Hélder Costa

Date of birth12 January 1994
Place of birthLuanda, Angola
NationalityAngolan
Weight73 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

Full name is: Hélder Wander Sousa de Azevedo e Costa.


After a loan spell, Hélder Costa joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2017 for a reported club record fee of £13million with a contract to June 2021.

After a loan spell, he joined Leeds United in July 2020 with a four-year contract.

Having represented the Portugal national team in a friendly game against Scotland in October 2018, he switched his international alleigence to his native Angola in March 2021.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Benfica 01 Jul 2012 30 Jan 2017
Deportivo La Coruña 19 Jan 2015 31 May 2015 L
AS Monaco 10 Jul 2015 31 May 2016 L
Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 Jul 2016 29 Jan 2017 L
Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 Jan 2017 01 Jul 2020
Leeds United 03 Jul 2019 30 Jun 2020 L
Leeds United 01 Jul 2020
Valencia 31 Aug 2021 31 May 2022 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2016-17 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 3
1
1
2016-17 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 30
5
10
2
2016-17 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
1
2017-18 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 2
2017-18 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 21
15
5
2
2017-18 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
2018-19 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 2
2
2018-19 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup
1
1
2018-19 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 16
9
1
3
2020-21 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2020-21 Leeds United Premier League 13
9
3
2021-22 Leeds United League Cup 1
2021-22 Leeds United Premier League
1


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
06 Aug 2016 Rotherham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Championship
09 Aug 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crawley Town W 2-1 League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Championship
23 Aug 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Cambridge United W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
27 Aug 2016 Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-0 League Championship
10 Sep 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burton Albion D 1-1 League Championship
13 Sep 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley L 0-4 League Championship
17 Sep 2016 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-2 League Championship
24 Sep 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brentford W 3-1 League Championship
27 Sep 2016 Wigan Athletic v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-1 League Championship
01 Oct 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City L 1-2 League Championship
15 Oct 2016 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Championship
18 Oct 2016 Brighton and Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-0 League Championship
22 Oct 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United L 0-1 League Championship
29 Oct 2016 Blackburn Rovers v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Championship
05 Nov 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County L 2-3 League Championship
19 Nov 2016 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Championship
26 Nov 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 League Championship
01 Dec 2016 Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-2 League Championship
10 Dec 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham D 4-4 League Championship
13 Dec 2016 Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-1 League Championship
17 Dec 2016 Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-2 League Championship
26 Dec 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol City W 3-2 League Championship
31 Dec 2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Championship
02 Jan 2017 Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Championship
07 Jan 2017 Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa W 1-0 League Championship
21 Jan 2017 Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 3-1 League Championship
28 Jan 2017 Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 2017 Burton Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-1 League Championship
11 Feb 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Championship
14 Feb 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 League Championship
18 Feb 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
24 Feb 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Championship
04 Mar 2017 Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-1 League Championship
07 Mar 2017 Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Championship
11 Mar 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Rotherham United W 1-0 League Championship
14 Mar 2017 Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-2 League Championship
18 Mar 2017 Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-3 League Championship
01 Apr 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Cardiff City W 3-1 League Championship
27 Sep 2017 Sheffield United v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-0 League Championship
30 Sep 2017 Burton Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-4 League Championship
14 Oct 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Championship
21 Oct 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 3-2 League Championship
24 Oct 2017 Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-0 (1-4) League Cup 4th round
28 Oct 2017 Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-1 League Championship
31 Oct 2017 Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-2 League Championship
18 Nov 2017 Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-2 League Championship
22 Nov 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United W 4-1 League Championship
25 Nov 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bolton Wanderers W 5-1 League Championship
04 Dec 2017 Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-1 League Championship
09 Dec 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sunderland D 0-0 League Championship
15 Dec 2017 Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-1 League Championship
23 Dec 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2017 Millwall v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Championship
30 Dec 2017 Bristol City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-2 League Championship
02 Jan 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brentford W 3-0 League Championship
06 Jan 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2018 Barnsley v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Championship
17 Jan 2018 Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest L 0-2 League Championship
27 Jan 2018 Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-1 League Championship
03 Feb 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Championship
10 Feb 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Championship
17 Feb 2018 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Championship
21 Feb 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City D 2-2 League Championship
24 Feb 2018 Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-0 League Championship
07 Mar 2018 Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-3 League Championship
10 Mar 2018 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 4-1 League Championship
13 Mar 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading W 3-0 League Championship
17 Mar 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burton Albion W 3-1 League Championship
30 Mar 2018 Middlesbrough v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-2 League Championship
03 Apr 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Hull City D 2-2 League Championship
06 Apr 2018 Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-1 League Championship
11 Apr 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County W 2-0 League Championship
15 Apr 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Championship
21 Apr 2018 Bolton Wanderers v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-4 League Championship
28 Apr 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 League Championship
06 May 2018 Sunderland v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 3-0 League Championship
11 Aug 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Aug 2018 Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-0 Premier League
25 Aug 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
28 Aug 2018 Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-2 League Cup 2nd round
01 Sep 2018 West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-1 Premier League
16 Sep 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley W 1-0 Premier League
22 Sep 2018 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 Premier League
29 Sep 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton W 2-0 Premier League
06 Oct 2018 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 0-1 Premier League
20 Oct 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford L 0-2 Premier League
27 Oct 2018 Brighton and Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-0 Premier League
03 Nov 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 Premier League
11 Nov 2018 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 Premier League
25 Nov 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town L 0-2 Premier League
30 Nov 2018 Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-1 Premier League
05 Dec 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea W 2-1 Premier League
09 Dec 2018 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-2 Premier League
15 Dec 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v AFC Bournemouth W 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2018 Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 Premier League
29 Dec 2018 Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-3 Premier League
02 Jan 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace L 0-2 Premier League
07 Jan 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
26 Jan 2019 Shrewsbury Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 2019 Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-3 Premier League
05 Feb 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Shrewsbury Town W 3-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
11 Feb 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
26 Feb 2019 Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-0 Premier League
16 Mar 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United W 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
30 Mar 2019 Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-0 Premier League
13 Apr 2019 Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 3-1 Premier League


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
2018-19 Portugal International Friendly 1
1
2021-22 Angola Africa Cup of Nations 2
2021-22 Angola FIFA World Cup 2
1
2021-22 Angola International Friendly 2


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
14 Oct 2018 Scotland v Portugal W 1-3 International Friendly
12 Nov 2021 Angola v Egypt D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group F
16 Nov 2021 Libya v Angola D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group F
26 Mar 2022 Angola v Guinea-Bissau W 3-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2022 Angola v Equatorial Guinea D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2022 Angola v Central African Republic W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E
05 Jun 2022 Madagascar v Angola D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group E


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