Jorge Costa

Date of birth14 October 1971
Place of birthPorto
NationalityPortuguese
Weight86 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender

Full name is: Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida.

Nicknamed The Tank, Jorge Costa is a vastly experienced central defender who is strong in the tackle and an effective man-marker. His early career was spent with Funchal and Maritimo prior to joining FC Porto in 1992. A key figure in the team that won five successive domestic titles between 1994 and 1999, he moved to the Premiership to play for Charlton on loan during the 2001-2002 season and made an immediate impact as a very polished performer. At international level he starred at the 1991 World Youth Championships and quickly made his full international debut in November 1992 against Bulgaria but competition from Fernando Couto, Helder and Paulo Madiera restricted his appearances. He re-established himself in the run up to the 2000 European Championship Finals and he has been a regular partner of Fernando Couto ever since. A tough nut that makes up for in commitment what he lacks in technique he will start here.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Penafiel
Marítimo
FC Porto
Charlton Athletic 03 Dec 2001 11 May 2002 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 FC Porto Portuguese First Division 20
1
7
2000-01 FC Porto UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 FC Porto UEFA Cup 8
2
2001-02 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 2
2001-02 Charlton Athletic Premier League 22
2
9
2001-02 FC Porto Portuguese First Division 6
1
2
2001-02 FC Porto UEFA Champions League 6
2
2002-03 FC Porto UEFA Cup 4
2003-04 FC Porto UEFA Champions League 8
4
2003-04 FC Porto UEFA Super Cup 1
2004-05 FC Porto UEFA Champions League 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
09 Aug 2000 Anderlecht v FC Porto L 1-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd round 1st leg
20 Aug 2000 FC Porto v Benfica W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 1
23 Aug 2000 FC Porto v Anderlecht D 0-0
Agg: 0-1
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
27 Aug 2000 Belenenses v FC Porto L 2-0 Portuguese First Division 2
09 Sep 2000 FC Porto v Pacos Ferreira W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 3
14 Sep 2000 Partizan Belgrade v FC Porto D 1-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 2000 Campomaiorense v FC Porto W 0-5 Portuguese First Division 4
24 Sep 2000 FC Porto v Maritimo W 1-0 Portuguese First Division 5
28 Sep 2000 FC Porto v Partizan Belgrade D 0-0
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
02 Oct 2000 SC Farense v FC Porto W 1-3 Portuguese First Division 6
15 Oct 2000 FC Porto v Vitória Guimarães W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 7
21 Oct 2000 Sporting Lisboa v FC Porto W 0-1 Portuguese First Division 8
26 Oct 2000 Wisla Kraków v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Oct 2000 FC Porto v Alverca W 6-0 Portuguese First Division 9
04 Nov 2000 Gil Vicente v FC Porto D 2-2 Portuguese First Division 10
09 Nov 2000 FC Porto v Wisla Kraków W 3-0
Agg: 3-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Nov 2000 FC Porto v Salgueiros W 5-1 Portuguese First Division 11
19 Nov 2000 Clube Desportivo Das Aves v FC Porto W 0-1 Portuguese First Division 12
23 Nov 2000 Español v FC Porto W 0-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
02 Dec 2000 Sporting Braga v FC Porto L 2-1 Portuguese First Division 13
07 Dec 2000 FC Porto v Español D 0-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
11 Dec 2000 FC Porto v Beira Mar W 2-0 Portuguese First Division 14
16 Dec 2000 Uniao Leiria v FC Porto L 3-1 Portuguese First Division 15
06 Jan 2001 FC Porto v Estrela Amadora W 2-1 Portuguese First Division 16
13 Jan 2001 Boavista v FC Porto L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 17
05 Feb 2001 Pacos Ferreira v FC Porto L 1-0 Portuguese First Division 20
15 Feb 2001 FC Porto v Nantes W 3-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
08 Mar 2001 FC Porto v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
06 May 2001 Beira Mar v FC Porto W 0-3 Portuguese First Division 31
12 May 2001 FC Porto v Uniao Leiria W 3-0 Portuguese First Division 32
25 Jul 2001 FC Porto v Barry Town W 8-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
01 Aug 2001 Barry Town v FC Porto L 3-1
Agg: 3-9
UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Aug 2001 FC Porto v Grasshoppers D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
12 Aug 2001 Sporting Lisboa v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 1
19 Aug 2001 FC Porto v Boavista D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 2
22 Aug 2001 Grasshoppers v FC Porto D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
27 Aug 2001 Maritimo v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 3
09 Sep 2001 FC Porto v Varzim D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 4
15 Sep 2001 Benfica v FC Porto D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 5
18 Sep 2001 Rosenborg BK v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
22 Sep 2001 FC Porto v Vitória Setúbal D 0-0 Portuguese First Division 6
25 Sep 2001 Celtic v FC Porto L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
28 Nov 2002 FC Porto v RC Lens D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
12 Dec 2002 RC Lens v FC Porto D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Apr 2003 FC Porto v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
24 Apr 2003 Lazio v FC Porto D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
29 Aug 2003 AC Milan v FC Porto L 1-0 UEFA Super Cup Final
22 Oct 2003 Olympique Marseille v FC Porto D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
04 Nov 2003 FC Porto v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
25 Feb 2004 FC Porto v Manchester United W 2-1 UEFA Champions League 2nd round 1st leg
09 Mar 2004 Manchester United v FC Porto D 1-1
Agg: 2-3
UEFA Champions League 2nd round 2nd leg
07 Apr 2004 Olympique Lyonnais v FC Porto D 2-2
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
21 Apr 2004 FC Porto v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
04 May 2004 Deportivo La Coruña v FC Porto W 0-1
Agg: 0-1
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
26 May 2004 AS Monaco v FC Porto W 0-3 UEFA Champions League Final
27 Aug 2004 FC Porto v Valencia L 1-2 UEFA Super Cup Final
29 Sep 2004 Chelsea v FC Porto L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group H
07 Dec 2004 FC Porto v Chelsea W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group H


