|Full name||José Edgar Andrade Costa|
|Date of birth||14 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Câmara de Lobos, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 January 2017.
Born in Câmara de Lobos, Madeira, Costa finished his football formation with local C.F. União, making his senior debuts in 2006 with the club and going on to play with it in three third division seasons.
In the 2009 summer he joined neighbouring C.D. Nacional, appearing in 14 games in first season in the Primeira Liga (nine as a substitute) and scoring two goals as the team finished in seventh position. His debut in the competition came on 12 September 2009, playing 25 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against Rio Ave FC.
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