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Jorge Costa

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Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida (born 14 October 1971) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central defender, currently manager of AVS Futebol SAD. 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 389,176 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jorge Costa is the 3,064th most popular soccer player (up from 3,663rd in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from Portugal (down from 315th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Portuguese Soccer Player.

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  • 24

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Among soccer players, Jorge Costa ranks 3,064 out of 16,880Before him are Alfonso Lara, Juan Aguilera, Choei Sato, Arturo Fernández Meyzán, Giovani dos Santos, and Mahamadou Diarra. After him are Horacio Casarín, Willy Kernen, Bogdan Stelea, Armandinho, Anders Rydberg, and Ernesto Belis.

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Among people born in 1971, Jorge Costa ranks 202Before him are Alejandro Fernández, Sergei Bodrov Jr., Candice Night, Regina King, Ekaterina Gordeeva, and Natasha Zvereva. After him are Corey Haim, Andriy Parubiy, Holly Black, Bubba Ray Dudley, Mike Lee, and Nadja Auermann.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Jorge Costa ranks 333 out of 555Before him are Herberto Hélder (1930), Félix de Avelar Brotero (1744), Aquilino Ribeiro (1885), Hélder Postiga (1982), Pedro Costa (1958), and Pedro Proença (1970). After him are Eduardo Serra (1943), João Cancelo (1994), António Oliveira (1952), Lio (1962), Paulo de Carvalho (1947), and Pedro Lamy (1972).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Portugal

Among soccer players born in Portugal, Jorge Costa ranks 48Before him are Costinha (1974), Ricardo Sá Pinto (1972), Bernardo Silva (1994), Renato Sanches (1997), Fernando Chalana (1959), and Hélder Postiga (1982). After him are João Cancelo (1994), António Oliveira (1952), João Félix (1999), Ricardo (1976), Domingos Paciência (1969), and João Pinto (1961).