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
1989-90 Portugal UEFA Under-18 2
1990-91 Portugal World Youth Cup 1
1992-93 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2
1992-93 Portugal International Friendly 1
1992-93 Portugal UEFA Under-21 3
1
1993-94 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2
1993-94 Portugal UEFA Under-21 4
1994-95 Portugal International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Portugal Skydome Tournament 2
1994-95 Portugal UEFA European Championship 2
1995-96 Portugal International Friendly 3
1
1995-96 Portugal UEFA European Championship 3
1996-97 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2
1996-97 Portugal International Friendly
1
1998-99 Portugal UEFA European Championship 3
1999-00 Portugal International Friendly 4
1999-00 Portugal UEFA European Championship 6
1
2000-01 Portugal FIFA World Cup 5
2000-01 Portugal International Friendly 2
1
2001-02 Portugal FIFA World Cup 6
1
3
2001-02 Portugal International Friendly 4
1
1


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
01 Nov 1989 Italy v Portugal W 0-2 UEFA Under 18 Group 4
06 Dec 1989 Portugal v Italy D 0-0 UEFA Under 18 Group 4
20 Jun 1991 Portugal v Korea Republic W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group A
13 Oct 1992 Scotland v Portugal D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
11 Nov 1992 Portugal v Bulgaria W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Jan 1993 Malta v Portugal W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
23 Feb 1993 Portugal v Italy W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
31 Mar 1993 Switzerland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
28 Apr 1993 Portugal v Scotland W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
13 Oct 1993 Portugal v Switzerland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
17 Nov 1993 Italy v Portugal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
09 Mar 1994 Poland v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
23 Mar 1994 Portugal v Poland W 2-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
15 Apr 1994 Portugal v Spain W 2-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final
20 Apr 1994 Italy v Portugal L 1-0 UEFA U21 Final
26 Jan 1995 Canada v Portugal D 1-1 Skydome Tournament
29 Jan 1995 Denmark v Portugal W 0-1 Skydome Tournament
22 Feb 1995 Netherlands v Portugal W 0-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1995 Portugal v Latvia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Aug 1995 Liechtenstein v Portugal W 0-7 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Sep 1995 Portugal v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Austria v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Dec 1995 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Jan 1996 France v Portugal L 3-2 International Friendly
21 Feb 1996 Portugal v Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
22 Jan 1997 Portugal v France L 0-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Northern Ireland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
07 Jun 1997 Portugal v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
06 Sep 1998 Hungary v Portugal W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Oct 1998 Portugal v Romania L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1998 Slovakia v Portugal W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Aug 1999 Portugal v Andorra W 4-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1999 Portugal v Hungary W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
23 Feb 2000 Belgium v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Italy v Portugal L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2000 Portugal v Wales W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Portugal v England W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 Romania v Portugal W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 Portugal v Germany W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
24 Jun 2000 Portugal v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
16 Aug 2000 Portugal v Lithuania W 5-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2000 Estonia v Portugal W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
11 Oct 2000 Netherlands v Portugal W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Portugal v Israel W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Jun 2001 Portugal v Cyprus W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 Portugal v Moldova W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Andorra v Portugal W 1-7 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Sep 2001 Cyprus v Portugal W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Oct 2001 Portugal v Estonia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Feb 2002 Spain v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Portugal v Finland L 1-4 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 2002 China PR v Portugal W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2002 USA v Portugal L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 2002 Portugal v Poland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 2002 Portugal v Korea Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D


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