Alessandro Costacurta

Date of birth24 April 1966
Place of birthOrago
NationalityItalian
Weight75 kg
Height1.82 m
PositionCentre back

Costacurta is regarded by many as one of the greatest defenders in history due to his versatility. Together with other Milan defensive players including Maldini and Baresi, he formed one of the best defensive units of all time.

Playing for Milan throughout his twenty year career, he participated in all Milan's victories of this period including seven Serie A titles (1987-88, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99 and 2003-04) and five Champions Leagues (1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 2002–03 and 2006–07).

On 19 May 2007 Costacurta broke the Serie A record for the oldest goalscorer in Serie A at 41 years and 25 days.

With Italy, Costacurta played 59 games and reached the final of the 1994 World Cup largely thanks to strong performances in defence with his team mate Maldini.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
AC Milan 01 Jul 1986 01 Sep 1986
AC Monza 01 Sep 1986 01 Sep 1987 L
AC Milan 01 Sep 1987

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 AC Milan UEFA Super Cup 2
1997-98 Europe International Friendly 1
1999-00 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2
1
2000-01 AC Milan Serie A 17
1
5
2000-01 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 9
3
2001-02 AC Milan Serie A 20
1
6
1
2001-02 AC Milan UEFA Cup 6
1
2002-03 AC Milan Serie A 13
5
1
2002-03 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 10
1
3
2003-04 AC Milan Serie A 18
4
2
2003-04 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 6
2
1
2004-05 AC Milan Serie A 8
6
4
2004-05 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Feb 1995 Arsenal v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Super Cup Final 1st leg
08 Feb 1995 AC Milan v Arsenal W 2-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Super Cup Final 2nd leg
15 Sep 1999 Chelsea v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
26 Oct 1999 AC Milan v Chelsea D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
09 Aug 2000 AC Milan v Dinamo Zagreb W 3-1 UEFA Champions League 3rd round 1st leg
22 Aug 2000 Dinamo Zagreb v AC Milan W 0-3
Agg: 1-6
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
13 Sep 2000 AC Milan v Besiktas W 4-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
19 Sep 2000 Leeds United v AC Milan L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
26 Sep 2000 Barcelona v AC Milan W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group H
01 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Vicenza W 2-0 Serie A 1
15 Oct 2000 Bologna v AC Milan L 2-1 Serie A 2
18 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Barcelona D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Juventus D 2-2 Serie A 3
24 Oct 2000 Besiktas v AC Milan W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group H
01 Nov 2000 Parma v AC Milan L 2-0 Serie A 4
12 Nov 2000 Bari v AC Milan W 1-3 Serie A 6
18 Nov 2000 Lazio v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 7
06 Dec 2000 Deportivo La Coruña v AC Milan W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
10 Dec 2000 AC Milan v Lecce W 4-1 Serie A 10
07 Jan 2001 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 2-2 Serie A 13
14 Jan 2001 Fiorentina v AC Milan L 4-0 Serie A 14
21 Jan 2001 AC Milan v AS Roma W 3-2 Serie A 15
28 Jan 2001 Brescia v AC Milan D 1-1 Serie A 16
13 Mar 2001 AC Milan v Deportivo La Coruña D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
18 Mar 2001 AC Milan v Bari W 4-0 Serie A 23
01 Apr 2001 AC Milan v Lazio W 1-0 Serie A 24
08 Apr 2001 Napoli v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 25
29 Apr 2001 AC Milan v Verona W 1-0 Serie A 28
06 May 2001 Perugia v AC Milan L 2-1 Serie A 29
11 May 2001 Inter Milano v AC Milan W 0-6 Serie A 30
17 May 2001 AC Milan v Fiorentina L 1-2 Serie A 31
26 Aug 2001 Brescia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 1
27 Sep 2001 AC Milan v FC Bate Borisov D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
18 Oct 2001 AC Milan v CSKA Sofiya D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Oct 2001 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 8
28 Oct 2001 AC Milan v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 9
04 Nov 2001 Torino v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 10
18 Nov 2001 AC Milan v Piacenza D 0-0 Serie A 11
22 Nov 2001 AC Milan v Sporting Lisboa W 2-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
02 Dec 2001 AC Milan v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 13
06 Dec 2001 Sporting Lisboa v AC Milan D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
09 Dec 2001 AC Milan v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 14
19 Dec 2001 Atalanta v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 6
23 Dec 2001 AC Milan v Verona D 0-0 Serie A 16
05 Jan 2002 Lecce v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 17
13 Jan 2002 AC Milan v Brescia D 0-0 Serie A 18
20 Jan 2002 Fiorentina v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 19
27 Jan 2002 AC Milan v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 20
03 Feb 2002 Lazio v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 21
10 Feb 2002 AC Milan v Perugia D 0-0 Serie A 22
16 Feb 2002 AC Milan v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 23
19 Feb 2002 Roda JC v AC Milan W 0-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
24 Feb 2002 Venezia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 24
03 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 25
10 Mar 2002 Bologna v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 26
14 Mar 2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv v AC Milan L 1-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
