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COSTINHA 2001-2005
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Author:  Interista93 [ Thu May 31, 2018 5:49 pm ]
Post subject:  COSTINHA 2001-2005

By Interista93

Name: Francisco José Rodrigues da Costa
Nickname: "Costinha"


Country: :POR: Portugal
Club: F.C. Porto
Position: DMF, CMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 27-31 years (01/12/1974)

Height: 181 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Attack: 68
Defence: 81
Balance: 82
Stamina: 90
Top Speed: 76
Acceleration: 75
Response: 85
Agility: 77
Dribble Accuracy: 75
Dribble Speed: 72
Short Pass Accuracy: 78
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 80
Long Pass Speed: 76
Shot Accuracy: 67
Shot Power: 80
Shot Technique: 68
Free Kick Accuracy: 64
Curling: 68
Header: 84
Jump: 81
Technique: 77
Aggression: 67
Mentality: 85
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 89

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

P02 - Anchor Man
S24 - Lunging Tackle

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Positioning - Sliding - Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded

Costinha was a defensive or central midfielder who had his best seasons at Monaco and Porto. He was an athletic player with very good tackling and positioning and high stamina and workrate. The Portuguese midfielder started his career in his country at Oriental and played also for Machico and Nacional before transferring in France at Monaco in 1997. Here he won the Ligue 1 in 1999-00 and the first caps for Portugal. He came back to his country in 2001 when he was bought by Porto. Here he won a lot of trophees including the 2002-03 UEFA Cup, the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League and the 2004 Intercontinental Cup. Costinha left Porto in 2005 to play short spells at Dynamo Moscow, Atlético de Madrid and eventually Atalanta where he played only 1 match in three seasons because of serious injuries and tactical choices. Costinha retired in 2010 after a successful career also with Portugal having won 53 caps, scored 2 goals and being part of the squad that reached the 2004 UEFA European Cup final.

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