career at Necaxa to become the club's manager a few seasons later.
He played 481 matches is Honduran professional football, which is still a record.
His final international was a March 2005 friendly against the USA.
- "El adiós de un grande" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 2007-11-27. Archived from the original on 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2007-11-28.
- Artilleros verdes - Nación (Spanish)
- Nuevo desafío - Al Día (Spanish)
- Denilson Costa es el nuevo técnico del Necaxa - Diez (Spanish)
- Isaula, el nuevo caballo de hierro - La Prensa (Spanish)
- LaTribunaDeportiva.hn – Motagua bautizó a Denilson Costa – 6 March 2011
- Denilson Costa at National-Football-Teams.com
- DENILSON COSTA SE CASÓ CON LA SOBRINA DE ENRIQUE RIVERS - Diario Extra