17 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Torino D 0-0 Serie A 27
21 Mar 2002 AC Milan v Hapoel Tel Aviv W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
24 Mar 2002 Piacenza v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 28
29 Oct 2002 RC Lens v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
03 Nov 2002 AC Milan v Reggina D 0-0 Serie A 8
10 Nov 2002 Juventus v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 9
17 Nov 2002 AC Milan v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 10
23 Nov 2002 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 11
26 Nov 2002 AC Milan v Real Madrid D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
01 Dec 2002 Empoli v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 12
07 Dec 2002 AC Milan v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 13
15 Dec 2002 Como v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 14
19 Jan 2003 AC Milan v Piacenza D 0-0 Serie A 17
09 Feb 2003 Perugia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 20
16 Feb 2003 AC Milan v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 21
19 Feb 2003 AC Milan v Lokomotiv Moskva D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
22 Feb 2003 Torino v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 22
25 Feb 2003 Lokomotiv Moskva v AC Milan W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
02 Mar 2003 AC Milan v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 23
12 Mar 2003 Real Madrid v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
15 Mar 2003 Reggina v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 25
18 Mar 2003 AC Milan v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
22 Mar 2003 AC Milan v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 26
05 Apr 2003 Parma v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 27
08 Apr 2003 Ajax v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
12 Apr 2003 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 28
19 Apr 2003 AC Milan v Empoli D 0-0 Serie A 29
23 Apr 2003 AC Milan v Ajax D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
07 May 2003 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
13 May 2003 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
17 May 2003 AC Milan v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 33
28 May 2003 AC Milan v Juventus D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Final
01 Sep 2003 Ancona v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 1
13 Sep 2003 AC Milan v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 2
16 Sep 2003 AC Milan v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Sep 2003 Perugia v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 3
01 Oct 2003 Celta Vigo v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
05 Oct 2003 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 5
04 Nov 2003 Club Brugge v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
09 Nov 2003 Parma v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 9
23 Nov 2003 Chievo Verona v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 10
26 Nov 2003 Ajax v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
06 Dec 2003 Empoli v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 12
09 Dec 2003 AC Milan v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Dec 2003 AC Milan v Udinese D 0-0 Serie A 14
06 Jan 2004 AS Roma v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 15
11 Jan 2004 AC Milan v Reggina D 0-0 Serie A 16
28 Jan 2004 AC Milan v Siena D 0-0 Serie A 13
21 Feb 2004 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 22
24 Feb 2004 Sparta Praha v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd round 1st leg
29 Feb 2004 Lazio v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 23
10 Mar 2004 AC Milan v Sparta Praha W 4-1
Agg: 4-1
UEFA Champions League 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Mar 2004 Juventus v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 25
20 Mar 2004 AC Milan v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 26
23 Mar 2004 AC Milan v Deportivo La Coruña W 4-1 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
28 Mar 2004 AC Milan v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 27
10 Apr 2004 AC Milan v Empoli D 0-0 Serie A 29
17 Apr 2004 Siena v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 30
25 Apr 2004 Udinese v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 31
02 May 2004 AC Milan v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 32
09 May 2004 Reggina v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 33
16 May 2004 AC Milan v Brescia D 0-0 Serie A 34
27 Oct 2004 AC Milan v Atalanta D 0-0 Serie A 8
27 Oct 2004 Cagliari v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 8
30 Oct 2004 Sampdoria v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 9
06 Nov 2004 AC Milan v AS Roma D 0-0 Serie A 10
07 Dec 2004 Celtic v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
18 Dec 2004 Juventus v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 16
09 Jan 2005 Palermo v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 18
16 Jan 2005 AC Milan v Udinese W 3-1 Serie A 19
23 Feb 2005 Manchester United v AC Milan W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg
27 Feb 2005 Inter Milano v AC Milan W 0-1 Serie A 26
05 Mar 2005 Atalanta v AC Milan W 1-2 Serie A 27
08 Mar 2005 AC Milan v Manchester United W 1-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg
13 Mar 2005 AC Milan v Sampdoria W 1-0 Serie A 28
20 Mar 2005 AS Roma v AC Milan W 0-2 Serie A 29
09 Apr 2005 AC Milan v Brescia D 1-1 Serie A 30
30 Apr 2005 Fiorentina v AC Milan W 1-2 Serie A 34
20 May 2005 AC Milan v Palermo D 3-3 Serie A 37


