|Full name||Mihai-Alexandru Costea|
|Date of birth||29 May 1988|
|Place of birth||Drăgășani, Romania|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2016.
Costea played in Universitatea Craiova youth team. In 2008 the player was promoted to the first team, where he joined his older brother Florin Costea. Though his favorite positions are striker or winger, due to lack of players at Universitatea Craiova he was often used as a left midfielder. This usually brought criticism to Universitatea Craiova officials.
Costea was transferred to Steaua București for a reported transfer fee of €1.4 million.
In July 2013, Costea was excluded from the team, after refusing to comply with the team schedule, being unhappy that he wasn't called for game against Vardar Skopje, in the Champions League qualifying stage.
In 2016, it was announced that United Arab Emirates's Al-Ittihad Kalba signed Romanian free-agent Mihai Costea. Costea concluded his debut season as the club's top scorer with 17 goals in addition to ten league assists in only eleven games played.
- (Correct as of 8 January 2016)
- Steaua București
- Universitatea Craiova
- Adevarul.ro Costea
- EXCLUSIV Mihai Costea va semna cu Steaua! VEZI ce sumă va primi Craiova! (Romanian)
- Adrian Petculescu (2013). "Mihai Costea a fost EXCLUS din lotul echipei Steaua" (in Romanian). Mediafax.
- "Hat-trick Mihai Costea şi promovare cu Al Ittihad Kalba: "Lumea îmi apreciază munca"" (in Romanian). digisport.ro. 2016.
- Costea deschide scorul cu Letonia