Jorge Costa

1971 - Today

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Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida (born 14 October 1971), known as Costa, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender, currently a manager. Nicknamed Bicho (animal) and Tanque (tank) by his colleagues and fans for his aggressive and physical playing style, he spent most of his professional career with Porto, being team captain for several seasons and winning a total of 24 major titles, notably eight Primeira Liga championships and the 2004 Champions League. Having earned 50 caps for Portugal, Costa represented the nation at one World Cup and one European Championship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jorge Costa has received more than 320,734 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jorge Costa is the 3,666th most popular soccer player (down from 3,288th in 2019), the 315th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 269th in 2019) and the 55th most popular Portuguese Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jorge Costa ranks 3,666 out of 16,923Before him are Lars Ricken, Yuji Sugano, Vlada Avramov, Kim Joo-sung, Yasuharu Kurata, and Friedhelm Funkel. After him are Amauri, Manuel Sarabia, Giorgio Puia, Jesús Glaría, René Fernández, and Arminas Narbekovas.

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Among people born in 1971, Jorge Costa ranks 242Before him are David Ramsey, Carlos Velasco Carballo, Bernd Mayländer, Gillian Flynn, Gina Raimondo, and Corin Nemec. After him are Lasse Kjus, Kirk Acevedo, Sergei Bodrov Jr., Javier Gutiérrez Álvarez, Chris Horner, and Amy Poehler.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Jorge Costa ranks 315 out of 479Before him are Lio (1962), Tiago Monteiro (1976), Miguel Veloso (1986), Carlos Mendes (1947), Ricardo (1976), and Fernando Meira (1978). After him are José Tolentino de Mendonça (1965), Teresa Salgueiro (1969), João Cancelo (1994), George Grey (1812), Olegário Benquerença (1969), and Beto (1976).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Portugal

Among soccer players born in Portugal, Jorge Costa ranks 55Before him are Domingos Paciência (1969), Bernardo Silva (1994), Jorge Andrade (1978), Miguel Veloso (1986), Ricardo (1976), and Fernando Meira (1978). After him are João Cancelo (1994), Beto (1976), Renato Sanches (1997), Eduardo Carvalho (1982), Carlos Secretário (1970), and João Pinto (1961).