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Rui Costa
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Costa with Benfica in 2007
Personal information
Full name Rui Manuel César Costa
Date of birth 29 March 1972 (1972-03-29) (age 48)
Place of birth Amadora, Portugal
Height 1.80 m
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1977–1990 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Benfica 78 (13)
1990–1991 → Fafe (loan) 38 (6)
1994–2001 Fiorentina 215 (38)
2001–2006 Milan 124 (4)
2006–2008 Benfica 43 (5)
Total 498 (66)
National team
1990 Portugal U18 4 (1)
1991 Portugal U20 11 (1)
1992–1994 Portugal U21 19 (7)
1993–2004 Portugal 94 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rui Manuel César Costa OIH (born 29 March 1972) is a Portuguese retired professional footballer.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fafe 1990–91 Portuguese Second Division 38 6 0 0 38 6
Benfica 1991–92 Primeira Liga 21 4 3 0 7 0 1 0 32 4
1992–93 23 4 4 1 4 0 1 0 32 5
1993–94 34 5 3 1 8 4 2 0 47 10
Total 78 13 10 2 19 4 4 0 111 19
Fiorentina 1994–95 Serie A 31 9 4 0 35 9
1995–96 34 4 7 2 41 6
1996–97 28 2 1 0 8 0 1 0 38 2
1997–98 32 3 5 2 37 5
1998–99 31 10 7 4 1 0 39 14
1999–00 30 4 4 0 14 2 48 6
2000–01 29 6 7 2 2 0 38 8
Total 215 38 35 10 25 2 1 0 276 50
Milan 2001–02 Serie A 22 0 1 0 10 3 33 3
2002–03 25 0 5 1 18 0 48 1
2003–04 28 3 4 0 6 0 3 0 41 3
2004–05 24 1 4 0 9 0 1 0 38 1
2005–06 25 0 3 3 4 0 32 3
Total 124 4 17 4 47 3 4 0 192 11
Benfica 2006–07 Primeira Liga 14 0 3 0 5 1 22 1
2007–08 29 5 4 3 12 2 45 10
Total 43 5 7 3 17 3 67 11
Career total 498 66 69 19 108 12 9 0 684 97

International

Portugal
Year Apps Goals
1993 7 2
1994 5 1
1995 7 3
1996 11 2
1997 4 0
1998 5 3
1999 9 6
2000 13 3
2001 6 0
2002 7 2
2003 11 1
2004 9 3
Total 94 26

Honours

Club

Benfica

Fiorentina

Milan

International

Portugal

Individual

  • Toulon Tournament Best Player: 1992
  • Toulon Tournament Top Scorer: 1992
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 1996, 2000
  • FIFA XI: 1998
  • UEFA Champions League: Top Assists 2002–03
  • FIFA 100
  • SJPF Player of the Month: September 2007
  • Cosme Damião Awards – Footballer of the Year: 2007
  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame
  • Fiorentina All-time XI

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