Eduardo Costa

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Eduardo Costa
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Nascimento Costa
Date of birth (1982-09-23) 23 September 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Florianópolis, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Grêmio 17 (1)
2001–2004 Bordeaux 89 (4)
2004–2005 Marseille 30 (1)
2005–2008 Espanyol 62 (1)
2007–2008Grêmio (loan) 23 (0)
2009 São Paulo 18 (0)
2009–2010 Monaco 16 (2)
2011–2012 Vasco da Gama 63 (1)
2013–2015 Avaí 84 (6)
National team
2001–2002 Brazil 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 July 2006

Eduardo Nascimento Costa (born 23 September 1982 in Florianópolis, Brazil), known as Eduardo Costa, is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.


In 2007 Eduardo played for Grêmio on loan from RCD Espanyol. He is especially noted for being an extremely tight marker, and is booked with alarming regularity [1]

A member of Brazil's Under 17 World Cup winning side, he came to France in 2001 to play for FC Girondins de Bordeaux, where he commanded a regular first team spot for three seasons, including playing a key role in Bordeaux's UEFA Cup run during the 2002–03 season. He followed that with a move to Olympique de Marseille, but after an unhappy year there, he was signed by Espanyol in 2005 for €4 million in 4-year contract.[2] He did not play in 2008–09 Ligue 1, as he would occupied a non-EU quota. In January 2009 he left for São Paulo in 3-year contract.[3]

On 8 August 2009 AS Monaco FC have signed the former São Paulo's Brazilian midfielder[4] in 3-year deal.[5]

On December 2010, Eduardo Costa was loaned to Vasco da Gama for 6 months.[6] Six months after it became a permanent deal following Monaco's relegation from the Ligue 1.



Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense
FC Girondins de Bordeaux
RCD Espanyol
Vasco da Gama




  1. ^ Stats Hosted Solution Football Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Sólo Nàstic, Recreativo y Osasuna gastaron menos que el Espanyol, "Infoaccio issue 1" (PDF). RCD Espanyol (in Spanish). October 2006. Retrieved 1 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "BOLETIM INFORMATIVO DIÁRIO ELETRÔNICO (BID-E) RELAÇÃO PELA DATA 21/01/2009". CBF (in Portuguese). 21 January 2009. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Monaco: le Brésilien Eduardo Costa va signer" (in French). FIFA. AFP. 8 August 2009. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Eduardo Costa à l'AS Monaco FC". AS Monaco FC (in French). 10 August 2009. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Costa loaned to Vasco". FIFA. PA. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2011.

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