Rodrigo Costa (footballer)

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Rodrigo Costa
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-08-30) August 30, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1995–1998 Union College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Detroit Dynamite
1999 Mid Michigan Bucks 15 (11)
2000 Chicago Sockers 19 (9)
2001–2004 Indiana Blast 69 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rodrigo Costa is a former Brazilian association football forward who played professionally in the United States.

Costa attended Union College where he was a 1996, 1997 and 1998 NAIA Honorable Mention All American soccer player.[1] He holds the Union College record for career goals.[2] During the 1997 and 1998 collegiate off-seasons, Costa played for the Detroit Dynamite of the Premier Development Soccer League. In 1997, he led the league in scoring en route to earning Rookie of the Year.[3] In 1998, he was the PDSL MVP.[4] In 1999, Costa moved to the Mid Michigan Bucks for one season.[5] In 2000, he played for the Chicago Sockers. That season, the Sockers won the league title by defeating the Mid Michigan Bucks, 1-0, in the championship game on a goal by Costa.[6] On January 18, 2001, Costa signed with the Indiana Blast of the USL A-League.[7] He played four seasons with Indiana.[8]