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Italy UEFA Under-21 1
1986-87 Italy Under-21 3
1
1989-90 Italy UEFA Under-21 3
1991-92 Italy International Friendly 2
1991-92 Italy UEFA European Championship 2
1991-92 Italy US Cup 1
1
1992-93 Italy FIFA World Cup 3
1
1992-93 Italy International Friendly 2
1993-94 Italy FIFA World Cup 9
2
1993-94 Italy International Friendly 5
1994-95 Italy UEFA European Championship 4
1
1995-96 Italy International Friendly 2
1995-96 Italy UEFA European Championship 7
1996-97 Italy FIFA World Cup 5
2
1996-97 Italy International Friendly 1
1996-97 Italy Tournoi de France 3
1997-98 Italy FIFA World Cup 8
2
1997-98 Italy International Friendly 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Nov 1986 Italy v Austria D 0-0 U21
19 Nov 1986 Italy v Switzerland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
28 Jan 1987 Italy v East Germany W 1-0 U21
22 Apr 1987 Italy v Yugoslavia W 1-0 U21
27 May 1987 Finland v Italy L 1-0 U21
29 Mar 1990 Spain v Italy L 1-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
11 Apr 1990 Yugoslavia v Italy D 0-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final
09 May 1990 Italy v Yugoslavia D 2-2 UEFA U21 Semi-final
13 Nov 1991 Italy v Norway D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
21 Dec 1991 Italy v Cyprus W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
19 Feb 1992 Italy v San Marino W 4-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Italy v Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 1992 Italy v Portugal D 0-0 US CUP
04 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Italy W 0-2 US Cup
09 Sep 1992 Netherlands v Italy W 2-3 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 Italy v Switzerland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 1
18 Nov 1992 Scotland v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
19 Dec 1992 Malta v Italy W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 1
20 Jan 1993 Italy v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
24 Feb 1993 Portugal v Italy W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
22 Sep 1993 Estonia v Italy W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
13 Oct 1993 Italy v Scotland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
17 Nov 1993 Italy v Portugal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
16 Feb 1994 Italy v France L 0-1 International Friendly
23 Mar 1994 Germany v Italy L 2-1 International Friendly
27 May 1994 Italy v Finland W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1994 Italy v Switzerland W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1994 Costa Rica v Italy W 0-1 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Italy v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
23 Jun 1994 Italy v Norway W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 1994 Italy v Mexico D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
05 Jul 1994 Nigeria v Italy W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
09 Jul 1994 Italy v Spain W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final final
13 Jul 1994 Italy v Bulgaria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
07 Sep 1994 Slovenia v Italy D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Oct 1994 Estonia v Italy W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
16 Nov 1994 Italy v Croatia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
26 Apr 1995 Lithuania v Italy W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
06 Sep 1995 Italy v Slovenia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Oct 1995 Croatia v Italy D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Nov 1995 Italy v Ukraine W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
15 Nov 1995 Italy v Lithuania W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
24 Jan 1996 Italy v Wales W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Hungary v Italy W 0-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 1996 Italy v Russia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
14 Jun 1996 Czech Republic v Italy L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
19 Jun 1996 Italy v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
05 Oct 1996 Moldova v Italy W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
22 Jan 1997 Italy v Northern Ireland W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 Mar 1997 Italy v Moldova W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
02 Apr 1997 Poland v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
30 Apr 1997 Italy v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
04 Jun 1997 Italy v England L 0-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
08 Jun 1997 Brazil v Italy D 3-3 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
11 Jun 1997 France v Italy D 2-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
11 Oct 1997 Italy v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 Oct 1997 Russia v Italy D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
15 Nov 1997 Italy v Russia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off
28 Jan 1998 Italy v Slovakia W 3-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Italy v Paraguay W 3-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Italy v Paraguay W 3-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 1998 Sweden v Italy L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1998 Italy v Chile D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
17 Jun 1998 Italy v Cameroon W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
23 Jun 1998 Italy v Austria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
27 Jun 1998 Italy v Norway W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
03 Jul 1998 Italy v France L 0-0 (3-4) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.